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June 12-15, 2017
NACC Annual Conference
University of North Texas
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February 2017


Ron Athey Award




2017 NACC Annual Conference

2017 Conference Tentative Schedule    2017 Conference Mailer

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University of N. Texas
Denton, TX
June 12-15, 2017


Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

Denton sits atop the “Golden Triangle”, formed by the roadways connecting Dallas, Ft. Worth and Denton, with only a 30 minute drive from DFW Airport. The hotel lobby’s contemporary and sophisticated design provides greater flexibility for guests traveling to Denton, TX. The hotel, near the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University, features a welcoming lobby with inviting spaces, free Wi-Fi and access for Guests. The highlight of our lobby is the restaurant “The Bistro-Eat. Drink. Connect.”, which provides guests with healthy food, beverages, and Starbucks items during the morning breakfast and evening dinner service with cocktails. Guests will be near the Murchison Performing Arts Center, historic Campus Theater and Denton’s Downtown Square known for an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel offers a fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hour business center with boarding pass printing to make your travel easier.

Guest rooms include: Large movable desk, ergonomic desk chair, complimentary WIFI, Fridge and Microwave and a 32 inch HD Television. The hotel also has an available Fitness Center with Cardio equipment and Free Weights, as well as an Indoor Pool and Whirlpool.

To book your room and receive the $139 room rate, please use the following link: Book your group rate for 2017 NACC Conference

The room rate of $139 applies for the nights of June 8th-15th. If a room is booked before or after this date, the $139 Room Rate will not apply.

For specific requests or more information, please contact the hotel directly at: 940-382-4600


The Hotel does not provide any transportation to or from either Love Field or DFW. Both airports have shuttle services or rental cars available.


On Tuesday morning, June 13th, you’ll have the opportunity to tour two of the finest Professional Sports Facilities in the country.

AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys

The Legends Foodservice Team will show us a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and event operations including: Multiple Concession Stands and Warehouse Operations, Suites levels and Suite Level Kitchen where food is prepped for the 360 suites in the stadium.

We will also be able to see some of the exciting features of AT&T Stadium, including the Concourse plazas, Locker Room and playing surface.

Globe Life Ballpark, home of the Texas Rangers

After the morning tour, we will move across the street to Globe Life Park for a catered lunch and afternoon tour with the Delaware Sportservice Team. At Globe Life Park, we will conduct a ballpark tour with the Texas Rangers staff, as well as view the Foodservice facilities that operate for the 81 home baseball games.

The cost is $125 per person and includes lunch and a snack.

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


Pull on your boots and get ready to kick up your heels on a Wild West experience. This year’s welcome reception will take place at the Circle-R-Ranch. For entertainment there will be a quick-draw competition, horse-shoes, corn-hole, shuffle board and foos-ball. You can show your bull riding skills on the mechanical bull. The Ron Athey award will be presented to this years receipient after diner.


Wednesday’s reception and dinner will be held at Lone Star Attitude (L.S.A) Burgers Co. The NACC Group will party on the roof-top of this downtown Denton establishment, featuring Live music from a Texas Country Favorite, cocktails and local craft beers, and delicious appetizers and dinner from the LSA Team!


Thursday’s dinner will be a true Denton Experience featuring some down-home Texas comfort food by Babe’s Checken Dinner House. After dinner it’s casino night at the stadium. Try your luck at Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold’em. If you’re not into casino games you can also play some air-hockey or pool.

New Member Orientation

Marriott host hotel hospitality room on Tuesday June 13, 2017. From 5:15PM - 5:45PM.


  • NPO's at the Dallas Cowboys
  • Motivational with Johnny Quinn, UNT Football and US Olympic Bobsled
  • Food Trucks at Events
  • Rebranding concession menu
  • Buzz or WOW menu items
  • Inventory control procedures
  • NCAA rules, regulations and guidelines when dealing with NPO groups
  • Using Social Media
  • Scheduling and Training
  • Catering cutting edge trends

Open Forum - This session will be facilitated by the NACC board - If there is a topic that you would like to discuss with your concession peers, forward the topic to the NACC office via email, fax or phone and we will add it to the open forum session. Email:

UCMT Class

This three day course covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Sales Forecasting
  • Setting & Measuring results of Management Goals
  • Employee Relations (recruiting, training, retaining valuable employees, corrective action)
  • Managing Concessions Stands
  • Inventory Controls
  • Sales Reporting

Our financial reporting section covers:

  • Basic Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Analyzing Food Related Sponsorship Contracts
  • Financial Reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual)
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting

The catering section covers:

  • Menu Management
  • Break Even Analysis
  • Sales
  • Set-up Basics

Our interactive learning environment encourages each student to share their ideas & experience. A valuable part of the class is learning from each other and how different concessions operations handle facility restrictions, special events, staff or NPO (Non-Profit Organization) issues, information related to design problems, and other practical solutions that can be immediately applied.

Each day will end with a quiz of that day’s material and the 2nd & 3rd day begin with a question & answer session from topics covered the previous day.

There will be a field trip to view and review a concessions operation during an event. The event has not been selected yet. Students will review the setup, game-time and closing of this event. We will discuss our findings and observations the following morning in class.


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.


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


The trade show will be held at UNT’s Apogee Stadium on Wednesday, June 14th from 10 AM – 2 PM. 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 during Wednesday’s reception, for great prizes.

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 Arizona, 2018
University of California - Berkeley, 2019


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