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2017 Agenda

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • 11:00 AM
    Registration Opens
    Austin Convention Center (ACC)
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Opening Day Lunch
    Sponsored by Aftershokz
    ACC
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    RIA Annual Meeting and Lunch
    ACC
  • 1:00 PM -
    2:15 PM
    How to Create a Winning Culture in Your Store
    Walter Robb, former Whole Foods CEO
    ACC
  • 2:30 PM -
    3:30 PM
    Change Your Mindset To Promote Growth
    Gregg Frederick, CSE, G3 Development Group, Inc.
    ACC
  • 4:00 PM -
    5:00 PM
    Health Profits from Healthy Runners
    Featuring Meb Keflezighi, Olympian and International Marathon Champ and Rick Muhr, Octane Fitness Commercial Zero Runner
    ACC
  • 6:00 PM -
    7:30 PM
    Armadillo Races at The Opening Night Reception
    Sponsored by: Balega and Implus
    Hilton Austin

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • 6:30 AM
    Saucony Run by The River
    Meet in Hilton Austin Lobby
  • 8:00 AM -
    9:15 AM
    Saucony Food for Thought Breakfast
    Hilton Austin
  • 9:30 AM -
    10:30 AM
    The Future of Events & Retail: A Candid Conversation
    Steve Ginsburg of RAM Racing and Dave Zimmer of Fleet Feet Sports-Chicago
    ACC
  • 10:45 AM -
    11:45 AM
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Part 1
    ACC
    What we can learn from actors, gas station attendants and orchestra conductors about specialty retail
    Presented by Tom Griffen, TG Training and Education
    Made in the USA: Bringing it To Life in Your Store
    The business reasons why they manufacture in the US and how it supports running stores. Executives from Swiftwick, Rabbit and a leading retailer.
    Flexibility - Diversification- Marketing: Using Creativity to Survive in an Ever Changing Retail Market
    Presented by Peter Asciutto  Vac & Dash
    If I knew then what I know Now…What I would do differently
    Paul Carrozza, Founder of Austin’s Run-Tex
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Find Your Match: Vendor-Retailer Speed Dating Lunch
    Presented by the RIA
    ACC
  • 1:45 PM -
    2:45 PM
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Part 2
    ACC
    What we can learn from actors, gas station attendants and orchestra conductors about specialty retail
    Presented by Tom Griffen, TG Training and Education
    Changing the State of Retail
    Nick Stagge, Marketing Director, Experticity
    Telling the Truth about Injuries and Sport Science
    Dr. Rob Conenello and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
    Using 3D Technology To Bring Consumers Back to Your Store Presented by Matt Schwartz, Aetrex Worldwide
  • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Trade Show Hours
    Cocktails will be served from 4-6 PM
    ACC

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Buses depart for Indie 5K
    Meet in Hilton Austin Lobby
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Trade Show Hours
    ACC
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Best Running Stores in America Awards and Banquet
    Sponsored by Gatorade and Running Insight
    Hilton Austin

Friday, December 01, 2017

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Friday Recovery Breakfast
    Hilton Austin
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Trade Show Hours
    ACC
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