NACS Conference Programs for Your Association Meeting

These one-hour sessions are available for your conference program. All will be presented (or co-presented) by a member of the NACS Inc. staff. With the exception of the Legislative Update, these sessions are eligible for support via a NACS Foundation program grant


Contact Cindy Thompson at for more information or to request a program. 


Member Forum: Providing Value at the Campus & Industry Level (New for 2014)
Our industry continues to be disrupted by technology, competition, and scarcity of resources. Stores and vendors make increasingly difficult choices about participation in various organizations and events. Join us for a collaborative discussion on the concerns, challenges, and issues shared at the state/regional and national level. Learn about new resources available to help you more effectively communicate your contributions to your institution and campus community. Provide direct input into the NACS Board’s strategic planning process by continuing discussions that began at the June NACS-State/Regional Summit.
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Provide your own insight into what the industry and individual stores most need in order to be successful in the current and future environment.
  2. Share ideas on how to most effectively leverage resources to generate sustainable value for the industry and individual stores.
  3. Explore the value that state/regional and national organizations contribute toward enhancing industry and individual store success.


The Future of the Textbook, Digital Content, and Adaptive Learning Programs
What is the current state of digital books in the marketplace? What balance of print to digital should college stores expect to be selling? And what does the future hold? Get an update on trends and developments in the digital course materials and technology landscape. You will gain insights into the new challenges and opportunities of digital course materials, emerging learning platforms, and accelerators of change. And you will leave with information on tools, solutions, and support services that your store can offer to add value to the course materials equation on campus. 
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Gain insight into the current and emerging challenges related to textbook and digital content sales and revenue for campus stores. 
  2. Be able to identify at least three opportunities for your store to support new course content and learning platform initiatives.
  3. Better understand the direction that digital content and learning platforms are heading and trigger points that offer ways to engage in the campus dialogue to ensure your store is included in decisions.
  4. Be able to consider your next steps relative to available industry options.


Becoming a Campus Lifestyle Retailer

Increasingly, college stores must contribute more to campus and student achievement to remain relevant. Campus Lifestyle Retailing is about responding to the broad spectrum of student needs, enhancing engagement, and supporting student retention and revenue generation. Connected students are more likely to succeed. And managing the campus brand experience is important to everyone. Your store can become a campus lifestyle retailer and manage the campus brand experience to provide expanding opportunities, value, and sales. This session gets the ball rolling!


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Be able to discuss the concepts of managed brand experience and campus lifestyle retailing.
  2. Identify opportunities to leverage the campus brand experience via store design, product offering, and services.
  3. Identify ways to increase student engagement, value to the campus, and revenue generation.


Legislative Update

This session is not eligible for support via a NACS Foundation program grant. State & Regional Associations will need to cover travel expenses for speaker attendance.


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