October 23-25New York, NY

ideation 2019

Fast Forward at the Premier Software Conference

ideation 2019

Technology is the driving force behind success and staying competitive means being able to easily meet consumer demands. At ideation, you’ll receive the tools and knowledge you need to fast forward towards the future.

About ideation

ideation is the premier software conference dedicated to helping you remain competitive in an ever-changing consumer climate. Gerber’s ideation offers opportunities for fashion and retail professionals to learn how to effectively use Gerber CAD and PLM solutions to increase productivity, accelerate performance and meet the challenges of a competitive marketplace.

The conference offers two days of informative workshops, interactive sessions, engaging panel discussions, insight from industry leaders and endless opportunities for networking. Discover hundreds of ways to innovate at ideation!

What to expect
  • Valuable insights from companies of every size who are taking advantage of the power behind Gerber’s CAD and PLM systems.
  • Informative sessions on the latest technology, industry trends and best practices.
  • Beneficial advice from thought leaders and industry experts.
  • Inspiring presentations from our soon-to-be announced keynote speaker and other innovative presenters.
  • Genuine connections with industry leading professionals and experts like yourself.
  • Interactive learning experiences with new trends, innovations, technologies and all the latest FashionTech.
Key takeaways
  • Unbeatable training on key topics within the industry at a fraction of the cost.
  • Advanced understanding of how an integrated digital approach can help your business thrive.
  • Answers from some of the industry’s best.
  • Insight into how other companies are using digital technology to their advantage.
  • Company-wide development by sharing the knowledge you’ll gain with fellow employees.
  • Professional development to boost your daily job performance and advance your career.
  • Knowledge of how the latest releases and upgrades can enhance your performance and boost your ROI.
  • Strategies for adjusting to changing competitive dynamics and customer needs.
  • Discovery of the latest digital solutions and systems and what they offer.

What you missed at ideation 2018

Keynote Speaker

Jenny Fleiss


Rent the Runway co-founder

Jenny Fleiss is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, founding two scaled digitally native businesses from scratch: Rent the Runway and Jetblack. Rent the Runway is an 11 million member startup that pioneered dynamic ownership in the fashion industry by enabling women to rent designer clothing. Jetblack is the first portfolio company within Walmart’s technology incubator.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Fashion Tech

At ideation, you’ll get to witness the next generation of designers in action! Our top five student designers (who are chosen from hundreds) will have the opportunity to showcase their one of a kind creations during ideation in front of over 300 industry professionals. In 2018, 100 students from 40 schools in 4 different countries were a part of the 2018 Student Competition.

The fifth annual Student FashionTech Competition is challenging the next generation to push their design limits and combine creativity and ingenuity. Students are required to design a garment that combines creativity, marketability, and technology. This year, students can embrace their creativity by using Coloro, Pantone, or any other color development tool to build a color palette of their own design. Follow the competition on social media with #ideationGT.


what people say

It was a fantastic event. Great keynote speaker, great staff, and the event itself was fun and very informative especially the Training Day. Thanks!
The Gerber team is top notch, easy to talk to and willing to share their knowledge. Rebecca Minkoff was an inspiring speaker and perfect for this event.
Just...thank you! This was a very pleasurable event. Very top notch! You could see a lot of time and effort went into planning all of it.

ideation 2019 at Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway, New York, NY

After you register for ideation 2019, be sure to make your hotel reservation at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to get the exclusive ideation room rates of $349 - $449 per night. Please note that these rates are only available until September 30, 2019 on a first come, first served basis.

Register now for ideation 2019!

Regular Pricing

  • 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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Regular Pricing

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