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2020 Annual Convention

May 14 - May 17

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The Annual Convention and State Championship Contests will be held May 14-17, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center & Spa in San Marcos, TX.

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

SCHEDULE

8:00AM TCAP Course Registration Open

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

8:30am-5:30pm Texas Certified Auction Professional (TCAP) Course 1  [8hrs]
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS INTENSIVE
Course Moderator: Lance Swigert, CAI

  • Business Plan, Business Setup, Contracting, Negotiation, Labor - Mike Brandly, CAI, CAS, AARE
  • Start up Financial Expectations & Trends - Speaker TBD
  • Technology Boot Camp for Start Ups and Q&A - Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES
  • Hard Knocks Panel: Auctioneers Share Insights
9:00am-6:00pm Texas Certified Auction Professional (TCAP) Course 2  [8hrs]
MARKETING AT ALL ANGLES: SELF, CLIENT, ONLINE
Course Moderator: Heather Kaspar, CAI, GRI, BAS, SRES

**BONUS: Each student will receive: free headshot during lunch and free start er set business cards**

  • The Role of Your Website in Marketing - Company & Events - Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES
  • Prospecting, Lead Generation, Closing & Role Play - Brent Graves
  • Advertising Trends and Media Buying Updates - Speaker TBD
  • Sales & Marketing Strategies, Building Clients, Communication Skills - Beth Rose, CAI, AAM, AARE
  • Branding for the Modern Auctioneer, Interview Tips - Speaker TBD
  • Marketing Pearls - “What worked for Us and What Didn’t , Staffing Tips & Q/A - Gayle Stallings
  • Panel: Marketing Experiences
9:00am-6:00pm Texas Certified Auction Professional (TCAP) Course 3  [8hrs]
AUCTION LOGISTICS FROM THE GROUND UP
Course Moderator: Jackie Lemons-Shillingburg, CAI, AMM, PRI

**BONUS: Attendees that complete Logistics Class will have access to TAA auctioneer mentors for 6 months to intern or advise.**

  • Auction Logistics Intro; Identifying Needs & Audience - Jack Christy, Jr.
  • Logistics Basics: Physical Setups, Clerking/Cataloguing, Using Checklists, Online vs Live Needs, Distribution & Future Trends - Speaker TBD
  • Audio Visual & Sound Tips - Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES
  • Live Set Mini Auction - Jack Christy, Jr.
  • Insurance Trends - Heath Groves
  • Logistics Panel: Differences in Auction Types, Safety Cautions, Labor Tips, Q&A
1:00PM General Registration Open

1:00PM-10:30PM Auction Item Check-In & Pick-Up 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 Welcome Cowboy Luau Party & Fun Auction
Hawaiian attire and fun auction items strongly suggested.
* Prizes for best attire and most “fun” auction item.
**Past Champs & Hall of Famers - will be called on to auction items.

7:00AM General Registration Open

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-11:00PM Auction Item Check-In & Pick-Up Open *all items must be checked in
Deadline for Contest Items is 2pm.

8:30AM-10:30AM CE LECTURES [2 hrs CE]
Class 1: PLANNING AND INVESTING BEYOND THE BLOCK
Speaker: JOSEPH MAST

Class 2: THE BUMP AND HOWDY
Speaker: MORGAN HOPSON, CAI

10:45AM- 12:45PM CE LECTURES [2 hrs CE]
Class 1: ROCKING THE 3 R’S :REAL ESTATE, REVENUE & RELEVANCE
Speaker: BETH ROSE, CAI, AAM, AARE

Class 2: AUCTION CASE LAW
Speaker: MIKE BRANDLY, CAI, AARE

12:45PM-2:00PM Grab & Go Lunch with Exhibitors

2:00PM Contestant Deadline to turn items in and sign up

2:00pm-4:00PM CE LECTURES [2 hrs CE]
Class 1: BODY LANGUAGE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
Speaker: BRIGITTE KRUSE

Class 2: SUCCESS WITH SIMULCAST AUCTIONS
Speaker: WADE FISHER

4:30PM Contestant Meeting - MANDATORY *Must arrive promptly at 4:30pm or cannot compete.

5:00PM Judges Meeting

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: AUCTION CASE LAW
Speaker: MIKE BRANDLY, CAI, AARE

Class 2: AUCTION PR PRO
Speaker: BRIGITTE KRUSE

10:30AM-10:45AM Break with Exhibitors

10:45AM-12:45PM CE LECTURES [2 hrs CE]
Class 1: FROM INVISIBLE TO INVINCIBLE
Speaker: BETH ROSE, CAI, AAM, AARE

Class 2: FRONT AND CENTER
Speaker: MORGAN HOPSON, CAI

12:45PM-2:00PM FCAI Lunch *additional ticket donation required

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

4:00PM- 6:00PM CE LECTURE [2 hrs CE]
Class: UTILIZING SPANISH IN THE AUCTION CHANT
Speaker: CRAIG MEIER

4:00PM-6:00PM Semi-Finalist Interviews

7:00PM-10:00PM State Champion Finals, Awards Dinner & Scholarships
Emcee: Joel Lemley
- Hall of Fame & Scholarship Recipients Awarded
- New Board of Directors Inducted

**ALL AUCTION ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR/PICKED UP**

LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS

Embassy Suites Conference Center & Spa

[1001 E. McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666]

TAA Rate: $139 (single/double)

Room Rate Deadline: April 10, 2020 *based on availability until April 10th

Phone #: 512-392-6450 *ask for the 'TAA' Rate

If you have any issues making a reservation, please contact the TAA office at taa.execdir@gmail.com or info@texasauctioneers.org.

Details

Start:
May 14
End:
May 17

Venue

Embassy Suite Conference Center & Spa
1001 E McCarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666 United States
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Phone:
512-392-6450