C3X 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

Pre-Conference Senior Executive Workshop

Presented by Chartwells. Includes lunch.

Designed for senior and executive-level campus service professionals, the Senior Executive Program offers guidance on how to provide leadership in your institution to maintain a highly successful operation by concentrating on relationships and culture given the challenges that higher education faces today. Opening with a luncheon, participants will have the opportunity to grow leadership skills and engage in workshops geared to find solutions in innovative revenue generation.


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

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Emerging Professionals Workshop

Includes lunch.

The Emerging Professionals program 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 a speaker and participate in a workshop to develop an understanding of long-term opportunities for a career in auxiliary services. The participants will have a chance to hold open discussions, as well as network with Senior Level Professionals at a joint reception.


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

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.

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

Educational Session Block #1

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Educational Session Block #2

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Opening General Session

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.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First-Timers' Reception

Invitation only.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Presented by NACAS Foundation; 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 the NACAS Foundation: 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

East Regional Reception

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

West Regional Reception

Monday, October 15, 2018

Time

Event

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

Central Region Breakfast

Join your region for an early breakfast. Hear regional updates and be there to support the regional award winners! Attendees: Members and Business Partners who reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Food: Breakfast provided.

8:30 am - 9:30 am

East Region Breakfast

Join your region for an early breakfast. Hear regional updates and be there to support the regional award winners! Attendees: Members and Business Partners who reside in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Guam, US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Ireland, and France. Food: Breakfast provided

8:30 am - 9:30 am

South Region Breakfast

Join your region for an early breakfast. Hear regional updates and be there to support the regional award winners! Attendees: Members and Business Partners who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Food: Breakfast provided

8:30 am - 9:30 am

West Region Breakfast

Join your region for an early breakfast. Hear regional updates and be there to support the regional award winners! Attendees: Members and Business Partners who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, El Paso, TX, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon, New Zealand, and Australia. Food: Breakfast provided

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Monday General Session

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

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

Reception in the Expo

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


Food: Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.


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

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Central Region Reception

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

South Region Reception

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time

Event

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Fun Run/Walk

Get up early, for a fun start to the day!

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.

8:45 am - 9:30 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

Educational Session Block #3

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

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

Educational Session Block #4

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

Educational Session Block #5

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Educational Session Block #6

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.