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.   

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2023 CAI Benefit Auction

Dear CAI alumni and students,

We are extremely excited as we approach the 2023 CAI Benefit Auction! CAI week will be here before we know it. We would love to have you participate in the event in some way. For those that cannot make the event live, no need to fret! You can still participate by sponsoring a portion of the event or by contributing a donation item. If you do wish to sponsor the event or make a donation, please contact Stephen at 276-325-0153 or by email at

For those that can make it to the event, be prepared to get ranchy! The theme of the popular movie series "Yellowstone" will be felt throughout the room. Here are a couple activities you can look forward to!

  • Plan on stopping by the “Saloon” to try your shot at multiple games for your chance to win great prizes! You won't want to miss the poker themed Dart Station!
  • Attendees will be able to shop at the Kaufman Ranch General Store where you will have the opportunity to purchase some of your favorite auctioneers and vendors SWAG. Each item purchased will enter you for a drawing and a chance to win a large prize!
  • We are asking attendees to come to Bloomington prepared to donate auction SWAG (hats, shirts, etc.) to help stock our General Store and give attendees a variety of items to browse and purchase. We will have drop off stations early in the week.
  • Start compiling your “Most Wanted” list! Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase “Trips to the Train Station” for guests of their choice. Come prepared to spend some money to keep some of Kaufman Ranch’s most wanted auctioneers of your choice behind bars!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Names the Ranch Sponsor: Kaufman Realty and Auctions

Chuckwagon Sponsor: Schrader Real Estate and Auction

Watering Hole Sponsor: Auction Masters & Appraisals

Branding Station Sponsors: BidWrangler, Bright Star Auctions, Christy’s of Indiana, MarkNet Alliance, Tranzon LLC

Train Station Sponsor: Mountain Valley Auction Group

Ranch Hand Sponsors: Pickett Auction Service, Wade C. Baer, CAI, AMM - Baer Auctioneers - Realty, LLC

For additional details and assistance, call NAA at 913-541-8084 or email us at

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