Convention Schedule

Continuing Education Units

NEW THIS YEAR: SSIA's convention has been approved for up to 7.5 CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. A breakdown of CEUs is noted below in red next to each session. Make sure to ask at the registration desk how you can get these CEUs.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

7 a.m. – Exhibitor Set-Up
In order to give exhibitors the proper time needed to set up, wholesalers, repairers, and retailers will not be permitted in the exposition hall during set-up. The SSIA thanks you in advance for your cooperation.
Salons C/D

7 a.m. – Registration Desk Opens
Foyer outside of Salons C/D

8 a.m. - Seminar - Machinery Maintenance -
Pat Dommange, Landis International (1 ABC CEU, Category 1)
Tips from the experts on maintaining the machines that are critical to your business.
Terrace 1

9 a.m. - Seminar - Hiking Boot Repair and Cup Soling Techniques -
Dan Frappier, Heels N Soles (1 ABC CEU, Category 1)
Tips on turning climbing shoes into a profit center for your shop.
Terrace 1

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - SSIA Annual Business Meeting
SSIA members only. If you are not an SSIA member, click here to join.
Salons A/B

11:30 a.m. - Seminar  - Choosing and Fitting the Correct Shoe Last
Lisa Sorrell, Sorrell Notions & Findings (.5 ABC CEU, Category 1)
Lisa is a master bootmaker and fine artist whose canvas is the cowboy boot. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from this premier craftsperson.
Terrace 1

12 p.m. – Wholesaler Exhibit Preview
In order to give manufacturers/suppliers the proper time needed to spend with your wholesalers, repairers will not be permitted in the exposition hall until 1 PM.
Salons C/D

1 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Opens to All (1 ABC CEU, Category 2, Ask for Exhibit Hall Attendance Credit Application at the Registration Desk)
Salons C/D

3 p.m. - First SSIA Shine Off
The three finalists in SSIA's first Shine Off will compete live on the show floor to see who takes home the top prize.
Salons C/D

5 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Closes

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Reception and Awards Presentation
Meet the winners of SSIA's first Shine Off and Pimp that Shoe competition.
Sky Room (12th floor of the hotel)

Sunday, July 14, 2024

8 a.m. - Seminar - Material Identification
Rick Sevier (1 ABC CEU, Category 1)
Material identification is critical to the bonding process. Pick up some tips on how to make sure you get a bond that works.
Terrace 1

9 a.m. - Seminar - Bonding Techniques
Jim McFarland, McFarland's Shoe Repair (1 ABC CEU, Category 1)
Expanding on the previous seminar, Jim will offer more bonding tips from his decades of experience.
Terrace 1

10am - Exhibit hall opens to all.
Salons C/D

2pm - Exhibit Hall Closes

2pm - 5 pm - Pedorthic Shoe Technician Primer (3 ABC CEUs, Category 1)
Rick Sevier
Earn CEUs for your C.Ped. certification with this certificate course. The objective of this course is to provide the learner with a foundational overview of the “why’s and how’s” of shoe modifications to address medical conditions.
1. Introduction
2. Basic Anatomy
3. Basics of gait
4. Common Pathologies
5. Role of the Pedorthic Shoe Technician
6. Copying vs Functional Mods
7. Pathology / Shoe Mod Solution
8. Referral sources
9. Next steps

Course is free for SSIA members and $75 for nonmembers. If you are not a member, you can click here to join.
Terrace 1

2pm – 6pm - Exhibitor Break Down

The SSIA reserves the right to change or cancel any seminar, presenter, or re schedule any other events without notice at the discretion of the SSIA board of directors.