NACAS Central CX 2018
Annual Regional Conference
June 24-27, 2018 | Kansas City, MO


NACAS Central CX

Join us for a unique experience engaging your peers.

The NACAS Central CX conference provides the central region’s premier exchange of campus-centric ideas, solutions, and connections. Designed and delivered by your own professional peers, NACAS Central CX gives you the best opportunity to isolate your needs, nurture relationships, and easily seek out other campus service leaders that have similar interests, requirements, and visions for how to empower campus communities.

Apply for a NACAS Central Scholarship to help offset the cost of attendance!

Kansas City, MO | June 24-27, 2018


Education, Special Events, and More!

CONNECT with other auxiliary service professionals through four days of keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking breaks, social events, and tours.

There will be sessions focusing on a variety of topics vital to auxiliary services. Conference planning will shift into high gear in early spring, so please check back for more information.

Business Partners

Helping you grow your business in higher education landscapes.

As key collaborators, content leaders, and sponsors, our Business Partners are essential to the Central CX experience. Learn about the special events and opportunities available for Business Partners.


Overflow hotel information below

There are still a few rooms left at the the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Some nights may not be available, so please refer to the overflow hotel list below.

Hilton President Kansas City
TEL: +1-816-221-9490

Hotel Aladdin
TEL: +1-816-421-8888

Crowne Plaza
TEL:  +1-816-474-6664

Courtyard Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center
TEL: +1-816-221-7400

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ambrose | President, University of Central Missouri

“The Next New Normal For Higher Education”

Dr. Charles M. Ambrose became the University of Central Missouri’s 15th president Aug. 1, 2010. A career educator who is a fervent advocate of servant leadership and engaged learning, he is committed to promoting academic quality, excellence in teaching, and the collegiate experience.

Dr. Ambrose provided leadership for the university’s new Strategic Governance for Student Success Model, and led a review process designed to provide a stronger, more viable educational experience for students, while cutting operational costs and maximizing institutional effectiveness. Under his direction, the campus initiated a new strategic positioning platform to provide a more articulated understanding of the vision and core values of UCM, and help guide the institution in establishing its future priorities to reach the university’s fullest potential.

Dr. Ambrose will share his expertise with a presentation, “The Next New Normal For Higher Education”, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at NACAS Central CX18.

Show Me! The Roasterie

June 26, 2018 | Kansas City, MO

Join us as Danny O’Neill — super taster and founder of the trendsetting The Roasterie — gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to roast some of the best coffee on the planet. Buckle up for an unforgettable evening and closingcelebration!

The menu has been selected by Inspired Occasions, Kansas City’s number one premier caterer. Happy hour will feature the Aviator Cocktail, locally brewed beers, wines and mineral water. Enjoy local cheese selections from Green Dirt Farms and a charcuterie display from the City Market. Delicious grilled and roasted locally grown produce will be served at a carving station.

What else can you expect from this event?

  • Celebrate KC’s own jazz king Charlie “Bird” Parker with McCormick Bourbon and orange-brined capons.
  • Reminisce over the old KC stockyards while enjoying tender smoked Midwest tenderloin carved tableside.
  • Tempt your taste buds with Asian delights such as handcrafted steamed buns and mini bánh mì.
  • Relax in the cupping room with flambéed LaMar’s doughnut holes and Shatto Milk.

Top off the night with a tour of The Roasterie. This event is guaranteed to get all of your senses flying!

Registration Fees at a Glance

Member (6/27)


Day (6/27)


Guest (6/27)


Retired (6/27)


Children (6/27)