East CX 2019 Schedule

Saturday 6/1/19

Time

Name

Location

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Virginia Beach Pirate Ship

Kick off the beginning of East CX by setting sail on the Lost Pearl! The Lost Pearl was custom built to strict U.S. Coast Guard requirements and is a perfect replica of a 65 ft Spanish Galleon, complete with a 20ft beam.

Enjoy libations and merriment — and maybe spot a dolphin or two! — on this seafaring journey!

Sunday 6/2/19

Time

Name

Location

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Making the Most of your NACAS Membership

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Join Corey Salem, NACAS Director of Member Engagement, as he shares how you can take advantage of all the association has to offer.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

President's Welcome Reception

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Opening Dinner/Keynote Speaker

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Brad Snyder is a retired US Navy EOD officer who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After a battlefield injury that resulted in complete blindness, Brad began his second career as a US Paralympian. Brad has competed at two Paralympic Games, earning five Gold medals, two Silver medals, and a World Record in all.

Brad has gained an immense amount of insight and wisdom from his intense experiences on the battlefields of the War on Terror, and in the fields of Paralympic competition. Here are some takeaways East CX attendees can expect to get from Brad’s session:

  • Perspective is powerful and leveraging a positive outlook can take us farther than we ever imagined.
  • Our minds and bodies have limitations far beyond what we might expect, and the only way to truly know is to explore and breakdown those boundaries.
  • We all function better as a part of a community, rather than as an individual.
  • Virtue is not something we are born with, but something we can only hope to attain or understand through persistent hard work.

Brad aims to share as much of this insight as possible with the hopes of empowering others to pursue excellence, and believes that in doing so, they will find true happiness.

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Networking - Hospitality Reception

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Monday 6/3/19

Time

Name

Location

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (with Flip-a-Coin!)

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Here’s your chance to win a prize and donate to a worthy cause!  How does it work?  After “purchasing” a special bead necklace, eligible participants stand and are asked to put one hand on either their “head” or their “tail.”  A coin is flipped, and participants whose choice of “head” or “tail” matches the coin flip remain standing.  The process repeats until one person remains standing.

A prize, typically donated by one of the NACAS business partners, is given to the winner. Proceeds from the “sale” of the bead necklaces help support the work of the NACAS Foundation.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

General Session 1: Bart Berkey

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Speaker: Bart Berkey
Monday General Session

Most People Don’t, So You Should

Recognized as one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing,” Bart will inspire members of NACAS by sharing his passion. As a sales leader and former recruiter, his personal mission for the past twenty-five years has been to seek excellence, purpose, and balance for himself and others.

Bart has delivered his message to thousands and continues to instill positivity to those looking to differentiate themselves and their organizations from others. His first book, “Most People Don’t” has been published and offers another resource to help others maximize their lives.

Attend this general session to:

  • Realize the importance of your work and how you influence the lives of others
  • Create better teamwork among your groups
  • Understand fulfillment and the hidden benefits of “doing” for others
  • Accomplish the most important things in your life and how to overcome the greatest obstacles
  • Hit “pause” to think strategically
  • Prioritize tasks based on benefits of doing and consequences of not doing
  • Allow yourself to “live in the present”
  • Learn why showing kindness is better than being right
  • Encourage people to take initiativeMake an impact by “surprising” others

10:10 - 11:00 a.m.

Various Rooms

11:10 - 12:00 p.m.

Town Hall

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Exhibitor Lunch

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Expo (with Lunch)

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Various Rooms

3:45 - 4:15

Beverage Break

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

4:00 - 4:50

Various Rooms

7:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Networking - Hospitality Reception

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Tuesday 6/4/19

Time

Name

Location

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

General Session 2

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Over one million international students are currently studying in the United States. International students make significant financial contributions to American college campuses. Yet, less known are the challenges that international students often face while studying abroad. In this session, Dr. Autry will share insights into the overall development of international students in the U.S., the common struggles that international students encounter, and how auxiliary services can better support the international student experience on our campuses.

ABOUT: Dr. Elisa Zhai Autry is the co-founder and Executive Director at the Washington Center for International Education (WCIE), a Washington based non-profit organization that is committed to international students’ growth and study abroad success. As a trained sociologist, Dr. Autry combines her years of academic expertise on China and the global Chinese diaspora with her passion for international education and non-profit management. She actively engages in the international education communities in the U.S. and Asia, linking academic studies to best educational practices and policy circles in Washington. In addition to her work at WCIE, Dr. Autry teaches regularly as a professor in universities in the D.C. area, including the Catholic University of America and the George Mason University.

Prior to her work at WCIE, Dr. Autry held various roles at think tanks and organizations in Washington, D.C.  During her time at the US-China Education Trust (USCET), Dr. Autry worked with students, educators, and administrators from over 75 Asian universities. She led programs on American society and culture in East Asia, facilitated international conferences, and managed relationships with partners and stakeholders.  Dr. Autry also served as a program officer and a global fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), leading IGE’s programs in China, where she partnered with academics, government officials, and civic communities to implement global religious freedom initiatives.

Before coming to Washington, Dr. Autry was an assistant professor of sociology at Miami University. She helped Miami launch its Asian/Asian American Studies program, creating its global themed curricula and strengthening the school’s efforts toward increased internationalization. Dr. Autry received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin and B.A. from Peking University. She and her family live in Alexandria, Virginia.

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Various Rooms

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting (with Lunch)

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Join the NACAS East leadership for the annual business meeting to hear updates on the latest details within NACAS East. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m.

Various Rooms

3:10 - 4:00 p.m.

Various Rooms

4:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Networking - Hospitality Reception

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Closing Event (with Dinner)

The Shack

ABOUT: The Shack exists as a retreat—an oasis smack dab in the middle of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Like any good oasis,The Shack comes to life to the sway of the palms, the toss of a cornhole bag, and the refreshment of your favorite dive bar/watering hole. All to the pumping beat of great music, neighborhood festivals and the chatter of good friends. The Shack is Virginia Beach’s newest social network.

EAT: What’s a little R&R without some goodness to chow down on? The Shack has it’s own food cart, run by @getstuffedvb and specializes in tacos, burritos and daily specials. To delight to the foodie in us all, their little taco cart puts love in the creation of homemade sauces, hand-rolled burritos and seasonally curated daily specials to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients around.

PLAY: Flowing into nearly every corner of The Shack property, and nestled under the palms and live oaks, you’ll find lawn games galore! Grab a drink court side (bocce, that is) or try your luck at jumbo jenga, table tennis, shuffleboard, life-size beer pong, checkers and more! If games aren’t your thing, you can also relax in one of the Nicaraguan porch swings or lounge by a cozy fire pit. All games are free and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Wednesday 6/5/19

Time

Name

Location

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Old Dominion University

Campus Tour
Old Dominion University
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Old Dominion University (ODU), located in the coastal city of Norfolk, is Virginia’s entrepreneurial-minded doctoral research university with more than 24,000 students, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.

On the ODU tour, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and learn more about the day-to-day operations of the university’s top auxiliary services units, including:

  • Webb University Center
  • Dining Services (Raising Cane’s, The Den by Denny’s, and P.O.D. Market Village)
  • Broderick Dining Commons
  • Barry Art Museum
  • University Village Bookstore

Details: $10 fee. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

The campus tour is an add-on event. Make sure to select it as you are going through the registration process.