2024 Conference & Show FAQs
The in-person event will begin on Tuesday, July 23, with the Welcome Party (appropriate registration required) followed by three days of education, trade show, and contests, as well as the General Session keynote address, Annual Business Meetings, President’s Gala and Hall of Fame Awards, Sendoff and Sips and the Don Shearer Children’s Auction.
Exclusive, complimentary access to the post-event, on-demand recordings will be available for all full Conference attendees beginning Aug. 25, for one year.
The Conference website is the source for all conference information. Checkout the Preliminary Schedule of Events.
All conference events will be held at the Wyndham Grand Downtown hotel in Pittsburgh.
Is there a virtual conference component for 2024?
The 2024 annual conference is being held in person only. Register today and we'll see you in Pittsburgh!
How do I register for the conference?
Registration options and pricing are available on the Registration page of the Conference & Show website.
If I register for Conference and am unable to attend, can I get a refund? Will there be a cancelation fee? What is the deadline to cancel?
One of the benefits of having access to the post-event on-demand sessions if you are unable to attend in person, you still have exclusive access to the post event on-demand recordings beginning August 25, for one year. Thus, the value of registration remains. That said, if you feel you need a refund, please contact email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. CT on May 29. Substitutions are encouraged in lieu of a refund. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all partial or full cancelations. Cancelations will not be accepted after May 29. No refund after May 29.
Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
For online registrations, a confirmation will be delivered at checkout as well as by email. Paper registrations will receive a confirmation when the registration is processed and payment is verified, which can take up to three business days after receipt. For questions about the status of your registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I book a hotel reservation?
NEW THIS YEAR! To arrange lodging, register for Conference, first. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation by email. Information on how to book a hotel reservation is included in your registration confirmation.
The NAA discounted rate of $209 (plus taxes and fees, sgl/dbl occupancy) is guaranteed until June 19, 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 is required to book a reservation. Credit cards will be charged a deposit in the amount of one-night's room, plus applicable taxes, at the time of booking.
For questions about alternate rooms outside of the NAA inventory, please contact the hotel directly at 412.391.4600. Rooms booked outside the NAA inventory is subject to the hotel’s current rate.
I am a NAA member, can I register my non-member spouse or a company employee at the member rate?
NAA members who have registered to attend Conference may register a non-member spouse or a non-member company employee at the NAA member rate. Register today.
Can I pay for my registration in installments?
Paper registration and credit card payments, only.
Registration fees can be spread up to five months and must be paid in full by June 25. First payment is due at time of registration and remaining payments will be charged in consecutive months for the plan selected.Five-month plan: Register by February 20, remaining payment 1/5 charged 3/25, 4/25, 5/25 and 6/25
Four-month plan: Register by March 20, remaining payment 1/4 charged 4/25, 5/25 and 6/25
Three-month plan: Register by April 20, remaining payment 1/3 charged 5/25 and 6/25
Two-month plan: Register by May 20, remaining payment 1/2 charged 6/25
Take advantage of affordable payment plan now. Complete a paper registration form (link coming soon) and submit to NAA along with the first payment (credit card payments only).
Are there scholarships available for attendees?
Let the National Auction Foundation help fund your way to Pittsburgh. The Foundation is offering five scholarships towards conference registration. Deadline to apply is May 29. Visit auctioneersfoundation.org to apply.
Will there be pre-conference education offered this year?
The Preconference NAA Volunteer Appreciation Workshop is schedule for Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Individuals who have volunteered in the past three years, or for three consecutive years, are eligible to register and attend. Pre-registration and ticket are required to attend. Learn more.
Will IAC/IJAC be held?
The International Auctioneers Championship and International Junior Auctioneers Championship will be held in person at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
IAC contestants must register to attend the Conference, complete the required entry form and pay appropriate fees by May 29, or sooner. Late entries will not be accepted.
IJAC contestants must register to attende Conference, complete the required entry form and pay appropriate fees. Pre-register by July 1 or onsite by 12:30 p.m., on July 24 at the NAA registration desk located in the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.