Virtual University of Innovative Distribution (UID) Program


The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) offers educational programs focused on the unique needs of the distribution industry. Courses are grouped in one of six Education Tracks based on:

  • Distribution Strategy
  • Leadership / Professional Development
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Sales

The UID experience is designed to enhance and fortify your knowledge, skills, and abilities with hands-on experience to support immediate application into your work environment.

The 2021 (Virtual) UID Program offers:

  • 24 Keynote and Breakout sessions presented live
  • Three afternoons of fast-paced programming designed to keep you engaged
  • Value-priced All-Access Pass, providing access to the recordings for all sessions offered as part of the virtual program
  • Earn the equivalent of 1 to 3 CEU’s toward the Purdue University Certificate in Innovative Distribution

Registration Dates

Registration Opens: January 11, 2021
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Details for Participants

  • Advance registration and program selection required
  • Must download the Whova App to access schedule and program selections live or recorded
  • Will have the ability to ask instructors questions in real-time during a live program presentation
  • Participants will have access to program recordings beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, through Monday, April 19
  • Completing individual session and overall program evaluations will be accessible through Whova

Schedule Overview

  • Monday, March 15 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Tuesday, March 16 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, March 17 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern

About the Instructors

The instructors invited to teach at the University of Innovative Distribution are renowned wholesale-distribution thought-leaders. They are university professors, industry experts, authors, and consultants. Although many of our instructors have been with UID since its inception, the program strives to recruit individuals who have the expertise and/or offer a unique perspective on problem-solving or addressing the latest industry topics.