2018 Ohio Fall Meeting

Date:  October 3-5, 2018
Location:  University of Dayton
                  River Campus
                  Dayton, OH.
Hotel Accomodations
Marriott at University of Dayton
1414 S. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45409


Group Rate:  $139+tax per night
Click *Book Your Room* below to get the special Univ. of Dayton Rate.
***NOTE: The hotel does not block out rooms.  This means they are first come-first served for OACS attendees and the general public that may be attending other functions near the hotel.  BOOK YOUR HOTEL AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to be guaranteed a room.***

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Tentative Agenda (subject to change)


Wednesday, October 3  


  • 2:00pm-4:00pm         Users Group Meetings

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm         Registration & Store Tours of Sinclair CC, UD & Flyer Spirit

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm         Opening Reception 


Thursday, October 4

  • 7:00am-2:00pm         Registration

  • 7:30am-8:30am         Networking Breakfast

  • 8:30am-9:15am         Keynote Speaker "Bob Walton" with IndiCo

    • Learn about all of the new initiatives and services launched by indiCo as well as the state of the independent bookstore.​

  • 9:30am-11:00am       "Think Outside the Box... or SMASH IT" with Chad Willett

    • "A professional speaker, author and artist featured in hit films "She's All That" with Paul Walker and "Halloween H20" with Jamie Lee Curtis.  Chad inspires audiences to unleash their creative energies by SMASHING concepts, walls, barriers, and in short... the Box of Life!  This session is sure to be informative and entertaining.

  • 11:00am-11:15am      Break

  • 11:15am-11:45am      Association Business Meeting

  • 11:45am-12:30 pm     Lunch

  • 12:30pm-1:00pm        NACS Foundation Fundraiser

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm          GM & Textbook Breakout Sessions

  • 1:45pm-2:00pm          Break​

  • 2:00pm-5:00pm          Trade Show

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm        Dinner & Entertainment


Friday, October 5

  • 8:00am-9:00am          Networking Breakfast

  • 9:15am-10:15am        Breakout Sessions - 2 Choices

    • GM Breakout - Trend Chat with Paula Haerr.  Hot trends in the campus marketplace.  Bring your best selling trends to share your successes.  Sure to be a fun and interactive session!



    • Textbook Breakout with Cody Lopez, Regional Sales Manager at Redshelf, and Kathleen Hayes, Director of Institutional Sales at Verba/Vital Source will co-present on Inclusive Access.

  • 10:15am-10:30am      Break 

  • 10:30am-11:30pm      "The Value of Data: How your campus store can win with number" with Mark Palmore