Benefit Auction Summit 2021 Hybrid Event

August 29-31, 2021
If you’re a veteran Benefit Auctioneer or just starting out, the Benefit Auction Summit is one annual event you won’t want to miss! We’re going back to the San Antonio Riverwalk where it all began eleven years ago. And if you can't make it in person, you have a virtual option this year! Join us either in person or virtually for two-plus days of the most valuable education and networking experiences you’ll find in the benefit and fundraising auction world. Come back to this page for updates as we get closer to the summit and to register! 

This year's summit will focus on hybrid benefit auctions, starting with our own Hybrid Benefit Auction and Welcome Party on Sunday evening to benefit the Kathy Kingston Benefit Auction Education Fund with the National Auctioneers Foundation! Not only will it be a fun time to gather (in person or virtually), but it sets the stage for the education program to follow. Attending this event is part of the learning!

There is something for everyone at this summit, whether your preference is in-person benefit auctions, virtual benefit auctions, or combining them in the newly trending hybrid benefit auctions - and how your preference should impact your future business model and strategy.

Who should invest in attending?
Fundraising auction professionals pursuing education, innovation, and discovery of market trends, who strive to connect, inspire, and collaborate.

Registration Rosters
In-Person
Virtual

NAA recommends in-person attendees follow local guidelines and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Schedule of Events

(subject to change) 
Sunday, Aug. 29 Central Time
  5:30 p.m. Happy Hour (in person)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hybrid Benefit Auction and Welcome Party (In-person and virtual)
Monday, Aug. 30 Central Time
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation (In-person)
  9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Benefit Auction Summit Hybrid Event (In-person and virtual)
  9:30 - 10:40 a.m. Room One: Video Marketing and Digital Campaigns to Engage NPOs (In-person and virtual)
Room Two: Hybrid Benefit Auction Planning  (In-person and virtual)
  10:40 - 11:05 a.m. Energy Break (In-person)
  11:05 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Room One: Communicating Your Story: Mission Moments that Make People Give More   (In-person and virtual)
Room Two: Hybrid Benefit Auction Execution  (In-person and virtual)
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (In-person)
  12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Mid-Day Mingle (Virtual)
  1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop: How to Explain Your Value and Get Paid  (In-person and virtual)
  3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Energy Break (In-person)
  4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Great Ideas  (In-person and virtual)
  5:15 -6:00 p.m. OPTIONAL: Explanation of Service (EOS) Q&A  (in person and virtual)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Central Time
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation  (In-person)
  9:00 a.m. Welcome to Day Two  (In-person and virtual)
  9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Workshop: Developing Your Business Model: Benefit Auction Producer or Contractor?  (In-person and virtual)
  9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Energy Break (In-person)
  11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (In-person)
  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mid-Day Mingle (Virtual)
  12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Room One: Building your Benefit Auction Business: Client Acquisition and Retention  (In-person and virtual)
Room Two: Choosing the Best Business Structure for Your Business Model  (In-person and virtual)
  1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Energy Break (In-person)
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions  (In-person and virtual)
  3:00 p.m. Closing Comments  (In-person and virtual)
 Optional Tour 4:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tacos & Trails eBike Tour (In-person) - additional sign-up required

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Benefit Auction Summit Task Force

TiWanna Kenney, BAS (Chair)
Lynne Zink, CAI, BAS, CES (Vice Chair)
Myers Jackson, CAI, AARE, CES, ATS
Susan Johnson, CAI, BAS, CES, AARE 
Misty Marquam, BAS
Shane McCarrell 
Freddie Silveria, BAS