Evolve Conference 2021

Evolve 2021: Writing a New Chapter


February 18 and 19, 2021

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Retail isn’t dying; it’s evolving. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent retailers across the globe into a tailspin, spurring evolution faster than ever. Retail has always been in a constant state of change, but in 2021 it finds itself at an inflection point. Contributing $5 trillion to the U.S. economy, retail is an integral part of our society.

We need to understand how the lessons learned thus far can be incorporated into retailers’ business models. How can we meet consumer demands innovatively and write a new chapter? What changes are essential in this new age, and how can we continue to grow responsibly?

Keynote Speaker

Laurie Ann Goldman
Leading Global Chief Executive

Panelists and Moderators



Panels include:
Keynote Founders Panel
The Future of Good Growth: Supply Chain and Sustainability
Engaging with Gen Z and the New Ideals of Retail
Direct-to-(the-2021)-Consumer: Brand Showcase

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Five Reasons to Attend the Evolve Conference:

  1. Make new business connections at the West Coast’s only MBA-driven retail conference.
  2. Engage in discussions about predicting and addressing shifting consumer preferences.
  3. Experience interactive panel discussions exploring the latest industry advancements.
  4. Hear from our keynote speakers! Last year’s speakers included Grant Barth, co-founder and president of ThenWhat Inc., and Ghadi Hobeika, CMO U.S. and group CDO of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.
  5. Interface with industry titans and entrepreneurs, who will offer valuable lessons on keeping your retail business moving forward.

2020 Event Highlights


Evolve 2020