What is the Silent Auction?
The Silent Auction is a fundraiser conducted at the Annual Conference. In the conference exhibit hall, you will find display cases containing items donated by AICP members, sponsors, and exhibitors. There are also peg boards where you’ll find bid sheets corresponding to the display case item number. Conference attendees can bid on items by filling in a line on the corresponding bid sheet. The highest bidder for an item as of the auction closing time claims the item at the Registration Desk in exchange for payment.
What happens to the funds raised by the Silent Auction?
This year, all proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to the selected charity, the Jordan Binion Project. Please check out the Charity link on the conference mini-website for detailed information about the charity.
What kinds of items are donated to the Silent Auction?
In the past, companies, exhibitors, and individuals have contributed items such as golf equipment and apparel, a Harley Davidson leather jacket, autographed sports jerseys, gift baskets, jewelry, GPS, digital cameras, gift cards, Legos, iPads, and more. Any and all donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Please note that items without company logos tend to receive higher bids. If you would like to donate to this year’s Silent Auction, please click here to access the donation form for instructions.
When does the Silent Auction take place?
Bidding begins on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM and ends on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, right after the morning break. During this time, you can make bids whenever the Exhibit Hall is open. So bid high and bid often!
Why should I donate to the Silent Auction?
you will be an integral part of supporting the success of the conference,
you will receive recognition during the conference as a donor, and
you will have a reason to review the display boards and find something wonderful to bid on!
Why should I bid on items in the Silent Auction?
you will be supporting a very worthwhile charity organization,
you will have the chance to receive something you always wanted, and
you will bask in the glow of victory after defeating others in a heated bidding war.
How can I view the items?
The items will be prominently featured in secure display cases at Annual Conference.
I have the best item ever! I can’t wait for Annual Conference to show it off! What can I do?
Please complete the donation form and send it and a photo of your item to Michael Hollar at the address listed in FAQ #10, below.
I have an item for donation to ship to Annual Conference. Where should I send it?
Please address to:
515 N. 188th St.
Shoreline, WA 98133
Items should be mailed so they are received by Nancy no later than September 28, 2017.
What if I have more questions about the Silent Auction?
For more information, please contact: