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2015 Another Record Year for UID!

The 2015 University of Innovative Distribution was held March 8-11 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the second year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance, with 579 attendees participating.

  First Time Attendees
  Under Age 40
  International Audience, representing Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico and Canada

This year, UID increased the tracks offered each day to 7, allowing for new instructors and fresh topics to be introduced. The program is continually evolving to present topical information that is of high relevance to the distribution industry. Be sure to check here this fall to view the list of courses to be offered at the March 2016 UID program.

2015 marks the UID’s third year at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Attendees made full use of the hotel and got together Sunday, March 8 for a Welcome Happy Hour at the High Velocity Sports Bar. This new reception venue allowed for great networking. The JW Marriott is also located conveniently in downtown Indianapolis, allowing attendees to exploring the city and unwinding at one of the many restaurants or sports bars located nearby.

Since its inception, every instructor and course offered at UID has been evaluated by attendees in order to ensure the continued excellence of the program. 

Be sure to Save the Date for next year’s UID program, scheduled for March 6-9, 2016 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Registration will open in the fall of 2015.



UID becomes University of Innovative Distribution

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, announced today that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by thirty five leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history. Read more

University of Industrial Distribution

Purdue Certificate in Innovative Distribution

At the conclusion of the program, all attendees will receive, via mail, an official Letter of Completion issued by the Purdue University awarding 30 hours (3 CEUs – Continuing Education Units) for satisfactory completion of this four-day UID program. These CEUs may be applied toward your Professional Certificate in Innovative Distribution. As an Innovative distribution professional, the Purdue University Certificate recognizes your achievements and commitment to continuing education. The certificate is awarded upon completion of 90 hours (9 CEUs) of approved course work. A minimum of 30 hours must be earned through UID course participation. Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through your trade association. Contact Dr. Kathy Newton, Department Chair, Innovative Distribution Program, at for more information.

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Contact UID


UID - University of Innovative Distribution
105 Eastern Avenue - Suite 104
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410/940-6348
Fax: 410/263-1659


Molly McGill
Executive Director

Vincent Moulden
Program Coordinator & Registrar