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2019 TAA Annual Convention

June 6 - June 8

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The Annual Convention and State Championship Contests will be held June 6-8, 2019 at the Hilton Waco & Conference Center.

Licensed auctioneer continuing education offered along with TREC real estate CE, Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional (TCAP) Business and Marketing Courses and many auction opportunities to bid on great items and cheer on your favorite auctioneer!

SCHEDULE


OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES *Additional fees apply. See registration form.

Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional (TCAP) 8:30AM-5:30PM - COURSE 1: TCAP: Business Fundamentals Intensive [8 hrs] *working lunch provided
  • Mike Brandly - Business Plan, Business Setup, Contracting, Negotiation , Q&A   [3.5 hrs]
  • Chris Scotti - Start up Financial Expectations & Capital   [1.5 hrs]
  • Aaron Traffas - Technology Boot Camp for Start Ups   [2.0 hrs]
  • Hard Knocks Panel - New and Experienced Auctioneers Share Insight   [1.0 hr]

9:00AM-6:00PM - COURSE 2: TCAP: Marketing At All Angles: Self, Client, Online [8 hrs] *working lunch provided

BONUS: Each student will receive: free headshot during lunch, free business cards & magnetic car sign.
  • Aaron Traffas - The Role of Your Website in Marketing - Company & Events   [2.0 hrs]
  • Liz Anderson - Ad and Marketing Trends   [1.5 hrs]
  • Beth Rose - Sales & Marketing Strategies, Building Clients, Communication skills   [2.5 hrs]
  • Brent Graves - Prospecting, Closing & Role Play   [1.5 hr]
  • Marketing Panel - “ What worked for us” and Q&A   [0.5 hr]
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1:00PM-4:00PM  -  Auction Item Check In Open   *all items must be checked in
Deadline for Fun Auction items is 4:00pm. Donated items can be sent to the TAA office or check-in onsite.

6:00PM-6:30PM  -  TAA Board Meeting

7:00PM-10:00PM  -  President’s Reception & Fun Auction
Tail Gate Buffet & Fun Auction with “Draw Down” Raffle! Don’t miss the fun!

7:30AM-8:30AM  -  First Timer Breakfast    *FREE for 1st timers to convention/HOF/BOD
First Timer Breakfast Hosted by Hall of Fame

8:00AM-4:30PM  -  Auction Item Check In Open    *all items must be checked in
Deadline for Contest Items is 1pm.

8:30AM-6:00PM  -  TREC/TDLR Dual Credit Classes
Instructor: Amy Smythe Harris

  • 8:30AM - 12:45PM - Prospecting, Social Media Marketing & Knowing Your Audience *4hrs TREC/TDLR CE
  • 2:00PM - 6:00PM - Data Security, Collection & Risk Management *4hrs TREC/TDLR CE
8:30AM-10:30AM  -  Hall of Fame Annual Business Meeting 8:30AM-10:30AM  -  CE Lectures   [2 hrs CE]
  • Class 1: BALANCING BUSINESS & PERSONAL LIFE: Work Smarter, Not Harder
    Ways to stream processes, become more efficient and spend more time on things that are important.
    - Emily Wears Kraul
  • Class 2: AUCTIONEER’S TOOL BOX (Staying In Business Long Term)
    Branding, Planning, Pitch, Surround Yourself With Winners
    - Barrett Bray
10:45AM-12:45PM  -  CE Lectures   [2 hrs CE]
  • Class 1: AUCTION VERDICTS (Case Law Class)
    - Mike Brandly
  • Class 2: AUCTIONEER’S TOOL BOX (Staying In Business Long Term)
    Branding, Planning, Pitch, Surround Yourself With Winners
    - Barrett Bray
12:45PM-2:00PM  - Grab & Go Lunch with Exhibitors 1:00PM  -  Contestant Deadline to turn items in and sign up 2:00PM-4:00PM  -  CE Lectures   [2 hrs CE]
  • Class 1: CHANT OF A CHAMPION
    - John Korrey [1hr]
    - Champions Q&A Panel –(Barrett Bray, Emily Wears Kroul, John Korrey & Toya Mcleod; Troy Robinett - Moderator)
  • Class 2: GENERAL APPRAISAL TECHNIQUES FOR REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
    - Mike Brandly

4:30PM  -  Contestant Meeting - MANDATORY   *Must check in by 4:30 or can not compete

5:00PM  -  Judges Meeting

5:30PM-6:30PM  -  Meet & Greet

6:30PM  -  Dinner & State Contest Preliminary Auction *bid on great items & support your contestants!

8:30AM-10:30AM  -  CE Lectures [2 hrs CE]

  • Class 1: EMAIL MARKETING & SALES CONTACT MANAGEMENT
    - Amy Smythe Harris
  • Class 2: DIVERSE CHANT: Live Stock/Equipment
    - John Korrey
10:30AM-10:45AM  -  Break with Exhibitors

10:45AM-12:45PM  -  CE Lectures [2 hrs CE]

  • Class 1: AUCTION VERDICTS (Case Law Class)
    - Mike Brandly
  • Class 2: ONLINE AUCTION BEST PRACTICES (Tips Tricks And Do’s And Dont’s For The Whole Online Auction Process)
    - Emily Wears Kroul
12:45PM-2:00PM  -  FCAI Lunch    *additional ticket donation required

2:00PM-4:00PM  -  TAA Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

4:00PM-6:00PM  -  CE Lectures [2 hrs CE]

  • Class 1: BENEFIT AUCTIONS
    - Lloyd Cooper
  • Class 2: TOASTMASTERS: BECOMING A BETTER SPEAKER
4:00PM-6:00PM  -  Semi-Finalist Interviews

7:00PM-10:00PM  -  State Champion Finals, Awards Dinner & Scholarships
Emcee: Travis Kaddatz
Hall of Fame & Scholarship Recipients Awarded s New Board of Directors Inducted
**ALL AUCTION ITEMS MUST BE PAID/PICKED UP**

DOWNLOAD THE FULL AGENDA HERE.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE WELCOME YOU TO STILL JOIN US!

Register onsite at the Waco Convention Center - main event counter at the following times:

  • Thursday, June 6 - 8AM-4PM
  • Friday, June 7 - 7AM-6PM
  • Saturday, June 8 - 8AM-6PM

LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Waco & Convention Center

113 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76701]

TAA Rate: $159 (single/double)

Room Rate Deadline: May 5, 2019 *based on availability until May 5th

Phone #: 254-754-8484 *ask for the 'TXAAi' Rate

Book Online By Clicking Here.

The Hilton is connected to the Center by a short covered sidewalk. All events will be at the Center.

**As of April 9th only 35 rooms remain. The hotel will sell out!  Make your reservation TODAY! If you have any issues making a reservation, please contact the TAA office at taa.execdir@gmail.com or info@texasauctioneers.org.

TCAP and CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Liz Anderson

Liz Anderson

Mike Brandly

Mike Brandly

CAI, AARE
Brent Graves

Brent Graves

Beth Rose

Beth Rose

CAI, AAM, AARE
Chris Scotti

Chris Scotti

Aaron Traffas

Aaron Traffas

CAI, ATS, CES
Mike Brandly

Mike Brandly

CAI, AARE
Barrett Bray

Barrett Bray

AMM, BAS
Lloyd Cooper

Lloyd Cooper

CAI, BAS, PRI
Amy Smythe Harris

Amy Smythe Harris

GRI, GREEN, e-PRO, CRS, SFR, TRLP
John Korrey

John Korrey

Emily Wears Kroul

Emily Wears Kroul

CAI, ATS, BAS

DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS HERE.

Organizer

Texas Auctioneers Association
Email:
info@texasauctioneers.org
Website:
https://texasauctioneers.org

Venue

Hilton Waco & Conference Center
113 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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Phone:
254-754-8484
Website:
https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/ACTWHHF-TXAAI-20190605/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG