2018 IAA Convention Speaker Highlights

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Pre-Convention Education - register here

Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course for Non-Benefit Auctioneers
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 1
Holiday Inn Des Moines

Presented by: Chad Carvey, Benefit Auctioneer 
We are excited to bring to you "The Principal Auctioneer" in from California to give you a crash course on being a Benefit Auctioneer.
Over the past 10 years, Chad has helped raise millions of dollars for local Bay Area schools and non-profits. His interest in auctioneering began many years ago when he did a simple “Pie Auction” for his school and raised much more than expected!  As a full-time principal for the past 21 years, not only did he discover that he enjoyed auctioneering, but the guests loved his spirit, and he found that he was often raising double what was expected from previous years’ fundraisers. Chad is able to connect with his audience with a spirit and passion and sense of FUN that is quite unique! Chad is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the California State Auctioneers Association. He has a hard-earned “Benefit Auction Specialist” designation from the National Auctioneers Association and is bonded as required of all legal auctioneers in the State of California.

WORKSHOP PRICES: Members (Spouses) $20 / Non-Member $40

Convention Speaker Features - convention registration 

Friday, Feb 2 - 8:00 AM
"Selling With a Story"

Presented by: Brad Baier, Professional Trainer
Brad Baier brings to us the insights he’s gained over a 28-year career in the ag industry. He has a passion for learning and a unique skill set that allows him to convey his knowledge in a meaningful and entertaining way.  In addition to his sales role, he has been a trainer for the last 10 years where he has trained over 6,000 people in that time throughout the Midwest.  Brad researches and writes most of his training combining what reputable authors have conveyed along with his own personal twist on each topic. He excels in relating the “so what does it mean for me” part of any information. Brad has a Master’s in Business Education and a BS in Ag-Business.  He combines all of his life’s experiences into his current training. Brad grew up on a farm near Greenfield in Southwest Iowa.  He worked in Northwest Iowa early in his career and for the last 19 years has called Adel, Iowa home.   

Friday, Feb 2 - 3:15 PM
“From Good to Great”

Saturday, Feb 3 - 9:00 AM
“Multi-Par Real Estate Auctions” 

Presented by: Jimmie Dean Coffey, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, MPPA
Jimmie Dean began his Auction and Real Estate profession in 1983, upon graduating from Reppert School of Auctioneering. He has worked extremely hard to become a high quality, well-known name in the market. His extensive experience and knowledge make him a great speaker for the 2018 IAA Convention. Listen to his presentations on Friday and Saturday during the convention.

Friday, Feb 2 - 1:00 PM
“Generational Differences”  

Friday, Feb 2 - 6:45 PM
"Social Media"

Presented by: Darron Meares, Meares Auction Group
Darron Meares manages and conducts real estate auctions as well as business and bankruptcy liquidations. He is the principal for Bowtie Benefit Auctions. He previously served as the Chairman of the Education Institute of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and served a three-year term on the NAA Board of Directors. Meares is a sought-after public speaker and a professional member of the National Speakers Association.