Event: March 3-7 | Trade Show: March 5-7 | Salt Lake City, UT | Produced and Hosted by the National Association of College Stores

Educational Conference

Educational Conference

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Strategic Changes to CAMEX = Greater ROI for You!

Radical changes in our industry require a conference program that is both bold in the face of our challenges and engaging to us as learners. The 2017 CAMEX educational conference has been streamlined in organization yet re-conceived and enhanced in content.

CAMEX Tracks Streamline Program

Find the learning that answers your tough questions among the CAMEX Tracks:
  • Store Leadership and Strategy
  • Practical Store Operations
  • Buying, Merchandising, and Marketing
  • Looking for Course Materials?
    • Sessions for store leaders will be in the Store Leadership and Strategy track
    • CM Specialists—We have something new for you! Read on…

The Course Materials eXperience (CM-X)

The Course Materials eXperience (CM-X)—Introducing the premiere learning, networking, and business solutions opportunity for course materials specialists and business partners in collegiate retailing. Offered in conjunction with CAMEX 2017, this targeted track of sessions, store-business partner networking opportunities, and facilitated strategy discussions offers the highest impact with the least time and resource investment. Mark your calendars for CM-X - March 3-5.

Thought Leader Sessions

  • Marketing

    Kelly McDonald
    Kelly McDonald

    Marketing Agency President, Speaker, Author

  • Consumer Behavior

    Shawna Suckow
    Shawna Suckow

    Award-Winning Global Speaker and Buyer Insider

  • Branding

    Denise Lee Yohn
    Denise Lee Yohn

    Brand Building Expert, Speaker, Author

Course Materials and Student Success

Course Materials Today and Tomorrow: Views from Publishing Executives

Gain insight into the future of course materials from the experts, publishing executives themselves.

This is the CM-X Keynote Session and a CAMEX Thought Leader Session—open to all attendees.

  • Robin Baliszewaki
    Robin Baliszewski
    Managing Director
    Higher Ed Sales in North America Pearson Education
  • Peter Cohen
    Peter Cohen
    President, U.S. K-12 and Higher Education
  • Scott Smith
    Scott Smith
    Elsevier Education
  • Kevin Stone
    Kevin Stone
    Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
    Cengage Learning
  • Tim Stookesberry
    Tim Stookesberry
    Senior Vice President Education
  • Ashley Gordon
    Ashley Gordon
    Academic Resource Strategist, NACS

Redefining the Role of Course Materials on Campus

Join a panel of experts in higher education and campus store management in a discussion on the new role of course materials as a strategic component of achieving overarching goals for student access, affordability, and success.

  • Imelda May
    Imelda May
    Simon Fraser University Bookstore
  • Greg Fenton
    Greg Fenton
  • Allyson Mower
    Allyson Mower
    Head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
    Marriott Library, University of Utah
  • Mark Palmore
    Mark Palmore
    Senior Vice President – Sales
    Nebraska Book Company, Inc.

Educational Formats and Opportunities

Six (6) blocks of educational sessions and additional short time-slots will offer a variety of learning formats to get the right content to you in the right way:
  • Thought Leaders – Content experts that will introduce you to new concepts and push you to think differently
  • Concurrent Sessions – Best practices, case studies, and tactical strategies in 50 minutes or less
  • Flash Sessions – 30-minute presentations of a great idea from one of your peers. Just enough time for a few questions, too!
  • Learning Tours – Offered before, during, and after CAMEX this year to provide more flexibility for your schedule
CAMEX 2017 Learning Success Game Plan
  1. Review the conference program details so you fully understand your options.
  2. Begin Preparing for CAMEX Learning to help you maximize your CAMEX learning experience.
  3. Working with a supervisor or colleague, develop your Intended Learning Outcomes for the CAMEX educational program. That is, what do you need/want to learn and experience while you’re there.
  4. Review the Speaker and Session Details and Special Learning Opportunities sections of this site to pick the best program elements for you (details will be posted in these sections in October).
  5. Once registered, make use of your Schedule on CAMEX Connect to build your personalized CAMEX learning plan. 
  6. View and download session handouts—available ONLINE ONLY (coming January 2017).
  7. Visit the Wrapping up CAMEX Learning (available soon) section of this site to find out what you should do onsite and when you return home to complete the perfect CAMEX educational experience.