The schedule below is subject to change. 

Monday, March 16

Registration   8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. Woodway Foyer
Pre-Conference Activity (NASA)-CANCELED   8:30 a.m. -  1:00 p.m. Off Site
Pre-Conference Activity (Campus Tour)   9:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m. Off Site
First-Time Attendee Orientation   4:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. Monarch Room
Welcome Reception & Culinary Challenge   5:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m. Monarch Room

Tuesday, March 17


  8:00 a.m. -  8:30 a.m. Plaza I
Registration   8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Woodway Foyer
Announce Culinary Challenege Winners   8:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m. Plaza II
General Session - Chef Jet Tila   8:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Plaza II

Learning Sessions

  • In-house Agency: Better Marketing Through Student Creative Talent
  • Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Composting
  • Dining and Card Operations: A Partnership for Student Success
10:15 a.m. -11:15 p.m. Chevy Chase/West Alabama/Plaza II
Break 11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Woodway Foyer

Learning Sessions

  • Mission Critical: Dining & Student Success at UH
  • The Ties That Bind! Rising to Outstanding Campus Alignments-And Keeping Them There!
  • "Fresh Eyes" or a New Lens?
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Chevy Chase/West Alabama/Plaza II
Showcase 12:45 p.m. -  3:45 p.m. Woodway Hall
Round Tables   4:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. Plaza II
Industry Reception   5:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. Monarch Room

Wednesday, March 18


  8:15 a.m. -  9:15 a.m. Plaza I
Registration   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Woodway Foyer
General Session-Dr. Dennis Reynolds   9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Plaza II
Break 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Woodway Foyer

Learning Sessions

  • Shifting the Customer Service Experience with Self-ordering Kiosks
  • How Technology is Reshaping the Physical Retail Experience
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Chevy Chase/West Alabama/Plaza II
Lunch/Business Meeting 12:00 p.m. -   1:30 p.m. Plaza I

Learning Sessions

  • The Science and Architecture of Successful Engagement
  • NACUFS Town Hall
  1:45 p.m. -   2:45 p.m. Chevy Chase/West Alabama/Plaza II

Learning Sessions

  • The Increasing Necessity of a Progressive Food Allergy Program
  • Waste not, Want not: Creating a Culture of Resource Stewardship
  • IATF Priority Points
  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chevy Chase/West Alabama/Plaza II
Closing Event   6:00 p.m. -  10:00 p.m. Off Site


Download Our Mobile App

Our Mobile App has all the information you will need for the conference, including: schedule of events, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and much more.

Steps to downloand the app:

1. Visit the app store or Google Play, and download the Guidebook app
Note: if you have used the NACUFS app in previous years, you will need to download the Guidebook app. No worries, it's free! No passcodes are required.
2. Upon download, open the app and click "Find Guides" in the lower right corner
3. Search "NACUFS"
4. Regional guides will aprear. Click "Get" and select the Southern guide
5. Open and enjoy!