NAA worked hard to bring you the best and brightest in the student housing industry. In addition to our great education sessions and keynote speakers, we also wanted you to have a great experience. From the various features on the Onsite DJ, Exposition floor to our networking opportunities, there were no shortage of things to do at CampusConnex!
We had a great time at CampusConnex! Listen to CampusConnex playlist, curated by our CampusConnex onsite DJ. DJ Mike prepared a list of fun, energetic songs to help get you through the work week and stay energized after the conference!
CampusConnex Lab | Tuesday, Noon – 4:45 p.m.
The first day was spent in the CampusConnex lab, which offered a mix of speakers on industry Issues, a personal mindfulness exercise and roundtable discussions with fellow attendees.
Tuesday Lunch with DJ | Tuesday, Noon – 12:40 p.m.
We kicked off CampusConnex 2019 with an experience to network with fellow attendees at lunch (complete with music!) prior to the CampusConnex Lab.
Welcome Party | Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The rain couldn't stop our shine! On Tuesday evening, we had fun at the Retro Beach Bash. We enjoyed live and interactive entertainment, plenty of food and beverages, all in a relaxed environment with fellow attendees.
Relaxation & Stretching Class | Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Some attendees started their day with a 30-minute class to loosen their muscles, improve flexibility, posture and range of motion.
Speed Networking | Wednesday, 815 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Business cards were exchanged, ideas were swapped and advice was asked during our speed networking.
Ping Pong/Hole-in-one | Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Attendees could take a break during their busy day to try their luck at the hole-in-one putting green or challenge a fellow attendee to a game of ping pong.
Interactive Art Wall | Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cocktail Break | Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
At the end of the day, we attendees grabed a drink and enjoyed the last general session of CampusConnex!
Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.| Taking place on day 2 of CampusConnex, the Business Exchange will be incorporated into the NAA Exposition and provide an opportunity for suppliers to conduct individual meetings with industry professionals.
Attendees had the opportunity to make up to nine appointments with supplier partners to discuss challenges and solutions. Demographic and specific needs identified during the registration process will helped match 30 participating suppliers with appropriate attendees.
Here's what attendees could expect:
- Appointments are 20 minutes each
- All appointments occur in the Business Exchange on Wednesday, February 13
- Each attendee has the opportunity to make up to nine (9) appointments
- Attendees will be matched with exhibitors based off questions they answered during the online registration process (Starting in January 2019)
- Exhibitors will be able to reach out to attendees through the online scheduling tool (Starting in January 2019)
- Comfortable location where conversations take place and attendees challenges are met with solutions
With myNAA planner, it's easy! Use this free tool to connect with exhibitors and schedule your meetings.
In response to this year’s hurricanes and wildfires, NAA supporting Hatching Hope to provide care kits for apartment residents displaced from their homes by such disasters. With support from the NAA National Suppliers Council and NextGen Committee, NAA provided supplies such as toiletries, towels and inflatable mattresses. Onsite at CampusConnex, attendees joined their peers in putting the care kits together. It was a great chance to network while doing some good—and they didn't even have to leave the resort.
New to CampusConnex was the NAAHQ Booth—your one-stop shop for all things NAA! Attendees were able to learn more about membership, programs and services offered, or just to meet staff!
Hours: Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: Osceola Foyer