2017 IAA Marketing Awards

The IAA is proud to announce the 2017 Marketing Awards.  Congratulations to all the winners!  

The overall category winners, the Wild Card and Best of Show will be recognized with award plaques at the annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 3 in French Lick, IN at the IAA convention.

2017 IAA Conference - November 2-4, 2017 - French Lick Springs Hotel - French Lick, IN

Please plan to join the IAA in historical French Lick, IN on November 2-4, 2017 for the annual IAA Convention.  

Schedule of Events 2017

2017 IAA Speakers/Programs

Champion Auctioneer Rules and Registration

Marketing Contest Packet

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Packet

The French Lick Springs Hotel 1-888-936-9360 please use room block code 1117IAC - room rate is $119/night plus taxes - room block expires on October 5, 2017 with no exceptions.

IAA 2016 Convention Press Release


Indiana Auctioneers Gather for Annual Convention

Auctioneers from across the state convened this past weekend for the Indiana Auctioneers Association (IAA) annual conference.  The conference, held this year at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN, ran November 3-5 with the Title Sponsors of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company.    

Highlights of this year’s conference included the, Indiana Champion Auctioneer Competition, Auction Marketing Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, the Presidential Luncheon and the election of the Board of Directors.

Throughout the weekend, Auctioneers were presented with dynamic and engaging educational seminars from industry leading Auctioneers and presenters.

The Indiana Champion Auctioneer Competition had 22 contestants competing for the title.  Justin Croy of Culver, IN was crowned the 2016 Indiana Senior Champion Auctioneer.  Laura Mantle, Columbus, OH was named Senior Reserve Champion, and Tanner Lewis was named Senior First Runner-Up.  Jordan Gilkerson of Monrovia, IN was crowned the 2016 Indiana Junior Champion Auctioneer.  Kalen Poe, Franklin, IN was named Junior Reserve Champion and Taylor Knotts, Danville, IN was named Junior First Runner-Up.

The highest award conveyed to an Auctioneer in Indiana is an election into the Indiana Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame. Mike Mensendiek, Columbus, IN was elected into this year’s Hall of Fame class.  Jan Smith of Terre Haute, IN was inducted into the IAA Auxiliary Hall of Fame.

The IAA held their annual election of officers at that annual membership business meeting, electing Chip Kugler, Jasper, IN-President 2017, Seth Seaton of Indianapolis – President Elect, Jonathan Baker of Evansville –Vice President, Mark Bisch, Kokomo, IN – Secretary/Treasurer. Newly Elected Directors: Chad Metzger, Wabash, IN and Rusty Harmeyer, Richmond IN.