Speaker Resource Center

Welcome to the National Auctioneers Association Speaker Resource Center. This resource is designed to assist our speakers with the development of their educational programs.

Conference & Show 2020 Speakers!
Thank you for being a part of this year’s C&S and helping to bring great professional and business content to the auction community! Your assigned Conference & Show Education Committee (CSEC) member will work with you to ensure deliverables are completed and submitted for your session.

Important Deadlines to Remember:
  • November 29, 2019 – Volunteer Speaker Agreements due 
  • December 20, 2019 – Speaker Photo & Bio due (in NAA profile)
  • February 3, 2020 – Session/Panel Worksheets due
  • May 13, 2020 – Early Bird Registration deadline
  • May 15, 2020 – Draft Session Materials due for review
  • June 15, 2020 – Final Session Materials due
  • July 14-18, 2020 – NAA C&S 2020 in San Diego!

Volunteer Speaker Agreement

Please complete, date, sign, and submit the C&S 2020 VOLUNTEER SPEAKER AGREEMENT (click link to access agreement) to be eligible for speaker benefits. Please email education@auctioneers.org with any questions.

Register for Conference & Show

If you have not registered for conference and show yet, please register before MAY 13, 2020 to take advantage of the early bird rate! If you have any questions about registration, please email registrations@auctioneers.org.

Registrations opens in March 2020.

Travel and Lodging

Please refer to the Conference & Show page for instructions and guidance on hotel accommodations. If you are needing assistance with making reservations, please email housing@auctioneers.org.

Session Formats and Templates

Use this PPT template for your education sessions (please note the inclusion of a learning objectives slide): Link coming in April.

Use this PPT template for your IGNITE!-STYLE session (please note you only have 20 slides and each slide will automatically progress every 15 seconds): Link coming in April.

We are bringing back some popular session formats and introducing a few new and exciting ones! You can find more information about each format below to help develop your session.

  • Impromptu Discussions are made for collaboration! Not only do you learn from others’ experiences, but you also share your knowledge and experience with your peers. Impromptu’s work best when participants have varied experiences and one comment leads to another to create a diverse discussion on a specific subject.
  • TED-Style Talks are personal, concise, take you on a journey, and feel important. Each presentation has an “a-ha! moment" where you walk away with an idea to consider. They are 12-18-minute talks delivered from memory without notes, but they’re not spontaneous – they are “ideas worth sharing!” Speakers can have a visual presentation with minimal notes to lead the discussion or props to highlight their shared idea. Click here to see how to deliver a great TED-Style Talk!
  • Ignite!-Style Sessions are five-minute presentations with 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds, keeping the information brief and to the point. Through a series of presentations, you get a diverse range of topics and insight in a fun, attention-holding way! You can continue the conversation with each speaker after the series concludes to go beyond the presented content. Click here to see how to deliver a great Ignite!-Style Session!
  • Learning Labs are limited-attendance workshops where you walk away with a physical tool you can use for your business. These labs are built for hands-on, interactive learning. The first 25 people to arrive in the room will be allowed to participate, so be sure you’re there early!
  • Traditional/Panel Sessions are the classic teacher-student lecture discussions or panel presentation discussions with visual presentations, lots of information, and where notetaking is encouraged. Visual presentations are in logical order to guide participants through the content with question-and-answer time included.

Submit Your Forms and Materials

Add or update your Photo & Bio in your NAA Profile. We will use the photo and bio from your profile for the C&S app and other session promotion, so be sure they are up to date.

Complete your Session Worksheet (or Panel Worksheet, if you’re moderating a panel) to aid staff in writing your session description and learning objectives.

Submit your draft Session Materials to your assigned CSEC member for review and feedback (link coming in May).

Upload your FINAL Session Materials (link and instructions coming in June). NOTE: once these files are submitted, no changes will be allowed after June 30, 2020.