Central/West CX 2019
Annual Regional Conference
July 21-23, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois


Central/West CX 2019

July 21-23, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois

NACAS Central and NACAS West are joining forces to co-host a CX conference that will deliver an exchange of campus-centric ideas, solutions, and connections.

Designed and delivered by your own professional peers, NACAS Central/West CX gives you the best opportunity to identify your needs, nurture relationships, and easily seek out the other campus service leaders that have similar interests, requirements, and visions for how to empower campus communities.


Connect with auxiliary services professionals, colleagues and business partners



Learn by attending keynotes and sessions full of great speakers



Experience what Chicago has to offer including our special conference events


Stay and Play

Swissotel Chicago

Stay in Downtown at Swissotel Chicago, which is an award winning, four-diamond, all-glass triangular luxury hotel. Ideally situated in the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and just steps away from exclusive shopping on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, with fabulous wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, Swissotel Chicago offers an exclusive setting with one of the city’s most prestigious addresses.

To make a reservation, please call (312) 565-0565 and state you are a part of the NACAS group. Conference rates starting at $199 per night.

And play in Chicago! There’s always something going down in Chi-Town including tours, spectator sports, shopping and many other attractions. For ideas, please visit ChooseChicago.com


Education Sessions, Events and More

Learn by attending keynotes and sessions full of great speakers and experience what Chicago has to offer including our special conference events.

Visit the full CX schedule.

For more information about Keynote Speakers, please see the Keynote Speaker Information.

Business Partners

Make Connections

Meet Business Partners and get new ideas, and make connections at the Business Partner Exhibit.

Visit the list of Business Partners for 2019 CX.

Business Partner Opportunities

Helping you grow your business in higher education landscapes

As key collaborators, content leaders, and sponsors, our Business Partners are essential to the CX experience. Learn about the opportunities available by visiting the Business Partner details.

Special Events

You Won't Want to Miss These Events

Opening Reception at Gino’s East

When you’ve settled into Chicago, there’s only one right way to highlight the occasion. It’s time to celebrate! Don’t miss the opening reception, which is the perfect way to recharge and reunite with your favorite industry peers. Enjoy Gino’s East Chicago-style deep dish, which is made the same way it was 50 years ago. Dinner will be included.

Campus Tour: University of Illinois at Chicago

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides you access to excellence and opportunity.

Closing Event: Mystic Blue Cruise

Come aboard and watch the sun set against the Chicago skyline while you enjoy panoramic views of the city and network with new friends and industry leaders. Cruise in a casual atmosphere with dining, dancing and unbeatable views. Dinner will be included.

For more information visit the schedule.

Institute for Leadership & Management

July 19-21, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois

Want to extend your learning journey? The Institute for Leadership & Management precedes the Central/West Conference in Chicago!

The Institute is for campus auxiliary service leaders working at management and director levels with oversight responsibilities. Learn more about the Institute and extend your stay in Chicago!

NOTE: You can add the Institute to your cart when you register for the Central/West CX conference. 

Registration Fees at a Glance

Early Bird
Member Rate

$375 (Before 6/1)

Member Rate

$425 (After 6/1)

Early Bird Non-Member Rate

$425 (Before 6/1)

Standard Non-Member Rate

$475 (After 6/1)