Benefit Auction Summit


August 25-27, 2024
Coral Gables, Florida

If you're a Benefit Auction Professional, the Benefit Auction Summit is one annual event you won't want to miss! This year's summit focuses on methods and tools to better yourself and your business. Come join your fellow benefit auction pros to learn the best tips and tools of the trade and get set for the future. Open your mind to new benefit auction ideas and develop your services to better meet the needs of your clients.

Who should invest in attending?
Fundraising auction professionals and team members looking to improve your business, gain new ideas, recharge batteries, and connect with some of the best networking contacts in the industry.

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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Subject to change. Check back for updated information. All sessions take place IN PERSON ONLY. Access the Summit Resource Center for online resources (must be signed in and registered to access), available about one week prior to the summit.

Sunday, August 25  
5:00 p.m. Summit Registration Check-In
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. Adjourn
Monday, August 26  
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
9:00 a.m. Welcome | Secrets of Storytelling
Guest Speaker: Rachel Muir, CFRE
10:45 a.m. Energy Break
11:00 a.m. Brand Harmony
Speaker: Steve Yastrow
12:00 p.m. Kathy Kingston Benefit Auction - Part 1
12:15 p.m. Session TBA
Speaker: TBA
12:45 p.m. Lunch Break (meal provided)
2:00 p.m. Ditch the Pitch
Speaker: Steve Yastrow
3:30 p.m. Energy Break
3:45 p.m. Creating a Structured Process | Closing
Speaker: TBA
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
Tuesday, August 27  
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
9:00 a.m. Welcome | The Future of Fundraising
Guest Speaker: Rachel Muir, CFRE
10:15 a.m. Energy Break
10:30 a.m. Session TBA
Speaker: TBA
11:00 a.m. Kathy Kingston Benefit Auction - Part 2
11:15 a.m. Lunch Break (meal provided)
12:30 p.m. Stage Presence & Controlling the Room
Speakers: Tim Luke, CAI, BAS, MPPA
2:00 p.m. Energy Break
2:15 p.m. Great Ideas | Closing
Moderators: TBA
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Pricing & Registration

Pricing & Registration

Be part of the premier learning and networking event for fundraising and benefit auction professionals! Save $100 automatically when you register by the July 30, 2024 early bird deadline.

  By July 30 After July 30
NAA Member $685ea $785ea
Non-member $1035ea $1135ea
Teams** (per person) $685ea $785ea

**Team Pricing is only available for staff from the same company and employed by a single office. For additional company staff members to be eligible for the Team Pricing, at least one of the staff members must be an NAA Member and the Member must be registered for the summit. To register NAA Non-Members for the summit with Team Pricing, you must call 913-541-8084 to provide registrant information and payment or complete the Team Registration Form and send to

Cancellation policy: *Cancellations must be made in writing by 4 p.m. CT on July 30, 2024 to receive a full refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after July 30, 2024 will be entitled to a 50% refund of registration fees. No cancellations after 4 p.m. CT on August 12, 2024. Substitutions are encouraged.


Hotel & Airport


The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33144

Click here to book a hotel room or call by July 26, 2024 - subject to availability.
Group Name: 10484
Hotel Direct: 855-311-6903, Group Booking ID#10484, Benefit Auction Summit room block

Special Event Rates: $199 (plus taxes and fees), single/double occupancy - subject to availability. The special rate includes:

  • Group rate extended three (3) days pre and post event (subject to availability)
  • Maid service and arrival/departure bellman gratuities
  • Complimentary access to the Biltmore Fitness Center
  • Complimentary access to Press Reader application
  • Complimentary in-room high speed internet

A valid credit card and one night's deposit is required for each hotel reservation.

The NAA did not contract extra rooms before or after the summit dates. However, should you desire to arrive early or stay later, you may check the hotel’s availability. It is typical for a hotel to sell available rooms outside the NAA inventory at higher rates.

Note: This information is subject to change at any time, without notice. Should you need further assistance, please contact The Biltmore 305-445-1926.



Miami International Airport
30 minutes from the hotel (depending on traffic)


2024 Benefit Auction Summit FAQs

2024 Benefit Auction Summit FAQs


How do I register for the in-person summit?

You can click here to register. If you have any questions regarding registration please email us at or call 913-541-8084

If I register for the event and am unable to attend, can I get a refund? Will there be a cancellation fee? What is the deadline to cancel?
If you feel you need a refund, please contact no later than 4 p.m. CT on July 30, 2024 to receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after July 30 will be entitled to a 50% refund of registration fees. Cancellations will not be available after 4 p.m. CT on August 12, 2024. Substitutions are encouraged.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes. You should receive confirmation within three business days of registering.

Are there scholarships available for attendees?
Eligible attendees may apply with the Foundation to receive a scholarship covering registration fees. Visit for details and to apply.

How do I book a hotel reservation?
Registrants may book a hotel reservation online. The NAA discounted rate is $199 (plus taxes & fees) and guaranteed until July 26, 2024, or when the inventory of rooms is sold out, whichever comes first, and is based on availability at the time of booking. A valid credit card and one night's deposit is required to book a reservation.

If you'd like to extend your stay beyond event dates, the group rate is available three (3) days pre and post event (subject to availability).

Some guest rooms at The Biltmore are suites and can accommodate more than one guest. You might consider coordinating with another attendee to share a suite if you're looking to further reduce your expenses.

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

Benefit Auction Summit Sponsors

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!


Benefit Auction Summit Task Force

Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS (Chair, 2024)
Patrick Desmond, BAS (Vice Chair, 2024)
R. Trey Morris, CAI, BAS, CAS (El Trustee, 2024)
Francis Fripp, BAS (2024)
Tim Keller, CAI, AMM, BAS (2024)