2023 CAI Week FAQs

Updated 2/2/2023

Why isn't there a virtual option now that CAI is being hosted in Bloomington, Indiana again?

The COVID-19 crisis made hosting an in-person CAI 2021 event impossible. The NAA Board of Directors, Education Institute Trustees, and CAI Committee made the decision to go virtual in 2021 to deliver the most value possible at the time to CAI students and avoid a second cancelled CAI year. We know that a virtual program cannot completely replicate the networking and fellowship value that comes from an in-person event. Although the virtual 2021 CAI program included creative and engaging ways to network and fellowship virtually beyond your typical virtual classroom, the in-person benefits of this particular program are essential to its ongoing success. We look forward to seeing you all in person Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 2023!

Registering for the CAI program signifies that you agree to the Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions regarding registration please email us at education@auctioneers.org or call 913-541-8084.

Will I be required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask to be on campus?

The University has returned to pre-pandemic requirements for events on campus and masks are now optional indoors for all students, employees, and guests. For the most up-to-date information from Indiana University, please see their COVID-19 Campus Info for Events and Conferences.


Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN is 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis on State Road 37 (N/S) and State Road 46 (E/W). Follow signs to Indiana Memorial Union (I.M.U.) located at 900 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. It’s approximately a one-hour drive from the Indianapolis airport to the Indiana University Memorial Union building.

Shuttle Service

There is one shuttle service between the Indianapolis airport and Bloomington. It is cheaper booking your reservation online prior to arrival ($29.00 one way) rather than at the kiosk at the Indianapolis Airport.

https://goexpresstravel.com - click on "Round Trip" under Arrivals to make your reservation - (812) 589-6004

Limo Service

Each participant is responsible for making his/her own travel arrangements including limousine service between Indianapolis and Bloomington if desired. For reservations, please visit their website:

http://www.classictouchlimo.com - (812) 339-7269

Friday P.M. Charter Bus to Indianapolis Airport

There will be a charter bus available to take you directly from IU to the Indianapolis Airport on Thursday afternoon.  The bus will depart at 4:15 p.m.  The cost of the ride is $50.00 per person.  Please contact NAA Education, (913) 541-8084 or education@auctioneers.org, to make your reservation.  Reservations must be made by March 24, 2023.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the Indianapolis Airport and in Bloomington.

Religious Services

There is a chapel located in Memorial Union. 


Food is available in Memorial Union at:  the Tudor Room (buffet lunch), Sugar ‘n Spice Bakery, Starbucks, The Chocolate Moose, The Globe, The Lantern, The Mix, Quarry Pie Company, Union Market and Whitfield Grill.  For information on area restaurants, please visit the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.visitbloomington.com/visitors/restaurants .


All CAI students must check in at the hotel registration desk in the hotel lobby to receive room assignments. The CAI Reception Desk will be open Sunday afternoon, March 26, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.


Please plan to arrive a little early if you are driving to IU. There are parking lots located to the East and North of IMU.  For additional information or to check on availability click here. A daily parking rate of $6.00 is added to your room charges and must be paid at check out.


All housing arrangements are made by the NAA if staying at campus hotel. Hotel reservations for Sunday night through Thursday night (March 26 - March 31) will be made for you if you chose to stay at the on-campus hotel on the CAI registration form. If requested, we will make Friday night reservations for you. There is an additional hotel charge for Friday night.

Rooms are actual hotel rooms (not dorm rooms) and have full-size beds, free internet, coffee makers, hair dryers, limited closet space, irons and ironing boards. Most rooms have refrigerators.

Additional Hotel Nights

If you need additional lodging at the hotel on campus either before or after CAI Week, please contact NAA Education by email (education@auctioneers.org) or by phone, (913) 541-8084, and we will make arrangements for you. Additional nights are $200.00 per night for a single room, $100 for a double/shared room (subject to availability).


Business casual clothing is appropriate for daily classes and for dinner in most Bloomington restaurants. Business attire is appropriate for the opening breakfast and class on Monday. This is also when class pictures will be taken. Appropriate sports apparel is required for those who plan to use the University’s intramural center. 

Local Climate

March weather in Indiana is unpredictable, often varying 20° to 30°F within the same week.  Clothing should be for mid-range temperatures.  Normal temperatures range from 40° to 60°F.

Remember To

Bring your laptop or tablet. Bring auction marketing materials to share (can be digital). Bring your business cards.

Class Photos

Class photos will be taken after Monday morning Orientation breakfast, so remember to wear your professional attire that morning. Please keep your NAA account profile up-to-date and upload your own photo in a .jpg or .tif file format to your NAA account at auctioneers.org/myaccount.

Registration Information and Sunday

Please check in at the Reception Desk on Sunday afternoon if you have any questions. Those who are interested in going with a group to dinner, please meet your classmates in the East Lobby (directly above the Hotel Lobby) between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to socialize and organize your own group dinners (optional).

Emergency Information

In case of an emergency while you are attending CAI, you may be reached by calling (812) 856-6381.

Monday Schedule

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. -- CAI Reception Desk open in the East Lounge on the Mezzanine Level (subject to change)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- Opening breakfast and Orientation in the Alumni Hall

Class Hours

Monday -- 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday -- 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday -- 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breaks are scheduled during class sessions.  Breaks will be held each day at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (subject to change).  Coffee and soft drinks will be provided as well as a light snack.

Evening Sessions

Monday -- 6:00 p.m. Networking event - ALL Classes
Tuesday -- 6:00 p.m. Auction Proposal Work - CAI I; Benefit Auction Set Up - CAI II; Business Plan Presentation Work - CAI III
Wednesday -- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Benefit Auction - ALL Classes

Permission to Post

If you are posting photos taken during CAI to social media, you must have permission to post photos that include other persons.

For additional details and assistance, call NAA at 913-541-8084 or email us at education@auctioneers.org.