2018 Conference Schedule
Monday, June 11
@Southeast Tech—Registration Open and Store/Campus Tour
A Night at the Ballpark: Baseball Game: Sioux Falls Canaries v. Chicago Dogs, Transportation Provided
Tuesday, June 12
9:15- 11:30 a.m.
2:30 3:15 p.m.
Breakfast @Hilton Garden Inn
NBC and MBS Back Office/POS Systems User Group Meetings
Dr. Pam Rowland, co-founder of CybHER Assurance and Digital Forensics at Dakota State University
CybHER Security: Bookstores are moving digital and students expect quick responses from emails, chats and other online communication. When you get an email from a student how do you know it isn’t a phishing email? This session will talk about current online cybersecurity threats and tips on how to protect your computers and networks. The talk will end with an introduction to CybHER, a program to inspire, educate and advance girls in cybersecurity.
Lisa Montgomery, Verba/VitalSource
Developing Digital at Your Institution: How to take the Seat at the Head of the Table
It's not business as usual, it’s business "evolving" in an industry that is redefining itself on a daily basis. As the business evolves, you need to constantly keep up to date and informed of new best practices for topics such as OER, analytics, Inclusive Access, affordability, accessibility, and, most importantly, messaging the power of digital to faculty, administration, students, and parents.
NACS FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM: STUDENT WATCH STUDY: Funded by the NACS Foundation, the Student WatchTM study contains vital, industry-specific research that offers new insights into student consumers and other campus trends.
Dinner and Evening Event (Subject to change)
Downtown Social Event with Live Music-Remedy Brewing Company
401 E. 8th St.
Wednesday, June 13
7:00. -8:00 a.m.
8:15 -9:00 a.m.
11:30- 1:00 p.m.
Breakout Session #1
Balancing Textbook Inventory/Round Table Discussion
Hosted by Jeff RomanoToday we have so many options for course materials to offer our students. How many new print textbooks do we have in stock, and where we get these now? How many used books should we stock, and where should we acquire these. How many rentals should we have, and who do we partner with? What are your thoughts about rentals through the publishers? Do our students want digital downloads? Is Inclusive Access in your mix? Who do you partner with? Please bring your ideas to share on what is working well for you.
Breakout Session #2
What's Hot Idea Exchange
Hosted by Julie Feiring
Looking for great product ideas and hot trends? This is an INTERACTIVE session where buyers can show off the best-selling products in their stores. Clothing, gifts, tech, supplies…. whatever is HOT in your store, bring it for this fun and interactive session, and share with your peers.
General Session: NACS and indiCo Update
Hosted by Kevin Gish, IndiCo
What’s new with the National Association of College Stores? Join us for an overview of the latest developments at NACS, including a look at some of the exciting changes ahead for CAMEX and highlights of the newest programs available from NACS’ subsidiary, indiCo, to help independent campus stores better serve their institutions and support student success. This presentation will also explore what’s coming next for NACS and indiCo.
Kevin Gish is vice president, campus engagement, for indiCo, a subsidiary of NACS, Oberlin, OH. He has more than 30 years of experience in working with campus stores to help improve their operations and bottom line.
General Session: Counterfeit Textbooks- Ed Dillon & Angela Fleischhacker, NBC:
Spot the Fake: With the increased vigilance for counterfeit books it is more important than ever for stores to be up to date on best practices. Join is for an interactive session covering EPEG guidelines, legal responsibility and most importantly, how to spot the fake.
Vendor Showcase & Trade Show
Dinner and Evening Event
BBQ South Dakota Style on the Riverwalk @Hilton Garden Inn
Thursday, June 14
8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Jerry Nelson-Dear County Agent Guy and other works @ Phillips Gathering Place @ Josiah’s- Downtown Sioux Falls 104 W 12th St
In the tradition of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a humorist whose beat is the American heartland, a small-town world of pickup trucks and Sunday night pancake dinners, dropping in on neighbors and complaining about the county agent.
His depictions of daily life, from the point of view of an ex-dairy farmer and taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by 250,000 people a week—and occasionally woven into Prairie Home Companion scripts. These are stories of courtship; childbirth—he offers the delivery room doctor the use of his calf puller; family; neighbors; chores; and the duties of a father—why is it that a man who spends his days in cow manure can’t change a baby’s diaper? Knee-slappingly funny one moment, poignant the next, it’s a very special look at a distinctly American way of life.
Simple Social Media Strategy That Works- David Kampmann, Social Media Instructor/Consultant in Training & Management, Leadership Development, & Social Media Development.
Summary: You know that your bookstore should be on social media. But Where, How, and What? We will go through how to develop and implement a simple social media strategy that will be effective in engaging with your students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You will be able to identify what is working to increase sales and what you can do to change what isn’t. And how to do this without having to overburden your staff and have to spend all day on social media. This literally is the secret social media recipe.
Lunch- Josiah’s Coffeehouse