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You are invited to submit a proposal for
NACCU 2020 April 19 - 22 in Austin, Texas!

Each year we ask our institutional and corporate members to present engaging sessions on successful or innovative programs that they would like to share with our members.

Please review the information below, then visit to complete the online form.

The deadline for proposals is Monday October 7, 2019.


Education Session Types

60 Minute Session – This traditional session features a speaker(s) with a Power Point presentation and includes time for audience questions and answers.  You may also want to coordinate a panel discussion.

45 Minute Session – Do you need a shorter time to share a best practice, innovation or application? There will be two blocks of 45 minutes sessions this year.

Roundtable Discussion Facilitator – This is a casual format with no presentation (and no legal advice). Attendees are invited to pull up a chair, listen in, and share their thoughts and experiences. This is a great opportunity to engage with your colleagues. Each discussion needs a topic and volunteer leader who is willing to guide the conversation and ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate. (This format is not eligible for a registration discount.)

60 Minute Gold Corporate Member Session - Each Gold Corporate Member is entitled to present one Education Session. Attendees appreciate and respond more positively to an education session than a sales pitch. Presentations featuring some of your clients, best practices or industry expertise are well received. (This format is not eligible for a registration discount.)

Submission Guidelines and Information

Guideline for Submissions

  • Presentation Proposals are due by Monday, October 7.
  • Each presenter must be a NACCU member, institutional or corporate.
  • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program.
  • List only those co-presenters who have committed to your presentation.
  • Accepted presenters will be notified by the end of October 2019.
  • Selected presenters are responsible for all expenses incurred including hotel and travel arrangements, and the registration fee (less a presenter discount applicable only to institutional speakers).
  •  Institutional members who are the solo presenter in a 60 Minute Session will receive a $250 registration discount. Institutional members who co-present in a 60 minute session with other institutional members will receive a $125 registration discount. (NACCU reserves the right to limit the number of presenters in a session.) Institutional members who are the solo presenter of a 45 Minute Session will receive a $200 registration discount. Institutional members who co-present in a 45 minute session with other institutional members will receive a $100 registration discount. (NACCU reserves the right to limit the number of presenters in a session.)  Institutional members who participate in a Gold session or a session where the Coordinating Presenter is a corporate member are not eligible for a registration discount. Roundtable discussion leaders are not eligible for a registration discount.
  • All presenters must complete a presenter contract in order to be confirmed for a session.
  • Presenters who are eligible for a registration discount will receive the code upon receipt of their electronic signed contract. Presenters must use the code at the time of registration; refunds will not be provided if the presenter code is not used at the time of registration.
  • Presenters must submit a biography.
  • NACCU reserves the right to revise presentation titles, reassign topic areas and levels, and edit the session descriptions and speaker biographies for promotional and program publications.
  • NACCU will provide a screen, LCD projector, and microphone.

Target Audience

  • New Professional (Beginner)
  • Mid-level Professional (Intermediate)
  • Senior Professional (Advanced)

Selection Criteria

  • Audience appeal
  • Presentation focus, audience engagement and take aways
  • Presenter’s experience with proposed topic
  • Presenter’s audience feedback from previous NACCU Conferences (if applicable)
  • Topic Relevance

Silver and Bronze Corporate Members

We encourage you to submit a presentation proposal that is educational in nature. You may want to collaborate with some of your clients. Your proposal will be evaluated along with the Institutional proposals.

Suggested Topics (categorized by Core Competency )

Administration and Operations

  • Best Practices
  • Compliance & Regulations
  • Customer Service
  • Data Management
  • What do you track
  • What can you use
  • What do you share with user departments, upper management
  • GDPR
  • Data security
  • Legal Aspects of Running a Card Program 
  • Off Campus Programs / Sustainability of Off Campus Programs
  • Online Photo Submission best practices
  • Orientation
  • Policies & Procedures (including department/office manuals)
  • Program innovations and success stories
  • Reporting
  • Starting a Card Program


  • Card Industry Trends
  • The Value of the Card System to Its Campus
  • Writing Skills (personal, writing mission / vision statements, business plans, strategic plans, Memos of Understanding)

Fiscal Management

  • Accounting Procedures
  • Auditing
  • Banking Relationships
  • Budgets
  • Declining Balance Account reconciliation and controls
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • How to make the most of a campus card budget
  • Revenue Sources
  • Sustainability of Declining Balance Programs


  • Administration Expectations – what they are and how to meet them
  • Assertive Communication
  • Developing Your Professional Network
  • Diversity
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Executive Presence
  • How to influence and navigate the campus environment/Organizational Politics
  • Identifying Campus Allies
  • Inclusion
  • Manager Skills
  • Managing Crisis (in a Crisis)
  • Stress Management


  • Campus card promotional strategies
  • Marketing
  • Online Photo submission – how to increase participation
  • Personal Branding - what do your LinkedIn and other online presences say?
  • Social Media
  • Strategies for cross-departmental collaborations and campus-wide card acceptance


  • Defining campus card challenges and roadblocks and how to resolve them
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Getting other parties to buy into an initiative
  • Project Management – how to transition from one vendor to another, plan an upgrade, relocate the card office etc.

Student Development

  • Engaging Campus
  • Staffing and Training
  • Supervising Student Personnel


  • Access Control and Integration
  • Card Technology – How to select the right one for the campus
  • Contactless technology
  • Door/Campus Access
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Credentials
  • Print Management Self-Service Applications
  • ROI – how to fully utilize the software / hardware already installed
  •  What IT Managers need campus card offices to know

How to submit your proposal

Please visit to complete the online form. 

The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 7.

If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea, please contact Jörrun Liston, Education Director at (406) 493-0622 or

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