Tim Gunn Returns to ideation2016

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Tim Gunn Returns to ideation2016

Tim Gunn, famed fashion and television personality, will return by popular demand as a guest speaker at Gerber Technology's ideation2016 conference. Gunn will engage in a fireside chat with Gerber Technology CEO Mike Elia as they explore how technology is making it easier for anyone in the world to design, manufacture and sell beautiful garments. Ideation, a software conference for the fashion, apparel, accessories and footwear industries, will be held in South Beach, Miami at The Ritz-Carlton from Sept. 28-30.

Gunn is the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime's Project Runway, where he also serves as one of the show's producers. In addition to his television prowess, he served as Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific, where he was responsible for attracting, retaining and developing the creative talent within the portfolio of brands. Prior to his office at Fifth & Pacific, he was the chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. Gunn served as a member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design, an institution he shares a rich and deep history with, having served there for 29 years where he was design chair of the Department of Fashion Design. Gunn is also the New York Times best-selling author of "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style," "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work," and "Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet." Gunn released his fourth book, "Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!" in Spring 2015.

"Tim Gunn's energy and passion as keynote speaker at last year's ideation conference was both inspirational and entertaining. His steadfast dedication to design education and technology-led solutions will help attendees gain important industry knowledge and invaluable insights equipping students and individuals with the right tools and technology to thrive in an ever-transforming market," said Elia. "Mr. Gunn exemplifies the dynamism, creativity and innovation of fashion and we are honored to welcome him back to ideation."

For over 15 years, Gerber Technology's ideation conference has been dedicated to fashion and retail professionals, who rely on CAD and PLM solutions to get their products to market faster, minimize costs and ensure quality.