Special Learning Opportunities

Special Learning Opportunities

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Unique Ways to Engage and Learn

Whether it’s a campus store tour to see great ideas in action, a First Timers Program to get the most out of your first time at CAMEX, or taking your store to the next level with the Strategic Impact Pathway, you will have a variety of unique ways to engage and learn.

Store Leadership and Strategy

NEW! Dig deeper and take your store to the next level with this curated track of sessions and unique learning experiences for store leaders.

  • Virtual Orientation prior to CAMEX
  • Discussion and Application Sessions following select Thought Leader Sessions
  • Exclusive Content Sessions by invited content experts (see below)
  • Executive Dialogue Session for extended exploration of a strategic topic
  • Customized Synthesis and Conclusion Session to cap off your learning experience

RSVP Required. See Registration form or contact registrar@nacs.org
Program Fee: FREE

Daniel M. Maxwell

Daniel M. Maxwell

Associate Vice Chancellor/ Associate Vice President for Student Affairs University of Houston

Contributing to Student Success through Strategic Partnerships

Rebecca Horton

Rebecca Horton

CEO, Trestles

Design Thinking as Strategic Advantage


Strategic Impact Pathway Program Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 25

 1:00 p.m.
Pre-CAMEX Strategic Impact Pathway Experience Launch Webinar
Friday, March 4
8:00-9:00 a.m. Block 1—Thought Leader Sessions: Attend the speaker of your choice
SI Recommends: Managing Change on Campus—Larry Johnson
9:15-9:45 a.m. Flash Sessions: Strategic Impact Pathway Exclusive Session: Thought Leader Session Discussion
10:15-11:45 a.m. Opening Mega Session with Shawn Achor
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch on own
12:00-1:00 p.m. NACS Business Meeting & Town Hall
1:15-2:15 p.m. Block 2—Strategic Impact Pathway Exclusive Session: Design Thinking as Strategic Advantage—Rebecca Horton
2:30-3:30 p.m. Block 3—Strategic Impact Pathway Exclusive Session: Contributing to Student Success through Strategic Partnerships—Dan Maxwell
4:00-5:00 p.m. Mega Session with Seth Mattison
6:30-8:30 p.m. CAMEX Opening Reception - Minute Maid Park
Saturday, March 5
8:00-9:00 a.m. Block 4—Thought Leader Sessions: Attend the speaker of your choice
SI Recommends: The Future of Course Materials – Andy Hines
9:15-9:45 a.m. Flash Sessions: Strategic Impact Pathway Exclusive Session: Thought Leader Session Discussion
10:15-11:45 a.m. Mega Session: with Victoria Labalme and NACS 2016-17 Board of Trustees Installation
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own
1:00-2:45 p.m. Executive Dialogue Session—SI participants will be pre-registered for this program.
Occurs across Education Sessions Block 5 and last block of Flash Sessions.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Block 6— Strategic Impact Pathway Exclusive Session: Pathway Synthesis and Conclusion
Note: Shaded all-conference events are included for context.

Thursday, March 3 | 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Maximize your pre-conference time by joining your POS system provider on Thursday, March 3 for training, user group discussions, or other programming. These sessions were formerly during concurrent conference session blocks, but have been moved to the pre-conference day to make your overall CAMEX experience more efficient and rewarding. Session topics and format is developed by each company, and details will be posted as they become available. POS System User Sessions are exclusively for current users of the respective system, please.

Thursday, March 3 | 7:30 a.m.-Noon
Earning the CCR demonstrates your professionalism, calls attention to your expertise, and recognizes your experience. The exam is offered on the pre-conference day at CAMEX for your convenience. Candidates must apply and be approved to sit for the exam prior to CAMEX. Program and application details are online at www.nacs.org/ccr. Pre-registration required. Get distinguished. Get the designation.

Thursday, March 3 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Join us as we visit Texas Southern University Bookstore, Houston Community College Bookstore, and Houston Baptist University Bookstore. Gain ideas, check out new products, and learn from your peers.
Program fee: NACS member $55, non-member $85

Thursday, March 3 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Come see what’s new as we revisit the stores that made up the Campus Store Tour at CAMEX 2011: Houston Baptist University Store, Rice University Bookstore, and University of Houston Bookstore. Explore new concepts and gain ideas from your peers.
Program fee: NACS member $55, non-member $85

Underwritten by NACS Foundation

Thursday, March 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Join us for this onboarding program designed to prepare you for the CAMEX experience! Available at no cost to all attendees new to CAMEX.
Program fee: FREE

Underwritten by NACS Foundation

Saturday, March 5 | Noon-12:50 p.m.
Join your colleagues for our Seventh annual CAMEX Book Talk Luncheon! Meet Thought Leader Kris Lindeen, discover your own QBQ (Question Behind the Question!), and tap the powerful benefits of making personal accountability a core value—in your organization and your personal life. Registrants will receive a book from the QBQ, Inc. team to read before CAMEX.
Program fee: NACS member $25, non-member $45

Saturday, March 5 | 1:00-2:45 p.m.
Looking for something more? Need a challenge or a discussion to make you work a little harder? This is a unique opportunity to engage in deep thinking on a concept or strategic issue facing campus retail. Join the dialogue and help create the solutions you’re seeking.
Program fee: FREE

Saturday, March 5 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.
A repeat of Thursday’s tour. Visit Houston Baptist University Store, Rice University Bookstore, and University of Houston Bookstore.
Program fee: NACS member $55, non-member $85

Underwritten by NACS Foundation

Saturday, March 5 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
NEW! A repeat First Timers Program focused exclusively on the Trade Show. Register as a First Timer to experience all of CAMEX and save $100!  
Program fee: FREE

Saturday, March 5 | 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Join your colleagues and visit Three K-12 school stores to gather innovative new ideas. We will visit The Kinkaid School and St. John’s. Transportation provided for those who meet at Hot Stuff Showcase after the fashion event. 
Program fee: FREE

Monday, March 7 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast with community college store peers and sponsoring vendor partners. Share ideas with each other and give us your thoughts on how NACS can enhance programs and services for you!
Program fee: FREE

Tuesday, March 8 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Private guided tour of the ballpark. Visit: Upper Deck, Astros Suite, Writing Press, Astros Parking, Broadcast Booth, Club Level, Diamond Club, and a Field Lap—Dugout, Bullpen, and Manual Scoreboard.
Program fee: $10