2017 Annual Convention and Championship Contest

You don’t want to miss this jam-packed convention on May 19-21, 2017 at the Holiday Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Registration for the entire convention is only $165.00 per person. Participation in the Championship Contest requires only a $25.00 entry fee and membership in the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. Compete in both auctioning and ringman competitions. Downloadable Championship Contest Registration and Rules

Take a look at this line up of presenters!

David Whitley
David Whitley teaches auction law, technology, marketing and bid calling at the World Wide College of Auctioneering. He has a BS in Agriculture Economics and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He also attended the Western College of Auctioneering.
Whitley Auction conducts around 60 auctions a year in real estate, commercial and industrial liquidations, government surplus, business liquidations, estates and other specialities.

David will be on hand on Friday evening to help judge our competition. Saturday David will have double-duty as he’ll present “How to Still Make Money with Small Estate Auctions” an interactive discussion about how to make money and conduct auctions for estates that will gross under $10,000 and “Conduct Your First Internet Only Auction” a hands-on discussion of best practices in how to set-up, catalog, market and settle an Internet-Only Auction. On Sunday morning David will present “Auctions & The Law” on how the law can and does affect us in the auction business. This useful information can help keep you on the right side of the law and out of the courtroom

John Cahill
John Cahill is the Owner and Senior Instructor for Nebraska School of Martial Arts in Kearney, Nebraska. He has a 2nd degree black belt specializing in self defense and has trained in martial arts for the last 20 years. John is also a certified instructor in Tae-Kwon-Do and Kenpo Karate.

John will be conducting a self-defense class for us after lunch on Saturday.


Dr. Kathe Perez
Kathe Perez is the founder and president of Exceptional Voice, Inc. As a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Kathe has been working in the field for more than 25 years.
Author of the much acclaimed textbook, Professional Voice: the science and art of clinical care, she has continued to contribute to her field through investigative research published in professional journals.

Kathe has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Metropolitan State College-Denver and the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley. Nationally, Kathe has conducted customized workshops, seminars and training programs for professionals who wish to improve their voices.

Friday Kathe will participate as a judge for the Competition. On Saturday morning of the convention, she is going to present “The Grit” Grit = passion & persistence for very long-term goals. On Sunday morning she’ll present her techniques on how to care for your voice.

Craig Larabee
Craig Larabee is the Education Director and former owner and President of Larabee School of Real Estate & Insurance, Inc. with schools and classes throughout Nebraska. Craig now operates JMSK Corporation out of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Craig has taught pre-licensing and continuing education since 1977 for private schools, colleges, Boards of Realtors, and Certified Commercial Investment Broker’s (CCIM) Chapters. He has been a featured speaker at many conventions including the Nebraska Auctioneers and has instructed at the Nebraska Realtors Association State Convention. Mr. Larabee has also instructed at the Real Estate Educator’s, REEA, National Convention.

Craig will conduct two 3-hour sessions on Friday. The morning session is “Red Flags For Risk” (0349). The afternoon session is “Contracts & How To Write Them To Keep Your License” (0928R).