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 Digital Events

DIGITAL  | FDRA’s Exclusive 2020 Election Preview With CNN’s Politics Reporter Chris Cillizza

FDRA Members Only Webinar
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2:00 pm EST

ONLINE  |  FDRA’s Shoe Supply Chain Digital Summit

Digital Series
October 13–15, 2020

DIGITAL  |  FDRA’s Digital Sustainability Roundtable

Digital Roundtable
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1:00 pm EST

DIGITAL  |  Footwear Retail Roundtable—2020 Holiday Sales Forecast

Digital Roundtable
Thursday, October 29, 2020
2:00 pm EST

On-Demand Digital Events

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital Shoe Sustainability Summit

Register for on-demand access to this series content through 2020

ON-DEMAND  |  Global Shoe Sourcing Digital Series

Register for on-demand access to this series content through 2020

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series

Register for on-demand access to this series content through 2020

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

DIGITAL  |  The Material Show

July 15–August 15 (Material Online Showcase),  July 21–23 (Networking and Live Webinars)

ONLINE  |  Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

August 10, 2020

WEBINAR  |  Legal Guidelines for Marketing Shoe Sustainability

May 14, 2020

WEBINAR  |  Accelerating duty savings for footwear companies during an economic downturn

May 4, 2020

Product Safety Working Group Virtual Meeting (FDRA Members Only)

April 16, 2020

FDRA Sustainability Roundtable

Boston  |  February 6, 2020

FDRA’s Digital Trade Meeting

January 29, 2020

*Refund policy for FDRA events:

FDRA will issue no refunds for cancelled registrations for its summits less than 30 days prior to the event date (this includes FDRA’s executive summit in DC, Asia summit, sourcing summit, materials and innovation summit, and FTDC). There are no refunds issued for cancelled registrations less than 48 hours from workshops. FDRA members can transfer their registration to another attendee for the same event.  Any questions on this policy should be directed to Andy Polk.