November 28 - 30, 2023 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

Simple Steps To Make Your Store More Inclusive

Have you ever been told someone felt intimidated to come into your store? That they weren’t sure if they belong there? If so, this session is for you. Learn simple, attainable ways to invite and attract new customers to your store. We’ll provide straightforward steps that will make your outreach and your store environment more welcoming to beginner […]

Next Gen Program: Is your Business Prepared for Succession?

A glimpse into the personal and professional challenges involved with succession Whether near or distant future, family is involved or not, developing a succession plan and being prepared for the many challenging aspects of transition will help ensure the legacy of the business you worked hard to build. Our speaker, Pete Mohr of Shoetopia, and […]

TRE Plus: Education for Brand Personnel

Leadership 101 and 201 The success and longevity of your organization depends on consistently delivering your brand-promise products and services to your customers every time. The leader’s job is to make that happen through people and processes.  In this session, we will show how high-performing leaders create the environment where people and processes can be […]

How to Leverage Vendor Relationships and Local Partnerships to Drive Participation

At Pacers Running, Elyse Braner, Director of People + Culture and Community Marketing, and Sam Burmester, Community Lead, have been pioneering best-in-class community engagement and outreach work that addresses inclusion and access in running and fostering authentic and impactful relationships between brands and local communities. They are joined by Altra’s Tom Taylor, Senior Manager, Go […]

Building Careers at Specialty

As stores grow and ownership matures, creating a viable career track for the next generation rises as a chief topic. This session will provide store leaders with tactics they can use to reposition their business to attract the next generation of talent. Key Takeaways:

Panel: Meet the Best Running Stores Finalists

Join us for a moderated discussion with the top four finalists of the Best Running Stores awards program. The Best Running Stores awards program celebrates the stores leading by example in the run specialty industry—the retailers who continually show their commitment to their customers, employees, and community. Leaders among their peers, these stores are always […]

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