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Will You Be in Jacksonville, Florida in July? We will! Make sure that you meet up with the rest of the IAA members at the 2018 NAA Conference and Show on Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 AM.
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2018 NAA Conference and Show
Thursday, July 19, 2018
During the preliminary auctioneers contest at the Iowa Auctioneers Association's annual convention, twenty of the best auctioneers in the state and midwest are chosen to battle it out at the Iowa State Fair. This year we decided to bring one more. Twenty-one professional auctioneers will be vying for the top spot of "Iowa State Auctioneers Champion" on the Anne & Bill Rilley Stage. Given the level of precision and professionalism, it takes to earn a spot in the state fair finals gives spectators a sense of the talent they can expect to see.
The finals are held under normal auction conditions and each contestant will sell their assigned items to the crowd - rain or shine. Each of our contestants is a dedicated professional auctioneer, some first generation, some fourth, but each brings the spirit and drive of a true professional.
Des Moines, IA – On February 3, 2018 the Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) inducted Martha Boyle, Holstein, IA into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Martha is the 50th member and second ever female to be inducted into the IAA hall of fame since inception in 1974. The first female inductee was Jerilyn Ann Bergthold of Hannibal, MO in 2004.
Martha grew up in an auctioneer family with generations of commitment to the industry. After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Martha moved back to her hometown in 1992. Soon after began to work for the family business where she eventually became business partner with her father. Martha received her real estate license in 1999 and attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 2003.
Congrats to all that came and participated! The Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention attracts not only Iowa auction professionals, as well as professional auctioneers from across the country. The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. Saturday, Feb. 3 contest where held to name the 2018 Ring Person Champion, the 2018 Rookie Champion, and determine the 2018 Iowa Auctioneer Contest finalists that will go on to compete at the Iowa State Fair in August.
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!
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.
2018 IAA annual convention contest rules and agenda have been updated and are available for download.
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.