Hybrid Conference & Show FAQs

What is a hybrid Event?

A hybrid event is an event that has an in-person and virtual audience.

As you can imagine, an in-person auction is not the same experience as an online auction. So is the same for an in-person and virtual conference.

The in-person audience’s experience will begin on Tuesday, July 26 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 and the Don Shearer Children’s Auction. Access to the live Virtual Conference is not included in the in-person conference registration but may be purchased for only $75. 

The virtual conference will be held Wednesday, July 27 – Friday, July 29. Virtual attendees will have access to more than 20 education sessions via live simulcast, and a virtual trade show. Live-streamed events include the General Session keynote address, Annual Business Meetings, President’s Gala and Hall of Fame awards and the IAC competition. Register by July 12 to be guaranteed access to the live Virtual Conference on opening day (Wednesday, July 27).

Exclusive, complimentary access to the on-demand recordings will be available for all registered attendees (in person and virtual) beginning August 15, for one year.

Checkout the Preliminary Schedule of Events

What is a virtual event/conference?

A virtual conference is a learning and networking event that takes place only online. The speakers and attendees are in many locations. Virtual conferences provide greater flexibility with content structures and timelines. It is not an exact replica of an in-person conference, but it provides much of the same value and even additional value as an in-person event.

When will NAA decide if the annual Conference and show will be held in person?

It’s official. The NAA is hosting its 73rd annual International Auctioneers Conference and Show in-person in San Diego, July 26-30, 2022, at the Town and Country hotel. Won’t you join us?

How do I register for the in-person and/or virtual conference?

Registration options and pricing for in-person and virtual attendance are available at 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 cancellation fee? What is the deadline to cancel?

One of the benefits of a hybrid event is that if you are unable to attend in person, you may attend the live Virtual Conference, instead. And, if you can't attend either live, you still have exclusive access to the post event on-demand recordings beginning August 15, for one year. Thus, the value of registration remains. That said, if you feel you need a refund, please contact registration@auctioneers.org no later than 5 p.m. CT on June 1. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to all partial or full cancellations. Cancellations will not be accepted after June 1. Substitutions are encouraged. 

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 registration@auctioneers.org.

If I register for the In-Person conference, Will I have access to the virtual Conference?

Access to the Virtual Conference is not included in the in-person registration options. However, in-person registrants, who register by July 12, can add a “Virtual Conference ticket” to their in-person registration for only $75 to be guaranteed access to the live Virtual Conference on opening day (Wednesday, July 27).

All registrants (in-person and virtual) will have exclusive, complimentary access to the post-event, on-demand recordings beginning August 15, for one year.

Will IAC/IJAC be held?

The International Auctioneer Championship and International Junior Auctioneer Championship will be held in person at the Town and Country hotel in San Diego.

IAC contestants must register to attend the Conference, complete the required entry form and pay appropriate fees by June 1, or sooner. Late entries will not be accepted.

IJAC contestants may pre-register by July 12 or onsite by 12:30 p.m., on July 27 at the NAA registration desk located in the Conference Center of the Town and Country hotel in San Diego. More information is available at conferenceandshow.com.

I am an 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 four 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.

Four-month plan: Register by March 20 1/4 charged 4/25, 5/25 and 6/25
Three-month plan: Register by April 20 1/3 charged 5/25 and 6/25
Two-month plan: Register by May 20 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?

Scholarship opportunities

Let the National Auctioneers Foundation help fund your way to San Diego. The Foundation is offering five scholarships toward in-person and virtual conference registration, which includes four nights lodging at the Town and Country for in-person attendees. Deadline to apply is May 15. Visit auctioneersfoundation.org to apply.

Why are we co-locating the BA Summit with Conference & Show?

When we rebooked our C&S 2020 location to 2022, their available dates were later than usual putting it closer than normal to the usual BA Summit dates. There are a lot of Benefit Auctioneer members located on the West Coast and San Diego is a great location for the BA Summit. This is a really fantastic opportunity that doesn't happen often to bring our BA members together with other NAA members as one community. This is a one-time co-location and next year the summit and conference will both be back to their typical dates as stand-alone events.

How do I book a hotel reservation?

In-person attendees may book a hotel reservation online. The NAA discounted rate is $209 (plus taxes and fees) (sgl/dbl occupancy) and guaranteed until June 24, 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. 

Will there be pre-conference education offered this year?

Yes. This year we will be offering ICPAP, USPAP 7, and a workshop with Coach Burt. Click here to learn more about pre-conference education.

Virtual Conference

Can I choose what education sessions I want to attend?

Absolutely. You are in complete control of the sessions in which you’d like to participate. Also, you will have access to the on-demand sessions beginning on August 15 for one year. 

As a Virtual attendee, can I ask questions during the session?

Yes! Each session will have a chat window where you can chat with the speakers and other session participants, asking questions throughout the session.

Can my computer or mobile device handle the virtual event?

Yes. To have the best possible virtual experience, be sure you’re accessing the virtual conference with a strong internet connection. If others are using the same internet connection as you are, you may need a stronger bandwidth. Contact your internet provider to determine your individual internet needs for the best experience or ask others not to use the same internet connection as you while you’re participating in the live virtual event. You may also wish to view detailed system requirements or to test your system prior to the virtual conference.

What do I need to do on the day of the event? How do I log into the event?

Log into the NAA website with your NAA account credentials. Hover over the "Education" menu item across the top and select the "NAA Online Education Center." Access to the virtual conference will be announced in June. Once the virtual conference is open, you will be able to look around and add virtual sessions to your calendar.

Do I need a webcam for the event?

No, a webcam is not necessary for this event. The education sessions will be simulcast with text-chat available to ask questions and engage with the speakers and other participants.