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NSRA hosts conferences that focus on changing aspects of independent footwear retailing to help shape your business future:

  • Networking with top U.S. retailers
  • Exhibit hall: footwear, accessories, services
  • Roundtable discussions & panels
  • NextGen: special session with Loyola University faculty, for the next generation of retail leaders
  • "NSRA Gives Back" Community Service Event with Soles4Souls
  • Networking reception & awards banquet
  • Networking & dinner social event
SAVE THE DATE!          (Registration to be announced.)

Event Details

NSRA Annual Leadership Conference is a three-day event featuring nationally recognized speakers, business education, peer-to-peer networking, vendor exhibits and social events. Designed to refresh and revitalize enthusiasm for retailing success, attending our events is a rewarding experience for retailers committed to effective business leadership.

"NSRA Gives Back" Community Service Event w/ Soles4Souls
A traditional part of this conference, NSRA and Soles4Souls join together for a community service event that provides hundreds of pairs of shoes to homeless men and women in the destination city's surrounding area. With generous participation from attending retailers and vendors, we are honored to be able provide such a rewarding shoe distribution experience.

NSRA's Annual Leadership Conference is held in a different city each year. Preview program materials from previous events to learn more about this event:

2013 Brochure - Boston
2013 Program Guide

2012 Brochure - Washington, D.C.
2012 Program Guide
(Commemorative for NSRA's 100thYear Anniversary, download may take longer)
2012 "NSRA Gives Back" w/ Soles4Souls
VIDEO: 2012 Conference Highlights

2011 Brochure - New Orleans
2011 Program Guide

2011 "NSRA Gives Back"
w/ Soles4Souls

NSRA Education Conferences are held the day before FN PLATFORM Shoe Show at MAGIC Market Week, twice a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. NSRA has partnered with FN PLATFORM, the largest shoe show in the United States, to provide educational programming for independent footwear retailers. These half-day programs, allow retailers to travel in the morning, network and sharpen their business skills during the afternoon, and be ready for FN PLATFORM  the next day.

Next Education Conference: To be announced

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