C3X 2018 Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time

Event

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Canada Day

Canadian institution professionals only. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Canada Day delivers an all-day workshop that invites Canadian institution professionals to exchange ideas, trends, and updates in the Canadian higher education landscape. This targeted event convenes members from across all provinces to collaborate in a culturally relevant and welcoming environment. Whether it is your first or 20th Canada Day, you will certainly make new connections and uncover gems of knowledge to bring back to your campus. The workshop is interactive and the “Cross-Canada Check-up” encourages members to discuss hot topics and seek solutions to those issues that others may have already resolved. Programming for this event is designed by the Canadian Committee.


This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include Canada Day as you register for C3X.

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Senior Executive Workshop Presented by Chartwells

Includes lunch.

Designed for senior and executive-level campus services professionals, this year’s C3X Senior Executives Pre-Conference Workshop will focus on leadership skills that foster a workplace that is collaborative and inclusive and results in effective partnerships and successful operations.

The session will open with a joint pre-conference luncheon followed by a workshop led by Rita LaRue, President & Senior Business Consultant, LARGO Consulting Services, llc, who will guide attendees through a variety of activities and explore ways leaders can develop strong relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members that results in a positive and productive culture within the dynamic environment of higher education. Our sponsor, Chartwells Higher Education, will conclude the workshop with a presentation of their exclusive campus dining research findings and how this data and insight may be used to create engaging spaces and services. The day will close with a shared reception with Emerging Professionals workshop attendees and business partners. Please join us for this opportunity to explore and enhance your role as a campus leader!

Rita LaRue, President & Senior Business Consultant, LARGO Consulting Services, llc, has over two decades of experience in developing revenue streams, achieving operational effectiveness, transforming the customer experience and implementing change management strategies in support of an organization’s goals. Throughout her career, Rita has successfully created and implemented services and programs built on strong partnerships, versatile business acumen and continuous improvement strategies. Highlights include oversight of facilities comprising 2.5M square feet, an annual budget exceeding $100M, increasing revenue streams over 40% in less than five years, and leading a diverse team of over 600 people.

This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include the workshop as you register for C3X.

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals Workshop

Includes lunch.

The Emerging Professionals Workshop is designed to facilitate social and developmental opportunities for auxiliary services professionals in the first five years of their career. The program creates a fun and accessible platform for attendees to build a strong network of colleagues and advance their careers. Opening up with a luncheon, participants will have the opportunity to hear from speakers and participate in a workshop to develop an understanding of long-term opportunities for a career in auxiliary services. Presented by Mark Hall, Vice President of Spelman Johnson, Mark will lead participants through a discussion of the position auxiliary services occupies within higher education, the critical skills for success in the field and the experiences professionals need to advance to a senior leadership role. Mark will provide specific insights on career advancement based on his discussions with Presidents and CFO’s at a diverse group of institutions. The session will feature open discussions on the perception of auxiliary services within higher education and opportunities to network with Senior Level Professionals at a joint reception.

Mark A. Hall is the Vice President of Spelman Johnson in Easthampton, Massachusetts, a leadership search firm exclusively dedicated to serving institutions of higher education. Mark pairs 20 years of experience in finance and auxiliaries in higher education having served as Vice President for Finance & Administration at Columbia College, Assistant Vice President at the University of Central Florida, and Director of the university center at Wake Forest University. Mark has served two terms as vice-chair of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) board of directors, and was president of the South Region of NACAS. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, a M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a MBA from University of Central Florida. Most recently, Mark served as chief financial officer of NACA and president of its subsidiary company, The Fluent Group.

This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include the workshop as you register for C3X.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

C3X Registration

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CASP Study Group 1 - An Overview

This program is geared toward those who plan on taking the CASP exam in 2019 and beyond. Attendees will get a high-level overview of the program and will learn what it takes to earn the prestigious CASP title.


This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include the study group as you register for C3X.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CASP Study Group 2 - Test Prep

This program is geared toward those who plan on taking the CASP exam in Orlando, Florida at C3X. Attendees will get access to resources to help master exam content areas, tips for decreasing test anxiety, and will have the opportunity to bond with other auxiliary professionals who are on the same path to certification.


This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include the study group as you register for C3X.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Pre-Conference Reception

Registered attendees of the Senior Executives and Emerging Professionals pre-conference workshops are invited to start the day with a joint-luncheon. Attendees will hear from speakers from Virginia Commonwealth University, Stephen Barr, CASP and Jay Phinizy, CASP, MDA.

Now Presenting: Presentation Design

As content experts, auxiliary professionals often find themselves presenting on the front line, whether that be at small internal meetings or large campus-wide events. Virginia Commonwealth University’s Stephen Barr and Jay Phinizy will share techniques to help you design stunning presentations that showcase your ideas, achievements and innovations.

This session will provide an introduction to the three core parts of exceptional presentation design: 1) Crafting your presentation’s story and structure to make it compelling and memorable. 2) Designing your presentation using fundamental graphic design principles to ensure that your presentation is visually engaging and does not distract your audience. 3) Preparing for and delivering your presentation and how to avoid the most common presentation missteps.

Audience members of all experience levels will leave with resources and inspiration to help them craft outstanding presentations.

Pre-conference workshop attendees only.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

50 Years of Service Reception

Invitation Only

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time

Event

7:30 am - 1:00 p.m.

NACAS Foundation Robert "Bob" DeMoss Golf Tournament

Join us at the Rosen Shingle Creek golf course to soak up some sun and compete in a scramble style golf tournament. Proceeds from this event go to the NACAS Foundation.


This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include the golf tournament as you register for C3X.

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Sunrise Yoga

Get up early and stretch your muscles before the education starts stretching your brain!

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

CASP Exam

Only approved applicants may sit for the exam.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

C3X Registration

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

C3X Lounge - Presented by Sodexo

Come and relax after registration and throughout the annual conference, courtesy of Sodexo. Open for all attendees during registration hours.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Opening General Session Presented by Ricoh

Listen to former astronaut/pro-football player Leland Melvin tell his story of overcoming career challenges at NASA and the NFL. Hear his fascinating story of perseverance and how he ultimately traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station.

Leland is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space. The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored his athletic and academic accomplishments by placing his Detroit Lions jersey under glass in Canton, Ohio. Through these professional experiences working on high stakes teams, he developed a deep and nuanced understanding of effective team dynamics.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NACAS Foundation Donor Reception (Invitation Only)

Invitation only.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First-Timers' Reception (Invitation Only)

Invitation only.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception Presented by Aramark

Located at Top Golf.

When you’ve settled into your destination after months of anticipation, there’s only one right way to highlight the occasion. It’s time to celebrate! Don’t miss the Opening Reception at Top Golf, presented by Aramark: The perfect way to recharge and reunite with your favorite industry peers.

Ease into the C3X experience with food, friends, and festivities, and feed off the collective energy as NACAS kicks off the evolution of our historic annual conference & expo. 


Attendees: Full registration and Opening Reception ticket holders. 

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Central-West Regional Reception

Monday, October 15, 2018

Time

Event

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Water Zumba

Get up early and get moving in the Rosen Shingle Creek pool with some water aerobics!

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

C3X Registration

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

C3X Lounge - Presented by Sodexo

Come and relax after registration and throughout the annual conference, courtesy of Sodexo. Open for all attendees during registration hours.

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Regional Breakfast Presented by FedEx Office

Join your region for an early breakfast. Hear regional updates and be there to support the regional award winners!

Food: Breakfast provided.

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Monday General Session Presented by PrismRBS

The average college student is not the same as they once were. They represent a diverse range of races, socio-economic classes, religions, ages, and preferences. They think and act differently. As auxiliary services professionals, it’s our duty to make sure we are reaching each unique student and telling their stories. In her general session, marketing guru Kelly McDonald will provide tips and actionable takeaways you can use to ensure your marketing efforts are reaching every student. These steps will help you build a better experience for students on your campus.

10:45 am - 2:00 pm

Expo

Includes lunch.

C3X is the premier destination where higher education institutions and Business Partners collaborate to develop meaningful campus solutions. Join more than 700 institutions and nearly 200 Business Partners who come together annually to explore shared missions to enhance on-campus commerce and improve the quality of life for students. Network with campus visionaries and solution innovators, establish business partnerships, and attend thought leadership programs – all while enjoying the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek grounds!

NACAS Foundation Raffle: Submit raffle tickets from 10:45 am – 2:00 pm.

2:15 - 5:15 p.m.

General Session: eXpress Presented by NetSuite

This year we will be introducing a new and improved NACAS Talks, now called eXpress! This general session will take place on Monday and will operate similarly to the old program, just with a more streamlined format and an opportunity to hear more during the extended portion. More information about eXpress will be made available soon!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

C3X Expo Reception Presented by Steak 'n Shake

Meet and mingle with Business Partners while walking the show floor.


Food: Light hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and Steak ‘n Shake Milkshakes.


NACAS Foundation Raffle: live event will take place during the Reception in the Expo.

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

East Region Reception

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

South Region Reception

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time

Event

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Wake Up With NACAS! (Fun Run/Walk)

Get up early, for a fun start to the day! All participants will receive a 2018 Fun Run/Walk tshirt.

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Past Presidents Breakfast

8:00 am - Noon

C3X Registration

8:30 am - 11:00 am

C3X Lounge - Presented by Sodexo

Come and relax after registration and throughout the annual conference, courtesy of Sodexo. Open for all attendees during registration hours.

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Annual Business Meeting with Breakfast

Includes Breakfast

Open to all Regular Members (Institutions only). Hear reports by the regional presidents, the NACAS leadership, and the Certification Commission. One designee from each institution votes on the annual budget, any Constitution & By-Laws updates, and the incoming slate of officers.

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Exhibitor Relations Meeting

Exhibitors only.

A meeting exclusively for our exhibiting Business Partners, NACAS Leadership will facilitate a question and answer session on lessons learned from 2018 and a first look at the opportunities at the C3X 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Expo

C3X is the premier destination where higher education institutions and Business Partners collaborate to develop meaningful campus solutions. Join more than 700 institutions and nearly 200 Business Partners who come together annually to explore shared missions to enhance on-campus commerce and improve the quality of life for students. Network with campus visionaries and solution innovators, establish business partnerships, and attend thought leadership programs – all while enjoying the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek grounds!

Break in Expo: 11:00 – 11:30 am

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Celebration Luncheon Presented by Starbucks

Celebrate the induction new incoming president for NACAS, as well as the new officers and directors voted on at the Annual Business Meeting. In addition, hear the latest from the NACAS Foundation and participate in the annual flip-a-coin event. Food: Plated lunch.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Campus Tours

See what Rollins College or the University of Central Florida are doing to implement cutting-edge campus service solutions that enhance the student experience, streamline business processes, and increase revenue. Advance registration is required and attendance has been limited to 50 individuals per tour.


This is an add-on event. Don’t forget to include campus tours as you register for C3X.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Reception: Cheers to the Next 50

Just as C3X festively marks the arrival of the NACAS community, the finale event produces a night to remember on a grand scale. Join your professional friends – both old and new – as we celebrate the many swift advancements made throughout the C3X experience, both individually as evolving leaders, and collectively as an enterprising industry. Wind down with peers and partners, and reward yourself and your community for a job well done. Celebrate the last 50 years of NACAS success by dressing in clothes from your favorite decade! The C3X Closing Reception is the ultimate, fun breather you deserve before heading back to business to activate all the amazing knowledge and connections you’ve gained.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time

Event

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Networking Breakfast

Before you begin your journey home, join us for breakfast and an opportunity to network with new connections. Chat about all you’ve learned during the C3X Annual Conference and Expo over a hot breakfast.