May 18-20, 2021 — Virtual
The Retail Analytics Council will present the third annual Retail Robotics and AI Virtual Conference on May 18, 19, and 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central Time). The Conference will focus on implementing and executing retail AI strategies, as well as exploring emerging trends in retail robotics.
Attendance is open to retailers and academics only. This includes Retail Analytics Council Retail Advisory members and C-level executives. Interested retailers and academics are invited to submit their request to attend to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 31, 2019 – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Robots are increasingly being deployed in retail environments. However, service robots in retail stores is a very recent occurrence. This summer, our research will be focused on investigating Robotic-Generated Data Standards and Robot-to-Robot Communication Protocols. This research will be presented for industry input on October 31, 2019, in Evanston, Illinois, and published early in 2020.
2019 RETAIL ROBOTICS & AI CONFERENCE
APRIL 11 AND 12, 2019 – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
This year’s Conference focused on implementing and executing retail AI strategies, as well as exploring emerging trends in retail robotics with presentations from leading academics and retailers.
2018 RETAIL ROBOTICS & AI CONFERENCE
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.
RAC EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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.