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Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
June 2014


The Marriott Hotel (1-801-377-4700), in Provo UT, is located in downtown Provo just blocks from the BYU campus, and within easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping. The Marriott Hotel surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day in our spacious guest rooms featuring a large, well-lit work desk, free high-speed Internet, 42” LCD Televisions with HD, in-room coffee, and luxurious bedding. The hotel offers both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, and fitness room.

The room rate for the conference is: $107 per night.

If you wish to spend a little more time in Utah, the Hotel room block will have rooms available starting Saturday June 14th through Sunday June 22nd.


Arrival by air

Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) - The airport is 49 miles North of Provo on I-15.

Airport Shuttles: To/From Provo

Salt Lake Express: 801-356-9796 or 208-656-8824,

Airport Express Shuttle: 801-231-9111,

Riverwoods Shuttle: 801-691-0978,

Front Runner: 801-743-3882,


On Tuesday morning June 17th, we will meet at 7:45AM in the Marriott Hotel lobby. Our tour begins as you discover the sights and sounds of the beautiful Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The group will then head up to the Utah Olympic Park one of the sites of the 2002 Winter Olympics. With your Golden Pass you will be able to try out the Drop Tower, Free style and extreme ziplines, try the Alpine slide, enjoy the view from the chairlift ride, explore Olympic and Skiing history in Utah museum. This pass is good for all day and unlimited rides. The Golden Pass does not include the Comet Bobsled Ride.

The cost is $100 per person and includes: Transportation, Olympic Park Golden Pass, lunch, and a snack.

For those that are ready for the extreme Olympic experience - The summer Comet Bobsled Ride is for you. A professional pilot takes 3 passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Olympic track. In less than one mile you’ll rip through 15 turns and reach speeds about 80 mph and experience up to 5 G’s of force. As this experience is not for everyone, this is an additional fee that you will pay at the park in person. The 2013 summer rate was $65. The 2014 summer rate has not been announced.

The Olympic Legacy Park is located at around 7,500 feet above sea level so altitude sickness is a real issue. To help reduce the symptoms be sure to drink plenty of water (limit alcohol and soda consumption) 24 hours before arriving in Salt Lake City and also while on the way to, while at and on the drive from Park City. Here is a link for more information on how to alleviate and cope with the symptoms of Altitude Sickness.

We will not be returning to the hotel but will go directly to the opening reception at Sundance and dinner at Timp Lodge from this activity.

EVENING ACTIVITIES (All members and vendors are encouraged to attend)


Let the opening reception begin. The member/vendor welcome reception will start with a ski lift ride to the top of Sundance. It is a great view, great time to meet new fiends and catch-up with others before heading down the hill for dinner.


Dinner at the Timp Lodge will be an amazing dinner experience catered by BYU. After dinner be ready for some fun activities including: horseshoes, basketball, ping-pong, croquet, foosball, western story telling and music, camp fire, and more.


Drinks and Snacks at the Hotel hospitality room. We will draw tradeshow numbered ticket for the conference gifts at the reception, must be present to win! (BYU gifts, gift cards, IU shirts, Notre Dame shirts, and more to pick from.)


Dinner will be served at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Vendors and University Members will be treated to a 5-star dinner and tour the museum.

After dinner we can enjoy free Bowling, Arcade games at the BYU campus events center and our hospitality room, atthe hotel, to let off a little steam and have some fun.


A day of education and tours of the BYU campus. We will unwind with a reception at the hotel hospitality room.


Our Thursday night dinner will be held at the Salt Lake City Bees AAA ballpark. We will be enjoying a BBQ dinner and a game on the third base patio. After dinner we can hangout, relax, and have some fun.


Education sessions will be held at the BYU 7th floor Skyroom with it’s fantastic views of the BYU campus, mountains, downtown Provo, and the surrounding area. The final prize drawings will take place this morning and you must be present to win.


Members will have to answer questions about conference sponsors during the trade show. Those members that get all of the questions answered will be entered into a drawing by exchanging their completed answer sheet for a numbered ticket at the end of the trade show.


New Member Orientation - Hosted by Hope Kaser, Past President of the NACC, and Theresa Traulsen, Executive Director of the NACC as well as other NACC Board members. This will be an open forum for all members. We encourage all new members to participate and ask any questions they have regarding the NACC organization or about concessions food service in general. The orientation will be held in the hospitality room at the host hotel.

Keynote Speakers: Tom Holmoe AD and Head of the Broadcast Department – Discussion how TV impacts the event attendance and concession operations. Session will be located at the BYU Broadcast building.

Presentation and Discussion: Aaron Black - BYU Grab n’ Go concept with menu items produced by BYU campus.

Presentation and Discussion: Speaker from BYU – Marketing and Promotions.

Panel Discussion: Toot your horn with your client – whether in-house or contract company it is important – Terry Conlon, Aaron Black, Jim Schwandt and Mike Jacob.

Presentation and Discussion: Event Evacuation Planning, are your NPO groups and staff ready - BYU Speaker.

Open Forum: Open forum questions – Chuck Aldridge and NACC board facilitating.

Presentation and Discussion: Philosophy of how to promote yourself to the Athletic Department and keep your concession operation number one, with Shawn LaPean of CAL-Berkeley.

Presentation and Discussion: PCI Compliance - Kim Stringham University of Utah, Income Accounting and Student Loan Services Admin Program Coordinator.

Open Forum

  • Subject #1 Sustainability – Marybarbara and Adam from Hope College - discussing what Hope College is doing to meet the sustainability challenge they have been given
  • Subject #2 – Nancy from BYU – Hiring staff and NPO groups
  • Subject #3 – Brett from Univ. Arizona – Design, Construction and opening University of Arizona new North End Zone stands for the 2013 season
  • Subject #4 – BYU topic


Back for a second year, the University members will have to locate their number at a Vendors booth. Good luck and good hunting.


The trade show will be held on the Concourse of Marriott Center Wednesday June 18, 2014 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Because we don’t schedule any other events at this time, vendors will have the undivided attention of the University members. We will be drawing University member names, at the Wednesday evening reception, for great prizes! The drawings for the iPad and the Crescor mobile heated cabinet will be held during Wednesdays dinner.

NACC vendor members can advertise your new products on the NACC’s web site’s new products page. This service is included in your membership. Go to to see what other vendor members are promoting.

Cancellation Policy

90 days prior to conference: 75% refund
89-60 days prior to conference: 50% refund
59 days prior to conference: 0% refund

For more information, contact:

Theresa Traulsen
Executive Director
Phone: 206-440-9203 Fax: 206-440-9213

Future Conference Host locations:

Future Locations:

University of Maryland, 2015
UNLV, 2016


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