Download the 2013 North America CACS brochure.
View program sessions and workshops below.
On-line registration is now closed. However, conference registrations will be taken at the registration counter at the NACACS Conference in Dallas. See you there!
Pre-Conference Workshops, 9:00AM-5:00PM daily
2-Day Workshops, Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 April 2013
1-Day Workshop, Sunday, 14 April 2013
1-Day Workshops, Wednesday, 17 April 2012, 1:00PM-5:00PM, continuing Thursday, 18 April 2012, 9:00AM-12:30PM
Networking Event Sponsored by
Tuesday, 16 April, 6:45–10:00 pm.
Saddle up your horses and ride into the city. We’re going to Eddie Deen’s Ranch, which is offering up a boot scootin’ good time for all NA CACS attendees. Cowboys, Texas Bar-B-Q, a Country and Western band, games and ranchin’ entertainment await you at this landmark indoor venue. Buses begin departing for Eddie Deen’s from the Hyatt at 6:45 pm.
Join in the fun by dressing in your best western wear. Boots and Wranglers are welcome!
2013 Conference Dates and Times
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
Saturday, 13 April; 7:30AM - Noon
Sunday, 14 April; 7:30AM - Noon
Sunday, 14 April; 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Monday, 15 April; 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, 16 April; 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Post-Conference Workshop Registration
Wednesday, 17 April; 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Saturday, 13 April; 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, 14 April; 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, 17 April; 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Thursday, 19 April; 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Monday, 15 April; 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, 16 April; 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, 17 April; 8:30AM - Noon
Opening Keynote Address
Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming and How It Will Change Everything
As the New York Times’ tech reviewer, David Pogue has a front-row seat for observing the blazing-fast torrent of new inventions. Hundreds of gadgets and technologies come down the pike every year, and plenty get lots of press—and most of it junk.
In this fast, funny presentation, Pogue will stick his neck out to predict which will actually cause major, disruptive changes. He’ll display, discuss and even demonstrate the technological advances—in personal entertainment, cellular tech, Web 2.0, and more— that will have the greatest impact on society in the coming years.
David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science while immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations.
With more than 3 million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series (including Macs, Magic, Opera and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, then spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won an Emmy, a Loeb Award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Closing Keynote Address
Burning The Box™
Bob Kodzis of Flight of Ideas, Inc.
Bob is president and chief creative catalyst at Flight of Ideas, Inc.—a creative think-tank designed to help groups think out of the tank. Working with some of the top organizations in the U.S. and Europe—including Disney Corporation, Siemens Corporation, and Universal Studios—Bob has facilitated hundreds of creative brainstorming and planning sessions.
Burning the Box™ is a fun, interactive experience that has the power to change the way people think. Through helping to identify and eliminate some of their most significant creative barriers, Bob boosts participants' creativity. This is a unique experience for everyone; each participant works to identify the elements that make up their individual “creative boxes.”
View Q&A with Bob Kodzis