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Agenda

Sunday

2:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday

Sheraton Hotel, Alki Boardroom – 4th floor Pike St
The five finalists for the Ray Greenly Scholarship will be interviewed by a panel of retail executives to determine which student will take home a $25,000 scholarship. This is a closed session.

6:00 - 9:00pm
Sunday

Maximilien Restaurant
The semi-finalist of the Ray Greenly scholarship will have the opportunity to mingle with retail executives at the scholarship dinner hosted by Mindy Grossman, HSNi CEO and NRF Foundation Board... more
Monday

7:30 - 9:00am
Monday

West Lobby, 6th Floor
Before the Student Program begins, pick-up conference badges and mingle with peers over breakfast. Doors will open to the Student Program at 8:45AM.

9:00 - 9:15am
Monday

Room: 6E

Ellen Davis

SVP, National Retail Federation
Executive Director, NRF Foundation
Are you ready for retail's digital rush? This all-day program is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will open student's eyes to career opportunities in digital retail, and provide career advice from retail executives and rising leaders.

9:15 - 10:00am
Monday

Room: 6E
Jamie Nordstrom, President of Stores will share his retail success story. He'll also talk shop on how digital technology is changing the way retailers do business, and what this means for careers in retail. Students will have the... more

10:00 - 11:00am
Monday

Room: 6E

Mike Luu

Senior Manager, Site Merchandising
Walmart eCommerce

Eleni Tavantzis

Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing and Public Relations
Lilly Pulitzer
Discover the exciting digital career opportunities the retail industry has to offer! Young professionals will discuss "cool jobs" in digital retail, and how they're making an impact in their roles that didn't even exist 10 years ago.

11:00 - 11:15am
Monday

Room: 6E
Take a quick break to fill up on refreshments and get re-energized for a full day ahead.

11:15 - 12:30pm
Monday

Room: 6E

Ben Straley

Vice President, Digital Products
Starbucks Coffee Company
Top retail executives deep-dive into the leadership skills and insights needed to be successful in digital retail and e-commerce. Be prepared to take notes as they'll share their career paths to the C-suite, evolution of the industry, and... more

12:30 - 2:30pm
Monday

Room: 609
Recruiters and educators will have the chance to discuss talent challenges and opportunities over lunch.
Room: 6E
During this facilitated session, students will have the opportunity to sit down with digital experts in a roundtable format. Students will get career advice and learn what soft skills are needed to successfully transition from the... more

2:30 - 5:00pm
Monday

Room: 6E

Having discovered career opportunities available within the retail industry and deep-diving into the skills needed to be successful, students will connect with retail recruiters to "download" (or receive) information on specific... more

3:30 - 4:00pm
Monday

Room: 6E
Who you know is often as important as what you know. Take advantage of this break to continue making new connections.

5:00 - 6:00pm
Monday

EXPO Hall
Students and educators are encouraged to check out the EXPO floor to see the latest and greatest technology and solutions being offered in the retail industry.