Teacher Professional Development 2021 Conference in New York City!

Developing family & consumer science, design, textile, merchandising, fashion educators with creativity, design-thinking, & technology!
Thursday, September 9th to Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Ever wonder where your students might work as the result of your Fashion, Apparel, Textile, and Interior Design instruction? Plan now to learn all about the fashion industry from those who are in the industry by attending this trip to New York City. The event is being tailored to introduce you to knowledge and technical skills related to the business of fashion–retail design, production management, visual merchandising and costuming as aligned to Family & Consumer Sciences standards and competencies. Go behind the scenes at design houses, analyze the windows of New York City fashion icons and gain real-world experiences you can use in your classroom. Curriculum development discussions to align your NYC experience to the Family & Consumer Sciences standards and competencies will take place continually during this event.



✔ Building Start-ups & Multi-Billion Dollar Brands

✔ Creativity in the Classroom

✔ Curriculum & Classroom Development

✔ Digital Marketing & Social Media

✔ Industry Immersions

✔ Networking with Industry Executives

✔ The Past, Present & Future of New York City Retail

✔ Tours & Experiences

✔ Visual Communications & Effective Retail Environments


After registering below, we will send you an invoice.  $1,750.00 and includes 3 nights of shared hotel room accommodations, programming, entrance fees, certain meals, and tour guides, but not travel to and from New York City.  $2,050.00 for single hotel room accommodations.  Participants will need to pay for and schedule their own flights to and from New York City.

Perkins Funding

Fashion is part of the recognized career clusters and commonly found within Visual Arts or Human Services which means Carl D. Perkins money can be accessed to cover professional development experiences. Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry with NYC at the epicenter. Attending a professional experience in NYC will put you in the center of the industry with actual interactions with industry professionals, visits to iconic venues and experiences that will be important to introduce your students to enhance their success in the field. Pekins can also pay for licenses (to support eLearning platforms like the WindowsWear membership). Contact your local and state Career and Technical Education (CTE) offices to learn more about access to these and other professional development funding opportunities.


Conference takes place in Midtown Manhattan in New York City from Thursday, September 9th to Sunday, September 12th, 2021.


Email us at conferences@windowswear.com if you have any questions or need any assistance.