C3X 2021 Schedule at a Glance

All times are shown in EDT.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Time

Event

Format

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

In-Person

A specific skillset or theme will be introduced by industry experts so you get a thorough snapshot and in-depth look into specific auxiliary areas or common issues facing higher education. Equip yourself and your team to better lead, manage and plan for fall and beyond with clear learning objectives and outcomes to adopt on your campus.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Coffee/Snack Break

In-Person

Catch up with your NACAS pals as you grab a coffee and a snack between workshops.

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

In-Person

A specific skillset or theme will be introduced by industry experts so you get a thorough snapshot and in-depth look into specific auxiliary areas or common issues facing higher education. Equip yourself and your team to better lead, manage and plan for fall and beyond with clear learning objectives and outcomes to adopt on your campus.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Roundtable Networking

In-Person

Join moderated roundtables to converse and collaborate around specific auxiliary areas and other challenges facing your campuses such as enrollment challenges, repurposing facilities, and staff wellbeing. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Event

In-Person

Reunite with friends old and new at the Opening Event. It’s the perfect way to recharge with your favorite industry peers — in person!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Time

Event

Format

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

In-Person

The most important meal of the day serves as another opportunity to fuel your day with food and friendship as you network with your peers over breakfast.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Roundtables

In-Person

Join moderated roundtables to converse and collaborate around specific auxiliary areas and other challenges facing your campuses such as enrollment challenges, repurposing facilities, and staff wellbeing. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Expo

In-Person & Virtual

Business Partners are often an essential fabric to campus and provide a wide range of services and solutions that meet the needs and desires of students. The C3X Expo serves as the gateway for meaningful partnerships as higher education leaders seek and find the right solutions to enrich the campus experience. Join the Expo for dedicated time to learn about new initiatives, to collaborate with other subject matter experts and
to connect with new industry members and re-connect with existing friends and business leaders.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

In-Person

Take a lunch break with peers in between all the learning!

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

General Session

In-Person & Virtual

Welcome to day 1 of C3X for our virtual audience! Join us for this kick-off and welcoming session to hear from NACAS leadership and a keynote speaker (to be announced at a later date).

2:10 - 2:40 p.m.

Ed Session Block 1

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

2:50 - 3:20 p.m.

Ed Session Block 2

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

3:20 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

In-Person & Virtual

Catch up with your NACAS pals as you grab coffee and a snack between workshops.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Ed Session Block 3

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

4:10 - 4:40 p.m.

Ed Session Block 4

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

NACAS Awards Happy Hour

Virtual

Celebrate our 2021 award winners with a fun happy hour experience! All award winners will be recognized, including a special presentation of the Newton Award and the NACAS Foundation’s Campus Care Grant.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner On Your Own

In-Person

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time

Event

Format

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

In-Person

The most important meal of the day serves as another opportunity to fuel your day with food and friendship as you network with your peers over breakfast.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Roundtables

In-Person

Join moderated roundtables to converse and collaborate around specific auxiliary areas and other challenges facing your campuses such as enrollment challenges, repurposing facilities, and staff wellbeing. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Expo

In-Person & Virtual

Business Partners are often an essential fabric to campus and provide a wide range of services and solutions that meet the needs and desires of students. The C3X Expo serves as the gateway for meaningful partnerships as higher education leaders seek and find the right solutions to enrich the campus experience. Join the Expo for dedicated time to learn about new initiatives, to collaborate with other subject matter experts and
to connect with new industry members and re-connect with existing friends and business leaders.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

In-Person

Take a lunch break with peers in between all the learning!

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

eXpress Presented by Slingshot

In-Person & Virtual

eXpress features multiple 5-minute presentations from industry leaders who challenge attendees to find new, progressive, and sometimes unconventional ways to run their auxiliary service departments.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m.

eXpress eXtended

In-Person & Virtual

After the quick eXpress presentations, you will be able to pick which session to join for more in-depth learning.

3:10 - 3:40 p.m.

Ed Session Block 5

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

3:40 - 3:50 p.m.

Break

In-Person & Virtual

Catch up with your NACAS pals as you grab a coffee and a snack between workshops.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting

In-Person & Virtual

Join this session to hear reports from the NACAS President, Treasurer, and CEO. One designee from each institution votes on the annual budget, any Constitution & By-Laws updates, and the incoming slate of officers. Open to all Regular Members (Institutions only).

4:40 - 5:10 p.m.

Ed Session Block 6

In-Person & Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Closing Event

In-Person

Enjoy one last evening of fun and friends before the final day of C3X and your journey back to campus!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time

Event

Format

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

In-Person

The most important meal of the day serves as another opportunity to fuel your day with food and friendship as you network with your peers over breakfast.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Ed Session Block 7

Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Expo & Expo Ed

Virtual

Business Partners are often an essential fabric to campus and provide a wide range of services and solutions that meet the needs and desires of students. During this portion of Virtual Expo, you can also attend Expo Ed sessions to hear 20-minute brand-focused presentations on how Business Partners are partnering with schools and delivering new innovations and services to the industry.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Ed Session Block 8

Virtual

Our educational sessions are the backbone of our conference. Share your expertise and insights across multiple topic areas; including campus stores, transportation, food service, marketing, and everything in between. Communicate your impact on the student experience, campus environments, and innovation for future generations.

4:40 - 5:00 p.m.

Conference Wrap-Up

Virtual