ATDC’s 3rd Annual Retail Technology and Innovation Symposium – REIMAGINING RETAIL

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!

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

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  • 2020-10-20 6:30 pm - 2020-10-20 10:00 pm

    Please join us for ATDC's Double Vision Event on Tuesday, October 20th starting at 6:30 pm.

    We are doubling the celebration as we honor the 2020 ATDC graduating companies and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ATDC's founding via multiple activities including exhibitions, movies, and entertainment.

    And we are doubling the ways you can join the festivities: you can livestream the event or attend the drive-in experience at The Springs Cinema & Tap House.

    Here are the details:

    • 6:30 pm Drive-thru Check In Opens & Livestream Begins
    • 6:35 pm ATDC History & Graduate Exhibits Open & Virtual Exhibit Tour Begins
    • 6:40 pm ATDC House Band “The Entrepreneurs” Perform
    • 7:00 pm Kick off of the program and premiere of ATDC's movie
    • 7:30 pm Livestreaming ends and drive-in guests will enjoy the 80s hit movie Ghostbusters

    About Drive-In Tickets

    Our in-person venue has space for 100 cars, so tickets will be limited and are expected to sell out.

    • On September 11th, we will be inviting ATDC Portfolio members and special guests to purchase their early access ticket through a special email invitation.
    • On September 18th, we will release any remaining tickets for the general public.

    A car pass costs $99 dollars and includes up to two people. Tickets for additional passengers can be purchased as "add-ons" for $50 per person. A drive-in ticket includes:

    • Drive-by tours of 2020 graduate exhibit and ATDC's 40-year history exhibit
    • Entertainment by The Entrepreneurs
    • Premiere of ATDC movie
    • Screening of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters
    • Gift bag per person
    • Food and drink vouchers (valued at $30 per person)

    About Livestreaming Tickets

    Livestreaming is free. Attendees will receive the link to tune-in after registering. A livestreaming ticket includes:

    • Video tours of 2020 graduate exhibit and ATDC's 40-year history exhibit
    • Entertainment by The Entrepreneurs
    • Premiere of ATDC movie


    Register on Eventbrite by clicking here.