West Conference 2018
June 3-5, 2018 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


NACAS West Conference

June 3-5, 2018 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Take the opportunity to hear great keynote speakers, participate in result-oriented sessions, network with colleagues and business partners, and create connections that will enhance your business/auxiliary services. The 2018 conference will be held at the Best Western Plus in the beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where you can enjoy lake activities and views. Apply for a NACAS West Conference Scholarship to attend.

More information to be announced soon.

About Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is a world renowned destination for vacation, business, and fun, overlooking a stunning alpine lake in a vibrant, friendly downtown lakeside atmosphere.

Business Partner Opportunities

Our Business Partners are essential to the NACAS West Conference experience, as key collaborators, content leaders, and sponsors. Learn about the special events and opportunities provided to Business Partners.

Call for Programs

NACAS 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 regional conference on June 3-5, 2018 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


NACAS West is looking for 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, Food Services, Bookstores, Card Services, Commercial/Retail, and Student Unions


To submit a proposal or find more information please visit the website.


The Call for Programs deadline has been extended to Friday, February 9, 2018.


The 2018 conference will be held at the Best Western Plus in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Best Western Plus hotel $139/night plus tax

Reservations are via phone only for the discounted rate and group room block
Phone # is 208-765-3200 and reference the NACAS West group rate.

Complimentary WiFi, parking, and breakfast is included in the discounted rate.



Spokane International Airport- 37 miles from the hotel

Contact hotel for transportation, Uber, or Coeur d’Alene Taxi (208-676-8294) or Limovan, which is $69 round trip from the hotel (must make reservations 5 days in advance)



Sunday, June 3, 2018 (Gonzaga University & North Idaho College)

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Campus Tour

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  – Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Conference Welcome & Keynote

2:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sessions & Town Hall

6:30 p.m. – Lake Coeur d’Alene Boat Cruise

Join us for our opening event of sightseeing of Lake Coeur d ‘Alene. The boat cruise provides a great mix of scenery, local history and wildlife watching. You’ll learn about points of interest on Lake Coeur d’Alene, such as the gorgeous lake homes and the world’s only floating golf green.

Dinner will provided.

For more information, please visit: cdacruises.com. 


Monday, June 4, 2018 (Best Western Plus Hotel)

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sessions and Business Partner Exhibit Hall

5:30 p.m. – Dinner on Your Own – Enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s Cuisine


Tuesday, June 5, 2108 (Best Western Plus Hotel)

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sessions and Business Meeting

6:00 p.m. – Closing banquet at Elk Point

Join us for the closing event at Elk Point, which has breathtaking scenery views of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Dinner and music will be provided.

For more information, please visit: http://elkpt.com/events/.

Registration Desk (Best Western Plus Hotel):

Saturday June 2, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 3, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, June 4, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


More information to come.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robert Sevier, Senior Vice President for Strategy at Stamats Higher Education Marketing

Matthew Scruggs, Senior National Account Executive for Channel Business Development at Starbucks

Melanie Corey-Ferrini, CEO of Dynamik