In response to public health concerns, Retail Smarter 2020 has been cancelled. We are committed to doing our part to help protect our attendees and the UF community. We hope to see you next year!
The annual Retail Smarter Conference brings together retail and industry participants for two days of speakers, panels, and networking.
Brought to you by the University of Florida David F. Miller Retail Center and supported by Office Depot.
March 25-26, 2020
University of Florida
The J. Wayne Reitz Union
See registration & travel for companies.
The recruiting element of the event features a mixer and ample opportunities for student/employer connection throughout both days.
Registration is free for all UF students.
Let us know you're attending and post on social media with #RetailSmarter!
“The Retail Smarter Conference provided such a large wealth of opportunity for me as a student. From speaking with C-suite executives, working alongside my fellow student ambassadors, and networking with recruiters, I am so glad I was able to attend this conference. I can't wait to see what is in store for the 30th Anniversary of Retail Smarter.”
- Mackenzie Kline, UF Student
“Over the past 20 years, I have attended Retail Smarter nearly every year. I block out the dates on my calendar each year because it's such a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with other retailers, outstanding students with career aspirations and experts in things I'm interested in.”
- Steve Knopik, CEO,Beall's Inc.
“The Retail Smarter Conference brought together some of the great minds of the industry to learn about innovations and trends we don't get to hear about in the classroom. I personally am so grateful for the experience as the connections I made and skills I learned alongside so many inspirational industry professionals left me inspired and excited to begin my career.”
- Shanna Glassman, UF Retail Student of the Year
TONE DEF A CAPPELLA
Co-ed a cappella group at the University of Florida
Tone Def is a student-run, service-based a cappella group at UF. Founded in 2012, Tone Def defines themselves as both a competitive and collaborative group. Tone Def has performed in several cities along the East Coast, including Atlanta, GA; Durham, NC; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; and of course, Gainesville, FL. They sing at community events around UF and the larger Gainesville area. They recently recorded their First Studio Album, SPECTRUM, coming out in Early November on most streaming platforms.
Houston has been entertaining audiences for over a decade as a standup comedian and stage actor. When he's not onstage, he's working in video production and education. Houston is thrilled to be able to share his thoughts with the Retail Smarter conference.