Professional Development & Events

FDRA is the footwear industry’s leading educator, hosting a variety of events from webinars to major summits that focus on industry challenges, best practices, and common solutions. When you’re involved in FDRA and participate in events, you stay connected and empowered to navigate the constantly changing global footwear landscape.


MEMBERS: Register for our Member Weekly Check-In! Tuesdays at 2:00 pm EST

Upcoming Events


WEBINAR  |  Innovative Pathways to Traceability & Sustainability

March 4, 2021
2:00 pm EST

30-MIN WEBINAR  |  Exclusive Footwear Marketplace Insights

March 18, 2021
2:00 pm EST


WEBINAR  |  Shoe Circularity Strategies

April 14, 2021
2:00 pm EST


DIGITAL SUMMIT  |  Footwear IP Digital Summit

April 26–27, 2021
Beginning at 10:00 am EST

On-Demand Digital Events

ON-DEMAND  |  FDRA’s Global Shoe Sourcing e-Series

Register for on-demand access to this 2021 series content

ON-DEMAND  |  FDRA’s Shoe Supply Chain Digital Summit

On-demand access for 2020 registered attendees

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital Shoe Sustainability Summit

Register for on-demand access to this 2020 series content

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series

Register for on-demand access to this 2020 series content


ON-DEMAND  |  Footwear Retail Roundtable—NEW Shoe Consumer Trends as We Emerge From COVID

ON-DEMAND  |  AAFF Forum Event

ON-DEMAND  |  Footwear Retail Roundtable—2020 Holiday Sales Forecast

ON-DEMAND  |  Dan Post Boot Camp: Digital Product Testing Drives Speed, Sell-in, and New Style Success

ON-DEMAND  |  The Future of Footwear Retail: A Roundtable Discussion

ON-DEMAND  |  Romans CAD Platform and the New Footwear Informational Model

ON-DEMAND  |  How Crocs Mitigates Market Conditions with PLM

Professional Development

Visit the Center for Digital Professional Development Center for Footwear Professionals in Transition

Past Events

INDUSTRY CALL  |  Corporate Planning for Next COVID Phase

February 4, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

FDRA MEMBERS ONLY  |  Digital Customs & Trade Event

January 14, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

WEBINAR  |  Certifying Your Shoe Sustainability Claims

January 28, 2021
2:00 pm EST

*Refund policy for FDRA events:

FDRA will issue no refunds for cancelled registrations for its summits less than 14 days prior to the event date (this includes any event, digital included). FDRA members can transfer their registration to another attendee for the same event. Any questions on this policy should be directed to Andy Polk.