Keynote Series

Find what’s next in color, texture, and the retail experience

Take a deep dive into the cultural forces that are shaping your customers’ next color choices with the trend and color experts of Sherwin-Williams and Fashion Snoops. Discover how to create an engaging in-store experience with Retail Prophet Doug Stephens. Then, join Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research and chief material scientist for Material ConneXion, for a look at the role of the physical in our increasingly digital world.

20/20 Vision

Forecasting Color & Home Trends for 2019/20 with Sherwin-Williams & Fashion Snoops

Saturday, October 13
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams and Jaye Anna Mize, Fashion Snoops

How do you look ahead with clarity to the trends and movements that will impact home fashion in the next few years? How do you use a forecast to provide confidence to a client or customer on the selections you're recommending? Join Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing for The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Jaye Anna Mize, VP of Home and Interiors for Fashion Snoops, as they examine the intricate world of color and trend forecasting and share insights into the macro trends that will impact home interiors in 2019, 2020 and beyond. Attendees will receive Sherwin-Williams’ newly released Colormix Forecast 2019.

Future of Retail via the Customer Experience

Sunday, October 14
3pm - 4pm with Book Signing to Follow
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet

Brands struggle to meet and exceed the expectations of today’s sophisticated customer. Although it’s widely recognized brands should be focused on the customer experience, there are misconceptions about what “customer experience” really means. Join author and internationally renowned consumer futurist, Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet, for a tour of the future where every aspect of the retail experience as we know it will be radically transformed. Stephens will present what constitutes a truly remarkable customer experience and how retailers can create 1-to-1 intelligent journeys to deliver connected shopping experiences, whether online or in store, to secure their place in the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s consumer. Book signing to follow.

Materials Matter! The Resurgence of the Physical in Our Increasingly Digital Lives

Monday, October 15
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Dr. Andrew Dent, Material ConneXion

Touch and tangible interaction are a bedrock to our connection with and understanding of our world. Though more of our lives are being lived online, the physical has never been more important, and the spaces we inhabit need to reflect this with touchable surfaces and inviting experiences. Join Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research and chief material scientist for Material ConneXion, as well as sought-after TED Talk speaker, as he examines the role materials play in the home environment and how innovations in the area of materials are creating a counterpoint to the sterile glass screens that occupy so much of our time.