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


About Chicago

There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, including toursspectator sportsshopping and many other attractions. See what Chicago has to offer:

Stay and Play

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.

Chicago is a popular summer destination so book your hotel room early.  Rates start at only $199 per night.

Book online for the NACAS Central/West Conference.

Call for Programs

Deadline is February 15, 2019

NACAS Central & West invites you to play an essential role in our regional conference. We invite members to share their expertise, creativity, and ideas by presenting at this joint-regional conference on July 21-23 in Chicago, IL.

All sessions will be scheduled for 60 minutes. Selected programs will demonstrate the greatest potential for contributing to the learning experience of the attendees and relate to the content pertinent to competencies needed by auxiliary services professionals and the CASP certification program including:

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Business Innovations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Student Development
  • Best Practices/Successful Operational Procedures
  • Marketing, Communications, and Business Relations
  • Operational Areas: Physical Facilities, Parking & Transportation, Food Services/Dining, Bookstores, Card Services, Commercial/Retail, Housing, and Student Unions

Submit a Call for Programs online! 

Opening Reception and Dinner

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: 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.

For more information visit the schedule.

Closing Banquet and Dinner

Mystic Blue Cruises

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.

For more information visit the schedule.

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.

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.