Conference

Conference

Educational Experiences Hand-Crafted for Your Success

Through highly tailored Pathways, and an all-new blend of virtual and on-site formats, CAMEX 2019 educational opportunities are designed around you, maximizing your time to guide you with actionable takeaways.

Conference News: The CAMEX 2019 Planner is now live! Explore sessions, events, exhibitors, show specials, and more. Check back often for updates.

CAMEX Pathways

Designed to make your time at CAMEX even more productive, new curated Pathways will focus on the topics most critical to you. Each Pathway will be composed of content and facilitated activities that directly impact your greatest challenges, deliver best practices and solutions, and guide you in developing strategy for both the trade show and your store post-CAMEX.

Pathways will kick off with Virtual Primers (webinar programs)—two for each Pathway—to be held Feb. 5-8. You will automatically be registered for the Virtual Primers for your Pathway when you select your Pathway during CAMEX registration. Additionally, you may attend the Virtual Primers for other Pathways as you like—more than doubling the CAMEX content you can get for your registration compared to past years!

You will be able to select the Pathway that best meets your needs from the following:

  • Store Leadership and Strategy
    High-level sessions on understanding the expectations and performance of today’s campus store and building the store business
    Target audience: Store Directors, Campus Administrators


  • The Course Materials eXperience (CM-X)
    Sessions that address the latest challenges in the CM business, offer best practices and solutions, and discuss strategies for the trade show floor
    Target audience: Course Materials Specialists


  • Marketing, Communications, and Promotions
    Sessions that offer strategies and practical techniques to reach and connect with key stakeholders on campus
    Target audience: Store Directors, Specialists


  • Merchandising and Buying
    Sessions that address challenges, present best practices in day-to-day operations, and discuss strategies for the trade show floor.
    Target audience: Specialists


  • Technology Products and Retailing
    Sessions that offer best practices in technology products retailing
    Target audience: Experienced and New Tech Retailers

Pathway Facilitators

New for CAMEX 2019, each Pathway will be facilitated by two content experts. Facilitators will guide discussions, reflection, and goal-setting exercises to provide a productive and impactful learning experience.

  • James Vigil


    [Store Leadership and Strategy] Higher Education Consultant, rpkGROUP
    Bio
  • Kathleen Grace


    [Store Leadership and Strategy] MBA/CCR, Director of University Stores, Carnegie Mellon University
    Bio
  • Ashley Gordon


    [The Course Materials eXperience] Founder, Mockingbird Publishing and Consulting
    Bio
  • Sara Ellenberger


    [The Course Materials eXperience] Executive Account Manager, RedShelf
    Bio
  • Zontee Hou


    [Marketing, Communications, and Promotions] Founder of Media Volery and co-lead of consulting for Convince & Convert
    Bio
  • Allison Hartel


    [Marketing, Communications, and Promotions] Assistant Director for Marketing and Outreach, CU Book Store, University of Colorado Boulder
    Bio
  • Tracy Knofla


    [Merchandising and Buying] Co-Owner, High Impact Training
    Bio
  • Paul Erickson


    [Merchandising and Buying] Director of Sales & Marketing, Management One Inc.
    Bio
  • Tony Ellis


    [Technology Products and Retailing] Vice President of Association Services, National Association of College Stores
    Bio
Educational Programs and Formats
  • Keynote Sessions: Influential speakers will focus on emerging trends and your evolving role in higher education and the campus retail market
  • Thought Leaders: Content experts introduce you to new concepts that will fuel your innovative and solutions-oriented thinking throughout the conference
  • Concurrent Sessions: Best practices, case studies, and tactical strategies in 50 minutes or less to give you practical solutions for your tradeshow and
    post-CAMEX game plan
  • Flash Sessions: 30-minute presentations of industry-leading concepts and quick ideas for success
  • Special Learning Opportunities: Unique conference programs and tours to help you find ideas and inspiration in new places

Make Your Case to Attend

Want to attend CAMEX, but need to secure spending approval? The interactive Make Your Case tool allows you to easily demonstrate your return on investment, including educational conference and trade show benefits.