October 3-5Miami Beach, FL


The Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference

ideation 2018

ideation is the premier fashion technology conference dedicated to connecting you to the latest in digital solutions. This industry leading event brings together visionaries, disruptors and leaders who are changing the world of fashion and the apparel industry.

About ideation

ideation is the premier software conference dedicated to fashion and retail professionals who rely on CAD and PLM solutions from Gerber Technology to get products to market faster, minimize costs and ensure quality. ideation offers two days of informative breakout sessions, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, strategic executive sessions, case studies and networking opportunities.

At ideation, you’ll discover hundreds of ways to innovate, collaborate and accelerate your productivity and performance. Discover how leading organizations are meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace by maximizing their productivity and accelerating time to market.

What to expect

Attending ideation will help you:

  • Gain Insights - Learn how companies of every size are taking advantage of the power behind Gerber's CAD and PLM systems.
  • Make Connections - Exchange best practices and connect with hundreds of the industry's leading professionals and experts like yourself.
  • Be Inspired - Get motivated with our soon-to-be-announced keynote speaker and other inspiring presenters and educational sessions.
  • Get Interactive – Dive into new trends, innovations, technologies and all the latest FashionTech.
Key takeaways
  • Strategies to boost your daily job performance and advance your career.
  • Answers from experts at a fraction of the cost of an onsite consultation.
  • Insight on adjusting to changing competitive dynamics and customer needs.
  • Understanding of how an integrated digital approach can impact your business.
  • Inspiration in seeing how other companies are using digital technology.
  • Discovery of the latest digital solutions and systems and what they offer.
  • Training on topics critical to your business for far less than the normal cost.
  • Knowledge of how the latest releases and upgrades can boost your ROI.
  • Synergy by sharing the knowledge you’ll gain with other members of your team.

ideation 2018 at Eden Roc/Nobu Hotel

4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

After you register for ideation 2018, be sure to make your hotel reservation at the Nobu Hotel in Miami Beach to get the exclusive ideation room rates of $219 - $319 per night. Please note that these rates are only available until September 9, 2018 on a first come, first served basis.


Meet our professonals

Karsten Newbury


Senior Vice President & General Manager

Karsten Newbury is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software Solutions at Gerber Technology. His focus is on leveraging Gerber’s heritage of innovation to drive the company’s software portfolio and Digital Solutions.

Mary McFadden


Executive Director, CAD Product Management

Mary McFadden is the Executive Director of CAD Product Management at Gerber Technology. She currently oversees the design and development of the AccuMark family of software products. Mary holds two US patents, most notably for the Silhouette.

Clayton Parker


PLM Product Manager

Clayton Parker is responsible for the roadmap and development direction of Gerber's YuniquePLM software. In addition, he works closely with our clients to find opportunities to enhance the end-user experience of the application.

Student FashionTech Competition

For ideation 2018, students pursuing a degree in Fashion are called upon to incorporate technology as the main focus of their design and development process. Students are invited to get inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, and choose from a range of related colors. All students are required to use AccuMark® and YuniquePLM® to develop patterns, create tech packs, and visualize their final design.


what people say

Great balance, excellent mix of presenting insights with the panel discussion involving the key people behind the digitization effort by Gerber Technology finalized by unveiling the partnership with Avametric. Well done!
Overall it was great to see what can be configured and rearranged within the YuniquePLM system on our own. It will help save time in the future. We look forward to more options to help us customize our environment.
It was really helpful to have extra Gerber people during the AccuPlan and AccuManager session. Although it was very technical, the Gerber representives were close by when we got stuck. Loved this class!

ideation 2017 Highlights

At Gerber Technology's ideation 2017 conference, thought leaders talked about how Cloud Computing, 3D Technology, and IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 will reshape your business and customer value proposition. Major announcements were made at ideation that will enable the industry to keep up with these #fashiontech trends.

AccuMark will be coming to the Cloud.

Gerber Technology and Avametric are combining forces to offer the first end-to-end 3D platform.

YuniquePLM is getting a whole new look.

Register now for ideation 2018!

Winter Special

(Ends March 31st)

  • General Session & Keynote
  • Breakout & Networking Sessions
  • Fashion Show
  • Customer Appreciation Event
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks


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Wednesday Training Day Only
Take advantage of this exclusive offer of an entire day of training!

Choose from:
  • AccuMark Training Sessions Only
  • YuniquePLM Training Sessions Only
  • AccuMark and YuniquePLM Training Sessions

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Winter Special +
Wednesday Training Day

(Ends March 31st)

  • General Session & Keynote
  • Breakout & Networking Sessions
  • Fashion Show
  • Customer Appreciation Event
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks
+ Wednesday Training Day
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