April 26, 2018 — Northwestern University, 44 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104

The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute presented the first Retail Robotics & AI Conference in April 2018 at the Northwestern University campus in San Francisco. With a focus on emerging applications, advanced analytics, and industry trends, the conference brought together more than 100 retailers, academics, and experts in robotics and AI. The participants spent the day networking and discussing these technologies, along with leaders of the Retail Analytics Council and members of the Council’s Advisory Board.


September 9, 2017 — Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208

The annual RAC Executive Development Program, held at Northwestern University, highlights cutting-edge research from an international panel of leading retail executives and researchers, with a focus on developing retailing intelligence for today’s dynamic retailing environment. The 2017 program, “Using Technology, Data and Retail Analytics to Optimize Retail Success,” was held on September 9.

The Executive Development Program format involves the presentation of research case studies and discussions around emerging areas of interest, with an emphasis placed on attendee interaction. Information about the 2018 program will be posted on this page when it is available.