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.

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

Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  |  Diversity & Inclusion

May 6, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm EST

WEBINAR  | Biobased Materials: The Ingredient for More Sustainable Footwear

May 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

DIGITAL CONFERENCE  |  Footwear Product Safety

May 26, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm EST

WEBINAR  |  National Shoe Sustainability Consumer Survey Results

May 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

On-Demand Digital Events

ON-DEMAND  |  Footwear IP Digital Summit

Register for on-demand access to this 2021 series content

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

Otabo Shares Top Strategies to Scale Footwear Manufacturing

Exclusive Footwear Marketplace Insights

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Innovative Pathways to Traceability & Sustainability

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Footwear Retail Roundtable—NEW Shoe Consumer Trends as We Emerge From COVID

AAFF Forum Event

Footwear Retail Roundtable—2020 Holiday Sales Forecast

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

Footwear Retail Roundtable: The Future of Footwear Retail

Romans CAD Platform and the New Footwear Informational Model

How Crocs Mitigates Market Conditions with PLM

Past Events

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WEBINAR  |  Shoe Circularity Strategies—How to Walk the Talk

January 28, 2021

WORKING GROUP CALL  |  Diversity & Inclusion

April 1, 2021

INDUSTRY CALL  |  Corporate Planning for Next COVID Phase

February 4, 2021

WORKING GROUP MEETING   |  Digital Customs & Trade Event

January 14, 2021

WEBINAR  |  Certifying Your Shoe Sustainability Claims

April 14, 2021

*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.