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

Special Events

Opening Mega Session with Kai Kight

Kai Kight
Exhilarating music.
Extraordinary message.

Fri., March 3 | 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Salt Palace Convention Center Ballroom

Kai Kight is on a mission to spark a cultural shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. As a classically-trained violinist turned innovative composer, Kai is inspiring individuals and organizations across the world to compose their own paths of imagination and fulfillment.

After graduating from Stanford University’s design and engineering program and landing an impressive engineering job, Kai remained fascinated by the leaders, artists, and companies who dared to be different. He began to look for ways to bring music, his passion, back to the forefront of his life and combine it with his talent for innovation. As both a Mayfield Fellow and Kleiner Perkins Design Fellow, Kai has proven himself as a leader of the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial talent.

In his emotionally powerful presentations, Kai combines original music with stories of his transformation as an artist. His mesmerizing and original violin performances become beautiful metaphors for the core of his message: motivating unique ideas in a world that celebrates conformity.

Join us and borrow some inspiration and insight to put into practice in your life and work.

Plus Aspen Award, Collegiate Retailer of the Year (CROY) Award, and Eagle Award


Sponsored by: Texas Book Company

Opening Night Reception

Salt Palace Convention Center

Friday March 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Salt Palace Convention Center

Kick off CAMEX in style during the first official evening. Enjoy an evening of light food, fun, and connecting with friends—old and new.

Mega Session with Catharine Bond Hill

Catherine Bond Hill
The Economics of
Higher Education:
Financial Pressures and Shifting Models

Sat., March 4 | 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Salt Palace Convention Center Ballroom

Catharine Bond Hill is one of higher education’s most impactful college presidents. For the past ten years she served as president of Vassar College, one of the top liberal arts schools in the United States. Under her presidency, Vassar emerged as a national leader in improving affordability and enrolling a more socioeconomically diverse student body.

An accomplished and highly regarded economist and social scientist, Hill has made a career bridging the higher education and non-profit sectors with a consistent commitment to bringing about positive reform. The impact of her programs goes beyond her work to attract first generation college students and veterans to Vassar to the implementation of the important support it takes to help them succeed, such as child care and paired advisors.

In early September she began a new chapter, joining ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that works with the global higher education community to advance and preserve knowledge and improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies.

Join her as she discusses the focus of today’s administrators and how campus stores can help create student success.

Plus NACS 2017-18 Board of Trustees Installation and the unveiling of indiCo’s New Initiative


Sponsored by: G-Shock

Back-To-School Style Gear Up

Fashion Show

This year, the always popular What’s Hot session by Connect2One and the 22nd Annual Fashion Show, sponsored by MV Sport/The Game, will be held back-to-back. See an exciting reveal of all things “en vogue” for the fall, and kick off your Trade Show buying with stylish inspiration!

Saturday, March 4
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. What's Hot in 2017 with Paula Haerr
4:20 - 5:30 p.m. 22nd Annual Fashion Show sponsored by MV Sport/The Game
Sponsored by: MV Sport