Conference running order

2019 Independant Shoemakers Conference


9.00 Am Registration Please Note this event is TICKET ONLY


9.30 Am Bill Bird Re- Apprentice Talk regarding students Sample Shoe

Voting for the best sample Shoe/Boot will Continue through the day



10.00-10.45 Am Master Classes Begin


Jim McCormack / Pump Stitch 

Mariano Crespo /  Edge Finishing by hand


10.45-11:30 Swop Classes repeating


11.30 Tea/Coffee Break


12.00-12.45  Lisa Sorrell Talking About

How To Be A Good Teacher     


12.45 13.45 Lunch Break


13.45-14.30 Steve Lowe / Bespoke Shoe Trees And Lasts


14.30-15.30 Dan Wegan / Nues Benavent Patina on Exotic Leather    


15.30-16.00 Tea/Coffee Break


16.00-16.30 Philip Taylor Managing client expectations


16.30-16.45 Jayne West re Apprentices British Footwear Association


16.45-17.00 Ross Woodward Shoemakers.ORG


17.00-17.30 round up Q&A Finish Conference


18.30-19.00 Glass of Fizz &  Gala Dinner if Attending    


20.30-21.00 Speeches & Awards 


21.00-12.30am Shoe music quiz, drinks and shoe talk