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The Footwear Materials & Development Innovation Summit is focused on helping professionals better understand current and emerging materials and material developments at both a technical level as well as how to apply and execute materials and improve development.

Sessions and panels will be led by industry leaders, suppliers and professors with decades of material and development expertise. You can see a sample of speakers below. Some of the takeaways include:

  • Understanding New Materials and How To Execute Them
  • Insights into Material Costs and Quality Control
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Knitting
  • Textile, Leather, PU, and Midsole/Outsole Innovations
  • How To Start & Better Manage 3D Development Programs
  • Current Development Innovations Inside Footwear Companies
  • Lab Tours to See Material Innovation Firsthand

Gain the knowledge. Tour the labs. Network with peers.
Speaker Line Up:
Kerry Brozyna
Vice President & General Manager
Wolverine Leathers & Material Sourcing
Wolverine Worldwide
Scott Labbe
Vice President Product Development, Virtual Innovations, Advanced Concepts
Wolverine Worldwide
Chris Hillyer
Director of Innovation,
Deckers Brands
Dr. Trevor Little
Professor of Textile & Apparel Technology at NCSU
Thomas White
Senior Director of Footwear Material Innovation, Under Armour
Natacha Alpert
Director of Innovation,
Dr. Andre West
Asst. Professor of Textile & Apparel Technology at NCSU
Dr. Traci Lamar
Professor of Textile & Apparel Technology at NCSU
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