Visions Summit 2023 - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo
Visions Summit

New Ways of Seeing

Future Commerce explores the intersection of culture and commerce with original reporting and editorial. Our annual Visions Report is the home of our boldest ideas and most thought-provoking predictions of the year.

This year, we bring Visions to life in a bold, new way by bringing remarkable people together to experience this important piece of content at our Visions Summit. Our highly curated event, designed exclusively for leaders and executives in retail, ecommerce, and direct-to-consumer
brands, will open up new ways of seeing commerce and technology. In the era of AI, clickbait, and influencers, brands need to understand the changes in culture to chart a course for the future.

Join us for a multi-sensory, immersive experience as we delve into modern media theorists and their examinations of human behavior, and how their ideas enable us to build a new future. You can expect engaging discussions, thought-provoking panels, and insightful takeaways.

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New Ways of Seeing

Commerce has become more immersive, more interactive, and more fragmented than ever before. But this isn’t the first time that technological innovation has changed the way we see the world.

In this keynote discussion, we’ll explore the rich history of visual arts and media, and how Commerce is a patron of those art forms.

The Age of the Critique

A new class of creators focused on improving the world of commerce has emerged. As ecommerce becomes a more central part of people’s lives, critique on the “best” or “right way” to engage in commerce becomes more important.

In this interview, we’ll explain ways that creators and brands can work together to improve customer experiences.

When Selling Out is Buying In

An executive interview on the Establishment/Anti-Establishment Cycle, the Creator Economy, and how brands can prepare for a resurgence of anti-sellout culture.

Modern Prophets

Art, activism, commerce, and culture have always been intertwined. In this fireside chat, we’ll explore the ideas of the most innovative thinkers of the modern era and the ways their thinking is shaping our future.

John Berger, Marshall McLuhan, Norbert Wiener, and others actively predicted the world we live in today. This session will uncover how their ideas further illuminate our not-so-distant future ahead.

Genre Collapse

Doesn’t it seem like every past trend and nostalgic piece of media are converging? You’re not alone in feeling that way.

In this interview, we’ll explore how trends form, and how those trends lead to subcultures; ultimately influencing what, and where, we buy.

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Future Commerce is a media company that serves merchants, retailers, and eCommerce operators, covering the intersection of culture and commerce.

Visions Summit at RICE isn’t for those who play it safe. Future-minded business leaders, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals are risk-takers at heart. Future Commerce helps you de-risk decision-making about the future with deep insights and analysis.

The Visions Summit at #RICE23 is available to all registrants via a $95 add-on fee during registration. 

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