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2020 Annual Convention – New Date!

August 14 - August 17

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The Annual Convention and State Championship Contests will now be held August 13-16, 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

6:30PM   Registration Open & Fun Auction Item Check-In

7:30PM-9:30PM   President’s Welcome Cowboy Luau & Fun Auction
Hawaiian attire! Bring Fun Auction items!
*Prizes for best attire. Volunteer to auction onsite.  

7:00AM 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-10:00PM Auction Item Check-In, Viewing & Pick-Up *all items must be checked in with Clerk
Deadline for Contest Items is 2pm.

8:30AM-5:00PM TCAP COURSES   *See TCAP Agenda for details. Each course = 8hrs. Separate registration required.
Course 1: Business Fundamentals Intensive
Course 2: Marketing At All Angles: Self, Client, Online *Headshots included
Course 3: Auction Logistics from the Ground Up *Graduates recognized on Saturday

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

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

10:45AM- 12:45PM GENERAL SESSION CE LECTURE [2 hrs CE]
Class: SUCCESS WITH SIMULCAST AUCTIONS
Speaker: WADE FISHER

12:45PM-2:00PM Lunch On You Own

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

2:00PM-4:00PM GENERAL SESSION CE LECTURE [2 hrs CE]
Class: FRONT & CENTER and MAXIMIZING PRESENTATION SKILLS
Speaker: MORGAN HOPSON
Q&A: PAST AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONS

5:10PM Contestant Meeting - MANDATORY *Must arrive promptly by 5:10pm or cannot compete.

5:45PM Judges Meeting

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

8:30AM-10:30AM GENERAL SESSION CE LECTURE [2 hrs CE *Meets TDLR law CE requirements]
Class: AUCTION CASE LAW & FORUM WITH TIPS FOR SURVIVING COVID IMPACT
Speaker: MIKE BRANDLY, CAI, AARE

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

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

Class 2: PR & MARKETING – BEFORE & AFTER ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
Speaker: JOHN SCHULTZ

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

12:45PM-2:00PM Hall of Fame Meeting

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

4:00PM- 6:00PM SESSION/EVENT PENDING

4:30PM-6:30PM 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
- TCAP Graduates Recognized

**ALL AUCTION ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR & PICKED UP AT END OF SATURDAY AWARDS EVENT**

8:30AM -10:00AM FCAI Memorial Service & Auction  *No fee, or RSVP required. Free breakfast provided for hotel quests in atrium.

10:15AM-12:00PM Board Meeting

LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS

Embassy Suites Conference Center & Spa

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

TAA Rate: $139 (breakfast/happy hour included)

Room Rate Deadline: extended to July 13, 2020 *based on availability

Phone #: 866-327-0189 OR 512-392-6450 *ask for the 'TAA' Rate
You can also BOOK ONLINE HERE!

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

TCAP COURSE and CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Mike Brandly

Mike Brandly

CAI, AARE
Caleb Holt

Caleb Holt

Axle Box, Inc.
Aaron Traffas

Aaron Traffas

CAI, ATS, CES
Scott Swenson

Scott Swenson

CAI, GPPA
Jim Swigert

Jim Swigert

TAA Past President & Hall of Famer
Walt Cade

Walt Cade

CAI, ATS, BAS, CES
Brent Graves

Brent Graves

Past President
Hans Hammond

Hans Hammond

Branding Iron Management
Beth Rose

Beth Rose

CAI, AAM, AARE
Gayle Stallings

Gayle Stallings

CAI, BAS
Jack Christy, Jr.

Jack Christy, Jr.

CAI, ATS, BAS, GPPA
Heath Groves

Heath Groves

Program Insurance Group
Lori Lemons Campbell

Lori Lemons Campbell

CAI, GPPA, PRI
Elizabeth 'Liz' Drake

Elizabeth 'Liz' Drake

CAI, ATS, GPPA
Joseph Mast

Joseph Mast

CAI
Wade Fisher

Wade Fisher

Ideal Video Productions
Morgan Hopson

Morgan Hopson

CAI
Mike Brandly

Mike Brandly

CAI, AARE
Beth Rose

Beth Rose

CAI, AAM, AARE
John Schultz

John Schultz

AMM
Trey Morris

Trey Morris

CAI, BAS, CAS

Details

Start:
August 14
End:
August 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