Our Mission: to provide the opportunity for college students to facilitate educational learning and leadership through workshops and webinars that highlight their academic learning and insights.

WEBINAR - Friday, May 8, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

How To Create a "Pop-Up" Food Truck Event:

Taking your food truck to the street for an “every day” event experience.  This webinar will explore the key elements that are needed to pop-up a food truck event of 1 or 2 mobile food vendors.  Attendees will learn event basics including: meter rental, use of public space, adhering to city guidelines and ordinances, and creative attendee experience. As part of the webinar, place-making information will be distributed including the concept of the Power of 10.  The Power of 10 is a place-making concept that looks at 10 things you can do to create a popup event. 

Who Should Attend?

  • If you are a new mobile food unit operator

  • If you have only done a handful of events and want more practical information on how to get into the “event business” for your truck

  • If you want to expand your food vending operation

  • If you are confused about the various mobile
    food vendor requirements

  • Click here to view the Webinar information packet from the May 8 event.

Panel Discussion:

  • Scott Brooks & Jim Williams – Safety expectations (licensing, inspections, and safe operation on the sidewalks and public right-of-way)

  • Pete Eldridge – The New Food Truck Ordinance

  • Sonja VanderVeen – The use of meters and reservations

  • Doug Potter – Kalamazoo County Health Department – Vending Expectations – Keeping Everyone Safe

  • Ashton Anthony - Park and Recreation guidelines

  • Maria Dacoba – member of the newly forming Food Truck Association to talk about their organizational benefits.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Workshop Schedule:

3:30 pm Registration Begins

4 pm  Welcome and Introductions

4:10 pm Overview of NCAA Divisions 

4:30 pm Presentation on Culture and Academics

5-6 pm Breakout by Sport and Question and Answer Session

Panel Discussants: 

  • Jamauri Bogan, WMU Football Alumni
  • Justin Tranquill, WMU Football Alumni
  • More Discussants to come!

Table Topic Discussions:

  • NCAA and the Divisions Within it | Presenter TBD

  • Identifying Culture| Presenter TBD

  • Importance of Academics | Presenter TBD

  • Camps and Summer Leagues| Presenter TBD

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