Business Partner Forum Schedule

October 7, 2020 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET



1:00 - 1:15 p.m. ET

Welcome & Intro

Speaker: Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. ET

The Business Partner Panel is back! Whether you attended the summer session or are new to the forum this fall, you’ll have much to gain from campus insights. Prior to starting the fall semester, there were many challenges and unknowns that required critical leadership and business savvy. These decisions ensure student safety and success remain at the forefront. Traditionally, campus operators and business partners deliver the experiences students have come to know and expect. But now more than ever, flexibility and resilience are crucial as we adapt to a new, changing environment. Hear how you can continue to grow in your partnerships with a firsthand look at the pain points campuses are still experiencing, how their fall reopening plans have worked (or not), and hopes for the spring semester.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET

Break 1: C3X Expo - Learn More!

Curious about exhibiting opportunities at C3X? During this break, Kennedy Turner, Business Development with NACAS will give an overview of this year’s exhibiting philosophy with a breakdown of the options available to you. Get excited about all the possibilities that await with the virtual platform!

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. ET

Chick-Fil-A: Campus Reopening Playbook

Regardless of your auxiliary area, campus reopening plans must be robust yet adaptable with ever-changing student needs. Chick-fil-A will give a brief overview of the reentry program applied across their campuses with insight into their initial execution of the outcomes they saw. Learn about the information they gathered — from trends to best practices and lessons learned and how they were able to adapt to change without compromising their brand.

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Break 2: C3X Expo - See a Demo!

Get a sneak peek of the C3X Virtual Exhibit Hall as Joanna Kessling and Kennedy Turner give a quick tour and highlight the exhibitor guide.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. ET

In this panel discussion, you will hear directly from students about their perception so far as it relates to the on-campus experience in the midst of a pandemic. Find out what they miss the most this semester, how their outlook on higher education has been impacted, and what causes them the most psychological stress. You will leave with a better understanding of students’ holistic needs as we progress further into the fall.

4:45 - 5:00 p.m. ET

Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

Speaker: Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO