2019 Conference Schedule
Tuesday, June 11
Please note: The conference sessions and trade show are being held at the college—not the hotel.
Registration Open and Store/Campus Tour
Registration/Tours continue. Lunch available.
Session: Keynote—Find Your "Conversation Peace"
Jody Janati has a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Masters degree in Speech Communication. She has taught in higher education for over 20 years and offers a variety of public and professional workshops on conflict
reduction tactics and effective communication skills.
Session: Textbook Affordability
Gary Westerland is the Director of Bookstore Collaborative Services for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and Auxiliary Services Director for Minneapolis College.
Session: NACS Industry Trends
Dinner at Britt's Pub
Wednesday, June 12
9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Breakfast on campus at Tiffin Man
Text: Inclusive Access PanelTalk with representatives from RedShelf, Verba, Willow Labs and schools who have successfully implemented Digital Content Delivery and Inclusive Access.Learn from their successes, and failures, and implement or improve your own Inclusive Access and Digital Content programs.
GM: What's Hot Panel
Facilitated by April Moody
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 it with your peers.
Text: Inclusive Access Panel Discussion
Join vendor representatives and store personnel in a discussion on Inclusive Access strategies for your campus.
GM: Developing a Strategy for Pop Culture and Campus Events
Join this session to hear about how to develop a strategy to campus and pop culture events. Topics will include ad-on sales events, mapping out flex space, creating a year calendar, opportunities for branded and co-branded events, and tying into local events and culture. Presented by Kari Erpenbach, Marketing Manager for University of Minnesota Bookstores.
Vendor Trade Show
Dinner and evening entertainment
Lakes and Legends—Catered by Potter's Pasties Food Truck
Thursday, June 13
8:00 -9:30 a.m.
Author Breakfast with Allen Eskens
Session: Positive Impact of Merchandising, Marketing and Social Media on Today's Campus Retail
Mark has been with Nebraska Book Company for twenty one years. Before his current position as Managing Director of the consulting division, Campus Advisory Services, he served as SVP of Sales, VP of Strategic Services and Executive Director of NBC's collegiate retail consortium Connect2One. Mark has served in several leadership capacities with regional and national industry associations including President of the NACS Foundation.