Speaking Engagements

Teaching Urban Retail Best Practices
Cambridge, MA

Teaching Urban Retail Best Practices

Reimagining Retail: Seizing Opportunities on Main Street and in Ecommerce

Terry Shook, FAIA and Kevin Kelley, AIA join Robert Gibbs, FASLA, AICP at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design November 16, 17 & 18 to lead an interactive course illustrating the best practices for urban retail districts and town centers seeking to respond to the emerging post-COVID era practices and changing lifestyles. Guest speakers include thought and practice leaders in the fields of consumer psychology, real estate development, leasing and finance. Now in its 26th year, this entertaining and instructive program is ideal for architects, city officials, institutional lenders, policy makers, real estate investment trusts, residential and commercial real estate developers, retailers and urban planners. Enrollment is now open!

Enrollment is now open! Visit Course Website

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Past Speaking Engagements

Westfields Marriott, Chantilly VA

Retail Connect Events: Collaborate 2022

Why Physical Retail's Human Touch Remains Strong and Desirable in the Post-Pandemic World

Kevin E Kelley—a self-described Attention Architect and LinkedIn top commentator—is coming to Collaborate to address the needs of the human body and mind and where retail and society appear to be heading as we enter a new chapter in the reconnecting world. 
Kevin Will be speaking on:
Why physical retail's human touch remains strong and desirable in the post-pandemic world

As the co-founder of the 30-year-old strategic design firm SHOOK KELLEY, Kevin has been at the center of retail on a global scale. His firm's clients have included Kroger, Kraft, Smucker, Harley Davidson, NFL teams, Whole Foods, and many other notable names. 

Kevin will help us gain perspective on what the past two and a half years have given us to learn from and apply as we move forward into the future. He'll challenge the audience to consider what the app revolution's relentless obsession with ruthless efficiency and frictionless convenience has wrought on society and retail businesses. He'll help us realize how vital to human development meeting at the intersection of commerce and community is to civilization. And he'll help us see what gets lost in translation in our shift from physical to digital life and from experiential to algorithmic market models. 

Kevin is an insightful, entertaining, and provocative speaker, and we think you'll enjoy hearing why his strategic design approach to brand building is key to connecting to the consumer of today and tomorrow.

Go to https://www.retaildesignevent.com/index.html to Register!

Frankfurt, Germany

USA Conference 2022

Walkable America: Real Estate Development Trends in the Southeastern United States

Terry Shook, FAIA, will be a featured speaker at the 2022 USA conference in Germany on the topic of urbanism in the Southeastern US markets. For more information please click here.

Charlotte, NC

Placewise Talks 2021

Reimagining the Form & Function of Shopping Places: Physical - Digital - Experiential

Terry Shook, FAIA joins the first of five virtual panel discussions with Matthias Hollwich and moderator John Dee to explore how shopping center design is changing and how it is embracing the digitally empowered consumer — from architecture, community, and the development of “3rd spaces” that seamlessly provide for social interactions interwoven with entertainment and commerce.

Terry's session with Mathias and John begins at 11:00 am EST. To register for any of the free five virtual sessions, click here.


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