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Saturday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pop (Up) Culture

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Deliberately temporary, often housed in once-blighted spaces, and enabled by social and mobile technologies, pop ups are disrupting the retail experience and revitalizing our neighborhoods.
In the last year, the vacancy rate of commercial space in the US has plateaued. Online retail giants, such as Amazon and Apple are continuing to move the average shopping experience from High Street to our desktops, tablets and phones.
Pop ups are a growing trend in urban centers across the US, such as New York and San Francisco. Food and retail entrepreneurs are bootstrapping their way into whatever ground level space they can get - from street corners, to food trucks to established stores and restaurants. These pop ups are not just selling products. They’re selling experiences. The one thing you can’t add to your online shopping cart.
The question looms: As retail inventory continues to move online, what are the growing opportunities for pop ups to occupy our cities?
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Annika Dubrall

Strategic SourcingGap IncAnnika is currently Logistics category manager and Sustainability lead at Gap, Inc.'s Strategic Sourcing Group. She manages large procurement projects across brands, with an eye for hard savings as well as social and environmental impact.
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Patrick Keenan

Co-Founder – SQFTSQFTPatrick is a co-founder of Square Foot(yoursqft.com) and excited about the future of the main street. Intrigued by how new technology will shape our public spaces, he's been working hard to sketch out a new place for creativity and serendipity in our increasingly... Read More →
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Brian De Lowe

PrincipalThe Kor GroupAs Principal at The Kor Group, a privately held real estate investment, development, and management firm, Brian De Lowe leads corporate strategy, partnerships & collaborations, and the sourcing and execution of acquisitions. Since 2004, Brian has successfully... Read More →
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Tina Santiago

User Experience DesignerHot Studio IncTina is a User Experience Designer at Hot Studio, an experience design firm based in San Francisco and New York. She's also a co-founder of SQFT ("square foot") a start-up that connects retail entrepreneurs with idle spaces.

Saturday March 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom

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