Call for Education

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Educate & Inspire at #TRE21

Share your unique perspective and industry expertise with our passionate community of specialty retailers, race directors, and run brands from around the world.

The Running Event is seeking a range of speakers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds who are able to educate and inspire retailers at our 2021 conference and expo this November 30 to December 2 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Propose a session that will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities facing run specialty stores today, including such critical issues as how to deliver the best in-store experience, increase profitability, and adapt to changing consumer behavior.

Key Dates

  • Call for Education opens on June 1, 2021.
  • Submissions close on June 25, 2021.  
  • Speakers will be notified by August 1, 2021.

Speaking Opportunities

  • 45-minute session (single presenter)
  • 45-minute session (multiple presenters)
  • Keynote presentation
  • Workshop
  • Roundtable discussion

Speaker Benefits

In addition to solidifying your position as an industry thought leader, here are a few of the many benefits you will receive as a 2021 conference speaker:

  • One complimentary registration pass that provides access to all sessions, keynotes, networking functions, and the exhibit hall
  • Invaluable networking opportunities with other presenters
  • Photo and biography featured on The Running Event website
  • Session featured in marketing promotions and The Running Event Planner
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