Call For Presentations: Retail Rally Oct. 2
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We're looking for top-notch, TED-talk style presentations for MnRA's 3rd annual Retail Rally event the afternoon of October 2 in Golden Valley!

Retail Rally will feature 5-6 TED-talk talk presentations aimed at 125 Minnesota retailers and their key business partners. TED-talk style presentations are concise, engaging, 15-20 minutes in length, and tangible/actionable.

If you have a presentation topic that you know would be of interest to growth-oriented retailers of all sizes, you are invited to submit a brief presentation proposal. 

Presentation proposals surrounding innovative strategies, concepts and insights in customer engagement, sales and marketing, operations and workforce are preferred.

Topics areas may include, but aren't limited to:
- Cutting edge innovations
- Competing on-line and in-store
- Winning customer engagement and service
- Developing a sought after work environment
- Keys to effective social media and marketing
- Critical communication strategies
- Modernizing the supply chain
- Vendors as partners
- Inexpensive tech that drives big results
- Protecting your key assets
- Modern merchandising
- Steps to create your own brand and products

Proposals are due May 6 and will be reviewed by the Retail Rally committee.  Final presentation decisions will be made and communicated by May 31.

Supporting documents, videos and other information are welcome can be e-mailed to before the May 6 deadline.

For more information on Retail Rally visit, or contact Bruce Nustad at (651) 227-6631 or

Retail Rally
October 2, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Brookview - Golden Valley, Bass
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Contact information (for person submitting proposal to speak at Retail Rally):

First Name:
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Email Address:
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What is the title of your presentation? 


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My proposed topic is: (Make sure your presentation checks all these boxes!)

15-20 minutes in length
On an innovative strategy, concept or insight
Tangible and actionable
A topic I am passionate about
Perfect for retailers of all sizes
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Please provide a synopsis of your topic. (Suggested length 75-100 words.) 


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In 3-5 sentences describe how or why this topic appeals to Minnesota retailers and their key business partners?  


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Briefly list your most recent presentation before an audience of 25 or more people. 


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Reminder: Documents, videos and other information supporting this proposal are welcome but not required! Please e-mail any supplemental information to before the May 6 deadline.