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. Download Agenda and Rules here! 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.

Hotel Information 

Airport Holiday Inn | 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

Please call the hotel directly at (515) 287-2400 | CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS

IAA Member Rate - $98/night plus tax 

Deadline for hotel discounts - JANUARY 8, 2018


Schedule of Events: 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Pre-Conference Education: Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course For Non-Benefit Auctioneers, Chad Charvey, Benefit Auctioneer

7:00 - 10:00 PM - 2017 IAA Board Meeting

Friday, February 2

8:00 -11:00 AM - Selling With a Story, Brad Baier, Professional Trainer

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch on your own

1:00 - 3:00 PM - Generational Differences, Darron Meares, Meares Auction Group

3:15 - 4:45 PM - From Good to Great, Jimmy Dean Coffey, CIA, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, MPPA

4:45 - 6:30 PM - Dinner on your own

6:45 - 8:15 PM - Social Media, Darron Meares, Meares Auction Group

8:15 - 9:00 PM - Parade of Champions

9:00 PM - Social Hour -Hosted by IAA President, Chris Richard

Saturday, February 3 

7:00 - 7:45 AM - Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 AM - IAA Annual Member Meeting

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Multi-Par real estate Auctions,  Jimmy Dean Coffey, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, MPPA

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Auctioneer Contest Meeting - Check in and Draw (Deadline for ALL Contests)

12:00 - 1:15 PM - Lunch at the Hotel

1:30 - 4:30 PM - Auctioneer Contest - followed by Rookie Contest

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Vendor Social Hour

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Grand Banquet, Hall of Fame Induction, Ring Person Contest, Fun Auction, 

Sunday, February 4

8:00 -10:00 AM - Breakfast: New Members, Past Champions, and all Hall of  Famers are Invited!

- 2018 Top 20 Auctioneer Contestants announced
- Advertising and Photo Contest Awards Presented
- Installation of New Officers and IAA Board
- Kids Fun Auction! 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 2018 IAA Board Member meeting

*Schedule is subject to change