November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

The Past and Future of Running is Local

Running is a dichotomy of community and individual sport. Running is universal and sits at the center of mental and physical health. It is a solo endeavor that builds community. Sounds like local retail, right? The world has changed, but the human desire to run and be part of a community has not. By focusing […]

Right to Run Panel | Presented by On

Swiss sportswear brand On has spent 2021 developing their first-ever Social Impact Partnerships program titled Right to Run. This program will be will be launching early 2022, and the Right to Run panel will feature On’s current Right to Run partners who are aligned with their mission of protecting and preserving runner’s fundamental right to […]

How to Survive & Thrive in the Digital Revolution

There’s no denying the digital revolution continues to change how customers engage with their favorite retailers. These days, embracing a digital strategy is a must, and eCommerce alone won’t cut it. So what’s the secret? Join Rob Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at the Run Free Project to find out how the right digital strategy brings […]

Activating Compression Sportswear

Learn about the secret of true compression technology and what it means for the new product category of activating sportswear, exclusively owned by CEP. Session Sponsored by: CEP Compression

The Running Community and a Business Case for Belonging

Saucony will host Global Bridgebuilders to discuss innovation through inclusion. The successful brands of tomorrow will be those that create authentic connection, giving customers a sense of real belonging and unlocking unprecedented scale as a result. Session Sponsored by: Saucony

Enhance Team Effectiveness Through Strategic Communication

One of the most important elements of effective leadership is creating an open line of communication with your team members. This is now more critical than ever as we lean into new opportunities to engage and create a high performing team. This workshop will help participants ask the right questions of themselves, increase their communication effectiveness […]

“How Am I Doing?” Using Industry Benchmarks and Peer-Sharing to Grow Your Business

Knowing how you stand and how you are tracking is half the battle. Utilizing Cadence, the industry’s most dynamic benchmarking tool, this session will deep dive into key retail metrics, identify “what good looks like”, and offer opportunity for peer-sharing of successes and tricks to improve our businesses. Presented by Running Industry Association

Who will Win the Race? The Running Market in a Post-Pandemic World

Once we are past the pandemic, what will retailing look like? Will online shopping continue and where will it peak? What is the role and future for brick & mortar retailing? What innovations did we see during the pandemic and which will stick? What are the factors to monitor and navigate in 2021 to be […]

Professional Athlete Panel: A Discussion on the Future of Track and Field

Please join us for the Professional Athlete Panel where you’ll hear how to better use professional athlete’s in your marketing space from the athletes themselves. Keturah Orji, Nikki Hiltz, and Colleen Quigley talk about their personal stories and their perspectives of track and field marketing. Moderated By: Mac Fleet Featuring: Colleen Quigley, Keturah Orji, and […]

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