C3X 2021 Schedule at a Glance

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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. Topics for this block include:

  • Financial Leadership
  • Campus of the Future – How 35+ Colleges are Improving Efficiency, Convenience, and Safety

Learn more

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. Topics for this block include:

  • Elevating Campus-wide Auxiliary Services Programs
  • Delivering the Ideal Hospitality Ecosystem
  • Succession Planning

Learn more

4:25 - 5:25 p.m.

Regional Networking Presented by E&I Cooperative Services

In-Person

Join fellow attendees from your Region as you have a chance to hear from Regional Leadership as well as spend time networking with colleagues and professionals from your Region.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Opening Event Presented by Aramark

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 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Roundtables Presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners Solutions Lab

In-Person

The most important meal of the day combined with roundtables. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Expo

In-Person

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.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch in Expo

In-Person

Take a lunch break with peers in the C3X Expo

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

General Session Presented by Chartwells

In-Person & Virtual

Welcome to C3X’s General Session! Join us for this kick-off and welcoming session to hear from NACAS leadership and then be blown away by this year’s keynote speaker, Crystal Washington. In her interactive session, technology strategies and futurist Crystal Washington will demonstrate innovative ways you can sow seeds that will mature to create a massive impact in a few months.

Whether attending C3X in Atlantic City and seeing Crystal in-person or tuning in online, you will not want to miss Tuesday’s General Session. During her C3X Keynote presentation, Crystal will give us the following three key takeaways:

1. Understand the Do’s and Don’ts of promoting a collaborative team environment as well as promoting wellbeing when stress levels are in the red and team members return to campus.
2. Learn creative ways to transform yourself from mere provider to Superhero in the minds of your campus and student clients as we move into our new normal.
3. Discover and implement tech tools to bring your peers, clients, partners, and prospects from “What now? to “WOW”.

2:15 - 2:45 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.

3:00 - 3:30 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.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Break Presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners Solutions Lab

In-Person & Virtual

Catch up with your NACAS pals as you grab a coffee and a snack in Atlantic City. If joining us virtually, stand-up and stretch to re-energize yourself.

3:45 - 4:15 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.

4:30 - 5:00 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.

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

NACAS Awards Happy Hour Presented by Touchnet

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.

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Dinner On Your Own

In-Person

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time

Event

Format

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Roundtable Presented by Parts Town

In-Person

The most important meal of the day combined with roundtables. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Expo

In-Person

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.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & NACAS Foundation Flip-a-Coin Presented by ECOLAB

In-Person

Take a lunch break with peers in between all the learning as well as support the NACAS Foundation through the annual tradition of flip-a-coin!

1:15 - 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.

View speakers

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.

3:15 - 3:45 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.

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Break Presented by PepsiCo

In-Person & Virtual

Catch up with your NACAS pals as you grab a coffee and a snack in Atlantic City. If joining us virtually, stand-up and stretch to re-energize yourself.

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).

4:45 - 5:15 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.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Closing Event Presented by Sodexo

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

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Roundtable Presented by Transact Campus

In-Person

The most important meal of the day combined with roundtables. Share your pain points and successes while gaining insights into others facing the same setbacks and successes.

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 - 3:00 p.m.

Expo & Expo Ed

Virtual

Visit exhibitors’ virtual booths to view videos, download brochures, or even meet live one-on-one. 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.

3:00 - 3:30 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.

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Ed Session Block 9

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.

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Wrap-Up

Virtual