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Attendee List

Download the 2018 attendee list

 


CampusConnex Newsletter

Want to stay on top of student housing news all year round? Email us at [email protected] with your full name, email and company and "CampusConnex" in the subject line to receive our monthly CampusConnex e-newsletter. You can also check our News section. 


First Timer FAQs

What are attendee and exhibitor registration hours?

Monday, Feb. 12 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Exhibitors only)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What can I find in the Exposition?

The NAA Exposition brings together top professionals and supplier partners eager to network and share ideas on how to stay competitive in today’s growing market. To check out some of the highlights, visit our Experience page.

How do I access sessions information if I missed it?

Materials for each session will be available on the NAA app and our website.

You can also pre-order REWIND, PowerPoint-synced audio recordings of sessions from the conference. For more information or to pre-order, visit www.naahq.org/rewind.

What should I wear?

We do not have a specific dress code, but here are some tips:

  • Business casual attire is acceptable and widely practiced.
  • Be sure to bring layers as the meeting rooms can get chilly.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be racking up that step count!
What should I bring?

Laptop or iPad to take notes, or the OG method – with a notebook and pen.

Business cards are a must. With all the networking opportunities, you can never have enough, so keep them with you at all times.

How do I plan my schedule?

NAA has an app available where you can look up exhibitors, education sessions and other attendees. Create your own schedule based on the sessions that you’re most interested in and the companies you want to visit in the exhibit hall. See more details below.

If you’re not already on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, get on and follow the conference hashtag at #CampusConnex. This will give you an insider’s view of what is trending before, during and even after the conference.

Are there helpful hints for networking?

Plan your conference schedule before you arrive in Orlando. This will give you more time to interact and engage with other attendees.

Join us for our first-ever Speed Networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Exposition! RSVPs are required to participate. 

Do you have a colleague attending the meeting? Ask them to guide you through and introduce you to fellow attendees.

Attend as many social events and receptions as you can. You’ll be rewarded with free food and cocktails!

Show up for sessions early. You’ll score a great seat and have time to mingle with the other attendees around you.

What should I do onsite?

Attend the Welcome Party on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This is a great, relaxing way to meet other attendees.

Be flexible with your conference schedule. The “law of motion and responsibility”—formerly known as the “law of two feet”—should apply: If a session is not working for you, leave (even if you are seated up front). Go to another session or meet up with others outside the session rooms who want to engage in other conversations and networking opportunities.

Attend as many social events and receptions as you can. You’ll be rewarded with free food and cocktails!

Keep an open mind and enjoy yourself! This is going to be a great experience and you are going to meet some wonderful people.


Justification Letter

Want to attend CampusConnex, NAA’s annual student housing conference, but need to get your boss’ sign-off? Use the below Justification letter to share with your supervisor explaining all of the benefits you’ll gain by attending.

Dear [supervisor’s name],

I would like your approval to attend CampusConnex, NAA’s annual student housing conference, from February 13-14, 2018 in Orlando. Through networking events, peer to peer brainstorming and education sessions, I believe the conference will enable me to bring back new ideas and innovative strategies that will help us serve our residents better while maximize company resources. In addition to networking with other experts and colleagues, I will have the opportunity to meet with current and potential suppliers–all in the same place.

With two day worth of educational programming, there’s a lot of opportunity to learn industry best practices through a wide range of topics including technology, marketing, operations, leasing, leadership and more. The speaker presentations are facilitated by both industry experts and apartment housing professionals who have faced similar challenges.

The following sessions would be beneficial to our existing performance improvement goals:
• Example #1
• Example #2
• Example #3

I have estimated the total expense to be [please add your airfare, roundtrip taxi to hotel @ $50, hotel @ $220 plus tax & resort fee per night, and choose the correct conference registration fee here at https://www.naahq.org/campusconnex/register].

To ensure we get the most out of my participation, I will submit a report post-conference, including an executive summary and detailed action plan.

Thank you for your consideration,
[your name]


myNAA Planner

Meet, greet and connect using your myNAA Planner! Free planning tools include:

  • See who is at NAAMy NAA Planner
  • Plan your time
  • Search for exhibitors
  • View the live floor plan
  • Explore programming and speakers
  • Make one-on-one appointments

Click here to start planning today!


NAA App -- Download today!

The NAA mobile app is your key tool to success. Download it today from Google Play or the Apple App Store to keep the schedule, exhibitor listings, floor plans, attendees and education session descriptions handy. Session materials are also available on the app. 

Under "Events," you'll see that the CampusConnex section holds all the great content and functionality you need to really enhance your experience in Orlando. 

The NAA app works in conjunction with the myNAA Planner. Log-in using your NAA website username and password, or create a new one.

 


REWIND

Did you miss a session (or two) or the conference? NAA's Education Institute (NAAEI) is proud to present it's REWIND program, offering 16 Powerpoint-synced audio sessions from the conference. Order today for just $149.*

You will receive an email to access your recordings once they become available.

*Member Price (Non-members add $100).

Pre-order REWIND


Toolkits

NAA invites you to help spread the word about CampusConnex in 2018 in Orlando! Here you will find a selection of customizable content as well as digital ads you can implement to reach your members and communicate the value of attending the conference.

Affiliate Toolkit

Attendee Toolkit

Speaker Toolkit

Sponsor Toolkit

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Webinars

NAA wants to offer educational opportunities all year round, so we have a number of free webinars taking place in advance of and after CampusConnex. See topics and recordings below!

 

Event Sponsors