WISCONSIN AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION
2019 CONFERENCE

January 27-29, 2019 | Stevens Point, WI
Holiday Inn Convention Center

2019 Convention Schedule

Sunday, January 27th
Monday, January 28th
Tuesday, January 29th
Sunday, January 27th

9:00am-12:00pm : Antique/Vintage Appraisal Fair
* Open to the Public
Location: EAST Commons

11:00am-12:00pm : Lunch on Own

10:00am : Registration Opens
Location: SOUTH Commons

12:15pm-1:15pm : Motivate by Appreciation
by Carol Miller/ Baileys Honor Auction & Estate Services

*Increase employee engagement and job satisfaction by understanding what makes your people feel valued. More connected, more production, more commitment to your business!
Location: Spruce/Sands

1:30pm-4:30pm : Principles of Personal Property Appraisal (3 CE Credits)
by Jason Hallberg / Continental Auctioneers School

Learn the principles necessary to report a justifiable value of farm machinery, antiques, industrial equipment and other personal property. Learn the basics of setting yourself apart as a professional appraiser.
Location: Spruce/Sands4

3:00pm : Break and Refreshments
Location:  EAST Commons

3:00pm-5:00pm : Exhibits Open
Location:  EAST Commons

4:30pm : Novice Auctioneer Contestant Meeting
                 WAA Auctioneer Contestant Meeting
Location: Stonefield

5:00pm : Novice Competition (auctioneers with 5 years or less experience)
*Family and friends (general public) are welcome to attend and enjoy the contest. (Free Admission)
Location: EXPO Rooms 1/2

6:00pm : Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship
*Family and friends (general public) are welcome to attend and enjoy the contest. (Free Admission)
Location: EXPO Rooms 1/2

5:00pm-6:00pm : Cash Bar & Light Dinner Buffet
Location: NORTH Commons

9:00pm : Social/Cash Bar  
Location: Amber Grill

Monday, January 28th

6:45am-7:45am : Breakfast & Town Hall Meeting / Moderator: Kendall Thiel
                               Round Table Discussion SD vs Wayfair / Moderator: Bridget Siler
Location: EXPO Rooms 1/2

7:00am : Registration Opens
Location:  NORTH Commons

8:00am : Welcome & Posting of Colors
Location: Spruce / Sands

8:30am-9:30am : The Intangible It
by Jack Stahlmann / *Don't Flinch Guy

Location: Spruce/Sands

9:30am : Break & Refreshments
Location: EAST Commons

10:00am : Media Contest Entrants Due
Location: EAST Commons

9:45am-11:15am : Sales and Negotiations on fast tracking rapport and closing the deal
by Tim Mast NAA President
* People buy from people they like. People like people who are like themselves or how they wish to be." Tune in for this presentation to fast track and close more deals in 2019
Location: Spruce/Sands

10:15am : Auxiliary Meeting
Location: Harvest

11:15am-12:15pm : Lunch, Sponsor Introductions, Parade of Champions/Pie Auction
* All Past Champions Welcome to Sell Pies
Location: EXPO Rooms 1/2

12:15pm-1:30pm : DOT Regulations - What You NEED to Know!
by John Seidl / Reliance Partners

Failure to comply with DOT regulations can be costly and damaging to your company’s reputation. Most companies don’t have the luxury of employing a full-time position to ensure compliance with the ever changing DOT regulations. With enforcement activity and resulting penalties on the rise, is your company prepared to withstand a roadside inspection or a detailed on-site compliance review by the DOT? This information packed session will cover key topics such as vehicle maintenance, drug and alcohol, hours of service, and much more. Attendees will leave equipped to make your company safer and will have a better understanding of DOT compliance requirements. 
Location: Spruce/Sands

1:30pm : Break & Refreshments
Location: EAST Commons

1:45pm-3:00pm :  It all starts with a cup of coffee
by Paul McCartan / Auction Company Manager

Location: Spruce/Sands

3:15pm-4:45pm : Annual Membership Meeting
What can we expect from a Divided State Capitol?

by Shawn Pfaff/President of Pfaff Public Affairs, LLC a government and public relations firm that represents the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association in the State Capital
An overview of what issues will dominate the 2019-20 legislative session.
Location: Spruce/Sands

4:45pm : Hall of Fame Meeting
Location: Spruce

4:45pm : Ringman's Contest Meeting
Location: Stonefield

5:30pm-6:30pm : Social Hours/Games of Chance
Location: EAST Commons

6:30pm : WAA Gala
Auxiliary Hall of Fame Induction, Dinner, Installation of Officers, Ringman’s Contest, Media Awards, Game of Chance for Gun, Friend of the Industry/Sweeney Award, WAA Board Member Auction, Fun Auction
Location: EXPO Rooms 1/2

Tuesday, January 29th

7:00am : Registration Opens
Location: EAST Commons

7:00am-8:00am : Breakfast  
Location: EXPO Room 4

8:00am-11:00am : Selling Real Estate at Auction (3 CE Credits)
by Jason Hallberg / Continental Auctioneers School
Learn the steps of a successful residential real estate auction, including what makes a suitable property, a suitable seller and the correct marketing conditions. Add extreme value to your auction business.

9:15am : Breakfast & Refreshments
Location: Commons

11:00am-12:00pm : Lunch

12:00pm : Exhibits Close

12:30pm-1:30pm : Informational Presentation on the DSPS 
by Department of Safety and Social Services
Informational Presentation on the DSPS, what types of complaints are being filed at the DSPS, why it is important to have a good contract. What to do if a complaint is filed against your company
Location: Spruce/Sands

12:45pm-1:45pm : How to Lineup/Set up Your Auction For Success 
by Wayne Yoder Jr. / W. Yoder Auctions
Location: Spruce/Sands

1:00pm : Adjourn - Execute Your Excellence!