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Trade Show: Feb. 22-24
Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Special Events
Leading in times of challenge and uncertainty

Opening Mega Session with Alison Levine


Author of On The Edge–The Art of High Impact Leadership and Founder of The Climb High Foundation
Fri., Feb. 20 | 10:15-11:45 a.m. | GWCC Ballroom

An accomplished adventurer and New York Times best-selling author, Alison Levine successfully completed the Adventure Grand Slam—climbing all seven summits and treks reaching the North and South Poles—a feat heightened by the fact that she lives with a chronic heart condition. Not one to shy away from risk, "Levine uses her amazing experiences to relate remarkable insights while revealing how leadership skills can be learned in any kind of challenging environment—whether it be in the corporate world or climbing peaks in sub-zero temperatures," notes Mike Abrashoff, former navy commander, author of It's Your Ship, and CAMEX '14 Mega Speaker.

Having spent months at a time in some of the world's most dangerous and extreme environments, Levine focuses on creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks, and developing no-nonsense leaders. Levine's brand of leadership is readily adaptable to our ever-changing and challenging campus retail marketplace.

Growing your digital capabilities through social media

Mega Session with Erik Qualman


Author of Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence and Founder of Socialnomics.com
Fri., Feb. 20 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | GWCC Ballroom

Ranked as a Top 10 Social Media blog by PC Magazine, Erik Qualman's socialnomics.com shares social and mobile statistics, studies, and know-how. The blog spawned from his best-selling international book, Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business—widely recognized as a benchmark book on the effects and implications of social media on our daily lives, and how businesses can harness its power to transform their relationships with customers.

Touted as a Top 100 Digital Influencer by Fast Company, it's been said that "Qualman is to digital what Deming is to quality and Drucker to management." For the past 18 years, Qualman has helped grow the digital capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, Yahoo, Travelzoo, and AT&T. He will share his success secrets to help you and your store build relationships with your student shoppers through engaging social media.

CAMEX Opening Reception


Fri., Feb. 20 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The College Football Hall of Fame

Join us at the College Football Hall of Fame to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues and applaud the grand opening of the 92nd Campus Market Expo (CAMEX). There will be appetizing food selections, networking, and an opportunity to enjoy the venue through interactive experiences and exhibits highlighting the history of college football. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Creating innovation through the art of change

Mega Session with Erik Wahl


Author of UNthink: Rediscover Your
Creative Genius

Sat., Feb. 21 | 10:15-11:45 a.m. | GWCC Ballroom

New York Times best-selling author, artist, and entrepreneur Erik Wahl has become a catalyst for inspiring professionals to achieve extraordinary levels of performance and breakthrough success.

On a mission to inspire and challenge, Wahl illustrates the possibility of unexpected solutions and new ways of thinking. His dramatic on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor for his message—we are all capable of so much more than we've been conditioned to believe. We have the talent needed to embrace change and address industry challenges. We simply need to rediscover the keys to unlock it and paint our own future—brilliant and full of promise!

Leaving behind his prized artwork, Wahl offers us a reminder for breakthrough thinking. Visit The NACS Foundation Silent Auction, Booth #5447, to place your bid.

NACS 2015-16 Board of Trustees Installation

will be held at the start of Saturday's Mega Session so all can share in this honorary celebration.

"I totally LOVED installing the new NACS president right before the last Mega Session. Please continue to do that. It is very important for people to see, hear, and meet the new president."
NACS member
CAMEX 2014 Evaluation Results

The College Store Magazine's 20th Annual Fashion Show


Sat., Feb. 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | GWCC Ballroom

Get ready for fall! See what's hot in youth fashion. From the catwalk to your campus— view top trends in a showcase of collegiate style during our annual runway event. NACS volunteers and 20/30 Club members enter through the VIP entrance for special seating.

CAMEX Networking Reception


Mon., Feb. 23 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | GWCC

Formerly the CAMEX Closing Reception, the CAMEX Networking Reception is just that—an opportunity for friends and colleagues to connect and share with one another. Come enjoy good company, conversation, and tasty hors d'oeuvres.

"The NACS community is one of the most warm and welcoming groups I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of—an industry loaded with genuine, real, down to earth people."
Matt Desilet
Director of Campus Engagement
OnHand
Boston, MA
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