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NSRA hosts conferences that focus on changing aspects of independent
footwear retailing to help shape your business future.
Designed to refresh and revitalize enthusiasm for retailing success, attending our events is a rewarding experience
for retailers committed to effective business leadership.
NSRA Education Conferences

Held the day before FN PLATFORM Shoe Show at MAGIC
Market Week,
twice a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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.

Details for our next Education Conference (February 2020) will be announced once available. 

NSRA Education Seminars

New in 2018, NSRA holds a morning Retail Training Workshop,
twice a year, during the Atlanta Shoe Market shoe show.

Details for our next Workshop (February 2020) will be announced once available.

NSRA Leadership Conference

Exclusive NSRA Member Event!
This two-day event (held in a different city each year) features nationally recognized speakers, business education, peer-to-peer networking, vendor exhibits and social events. Registration packages typically include all sessions and events, food & beverage, and hotel accommodations! As a benefit of membership, cost is minimal through special benefit pricing (quotes available when registration is open).

Member Registration Open!
2019 Leadership Conference - November 13 & 14 
St. Louis Union Station Hotel  •  St. Louis, MO
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Traditional events during the conference include:

"NSRA Gives Back"Community Service Event

A traditional part of the annual conference, NSRA and Soles4Souls join together for a community service event that provides hundreds of pairs of shoes to those in need 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.

Networking & Social Dinner Event
Each year, the conference includes a social dinner and networking event at a special location that is selected to provide a memorable experience for our guests while they network.

Networking Reception & Awards Dinner Banquet
To celebrate important industry achievements among the NSRA member community (past and present), NSRA dedicates one evening to recognize its Retailer of the Year, Vendor of the Year, and Hall of Fame Inductees. This event includes a networking reception party and formal dining experience that guests can enjoy dressing up for.


Want to take a closer look?
Watch videos and view program guides from past conferences.

Program Guidebooks
2018: National Harbor, MD Guidebook   2014: Hollywood, FL Guidebook
2017: Memphis, TN Guidebook   2013: Boston, MA Guidebook
2016: San Antonio, TX Guidebook   2012: Washington D.C. Guidebook
2015: Charleston, SC Guidebook   2011: New Orleans, LA Guidebook
2018 "NSRA Gives Back with Soles4Souls"
2014 Conference Highlights 2014 "NSRA Gives Back w/ Soles4Souls"

2013 Conference Highlights 2013 "NSRA Gives Back w/ S4S" 2013 Special Night at JFK Library
2012 Conference Highlights 2012 "NSRA Gives Back w/ S4S" 2011 "NSRA Gives Back w/ S4S"

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