Silent Auction Gives Voice to Conference Attendees

Josh Maples, NASPA IV-W 2017 Regional Conference Marketing Co-Chair

October 2, 2017

A staple at all NASPA Regional and National conferences is the Silent Auction. Conference attendees graciously donate items for others to bid on. While the silent auction provides an opportunity for conference attendees to purchase unique items, the impact is far greater. All proceeds from the silent auction actually go back into the region via the NASPA IV-West Travel Assistance Program. The Travel Assistance Program allows members to request funding to assist in costs associated with traveling to Regional and National NASPA events. When you participate in the auction, you are giving IV-West members an opportunity to be heard throughout the region and nation!

This year’s silent auction will be located adjacent to the registration desk at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, NE. Bids will be accepted on Tuesday, November 7th until 4:00pm and on Wednesday, November 8th from 8:00am to 11:30am. Winners will be notified before leaving the conference and should plan to pick up and pay for the items before the end of the conference.

All conference attendees are encouraged to donate items to the silent auction. Donations can be brought to the conference registration area on Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th before 12:00pm. Some of the most popular items are unique and interesting. For example, consider donating handmade or homemade items by you or your students, toys for pets or children, jewelry, gift cards, or small art pieces. Keep in mind that items should be easily packed for those who are flying to Lincoln, NE.

The conference planning committee cannot wait to see all of you in Lincoln, NE, Sunday, November 5th – Thursday, November 9th. If you have not already registered for the conference don’t delay! You can register here:

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