Teacher Professional Development Conferences!

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


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


7pm – 9pm: Evening Welcome Reception


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


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
7pm Group Dinner, Q&A with Retail Executive


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

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Additional Benefits

Each teacher will receive a complimentary 1-year full access Academic membership to WindowsWear!


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 and book their own hotels.  We recommend staying at the Room Mate Grace Hotel, located at 125 West 45th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue). Use promo code “WindowsWear” to receive approximately 10% off, based upon availability.  Contact us if you have any questions!