2021 Online Conference

Furniture Today

MAY 18-20, 2021


Online learning is the new way of the world, and Furniture Today led the transition last August with over 700 Bedding Professionals attending our first online Bedding Conference. This year promises to be no different! Join us this May as the Furniture Today Bedding Conference presents an interactive digital experience uniting bedding professionals with the furniture industry’s thought leaders. With educational sessions, engaging content and speakers and unique networking opportunities, this experience is sure to deliver strategies to elevate bedding at the retail level. Click here to register today!

Tuesday, 10am-5pm
Wednesday, 10am-5pm
Thursday, 10am-9pm

2021 Keynote Speaker

Doug Stephens, Retail Prophet

Doug Stephens, a retail and consumer futurist and best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at Furniture Today’s 15th annual Bedding Conference! His address, on Tuesday, May 18, will kick off the educational programming at the Bedding Conference.

As the founder of global consultancy Retail Prophet, Stephens has made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading retail and consumer futurists. His books, “The Retail Revival” and “Reengineering Retail,” have predicted the transformation for retail in the post-digital world. In a new book, “Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World,” Stephens offers a roadmap for the industry outlining how a public health emergency of this size and scope will shape retail and consumer behaviors long after the threat of COVID-19 has passed. Stephens’ research and insights help major organizations — such as Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Citibank, Disney and Google — understand exactly how trends in demographics, global economics, AI and media are forever altering consumer-brand relationships. Click here for the full agenda.

Keynote presentation sponsored by King Koil

Home Furnishings Division Virtual Events and Webinars in 2020

Attended a 3-day conference
Hours of live content

I know all of us are appreciative to Furniture Today and the sponsors that helped put this conference together. I think I have visited all of the expo booths and enjoyed learning about some that I had no idea about. Also, I am pleased to see many names of retailers that I have met. Can’t wait to do this in person, but for now, this really worked.

Larry Mark, FDWG

This was as close to seamless as I think you can get on a virtual platform. Thank you for hosting!

Hayley Cavitt, Furniture Enterprises of Alaska

Really enjoyed the transparency that Todd, Farooq and Kurt shared during their panel session! Don’t often get the opportunity to hear leaders discuss failures and successes so openly! #FTLeadership

Leah Kirkland, Outward, Inc.

“I have heard a lot of leadership trainers and keynote speakers over the years. I would rank this one right up at the top.”

Kristina Hicks, Slumberland

“Very engaging and informative. Speakers have a ton of passion for the material.”

Andrew Gross, Twelve Squared LLC

“You guys have done an excellent job on the entire conference”

Scott Frisch

“Nice to hear from those involved in developing product to add to our industry.”

Kristina Hicks, Slumberland

“Great questions and a very dynamic discussion with relevant insights on the state of the market.”

Michael Magnuson, Goodbed.com

“Great data, powerful insights, well-presented.”

Andrew Gross, Twelve Squared LLC

“Lots of content presented in a very entertaining, digestible form.”

Andrew Gross, Twelve Squared LLC

“Energy and fun with great content.”

Jerry Thomas, BLVD Home

“Love the questions, the panelists and their answers. This was excellent.”

Bob Muenkel, Resident/Nectar Sleep

“Everything was amazing and powerful and informative!”

Frank Fleischman, Sealy Mattress Company

“Very informative and thought provoking?”

Kristina Raza, Carpenter Co.

“[I liked that this conference included] two top retailers on the panel that are industry leaders. Adds a lot of relevance to the conversation.”

Neil Zimmer, Ashley Furniture & Ashley Homestores

“I thought that the openness and candidness of the panel was great. They shared great market insight.”

Kristina Hicks, Slumberland

“It was fun and informative.”

Alan Vonder Haar, Miskelly Furniture

Big thank you to Bill and Furniture Today for putting on a very strong conference!

Andy Bernstein, FurnitureDealer.Net