2015 Regional Conferences

Each of the four NACAS Regions hosts an annual conference event in the Spring! As a member of NACAS, anyone from your institution or company will automatically receive member rates to all of the regional conferences that boast intense, local networking between institutional members and business partners. Attendance at any of these events is not dependent upon the region in which you work; we welcome you to attend any of the events listed.


NACAS Central

“Accelerate Your Auxiliaries”
June 14–17, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sheraton City Centre

The NACAS Central Regional Conference will focus on how to “Accelerate Your Auxiliaries” for more success. The conference will offer two tours of local campuses and their auxiliary services. The first tour will be of Butler University. Butler University is a private institution with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,100. Conference delegates will have the opportunity to see construction of two new buildings at Butler: a residence hall and a parking garage that will also offer feature retail services. Other venues on the tour will include the student union, the bookstore, the new recreation center, the performing arts center, and Hinkle Fieldhouse, which is a National Historic Landmark. The second tour will take the conference delegates to downtown Indianapolis to visit one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities, IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University). The total campus enrollment is more than 30,000 and is divided between full-time and part-time students. At IUPUI, conference attendees will tour a residence hall that was once a conference center and hotel. Also, on the tour will be the bookstore, campus center, campus card services, printing services, dining, the natatorium, IUPUI Sports Complex, and a childcare center.


Downtown Indianapolis.

Drinks and dinner at the NCAA Hall of Champions on Monday night will provide delegates the opportunity to network and have some fun. The NCAA Hall of Champions boasts two-levels of interactive exhibits for visitors so they can gain a true-to-life understanding of the life of a college athlete. The first level of the building is an arena for all 23 NCAA sports and includes trivia challenges, current team rankings, video highlights, and artifacts donated from colleges around the nation.

The Sheraton City Centre is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The hotel has recently been renovated and has many features to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Delegates and guests will find Indianapolis a vibrant city with many things to do and see. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 to the world-famous Children’s Museum, Indianapolis is an exciting and easily accessible destination.

To learn more or to register, visit 

2015-nacas-eastNACAS East

“Stay in the Game”
June 7–10, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing

Philadelphia is a city steeped in rich culture and punctuated by the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence. Network in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and solidify your auxiliary services partnerships in the city where our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Walk the Penn’s Landing promenade and the cobblestone streets of Old City, as our nation’s founding partners did, and forge new partnerships with auxiliary services professionals from the eastern region. Enjoy a Philly cheesesteak or soft pretzel, the emblems of Philadelphia cuisine. Have your best networking opportunities and be inspired by brilliant educational sessions. Find your unique business solutions at this historic, educational, professional, and inspiring gathering of our peers.


Downtown Philadelphia.


2015-nacas-south“Serve Stronger”
April 12–15, 2015
Sandestin, Florida
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

You’re invited to join us for the 2015 NACAS South Annual Conference at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Sandestin, Florida, April 12–15, 2015. In addition, make plans to join us for our pre-conference activities, including the Bob DeMoss Golf Tournament at the Regatta Bay Golf Club, on Saturday, April 11.

This year’s theme, “Serve Stronger,” focuses on the importance of serving others in all we do in auxiliary services. In addition to informative educational sessions, our keynote and general session speakers include Dr. Beverly Chiodo, the “Doctor of Encouragement,” Ms. Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of “An Invisible Thread,” and Mr. Rodney Bullard, Chick-Fil-A’s vice president for Community Affairs and executive director of the Chick-Fil-A Foundation. You won’t want to miss the educational sessions, networking opportunities, and fun at the beach that our conference has to offer!

Registration is now open. Register by March 13, 2015, to take advantage of our early bird registration rates! For more information about the conference location, to view the schedule, and to register online, visit www.nacas.org/south.


Sandestin beach.


2015-nacas-westMay 31–June 2, 2015
San Diego, California
Embassy Suites San Diego – La Jolla

We hope to see you at the 2015 NACAS West Conference in San Diego, California, May 3–June 2, 2015.

Planned educational content includes marketing to engage college students, bridging student affairs and business services, community colleges, functional business plans, dynamic bookstores and retail environments, leveraging technology and innovation, and a Canada night networking dinner.

San Diego is a beautiful city with 70 miles of coastline, world-class attractions, and a laid-back vibe all its own. California’s playground is perfect for the young and young at heart. Happiness is calling from San Diego—answer the call! For more information on the city and attractions, please visit www.sandiego.org.

Set just minutes from the beautiful seaside village of La Jolla, the Embassy Suites San Diego – La Jolla hotel provides beautiful Southern California accommodation in the heart of University Town Center. Stay in a spacious suite at this beautiful La Jolla hotel, with private bedroom and living room areas.


Downtown San Diego.

Heather Williams
Heather Williams is a writer and editor who works with associations across North America on their communications programs. Heather is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

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