Please complete the following information for your NACA submission.  This form is our internal form and doesn’t go directly to NACA.  We will contact you after completion if we need to review any details.  Thanks!

Submission fee, to be paid to Neon, is $170.


Spotlight High/Spotlight Low             $415
Master of Ceremonies                       $630
Speaker                                             $495
Make It & Take It                               $580
Variety                                               $495
DJ                                                     $495

Showcase Category Descriptions:

Spotlight High and Low: 

This category features both established and up-and-coming artists
performing for 10 minutes each. Spotlight Low encompasses acts with
single date prices of $2,000 or less, which should be approximately
50% of the acts chosen for the Spotlight Showcase. Isolated dates for
Spotlight Low can be exclusive of travel, but block prices must include
Spotlight High encompasses all other pricing above $2,000. Spotlight
High acts are interspersed with Spotlight Low acts.

Master of Ceremonies: 

These acts introduce the other acts in Showcases and entertain during
set changes. This category includes acts that require a minimum
of setup time and which can perform on the thrust. Emcees will
have a total of 25 minutes to showcase their acts exclusive of their
introduction time. This should be divided among multiple sets. The
final breakdown of time between each act must be coordinated day of
with Showcase Production Coordinator as these “sets” are necessary to
complete turnover between acts


Speaker acts are those that cover topics such as social awareness,
political issues, health and environmental concerns, the arts, etc.
Based on a recent survey, school members are most interested in
topics on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mental Health, Wellness,
Leadership, and LGBTQIA+. This category is primarily non-musical and
educational. Speaker acts have 15 minutes to present. An act may take
questions from the audience or conduct a question and answer session
within their 15-minute period. A projector and screen will be provided
for acts to use. Acts should come prepared with a laptop to connect
to the projector via a VGA or HDMI cable in the event there is not a
laptop onsite.

Make It & Take It: 

This free-form category can show off any kind of interactive novelty or
variety act/program. These showcases can include activity kit making
or live artists such as caricatures, balloon artists, wire writing, spray
painting t-shirts, tarot card reading, etc. Make It & Take It artists are
allowed to perform during all conference hours, as long as they do not
interrupt staged showcase performances or other conference activities.
Artists selected for this showcase perform in designated areas within
the event facility. Three acts will be scheduled each day. NACA does not
provide nor allow any equipment, sound or lighting for this category.
The following guidelines will apply to this showcase category:
• Acts in this category cannot use any electrical outlets, lighting,
staging, portable music players or anything else using batteries
or an electrical outlet that produces amplified sound – without
receiving prior permission from the NACA Office. The Make It & Take
It’s will be permitted to perform from the start of the first scheduled
event until the end of the last scheduled event, in areas determined
by the NACA Office. Performance times and locations may be
limited due to site restrictions and facility policies.
• Make It & Take It’s may perform during meal functions, showcases
and educational programs, but the performance must end no later
than five minutes before the beginning of any awards program
or any other activity deemed in direct conflict by the designated
event contact. The activity should not be should not be seen or
heard from an educational session room.
• Musical acts are NOT eligible for this showcase category.
• Make It & Take It acts will be introduced at the beginning of the first
showcase that day.
• Set-up for acts in this category should not take more than a few
minutes at maximum.

Variety Showcase: 

Variety showcases are a 15-minute set on the primary stage. These
showcases are intended for traditional entertainment acts that need
a longer time showcase time such as magicians, hypnotists, illusionists,
mind readers, etc. as well as interactive and engaging programs such
as game shows, karaoke, lip sync battles, dance lessons, etc. Variety
Showcases will be scheduled interspersed with Spotlight Showcases as
well as during the Trending Showcase Time.


This showcase is designated for DJs to open up the showcase and bring energy to the crowd. There are two DJ showcases with 20 minutes of performance time.