CAI Next

March 29-31, 2023

Wheels Up: Here We Grow!

As a designation holder of the most advanced auctioneer designation - CAI - your continued professional development and networking tie directly to your business development opportunities. Join this two-day, advanced education event during CAI week at Indiana University in Bloomington. Offered ONLY to current CAI holders and only every five years (seven years this time around), CAI Next provides advanced auction professionals with advanced learning and networking opportunities. And this year provides the same highly-rated TED-Style presentation and discussion format as the 2016 CAI Next program introduced!

Kick-off the event by attending the CAI Class II benefit auction the evening of Wed., Mar. 29, then enjoy two days of advanced education insights and networking Thurs. - Fri., Mar. 30 - 31, and wrap it all up by supporting the newest CAI Class III graduates at the Fri. afternoon graduation.

Reunite with your elite CAI community, walk away with advanced insights and invaluable networking, and encourage current CAI students and new graduates on their own CAI journeys! 

Register now

Must be a current CAI designation holder to register.

Watch the CAI NEXT interest meeting recording to find out more about it!
View recording here.   

Schedule of Events

Subject to change. All activities take place IN PERSON ONLY at Memorial Union on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Housing at the campus hotel is reserved through NAA during your event registration.
Access the CAI Next Resource Center for online resources (must be signed in and registered to access).

Wed., Mar. 29 Eastern Time
  3:00 p.m. CAI Next Registration Check-In Hotel Lobby (Lobby Level)
  5:00 p.m. CAI Next Happy Hour Georgian (Level 1)
6:00 p.m. CAI 2023 Benefit Auction  (dinner provided)
CAI Class II
Alumni Hall (Level 1)
  8:00 p.m. Adjourn  
Thurs., Mar. 30 Eastern Time   Location
8:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Frangipani (Main Level)
  8:15 a.m. Welcome | The Current & Future Landscape in the Business of Auctions
Speaker: Chris Pracht, IV, CAI, AARE, CES
  8:45 a.m.

Flight #1 - "Managing Your Tech and Staff" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderator: Peter Gehres, CAI, CAS, CES
  10:00 a.m. Break  
  10:15 a.m.

Flight #2 - "Creating a First-Class User Experience" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderators: David Hudgins, CAI, AAREKen "Whitey" Mason, CAI
  11:30 a.m. Lunch On Your Own  
  1:00 p.m.

Flight #3 - "Managing Your Business" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderator: Tim Mast, CAI, AARE
  2:15 p.m. Break  
  2:30 p.m.

Flight #4 - "Asset Specific Considerations" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderator: Darron Meares, CAI, BAS, MPPA
  3:45 p.m. Break  
  4:00 p.m. Socratic Seminar #1
Moderators: Mike Keller, CAI ; Jason Deel, CAI, GPPA
  5:00 p.m. Adjourn  
 Fri., Mar. 31 Eastern Time   Location
  8:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Frangipani
  8:15 a.m.

Welcome | Flight #5 - "Generating Leads" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderator: Mike Fisher, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, GPPA
  9:45 a.m. Break  
  10:00 a.m.

Flight #6 - "What Does Your Landing Look Like?" TED-Style Presentations

Discussion Moderator: Bryce Hansen, CAI
  11:30 a.m. Lunch On Your Own  
  1:00 p.m. Socratic Seminar #2
Moderators: Mark Manley, CAI, AARE, AMM, CES, MPPA ; Christie King, CAI, AMM, BAS
  2:00 p.m. Break  
  2:15 p.m. Keynote: 21st Century Flex Leadership on the Chaos-Control Continuum | Closing
Speaker: Dr. Mark Rutland
  3:30 p.m. Adjourn  
  3:30 p.m. Optional: CAI 2023 Graduation
Whittenberger Auditorium (Level 1)

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CAI Next Task Force

Mike Fisher, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, GPPA - Co-Chair
Erik Rasmus, CAI, AMM - Co-Chair
Ken "Whitey" Mason, CAI - CAI Committee
Peter Gehres, CAI, CAS, CES
Bryce Hansen, CAI
David Hudgins, CAI, AARE
Kathy Packard, CAI