ASAEF Live and Silent Auctions
Sunday, August 14th, 6:00 p.m.
Once again, the ASA Educational Foundation will sponsor a benefit auction at the International Appraisers Conference. All of the proceeds from this auction go towards ASAEF's mission of carrying on education, research and charitable activities related to the advancement of the appraisal profession. The live auction will be held prior to the 75th Anniversary Gala Party. A simultaneous silent auction will be held with items on display and available for bidding in the conference registration area. This auction is open to all conference registrants.
75th Anniversary Gala Party
Sunday, August 14th, 7:00 p.m.
$125 per person; ticket required
New this year! The ASA Gala Dinner is now a Gala Party, and you won't want to miss it! Now, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a festive dinner buffet without being stuck in one seat all night. And, you cannot have a party without dancing! This year's party will feature the music of one of DC's hottest cover bands.
Awards Breakfast Celebration
Monday, August 15th, 8:00 a.m.
The Awards Breakfast is a time for ASA to honor colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to the association and the appraisal industry. Please join us as we recognize these outstanding individuals and chapters. The fee for this rewarding event is included in your conference registration.
Annual Membership Meeting
Monday, August 15th, immediately following the Awards Breakfast Celebration
The centerpiece of the American Society of Appraisers is its valuable members, and we want to hear your voice. Please join the ASA President, and hear more about the association's upcoming priorities. The fee for this informative meetings is included in your conference registration, and it is scheduled to take place immediately after the Awards Breakfast.
Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Monday, August 15th, 8:00 p.m.
$30 per person; ticket required
When the sun sets, Washington DC turns into a different city! During this tour, you will see the illuminated memorials and iconic buildings of the capital city. As twilight prevails, this tour will take you down the famous parade route of Pennsylvania Avenue, passing notable buildings such as the National Archives, the FBI building and the U.S. Capitol. Tour highlights include the World War II Memorial, the majestic Lincoln Memorial, the moving Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.
Gems and Jewelry Discipline Tour
Tuesday, August 16th, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join your Gems and Jewelry colleagues for an informative docent-led tour of the Gems and Minerals on display at the National Museum of Natural History. The fee for this educational tour is included in your conference registration, but participation is limited to Gems and Jewelry discipline registrants only.
Personal Property Discipline Tour
Tuesday, August 16th, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join your colleagues in the Personal Property Discipline for an exciting tour of the Hillwood Museum and the infamous National Cathedral. The fee for this educational tour is included in your conference registration, but participation is limited to Personal Property discipline registrants only.
Machinery and Technical Specialties Discipline Tour
Tuesday, August 16th, 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join your colleagues in the Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline for an information docent-led tour of the Hall of Machineries. This exhibit can be found in the National Museum of American History. The fee for this educational tour is included in your conference registration, but participation is limited to Machinery and Technical Specialties discipline registrants only.
President's Networking Reception
Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00 p.m.
It's a celebration of friendship - make new friends and reconnect with old ones event hosted by ASA's International President, Jack Washbourn. The beautifully appointed ballroom awaits you along with the genuine good company and camaraderie for which ASA is famous. The fee for this popular event is included in your conference registration fee. Appraisers, spouses and guests who are registered for the 2011 Annual Conference are welcome.
ASA Shuttle to the Washington Dulles International Airport
Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 p.m.
$22 per person; ticket required
ASA has secured the services of a shuttle bus for conference attendees flying out of Dulles Airport. This inexpensive service ($22 per person) will depart the JW Marriott on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Tickets for this shuttle are limited, so we recommend that you purchase your ticket early.
Personal Property Discipline Post-Conference Tour of Mount Vernon
Thursday, August 18th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$125 per person; ticket required
Tickets for this tour are limited, so we recommend that you purchase your ticket early.
Travel along the banks of the Potomac River and enjoy an intimate view of 18th century Virginia, until we disembark at the gates of Mt. Vernon, home of George Washington. Upon arrival, ASA participants will be greeted and then be taken to an audience with Lady Washington in the Interpretive Center. From there, participants will be taken on a tour of George and Martha Washington's home, with rooms faithfully reproduced in period colors and original furnishings, presenting an authentic view of life at the estate in the 1700's. After lunch, participants will view a private screening, followed by a tour of the museum with the collections staff. At the conclusion of the tour, participants will have an opportunity to relax and browse the 6,600 square foot gift shop.
An educational luncheon titled, "The Art of Describing: Cataloguing Works of Art," is included in this tour. During this luncheon, Elaine Banks Stainton, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Doyle New York will speak to attendees about proper cataloguing - the accurate description - of fine and decorative art. Elaine will speak to us about how one of the most important jobs in cataloguing an appraisal or an auction catalogue is simply to make the clearest and most accurate description possible. Clients in this context are of many kinds and have many different needs. They can be owners, families of owners, attorneys, would-be buyers, IRS examiners, in fact every person with a real interest in a work's proper description. The talk will define standard appraiser's terms and discuss their use. Elaine will also address unusual situations where the conventional terms need to be supplemented with further explanation.