November 29 - December 1, 2022    •    Austin Convention Center    •    Austin, TX

Call For Education

Educate and Inspire at #TRE22

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

The Running Event is seeking thought leaders, industry professionals, and influencers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to educate and inspire retailers at our 2022 conference this November 29 to December 1 in Austin, Texas.

Propose a session that will provide actionable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing specialty retail stores today. From market trends and sales strategy to sustainable practices, inclusion, and hiring and retention, our team is looking for new viewpoints that will propel the industry forward. 

The 2023 Call for Education is now closed. Have questions about your submission? Email our conference team.

Key Dates

  • Call for Education opens on May 1, 2022.
  • Submissions close on May 31, 2022.  
  • Speakers will be notified by August 1, 2022.

Conference Speaking Opportunities

  • 45-minute session (single or multiple presenter)
  • Keynote presentation
  • 90-minute “Super Session”

Speaker Benefits

In addition to solidifying your position as an industry thought leader, here are a few of the many  other benefits you will receive as a 2022 conference speaker:

  • (1) 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 and mobile app
  • Session featured in marketing promotions and The Running Event Planner


  • Learn more by reading our latest press release
  • Ask our conference program test questions by email

Are you a 2022 Exhibitor?

Share your ideas or demo a product at the #TRE22 Theater.

#TRE22 Theater

This special activation provides an opportunity to give bite-sized presentations in the exhibit hall. See our Activations Kit for details.
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“Our goal for this year’s conference is to provide the most actionable education possible to professionals at all levels of experience in specialty retail and event management. As the run specialty industry continues to evolve and push boundaries, we’re searching for individuals who can offer the fresh viewpoints and tangible takeaways our audience requires for continued growth and success.”
Christina Henderson
Christina Henderson
Executive Director, The Running Event
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