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October 5 - 8, 2014
Join us at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.


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The conference for higher education ancillary services.

We are the business of higher education: bookstores, dining halls, campus card systems, housing, and more. This is the conference where our professional peers gather from around the world. Where new ideas are shared. Where inspiration is created. Where an industry discovers the solutions of tomorrow.


This is where everything changes. It's time to rethink what a conference is, what education means, how an exhibit hall should function. Shouldn't your annual conference be more than just an event? More than just a social gathering? Shouldn't it be where ideas are discovered and where solutions are born? We think so. And that is why Montréal is where everything changes. It's where we "vive la difference" in the business of higher education. 14AC Logo

Over 80 education sessions built for you.

It's all about revenue generation. The mission of making sure your campus is profitable. NACAS education sessions focus on all areas of auxiliary services, from bookstores to parking to childcare and everything in between. Hear new ideas from industry colleagues, discover new trends from business partners dedicated to your success, find out what did and did not work on other campuses. How do we deliver this information? In three different education session formats designed to meet multiple learning styles: 30-minute flash sessions, 60-minute extended sessions, and 60-minute corporate connections where business partners present you with their solutions.

Meet your keynote speakers.

David Chilton
Author of Canada's all-time best-selling book The Wealthy Barber and co-star of Dragons' Den, David Chilton has helped to take the intimidation out of financial planning for millions of Canadians. You'll enjoy his funny and practical advice on investment, personal finance, and business strategy, and how to pursue your campus' financial goals with confidence.
Lyn Heward
Montréal's Cirque du Soleil is one of the world's most innovative companies, and Lyn Heward is a major reason why: For years she helped shape its performers, designers, and technicians into an artistic and commercial juggernaut. Let her take you behind the scenes at Cirque and reveal how to ignite the creative spark in all of your employees.
Frans Johansson
An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international speaker, Frans Johansson has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He advised executive leadership from the world's largest companies as well as startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities around the world.

Thanks to their support.

The 2014 NACAS Annual Conference would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors.


Aramark Barnes & Noble Chick-fil-A Chartwells


Ricoh Sodexo Starbucks  


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more

Tour one of the world's top institutions.

Step out of a session and onto the campus of the medical-doctoral university in Canada ranked number one for the last nine years. McGill University, in downtown Montreal, is home to over 38,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff. Our guided tour through this beautiful campus will start at the exclusive Faculty Club, and take attendees though the Royal Victoria College residence and dining halls, the Service Point, which provides campus administrative services and assistance, and the McGill Bookstore. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes ancillary operations at this international, bilingual, world-class university.


Take a virtual tour of McGill University.

Come early. Stay Late.

Montréal. It's the perfect place to mix business with pleasure, combining North American efficiency with European flair. You're going to love the profusion of sights, sounds, and flavors to enjoy, all within a few blocks of the conference location, the Palais des congrès de Montréal. To help you discover the "joy of living", we're offering a variety of guided local tours of the best of Montréal. Learn more

The view is fantastic.

Opened in 1983, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has welcomed more than 5,500 events and 15 million visitors. Famous for its ultramodern facilities, contemporary architecture, and abundant natural light, the Palais is the perfect location to network with industry leaders.

Intercontinental Suite
Hyatt Regency Suite
Holiday Inn Suite

A hotel for every taste.

This year we've reserved blocks at three beautiful hotels within walking distance of the conference location. The first hotel is The InterContinental, a boutique luxury hotel located just a few feet from all activities. The second hotel is the newly renovated Hyatt Regency, famous for its distinctly French flavor and hospitality. The third hotel is the Holiday Inn Select, a Feng Shui establishment directly across the street from the conference. Reserve your room today, The Intercontinental is already full! Learn more


Register for the conference and reserve your room at one of our three hotels by Thursday, August 1, 2014, and you'll be entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary upgrade to a suite from October 4 – October 8, 2014.


Important Dates

July 25, 2014 Earlybird pricing deadline. After this date, registration fees will increase.
September 10, 2014 Hotel cut-off date. Remember our hotel blocks will probably be full before this date. Reserve your rooms today!
September 19, 2014 Cancellation deadline. A $95 processing fee will be charged. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.
September 26, 2014 Last day to pre-register for the conference. New registrations or changes to existing registrations should be completed on-site after this date.


Registration Includes

  Member Non-Member Retiree Guest Student
Three General Sessions *
Education Sessions *
Guest “Welcome to Montreal”        
Reception on Sunday
Regional Breakfast on Monday
Lunch on Monday  
Breakfast on Tuesday  
Fun Run/Walk on Tuesday
Lunch on Tuesday  
Gala event on Tuesday
Breakfast on Wednesday  
Business Solutions Center  

*On a Space Available Basis

Institutions &
Non-Exhibiting Business Partners
Full Registration On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Members $675.00 $775.00
Non-Members $890.00 $990.00
(Guest, Members-in-Transition, Retiree, Student)
$225.00 $275.00
Single Day Registration On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Members $350.00 $450.00
Non-Members $450.00 $550.00
Other Items On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Additional Gala Ticket $110.00 $110.00
Campus Tours $30.00 $30.00


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Exhibiting Business Partners Booth On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Members $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Non-Members $3,160.00 $3,160.00
(Each booth includes one full registration and three booth personnel registrations.)
Additional Representatives On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Full Registration $675.00 $775.00
Booth Personnel $75.00 $100.00
Meals On or Before July 25 July 26 or After
Reception, Oct. 5 $50.00 $60.00
Regional Breakfast, Oct. 6 $50.00 $60.00
Celebration Lunch, Oct. 7 $50.00 $60.00
Gala, Oct. 8 $110.00 $110.00


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Future locations.

It's never too early to mark your calendar for future NACAS Annual Conferences!




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NACAS 48th Annual Conference

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NACAS 49th Annual Conference

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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NACAS 50th Annual Conference

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Orlando, Florida
October 14 - 17, 2018

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