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 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 Memorial 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. 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.


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Schedule of Events

(subject to change) 
Sunday, Aug. 29 Central Time
6 p.m. Welcome Party & Hybrid Benefit Auction (in person and virtual)
Monday, Aug. 30
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation (in person and virtual)
  9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Benefit Auction Summit Hybrid Event (in person and virtual)
  9:45 a.m. Room One: Marketing (in person and virtual)
Room Two: Hybrid Benefit Auction Planning  (virtual)
  11:15 a.m. Room One: Client Retention  (in person and virtual)
Room Two: Hybrid Benefit Auction Execution  (virtual)
  12:15 p.m. Lunch (in person)
  1:30 p.m. Workshop: Determining Your Value and Getting Paid  (in person and virtual)
  4:00 p.m. Great Ideas  (in person and virtual)
Tuesday, Aug. 31
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation  (in person and virtual)
  9:00 a.m. Welcome to Day Two  (in person and virtual)
  9:15 a.m. Workshop: Developing Your Business Model  (in person and virtual)
  11:15 a.m. Lunch (in person)
  12:30 p.m. Room One: Driving Your Business  (in person and virtual)
Room Two: Business Structures  (virtual)
  2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions  (in person and virtual)
  3:00 p.m. Closing Comments  (in person and virtual)

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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