News & Announcements

Join Us! Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course for Non-Benefit Auctioneers

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It’s never too early to save the date! Chad Carvey “The Principal Auctioneer” is giving us a crash course on being a benefit auctioneer! Add February 1, 2018, to your calendar to join us for a full day of pre-convention education "Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course for Non-Benefit Auctioneers" starting at 8 AM at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center here in Des Moines, IA. Click to Register!

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2018 IAA Convention Speaker Highlights

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The 2018 IAA Annual Convention has a great line up of speakers for our attendees. You will not want to miss the pre-convention education with Chad Carvey, Benefit Auctioneer, on Feb 1 at 8:00 AM at the Holiday Inn Des Moines. You will also see heavy hitters Brad Baier, Professional Trainer; Darron Meares, Meares Auction Group; and Jimmy Dean Coffey, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, MPPA. 

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Blank Children’s Hospital Received Donation

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IAA board members Rick Van Donsler, Jared Chambers, TJ DeMoss, and Dan Willson presented a $1000 donation to Allissa McKinney, Blank Children's Hospital at a local Lowes Home Improvement store. Net proceeds from 2017 Auctioneer Contest also provided $1000 donations to St. Jude's and University of Iowa Children's Hospitals. Proceeds were made possible because of Lowe's generous donation of items at the finals.

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2018 Annual Convention Contest Rules

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2018 IAA annual convention contest rules and agenda have been updated and are available for download. 

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December 2017 IAA Newsletter

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The December edition of the Hawkeye Auctioneer Newsletter is now available online.

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Just For Members: IAA Logo Download Available

ATTENTION MEMBERS! Are you looking to print more business materials? Do you need the Iowa Auctioneer Association logo? Members of the association can place our association logo on their websites, business cards, and more, to show the public that YOU are representing a community of peers that promote friendship, networking, and best practices.

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September 2017 IAA Newsletter

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The September edition of the Hawkeye Auctioneer Newsletter is now available online.

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IAA Annual Convention Information & Schedule of Events

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February 2-4, 2018 | Des Moines, IA | Airport Holiday Inn

The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. The continuing education seminars are only a small part of the IAA Convention. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a preliminary round of the Iowa Auctioneer contest with the audience bidding on the items and 3 judges scoring the auctioneers. The auctioneers will be competing to fill the top 20 spots to advance on to the finals held at the Iowa State Fair in August, as well as who will be named Rookie Auctioneer Champion.  

“Auctions are fun an exciting and we invite the public to come enjoy the Auctioneer contest on Saturday afternoon,” said Chris Richard, IAA President. “Just like any auction, you never know what auction finds may be waiting for you.” The Saturday afternoon auctioneer contests are free to watch and are open to the public to come bid and buy the items the auctioneers will be selling. Other contests including the advertising and ring person contests will be held during the convention.

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