Textbook Affordability Conference Scheduled for April

OBERLIN, OH – Creating affordable, accessible and effective course materials will be the focus of the annual Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC) on April 26-28, 2020. The conference, which is organized by the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and its program partners, will bring together university leaders, faculty, publishers, librarians, students and campus store directors to develop content models to support student success.

The conference is scheduled for April 26-28 at California’s San Diego State University (SDSU). Collaborating with NACS on TAC 2020 are the SDSU Bookstore, the SDSU Library, the university’s Instructional Technology Services Department, Affordable Learning Solutions of the California State University System, Campus Stores Canada, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

“The goal of the conference is to support teams of campus professionals and industry service providers as they develop new course content models for their campuses,” says Ed Schlichenmayer, NACS chief executive officer. “TAC is instrumental in advancing new affordability strategies that create student success.”

At TAC 2020, participants will hear from campus practitioners, students, research/assessment experts, and higher education content creators and distributors. Attendees will also participate in guided workshops as they form action plans for developing affordable, accessible, and effective content options.

“Solutions to textbook affordability happen when all stakeholders are engaged in the conversation,” says Ashley Gordon, NACS digital strategist. “We must build collaborative processes that will produce more affordable course material options, which are critical to student learning, retention, and completion.”

Visit TAC 2020 for more information regarding speakers, registration and hotel information. Early-bird registration pricing is available through February 28. Also, the NACS Foundation is offering a limited number of scholarships for campus store staff and students to attend the conference. For information contact [email protected].

About The National Association of College Stores
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents campus retailers and industry-related companies that supply course materials and other merchandise and services to campus stores. NACS provides education and other resources that help its member stores support student success, the campus experience and the academic missions of higher education institutions. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, OH. Additional information can be found online at