Meetings & Education

2017 Summer Education Sessions


Free Summer Education Opportunities



Please join your NCBA colleagues this summer in either Portland or Seattle for a day, or two, of learning, sharing and networking. These sessions are NOT for managers only, so please encourage your staff to attend! We’ll be offering two sessions in each location, one day focused on Course Materials and one on General Merchandise. You may sign up for one or both days.

Questions? - contact Lara Konick @ [email protected] or 206-633-6608.

Course Materials Session Agenda:

  • Inclusive Access Presentation and Discussion
  • OERs and other alternative initiatives
  • Q & A – bring your challenges for this sharing session
  • Preparing for the new college student customer
  • Marketing (how to tell the textbook/buy back story)
  • What’s next in course materials? 

General Merchandise Session Agenda:

  • Show and tell and new trends in GM – bring some favorites for ‘show and tell’
  • Merchandising & promotions
  • Buying best practices (inventory and turn goals, vendors, markdowns)
  • Q & A – bring your challenges for this sharing session


Oregon Sessions – Chemeketa Community College

July 26, Course Materials 9:00am – 3:00pm
July 27, General Merchandise 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305

The meeting will be held in Building 20.

Directions & Parking Information:

Parking is free in the lot nearest Building 20.

The cost for each session (day) is $15 and will cover lunch. 

To register for the course materials session click here.

To register for the general merchandise sessions click here