- Create your proposal as a separate document so that you may cut-and-paste into the online submission form. This will speed your submission and reduce errors.
- We prefer original presentations that are created to address the timely and specific issues indicated in the list of "Requested Presentation Topics" or emerging trends, etc. Your session title, description, learning outcomes, and categorizations in the proposal submission should clearly indicate how it aligns with the theme and intended focus of CAMEX 2014.
- Determine a title for your presentation. Please limit this to 10 words and remember to make it something clever or catchy. You need to grab the reader's attention!
- Develop the intended learning outcomes (or learning objectives) for the presentation. That is-What will the participants learn or experience during your session and/or leave your session with (e.g., tools, samples, new business models, etc.). This is an important part of the presentation and this section must be completed.
- Indicate the Competency Domain(s) (from the NACS College Store Competency Model) addressed by the presentation. Your session may address topics in more than one Competency Domain. For more information on the Competency Domains, see the NACS College Store Competency Model online.
- Enter a complete description of the presentation. Limit to 100-words and ensure that you address the reason one should attend, primary take–aways, and any other compelling information. This is how you "sell" your session!
- Indicate the experience level of the presentation: Threshold, Intermediate, or Advanced. The majority of sessions at CAMEX should be Intermediate or Advanced unless the topic is brand new to the industry. Presentations on topics that are not "new" to campus retailers that are at the Threshold level will be asked to elevate the content/learning or be declined. For more information on these categories, see "Level of Experience".
- All sessions must engage participants in the learning process in some way for AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. Describe how you intend to engage participants in your session.
- Applying what is learned at CAMEX once we get home is critical. Therefore, we must focus on how participants will adapt your session content and ideas to their operating environment. While adaptation is mostly the responsibility of the learner, you—as presenter—have a responsibility to guide them in how your content and concepts can be adapted to other situations. How will you support participant adaptation of your content?
- Indicate the presentation format. Again, engagement of participants is KEY and you are encouraged to try new and different approaches to presenting your content. If you have questions or would like to discuss possibilities, contact the NACS Education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Indicate what audio/visual equipment you will need.
- Add speakers to the session following the prompts online. In preparation for this step, please have the speaker's First and Last Names and E-mail Address AS THEY APPEAR IN THE NACS MEMBERSHIP RECORD. If you are not sure, consult your co-presenter(s) and obtain the proper information. If the person is not in our database or is not found, you will need to add them by providing their complete contact information as well. For each speaker, you will need to know whether they are a NACS member and whether they have spoken at previous CAMEX or other meetings. Finally, all presenters will be communicated with via e-mail. Please ensure that an e-mail address is provided for all session presenters.
- Finishing Up: Review the details of your session, re-enter your e-mail address and check the box signifying that you accept the "Agreement to Present", and click Finish.
- Submit all proposals on or before Monday, June 24, 2013. Notification of presentation selection will be sent the week ending Aug. 23, 2013.