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IRDC in the Palm of your Hand

IRDC goes mobile! New this year, attendees and sponsors alike have all things IRDC in the palm of their hand with the 2014 IRDC mobile application. Available for iPhones, iPads and Androids, the app includes all you need to know about conference, plus additional resources and interactive features to keep you up-to-date throughout the event. Click the Read More link below for instructions on how to download the app.

DESIGNERLY DINING IN MIAMI BEACH

Making plans for dinner during IRDC? Put this Miami Beach restaurant on your short list—not just for its panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Art Deco District, but for an inventive design that makes the most of its unorthodox location: atop a seven-level parking garage with no exterior walls, at the gateway to the Lincoln Road retail promenade.

KEYNOTE PREVIEW

If you’ve ever wondered how a designer as prolific as Karim Rashid manages to stay so prolific—as in 3,000 product designs and counting—consider his DNA.

HOTEL & TRAVEL

Before you check into the 1,504-room, Morris Lapidus-designed Fontainebleau Miami Beach for IRDC, brush up on the history, the panache, the design details that make it one of the truly iconic American hotels.

KEYNOTE PREVIEW

Which digital retail technologies do today’s consumers find most appealing? Is buying online and picking up in the store becoming an expectation among consumers, or a frustration? The answers vary widely across generations, genders and ethnicities, says IRDC Closing Keynoter Lee Peterson, who’ll share the results of two new WD Partners consumer research studies in his Sept. 5 presentation The Next Killer App: Stores.