ATDC's 3rd Annual Retail Technology and Innovation Symposium - REIMAGINING...

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The Garage at Tech Square

848 Spring Street Northwest

Atlanta, GA 30308

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Join retail technology experts, entrepreneurs, investors, Georgia Tech researchers, and key retail executives from across the country at ATDC's 3rd Annual Retail Technology and Innovation Symposium.

This year's theme is REIMAGINING RETAIL

Join us at the all-day event on October 31st, 2019 held at The Garage in Tech Square located on Georgia Tech's campus in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. It will be a day filled with speakers, breakout sessions, and conclude with a Retail Tech Fast Pitch Competition (the first one ever!) and mixer.

Event sponsorships are available. To become a sponsor, get further details about this event, or see highlights from last year's event go to

Retail’s ongoing transformation is unprecedented due to the brute force of technology disruption and change in consumer's buying behaviors which brings both challenges and opportunities. In the new experience economy, the concept of value is measured not just in terms of price and quality, but also time, convenience and experience.

Here's insight into the agenda for the day:


8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome Keynote

9:15 AM - 9:45 Panel Discussion

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM: Morning Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Catered Lunch / ATDC Tour

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM: ATDC Portfolio Company Main Stage Showcase

2 PM – 4 PM: Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4 PM - 4:15 PM: Closing Remarks

4:15 PM - 6 PM: Mixer and Retail Tech Fast Pitch Competition

*You must RSVP to confirm your attendance as there will be catered lunch and refreshments for attendees.

We'll be hosting several industry and technology experts presenting in breakout sessions throughout the day focused on different topics. The topics include:

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in Retail

  • Retrofitting Suburban Real Estate for Retail

  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines in Retail

  • Advanced Analytics and Consumer-Based Insights in Retail

  • Artificial Intelligence in Retail

  • Supply Chain Disruptions and Omni-channel Logistics in Retail

In addition, we’ll be providing a personal tour of the ATDC Headquarters during the lunch break.

Again, an event you don't want to miss!

ATDC retail tech pitch

Are you ready to join the conversation with industry leaders in the discussion around REIMAGINING RETAIL? This is your chance to exchange insights from the brightest minds in the industry.

Are you a technologist, researcher, or entrepreneur seeking to contribute your imagination, talents, and knowledge to the future of retail? This is certainly an event you don't want to miss!

Consider applying for the Retail Tech Pitch Fest to share your new business idea and industry-transforming technology with the audience. The top finalist will receive a grand prize.

To apply for the Retail Tech Fast Pitch Competition go to

ABOUT ATDC: As a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the state’s technology incubator since 1980, ATDC’s singular mission is to work with innovative entrepreneurs and companies that create new technologies, disrupt markets, and solve corporate and societal challenges.

ATDC's Retail Tech Program was launched in 2017 with a generous donation from the Mookerji Foundation. As a result of their gracious gift, ATDC cultivates and supports startups with forward-thinking technologies that serve the Retail industry.

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