2018 National Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have something your school does well?

Please share it with your association, friends and colleagues by presenting an interest session at the national conference. 

Proposal Submissions were due by Tuesday, December 12 to be considered for the conference.

Interest Session Time Slots

Interest sessions are an integral part of the national conference educational program and are scheduled for Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018  
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 30-minute Flash Sessions
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. 60-minute Interest Sessions
Saturday, July 14, 2018  
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 60-minute Interest Sessions
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 60-minute Interest Sessions


Program Information

The maximum expected audience per session is 70-100 attendees. In addition to the lecture format, other popular presentation formats include interactive (audience participation), case study, and best practice formats. The National Conference education team will select programs that demonstrate the greatest potential for contributing to the quality of the conference and that represent the variety of roles within collegiate foodservice.

Selection criteria for all sessions:


Proposals were due Tuesday, December 12, 2017.


2018 Call for Proposals

Select a track that best matches the descriptions below.

Track 1: Supervisory Ex: recruitment, training, retention of qualified personnel, customer service, human resources, internal communication, and staffing issues
Track 2: Culinary & Nutrition Ex: emerging cuisine and food trends, labeling, employee wellness, sustainability, local and organic produce, nutrition, allergen services, food safety, menu planning, regulations, special events, & wellness programs
Track 3: Sales, Marketing & Communication Ex: merchandising, retail/c-store, social media, communication of value of services & programs, publications, branding, special promotions, marketing plans, new revenue sources, catering, dining plan sales
Track 4: Financials & Operations Ex: benchmarking, financials - ROI, revenue creation, strategic & master planning, capital improvements, infrastructure or facility updates, food trucks, dining plan design, technology, contract administration
Select a Track *
Session Duration *

Presenter: This person will serve as the main contact for this session.
Are you a first-time presenter at the NACUFS national conference? *
In the qualifications box below, please explain in 200 words or less your (and any co-presenter) experience, knowledge or expertise with the session topic you are proposing.

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Speaker Bio(s)
Please attach a 50-100 word bio for each presenter listed above. Your attachment(s) may not contain any spaces or special characters as part of the file name.
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By checking this box, I affirm that I have attached a bio for each presenter listed above. *

Please provide a 75-100 word abstract suitable for publication in the program book.
Please describe your session in no more than 500 words.
Learning Outcomes:
Please state 2-3 learning outcomes for your session. Learning outcomes are statements that specify what attendees will know or be able to do as a result of your education session. Outcomes are usually expressed as knowledge, skills, or attitudes. Here are some examples:

  • After this session, attendees will understand the contractor selection process (knowledge) we used at our college.
  • After this session, attendees will be able to create a basic RFP (skill).
  • After this session, attendees will have greater confidence and motivation (attitude) to address problem employee behavior.

  • Learning Format: Please select the option that most closely resembles your program format: *
    Room Set-Up: Please select your preferred room arrangement *

    Audio/Visual Equipment: Please note that there is no charge to the presenter for the audio/visual equipment listed below. The standard AV set-up is as follows:

  • Two wired lapel microphones or table-top mics for panels
  • One podium with microphone
  • LCD projector (presenter must provide laptop)
  • Projection screen
  • Will you need an Internet Connection (at presenter's expense) *
    Please note: A/V and room setup requests will be reviewed and confirmed approximately six weeks prior to event. There is no charge for the standard room setup listed above; however, AV equipment is expensive and NACUFS is charged for any that is provided. We will attempt to accommodate special requests, but adjustments may be made at NACUFS' discretion.

    Conference Registration: National conference presenters must register and pay the national conference registration fee.
    Verification: By checking this box, I affirm that I have communicated with all co-presenters in this proposal and they have agreed to present the session if accepted, and are aware of the registration requirements. *