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Silent Auction

Once again we are hosting the ever-popular Silent Auction held during the AGHE Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. This auction is a successful fundraiser for the Association, it serves as a networking "hub" for visiting with old friends and meeting new ones, and it provides an important outlet for the dedicated shoppers amongst us. Join us in Atlanta, GA and participate in the Silent Auction!

Where do the Silent Auction items come from? Everyone coming to the AGHE meeting is encouraged to bring one or more items to contribute. Contributors will receive a receipt that you can use to deduct the full, fair-market value of the item on your income taxes.

What kind of things should I bring? Bring anything you think will appeal to AGHE meeting participants. Some popular items are: books (autographed ones are nice), jewelry, chocolates, college insignia items, collectibles, gifts for children, handmade crafts, gift cards from national store chains (especially bookstores), souvenirs from the host city, and anything with an aging theme. You can also "re-gift" holiday or birthday items.

What do I do with the items I bring for the auction? Bring items to the AGHE Exhibit Hall on Thursday, March 1 (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM) and Friday, March 2 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM).

When will the Silent Auction take place? The auction and exhibit hall will officially open on Friday morning and will be open throughout the conference during the hours that the Exhibit Hall is open. When you are visiting the exhibits or taking a coffee break in the Exhibit Hall, visit the auction tables and place your bids.

How does the Silent Auction work? The donated items are displayed on a series of tables, with a bid sheet beside each item. When you find an item you like, write down your bid, making sure your bid is above the required minimum. Throughout the conference, periodically check your bid, and if someone is bidding against you, raise your bid. At the close of the auction, the highest bidder gets the item.

New! Buy It Now. You asked for it, we delivered. All items will have the option of being bought before the close of the auction.

How will I know if I win the items I bid on? Be at the auction when it closes on Saturday at 2:30 PM. As each table is sequentially "closed," take the items you want to the cashier to pay (cash, checks, and credit cards accepted). If you can't be present at the closing, check at the AGHE registration desk Sunday to see if your bid(s) were successful. Any items not claimed at registration before the Closing Session will be auctioned off live at that time.

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