61st International Auctioneers Association Conference & Show

August 5, 2010

This year’s annual International Auctioneers Association Conference and Show was held in Greensboro, North Carolina during the month of July. It is a time when the industry comes together to connect, share ideas, success stories and further their education by choosing from over fifty educational sessions. This was a special year for BA360’s Affiliate Auctioneer, Randy Wells. After serving as one of the Board of Directors for the National Auctioneers Association since 2003, and Chairman of the Board since 2009, Randy decided it was time to pass the torch. During the Opening Session at the Conference and Show, Randy Wells was honored by NAA President, Scott Musser, for his many years of service in contributing to the success of the organization.

{Chairman of the Board, Randy Wells, was awarded by NAA President, Scott Musser, for his many years of service.}

In other news, our BA360 Auction Coordinator, Keely Edmonson Montgomery, attended the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) course before the start of the NAA Conference and Show. The class, taught by Kip Toner of Kip Toner Benefit Auctions in Seattle, was inspiring, informative, and fun. It was an added opportunity before the start of the conference to get to know Benefit Auctioneers and Bid Spotters from around the world and talk to one another about trends in the benefit auctions industry.

{Student/Teacher dinner of the BAS July 2010 class}

In addition to the many continuing education classes offered during the Conference and Show, there were also plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with the many talented individuals in the industry.

{Left to Right: Erin Doherty Ward of Benefit Auctions 360 & Star Auctions, Paul C. Behr of World Wide College of Auctioneering, Cathy Kingston of Kingston Auction Company , and Keely Edmonson Montgomery of Benefit Auctions 360.}