Program

If you have any questions regarding the conference planning, contact Erin Hiatt at erin.hiatt@rila.org.

 

Session Track Legend:
Sustainability
Environmental Compliance
Retail Energy Management
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Information
Pick up your registration materials here, along with answers to all your questions.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Slot 1 Case Studies
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Retail Sustainability Initiative Meeting
Retail Environmental Compliance Meeting
Retail Energy Management Meeting
CSR (Responsible Sourcing and Social Compliance) Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Please join us in The Spark to kick off this year's Retail Sustainability Conference.
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Information
Pick up your registration materials here, along with answers to all your questions.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Environmental Compliance 101: Back to Basics
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sustainability 101: Engaging Merchandizing and Sourcing
Finance 101 Workshop
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Steering Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Join us for breakfast and networking before the day begins.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Keynote
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Off-site Tour & Activities
Off-site Tour & Activities
On-site Leadership Workshop
Speaker(s):

​Colonel Scott Snook

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch Roundtables
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Microsessions: Slot 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Microsessions: Slot 2
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in The Spark
Join conference attendees for an evening networking reception in The Spark. Share the day's learnings and converse with peers.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Microsessions: Slot 4
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Microsessions: Slot 5
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Topical Workshop: Communication
Topical Workshop: Futures
Topical Workshop: Innovation
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch in The Spark
Join your peers for lunch and discuss learnings from the day prior to networking in the Business Hub.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Slot 1 Case Studies
Slot 1 Case Studies
Slot 1 Case Studies
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 3
Topical Breakout Slot 3
Topical Breakout Slot 3
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking in The Spark
 
 
Speaker(s):

 
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 4
Topical Breakout Slot 4
Topical Breakout Slot 4
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 5
Topical Breakout Slot 5
Topical Breakout Slot 5
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closing Keynote
Wednesday 9/30/2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Information
Pick up your registration materials here, along with answers to all your questions.
Thursday 10/1/2014 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Slot 1 Case Studies
Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Retail Sustainability Initiative Meeting
Retail Environmental Compliance Meeting
Retail Energy Management Meeting
CSR (Responsible Sourcing and Social Compliance) Meeting
Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Please join us in The Spark to kick off this year's Retail Sustainability Conference.
Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Information
Pick up your registration materials here, along with answers to all your questions.
Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Environmental Compliance 101: Back to Basics
Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sustainability 101: Engaging Merchandizing and Sourcing
Finance 101 Workshop
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Join us for breakfast and networking before the day begins.
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Keynote
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Off-site Tour & Activities
Off-site Tour & Activities
On-site Leadership Workshop
Speaker(s):

​Colonel Scott Snook

Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch Roundtables
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Microsessions: Slot 1
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Microsessions: Slot 2
Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in The Spark
Join conference attendees for an evening networking reception in The Spark. Share the day's learnings and converse with peers.
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Microsessions: Slot 4
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Microsessions: Slot 5
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Topical Workshop: Communication
Topical Workshop: Futures
Topical Workshop: Innovation
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch in The Spark
Join your peers for lunch and discuss learnings from the day prior to networking in the Business Hub.
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Slot 1 Case Studies
Slot 1 Case Studies
Slot 1 Case Studies
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
Slot 2 Case Studies
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 3
Topical Breakout Slot 3
Topical Breakout Slot 3
Thursday 9/17/2015 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking in The Spark
 
 
Speaker(s):

 
 
Friday 9/18/2015 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 4
Topical Breakout Slot 4
Topical Breakout Slot 4
Friday 9/18/2015 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Topical Breakout Slot 5
Topical Breakout Slot 5
Topical Breakout Slot 5
Friday 9/18/2015 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closing Keynote