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2018 TAA Convention

May 5 @ 8:30 am - May 8 @ 10:30 am

Agenda at a Glance

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  • 8:30am – 9:30am TAA Board Meeting
  • 9:30am – 5:30pm NEW! Texas Certified Auction Professionals [8 hours]
    • Mike Brandly — Business Plan/Business Set up, Insurance, Contracting & Negotiations [3.5 hours]
    • Chris Scotti — Financial Expectations and Capital [1.5 hours]
    • Aaron Traffas — Technology Set UP Boot Camp [2 hours]
    • Hard Knocks Panel — TAA Members & Hall of Fame Auctioneers [1 hour]
  • 5:30pm – 9:30pm Presidents Shindig & Swigert Skeet Calcutta at Tonkaway Ranch *Shuttles start at 5:30pm from hotel and last return leaves ranch at 9:30pm **Additional Tickets are required

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  • 7:30am – 8:30am First Timer Breakfast || FREE for 1st timers to convention/HOF/BOD First Timer Breakfast hosted by Hall of Fame
  • 8:30am – 10:30am Hall of Fame Annual Business Meeting
  • 7:30am – 8:30am CE Lectures [2 hours CE]
    • Class 1: RINGMAN SEMINAR
      • Shawn Hagler [1 hour]
      • Champion Ringman Panel [1 hour]
        • Shawn Hagler
        • Wade Pierce
        • Angie Meier
        • Tom Johnson
        • Moderator: Troy Robinett
    • Class 2: AUCTION LAW: Auction Case Law & Lawsuit Review
      • Mike Brandly
  • 10:30am – 10:45am Break with Exhibitors
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm Auction Items Check In Open All items must be checked in Deadline for Contest Items in 1pm. Deadline for Fun Auction is 5:30pm.
  • 10:45am – 12:45pm CE Lectures [2 hours CE]
    • Class 1: DIVERSIFY YOUR CHANT
      • Doak Lambert
    • Class 2: FROM INVISIBLE TO INVINCIBLE: Marketing with Data Driven Techniques
      • Sarah Bytnar
  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm FCAI Lunch Additional ticket donation required
  • 1:00pm Contest Deadline to turn in eligible items in and sign up
  • 7:15pm Contestant Meeting MANDATORY
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Firearms Lecture — Mike Brandly
  • 2:00pm  Judge Meeting
  • 2:45pm – 6:30pm Contestant Preliminaries Bid on great items & support your contestants!
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm Fun Auction with Fiesta Dinner & Cash Bar International Dance presentation & more surprises

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  • 8:00am – 6:30pm Real Estate CE Track 1PM - 3:15PM Break LEGAL UPDATE 1 & LEGAL UPDATE 2 DUAL CREDIT [8 hours TREC] [6 hours TDLR AUC CE] [2 hours AUC LAW CE pending] Provided in partner by: Champion School of Real Estate
  • 8:30am – 10:30am CE Lectures [2 hours CE]
    • Class 1: AUCTIONEERS AUDIO & VIDEO
      • Aaron Traffas
    • Class 2: ESTATE AUCTIONS & RELEVANCY
      • David Whitley
  • 10:30am – 10:45am Break with Exhibitors
  • 10:45am – 12:45pm CE Lectures [2 hours CE]
    • Class 1: INTERNET AUCTIONS BEST PRACTICES
      • Aaron Traffas
    • Class 2: REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS: ROCKING THE 3 R'S - REAL ESTATE, REVENUE, & RELEVANCE
      • Sara Bytnar
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm Grab & Go Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 1:15pm – 3:30pm TAA Annual Membership Meeting & Elections
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Finalist Interviews
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm CE Lectures
    • Class 1: AUCTION LAW
      • Lance Swigert
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm State Champion Finals & Awards Dinner (Dinner & Bar) Emcee: Lance Swigert ***ALL AUCTION ITEMS MUST BE PAID/PICKED UP***
    • Hall of Fame & Scholarship Recipients Awarded
    • New Board of Directors Inducted

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  • 9:00am – 10:30am TAA New Board Meeting & Assignments Breakfast Provided
  • 8:30am – 10:30am CE Lectures [2 hours CE]
    • Class 1: CONDUCT YOUR FIRST INTERNET ONLY AUCTION
      • David Whitley
    • Class 2: BE A DESIRABLE HIRE
      • Shawn Hagler

Exhibits Open

Sunday 10:00am – 6:30PM | Monday 8:00am – 6pm

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Speakers

Mike Brandly

Mike Brandly

National Speaker

NAA Faculty, Auctioneer since 1979, Real Estate Appraiser, and approved Continuing Legal Education instructor for attorneys by Ohio Supreme Court and serves as Adjunct Faculty for Hondros College of Business.

Sara Bytnar

Sara Bytnar

Naples FL

Sara is a third generation real estate and fundraising auctioneer, and is the 2017 International Auctioneer Champion, Women’s Division. By being named the CAI Rose Award recipient in 2012 and competing at the state and national level, Sara has developed her own lectures to share in the auction industry and advance the highest level of professionalism.

Shawn Hagler

Shawn Hagler

Ft. Lupton, CO

2003 Colorado Auctioneer State Champion , 2009 WWAC Ringman Champion. Shawn is a full time auctioneer and graduate from University Northern Colorado – where he played on the 1997 Division II National Football Championship team. He also competes as a professional rodeo team roper. He actively promotes the auction method and enjoys sharing his passion. Ringman Panelist

Doak Lambert

Doak Lambert

Dallas, TX

Graduate of University Texas A&M , owner of Lambert Auctions since 1986 and 1999 Texas State Champion Auctioneer. Specializes in purebred cattle, auto, equipment, and real estate. He also is currently one of the auctioneers on the nationally televised Barrett-Jackson Classic Auto Sales.

Chris Scotti

Chris Scotti

TX A&M Engineering School

Experienced entrepreneur and provides strategic consulting, fundraising and executive coaching to emerging technology companies through TEES and the Research Valley Innovation Center.

Lance Swigert

Lance Swigert

Vice President of SWICO Auctions

Started working full time with SWICO Auctions in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelors’ degree from Texas A&M University and Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Lance graduated from Texas Auction Academy in June of 2005 and soon after received his license. Lance is a member of both the Texas Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. He is currently the President of the Texas Auctioneers Association.

Aaron Traffas

Aaron Traffas

NAA Instructor

Kansas auctioneer, farmer, singer and national speaker for NAA on Internet Auctions and co-wrote ATS designation course as well as served on the NAA Education Institute.

David Whitley

David Whitley

Eaton, CO

David is an Auctioneer and Lawyer. He owns Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers and Whitley Auction which is a full service Auction Company selling Real Estate, Personal Property, Business Liquidations and More in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region. As 2003 Wyoming Champion and 2015 IAC Finalist, David shares his knowledge as an instructor at WWCA Auction School.

Ringman Panel

Angie Meier

Angie Meier

2007 Texas Champion Ringman, 2007 IRC Champion, 2007 Auto Auction Team Champion and 2011 Texas State Auctioneer Champion. Fulltime Auctioneer from Ennis.

Wade Pierce

Wade Pierce

2002 WWAC Champion Ringman - Fulltime Ringman from Bellville, TX.

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Distinguished Ringman specializing in purebred livestock, performance horses & thoroughbreds. From Wortham, TX.

Troy Robinett

Troy Robinett

2014 Texas State Champion & Graduate Professional Ringmens Inst.

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*NOTE: TCAP Course is separate registration from Annual Convention.

Contest

Auctioneer & Ringman Contest
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Photo Contest
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Advertising Contest
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Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

Details

Start:
May 5 @ 8:30 am
End:
May 8 @ 10:30 am
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Venue

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Dr E.
College Station, TX 77840 United States
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Phone:
979-693-7500
Website:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CLLCHHF-TAA18-20180504/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG