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Fall Meeting & Trade Show 2017
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/29/2017 to 10/31/2017
When: Oct. 29-31, 2017
12:00 AM
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Hilton Albany
40 Lodge ST
Albany, New York  12207
United States
Contact: Robin Dziczek
508-793-7755


Online registration is available until: 10/29/2017
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We will have a new format this year:

The Trade Show will be Monday with the show preview and fashion show on Sunday Night. 

Educational sessions will be Sunday afternoon, Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

FREE HOTEL FOR STORE MEMBERS!

In order to help make the show affordable to our store members, the Association will cover the cost of one hotel room per store for up to 2 nights. You will need to make your reservation as normal and you will be subject to any cancellation fees and room incidentals. The room billing will be removed at check out. You must make your reservations by Sept. 29 to be eligible for this offer. 

 

Changes for Vendors this year:

 

Changed this year, the Product Breakfast will be split in two. Vendors wishing to purchase breakfast will eating separate from Stores. This will allow vendors making presentations to the Store attendees to make those presentations without their competitors in the room.

If you wish to present, it is free but we are limited to the first 30 vendors to sign up. Either by making a note when checking out during the registration process or emailing rdziczek@clarku.edu.

 

For the trade show, we will have two options: (prices shown are member pricing)

Table Top $300—All product must fit on a skirted table top.

Booth Area $400—Table top plus room to put product on the floor in front of the table.

 

Please note that there will not be any pipe and drape in the room.

 

Either option includes the Trade Show lunch for 2 vendor representatives.

 

Additional areas can be purchased for $150.

 

Hotel Reservations can be made by clicking to make your reservation now, if calling use code "1NCSA"  at 1-855-271-3617, Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St, Albany NY.   

 

Scholarships are available for store members. Please fill out the attached form. Application_2017_Scholarship.pdf

 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available at Sponsorship Details.

 

Registration_Booklet_2017.pdf

 

Thank You to our Sponsors:

 

             

 

                                                                                                

                    

 

 

Sessions details will be filled in as soon as the session is confirmed. 

 

DAY

EVENT

TIME

PRESENTER/PRESENTATION

ROOM

Sunday Oct 29

CCR Exam

8:00 am to 12:30 pm

CCR Exam

State A

 

NCSA Board Meeting

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Board Meeting

Albany

 

Volunteer Set up

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Volunteer Set Up

Storage

 

Registration

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Registration

Gallery

 

Trade Show Set Up

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Trade Show Set Up

Governor Ballroom

 

Breakout

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Course Materials by the Numbers & Data Driven Concepts with Beth Christian (Sidewalk), Chris Porter (Verba), and Tony Marchewka (SUNY Cortland)

In the ever-evolving world of course materials, the need for concrete and irrefutable data has never been more important. As both a crucial component for decision making and value discovery, it’s time for stores to take a deep dive into their data strategy, collection, and delivery. Join Sidewalk, Verba, and Tony Marchewka from SUNY Cortland for this panel session as we explore the tremendous opportunities sound data presents to stores and schools..

 

Capital AB

 

Breakout

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

FUNdamentals of Motivation and Teambuilding for Managers with Jim Snack

Store Managers need simple, yet effective strategies for creating a workplace culture that supports teamwork and engagement.  Participants will learn leadership skills and strategies for motivating employees to be more productive team members, including creating shared mission and vision, turning "YES, BUT” into “YES, AND," and using humor to create a positive workplace.  At the conclusion of the program participants will understand the FUNdamentals of building motivated teams, rembering that the FUN goes along with the MENTAL.

Empire AB

 

Break

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Break

Gallery

 

Breakout

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Succession planning with Shannon Blackwell & Jay Menninger

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in every five American workers is over 65, and in 2020, one in four American workers will be over 55.  As a leader of your institution, are you setting your institution up to be successful in the future?  Are you building your team to assume advanced roles?  Succession planning can seem daunting, but is attainable.  Join us as we talk through the aspects of a valuable succession planning program and provide examples of how your peers have successfully implemented similar programs.

Capital AB

 

Breakout

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Trend Chat with Paula Haerr. Want to hear about the top 20 hot trends in the marketplace? Paula Haerr will share her insights into some of the leading product trends as heard from buyers from around the country. You can also get into the act by bringing your best-selling products to show off to other attendees. Share the success! Whatever’s hot, bring it on for this fun and interactive session.

Empire AB

 

Break

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Break

Gallery

 

Annual Meeting

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting

Chambers

 

Trade Show Reception

5:30 pm TO 6:30 pm

Reception

Governor Ballroom

 

Fashion Show Dinner

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Fashion Show Dinner

Kelsey's

Monday Oct 30

Registration Open

7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Registration

Gallery

 

Vendor Presentation Breakfast

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Vendor Presentations--This is a new format. Vendors will breakfast in a separate room and will only be present during their presentation. 

 

Kelsey's

 

Vendor Breakfast

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Vendor Breakfast 

Chambers

 

TRADE SHOW

9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Trade Show

Governor Ballroom

 

Break

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Break on the Trade Show Floor

Gallery

 

Lunch

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch on the Trade Show Floor

Governor Ballroom

 

Breakout

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Follett User Group

Capital AB

 

Breakout

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

MBS User Group

Empire AB

 

Breakout

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Nebraska User Group

State AB

 

Breakout

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Prep School Round Table

Anteroom

 

Break

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Break

Gallery

 

Breakout

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Trademark Infringement/Counterfeit titles with Richard P. Essig and Jennifer Smith.  

This session with explore two sides of the legal intricacies that can affect College Stores.

 

Trademark Infringement: Associate General Counsel of Learfield Licensing will discuss the importance of a licensing program and policing and enforcing one’s trademarks. Learn how you can help expand and enhance your brand protection.

 

Counterfeit Titles: Educational Publisher Enforcement Group presents tips on how to avoid counterfeits and procedures course materials managers should follow to identify legitimate versus counterfeit textbooks. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and take advantage of the opportunity to touch and feel samples of real texts and their corresponding fakes. Learn how to spot the imposters to safeguard your store and students.


State AB

 

Breakout

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Trends in Retail Loss Preventiowith Candy Stohl

What is happening in the retail loss prevention industry and how does it apply to the college store industry?  Join us for a review of what’s trending in loss prevention.

 

Topics will include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Theft

·         Emergency preparedness

·         Data security

·         Inventory shrinkage

·         Fraud management

·         Safety 

Chambers

 

Breakout

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Open Educational Resource (OER) programs are becoming more frequently used and discussed around the nation, but how many bookstores are involved in OER initiatives on our campuses, and do we know how to use this opportunity to create a mutually beneficial program for students, academic departments, libraries, and the store? During this panel we’ll hear from representatives from the OER programs at Bunker Hill Community College (MA) and Housatonic Community College (CT), both Achieving the Dream Grant recipients, as they describe the partnerships forged on campus to enable successful use of OER, responses from faculty and students, and challenges faced along the way. We’ll also be joined by Laura Johnson from Finger Lakes Community College, discussing OER efforts on her campus and how her store has been able to support student success by working with on-campus entities..

Kelsey's

 

Break

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Break

Gallery

 

General Session

4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

NACS/IndiCo Changes with Bob Walton.

National Association of College Stores Chief Executive Officer Robert Walton will share the latest trends related to the campus store industry and provide updates on NACS and its subsidiary indiCo.There will be time for questions and answers.

Kelsey's

 

Networking Reception

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Reception

Hudson Ballroom

 

 Sponsor Thank You Dinner

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Dinner

Hudson Ballroom

Tuesday Oct 31

Registration

7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Registration

Storage

 

Breakfast Presentation

7:45 am to 8:45 am

"Out of the Box" Ideas - stores with innovative/out of the box ideas - model it on the Moth storytime by NPR. If you have any ideas to share, let us know.

Kelsey's

 

General Session

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Making the Most of your Meeting with Glenda Lembicz. The conference synthesis session will be led by Glenda, who, after attending the entire NCSA meeting, capturing key themes and learnings, and then facilitating a wrap-up session at the end of the conference to help all participants share their learnings, gain from other’s ideas, and prioritize what they want to tackle when they get home.

Hudson Ballroom

 

Break

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

Hudson Gallery

 

General Session

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

"Winning the Independent Battle; Tools to Help your store Stay Independent"  with Mark Palmore (Nebraska Book Company) and Tim Dzurilla (University of Connecticut)

In this session, you will learn how you can win the battle to stay independent. You will hear how lease operators market to your campus and what key performance metrics they use to drive success. In addition, you will see what steps you can take to strengthen your position as an independent store and win the battle to stay independent.


Hudson Ballroom

 

Box Lunch pick up

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch either eat in or take out

Hudson Gallery

 

 

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