Retail Technology and Innovation Symposium

Join us for ATDC’s Retail Technology and Innovation Symposium

Designing the Future of Retail: Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Connecting the events of Atlanta’s BuiltTech Week with the latest innovations in RetailTech around the state, we invite you to join us at the premier RetailTech event of the year where you’ll experience the latest innovations and thought-leadership in the industry.

  • Insightful perspectives from and engagement with top industry leaders in Retail and Technology
  • Excitement from live demos of emerging technologies created by the hottest RetailTech startups of ATDC
  • Thought-provoking conversations about the challenges, opportunities, and the future of retail and how you can get involved in the excitement
This is an event you don’t want to miss!

The day will be jam-packed with content that will inform, intrigue, excite, and inspire you. The fast-changing Retail industry represents an abundance of opportunities to design its future and bridge the physical and online worlds.

Here’s insight into the agenda for the day:


9:00 AM: Kickoff and Welcome Breakfast – Opening Remarks by Sid Mookerji

9:30 AM: Keynote Address: Designing the Future of Retail: Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

10:30 AM: Panel of Industry Experts – RetailTech Trends, Presented by Top Technology and Retail Industry Leaders

11:30 – 12:30 PM: Catered Lunch and Tour of the ATDC Offices

12:30 PM: Supply Chain of the Future, Presented by Li & Fung

1:30 – 3:30 PM: Presentations from ATDC’s RetailTech Startups, Technologies include: Robotics, IoT, Security, and VR/AR

3:30 PM: Panel of Industry Leaders – Managing Disruption and Innovation: Resources for Retailers and Brands

4:30 PM – 6 PM: The Collective – Mixer and Technology Showcase bringing together RetailTech and BuiltTech, Held at The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech (875 West Peachtree St. NW)

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

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.

The Retail Tech Program was launched in 2017 with a generous donation from Sid and Sophie Mookerji, successful Retail software entrepreneurs in Atlanta. As a result of their gracious gift, ATDC cultivates and supports startups and early-stage companies with forward-thinking technologies that serve the Retail industry.

During this event, you’ll be impressed with the showcase of companies taking on the challenges and finding new opportunities to be of service to the industry.

Click here to register.

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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.