Success of an independent college store relies heavily upon the support and understanding of campus administrators. What better way to allow auxiliary leadership to appreciate the importance of remaining independent than to invite them to participate in the ICBA Conference?
"We leave the ICBA Conference with not only revenue generating ideas, but also ideas on how to stay relevant as an integral part of the campus. We’ve taken these ideas back to our store and implemented them with great success.”
John Wierson, University Book Store, Iowa State University
"Great conference and information. I returned to my store with actionable items, new knowledge, and a burst of energy to try new ideas from other stores."
Carlita Slatky, University Store, Georgia Southern University
“The ability to network and discuss what works (or not!) and why is INVALUABLE!!”
Michelle Fournier, University Book Store, University of Washington
“As a new course materials manager, I learned so much from the ICBA Conference sessions and interacting with my peers. It helped me gain a better understanding of my job.”
Donald Musacchio, Franciscan University Bookstore, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"This is my new conference 'home!' As a first timer, I felt welcomed, inspired, and overall very satisfied with the entire event! Can't wait until next year!"
Vicki Marvel, Alvin Community College Store, Alvin Community College
“This is one of the most interesting conferences that I attend. I look forward to it every year.”
Katharine Wright, UVIC Bookstore, University of Victoria
“The speed-dating aspect of vendor presentation away from a trade show floor was great. It allowed/required getting down to brass tacks and, in my opinion, it made the time spent much more productive and valuable for both the vendors and the stores.”
Kelly Holt, UC Davis Stores, University of California Davis
“If you only had one conference to attend a year, ICBA should be that conference. There is no other conference that provides so much opportunity for professional development, peer networking, new product and service exposure, and great resources. You can't afford not to attend this conference.”
Brian Wright, The Duck Store, University of Oregon
"I was blown away by the number of networking opportunities available in one place!"
Alicia LaFerriere, NDSU Bookstore, North Dakota State University
"The information provided and the networking opportunities garnered from this conference were absolutely invaluable to our operation. I look forward to attending again in the future."
Ann Floresca, The WKU Store, Western Kentucky
“The conference provides a good mix of perspectives from vendor partners, outside experts, and peer stores learning from each other to stay ahead of the change. You naturally feel inspired and motivated to get back to your store and implement new action plans.”
Heather Dean, University Bookstore, Iowa State University