Teacher Professional Development 2020 Conferences!

Developing family & consumer science, design, textile, merchandising, fashion teachers with the latest thought leadership in creativity, design- thinking, and technology, by experts in fashion, design, and retail in New York City!

   FCS Teacher Conference! Sept 11 - 13, 2020


Director, WindowsWear Workshop
Chair, Visual Merchandising, LIM College and Professor, FIT
Markopoulos Award, Design:Retail Magazine
New York Editor, VMSD Magazine

Professor, Parsons School of Design
Adjunct Professor, American University in Paris
Fashion Designer, Christian Dior, Sigred Olsen, Liz Claiborne and Hickey Freeman

Vice President, Nordstrom, Céline, Barneys New York
Retail Management, National Geographic Society, Nike, Pier 1 Imports, Gap, Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue



9:30am – 10am: Breakfast & Welcome from WindowsWear
10am11am: The History of New York City Retail
11am – 12pm: Visual Merchandising: The Communicator of the Brand
12pm – 1pm: Lunch + Attributes of an Effective Retail Environment
1pm – 2pm: The Future of Retail: Retail’s New Paradigm
3pm – 5pm: Fashion Window Walking Tour
Evening Event: Industry Immersion


9:30am – 10am: Breakfast
10am – 11am: How to Teach using Creativity in the Classroom
11am – 1:30pm: Lunch + Teacher Curriculum Development
2pm – 4pm: Threads (the documentary) Film screening & discussion
Evening Event: Industry Networking and Fashion Awards Recognition


9:30am – 12pm: Breakfast + How to Best use WindowsWear in the Classroom

What People Are Saying



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 NYC. 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 NYC fashion icons and gain real-world experiences you can use in your classroom. Curriculum development discussions (to align your NYC experience to the competencies of Family & Consumer Sciences standards and competencies) will take place continually during this event.

The registration package fee is $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. More details closer to the event to those registering. For Kansas FCS teachers, reserve Perkins Grants of $1,000 are available from Gayla Randel, KSDE Consultant for up to ten (10) classroom FCS teachers.


Conference takes place at 349 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (on the southeast corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).

Participants will need to pay for and schedule their own flights.


Email us at conferences@windowswear.com if you have any questions!