First Time NACA? Remember These Tips for Attending a College Event Planning Conference

The National Association for Campus Activities is one of our favorite organizations for many reasons, but one big one is the outstanding job they do putting on conferences every year. For (just a few) years now, we’ve made sure to include ourselves in any opportunity we can by attending each NACA conference, because they are such a great way to connect with students from all over the US. We have worked with NACA to help … Continued

In Case You Missed It Vol. 29

Did you join NACA for their NACA Live 2021 Conference? We had a blast chatting with all of you in our virtual booth and sharing all of our amazing programs with you. If you didn’t have a chance to see the showcasing acts, we’re here to give you a recap on what you missed at the conference! Watch the showcasing performances below and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on … Continued

Virtual Game Show FAQs | Book a Virtual Game Show Event

Back in March we recognized that on campus events were going to take a major hit. We immediately put forth a great deal of energy to start creating virtual student engagement ideas. Some of our live acts work well in a virtual environment, but some of them don’t. One immediate success story was Adam Ace and our amazing team at EVENTGAMESHOWS.COM. Through a lot of work, technological ingenuity, and team creativity, we were able to … Continued

Where to Eat in Denver? | NACA Live 2020

by: I.N.K.’s Lane Shuler The time has come, NACA Live 2020 is nearly here! What would traveling to a new city be without trying out some new restaurant? Sad. That’s what. Here is my list of the must-eat restaurants in Denver Colorado. As always, check with your advisor to ensure you are clear to go, and NEVER miss a showcase to have a meal on your own or anything else off-site! Sam’s No. 3. This … Continued

Denver Themed Playlist for NACA 2020

by: I.N.K.’s Lane Shuler Whenever I travel, I try to not only listen to artists FROM the city I’m in, but also songs ABOUT the city I’m in as well. Here is a list of songs mentioning Denver. Put these on a playlist and blast them as you take off to NACA Live 2020. Denvemolorado – Atmosphere I mentioned in an earlier blog post that this album inspired me to b ea traveling artist many … Continued

Denver Travel Guide 2020 | NACA Live

by: I.N.K.’s Lane Shuler Greetings! When I was a senior in High School my brother got me a copy of Atmosphere’s Seven’s Travel’s CD.  Back then, if you wanted music, you could try to download all of the MP3’s in the right order while simultaneously accidentally nuking your family computer, or you could wait to get the physical copy. That album was one of the things that inspired me to be a traveling artist, the … Continued

Where to Eat? – Fall Conference Guide 2019

by Lane Shuler Hello! Lane Shuler with I.N.K. here! We are the nation’s premier traveling college poetry duo! We’ve performed at NACA and APCA conferences all over the nation, and when we come to a new town, we ALWAYS try to find the best food we can find. Now, at most conferences, you’ll have some meals that are provided by the conference as a group, and other meals which are “meal on your own” meals. … Continued

Ryan Jones | From Student to Performer

by Poet Ryan Jones “So, we’re headed up to Chattanooga for a few days for this national conference for activities boards like ours. If you can spare missing a few days of class, let me know and you’re free to come.” “What the name of the conference again?” “NACA South. Short for the National Association of College Activities.” — It’s incredibly difficult to wrap my head around the idea that I’ll be attending NACA South … Continued

Lane Shuler: Travel Tips for Conference Season

Hello! Lane Shuler of the slam poetry duo I.N.K. here. Conference travel season is upon us.  There’s a good chance that you, or someone you work alongside will be traveling across the country to see some amazing acts at an APCA or NACA conference. But, it’s also possible that you, or students that will be traveling with you, may be traveling for the first time. Here are some tips to make your travel as easy … Continued

20 APCA Bucket List Items to Check off at your next APCA Conference

Are you heading to an APCA conference this year? Neon Entertainment is and we came up with a list of 20 things you have to do at your next APCA conference! 1. Attend showcases 2. Participate in the conference kick off 3. Stop by every booth in the Exhibit Hall 4. Have fun at the event 5. Wear your APCA conference t-shirt 6. Meet new student programmer friends 7. Sing along at late night jam … Continued

Tips for Block Booking at NACA

It’s very important to participate in block booking at NACA Conferences! This is where the deals are made, money is saved and conversations are had. Block booking can really help you, especially if you are working with a tight budget! It’s important to put in forms even if that means only showing “strong interest.” This way it lets the agent know that you are interested, and creates a conversation so that others can save money, as … Continued

3 Post NACA/APCA Conference Tips

Business, engagement, and learning doesn’t end at the conference! The benefits of these conferences can be far-reaching with a little follow up.  Here are three important after-conference tips to make the most out of your NACA/APCA experience: Follow Up with Acts Follow up with the acts you booked or had interest in whether it was in block booking or a discussion in the agency’s booth, it’s important to follow up on any discussions after the conference. Did … Continued

5 Items To Remember To Bring To NACA

Are you headed to a NACA conference this Fall and aren’t sure what exactly to bring with you? Neon Entertainment has you covered! Whether you’re new to the NACA game or a total NACA Pro, feel free to use this list as a reminder while you’re packing. Programming Calendar: This is the most important organizational and informative tool you can pack!! Before heading for the van to travel to NACA, make sure everyone on your … Continued

5 Tips To Prepare For Conference Showcases

Showcases can often be the best part of a NACA or APCA conference. Artists get to show off their talents, and it offers student activities boards an opportunity to see potential acts live and in person. Here are 5 tips to get ready for all the amazing showcasing acts this year. Watch the acts ahead of time: Did you know that you can see who is showcasing at the upcoming NACA and APCA conferences that … Continued

5 Tips for the Best Campus Activities Marketplace Experience

Are you attending your regional NACA Conference this year? Or maybe you’ll be heading to the National Conference in February. Either way, it’s important to get the most out of every experience NACA has to offer. This includes the Campus Activities Marketplaces which gives you the opportunity to connect with agencies and artists. That’s why we decided to share with you five tips to make the most out of your Marketplace Experience. Know what Campus … Continued