Monday, October 8
|8:00am - 9:30am ||Joint Conference Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: America's Economic Future |
Where is the United States heading economically? What are the prospects for job growth, inflation and debt reduction in coming years? Are we losing our competitive edge in manufacturing? Is globalization good or bad for the United States? Are there any bright spots in the U.S.? Barry is a passionate free market economist who believes the best is yet to come for the U.S. and the world.
Barry Asmus, PhD, Senior Economist, National Center for Public Analysis
KC Conrad, ASA, CBA, CMEA, ABA, Principal, American Business Appraisers, LLC
Linda Trugman, ASA, CPA/ABV, CBA, Vice President, Trugman Valuation Associates, INC
Daniel Van Vleet, ASA, Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross
|9:30am – 10:30am ||Joint Multi-Discipline General Session: Raising the Bar for the Valuation Profession |
The Valuation profession's challenge in today's post crisis environment is to bring greater consistency, quality and transparency to those who rely on our work. Investors, regulators and auditors require more extensive input from independent valuers than ever before. This session will provide an update on recent engagement with regulators and accounting standards setters. Efforts within the U.S. and globally to strengthen quality and credibility within the profession will also be discussed.
Steve Sherman, Partner, Economic and Valuation Services Practice, KPMG, LLP, Chair, IVSC Standards Board
Anthony Aaron, Principal, Valuation and Business Modeling Practice, Ernst & Young, LLP
|10:30am - 12:00pm ||The Ramifications of Preservation versus Restoration |
Historian, author, lecturer, judge and collector, Jonathan Stein is a world recognized expert on cars. Stein is especially interested in absolute originality and is at the forefront of the current issue of historic vehicle preservation. Stein has been labeled the Smithsonian Expert of automobiles leading Smithsonian tours in Europe.
Jonathan Stein, JD, CPCU
|12:00pm - 1:30pm ||Joint Conference Luncheon and Awards Presentation |
|1:45pm - 4:00pm ||Ethics Challenge: Maintaining Your Ethics in an Unethical World |
Sound ethics are vital to any professional practitioner, yet every day we observe unethical behavior in our public figures, celebrities and even colleagues. How do we maintain our own ethics? Where do our ethics come from? Do ethics derive from instinct? Training? Religion? If an action is legal, is it therefore also ethical? Can a person be moral and unethical at the same time? Immoral but ethical? In this thought-provoking ethics challenge, you will wrap your mind around these and other complex questions as you ponder and discuss two tough ethical dilemmas. Deane Wilson has studied ethics extensively—in fact he has a Master’s degree in the subject. You will leave this session with a new view of your professional stance.
L. Deane Wilson, ASA, MA, Owner, The Blackwell Group
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Tuesday, October 9
|9:00am - 5:30pm ||Personal Property Museum Tour |
Join your colleagues in the Personal Property Discipline for an exciting tour of the Heard Museum, the Arizona State University’s Ceramic Research Center, the Trailside Gallery and the Central Gallery Antiques and Art. This educational tour is included with your conference registration; however, participation is limited to Personal Property discipline registrants only. Please note that the cost of lunch is not included.
|9:30am - 1:00pm ||Heard Museum |
Two guided tours will be provided to attendees. The first is a 45-minute, master docent-led “Highlights Tour” of the museum's major exhibition in the rotating galleries followed by a 45-minute tour of “Home - Native People in the Southwest” the museum's signature permanent exhibition by Dr. Ann Marshall, Director of Collections, Education and Interpretation. Additional time will be provided to review the galleries on your own or visit the bookstore. This tour also includes a 20-minute “Gallery Talk” on the exhibit “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary” by Diana Pardue, Curator. Lunch (featuring a specialized chef-prepared menu) will be served in the sculpture courtyard at a fixed price of $15 per person (lunch is not included in tour registration fee).
|1:30pm - 2:30pm ||ASU-Ceramic Research Center Peter Held, Director of the Center |
Arizona State University's ceramic collection spans multiple centuries and cultures. Extremely accessible due to its open storage concept, Mr. Held will share the development goals of this unique commitment to "just pottery", as well as its origins with respect to Rudy Turk, a former museum director of the campus' Fine Art Museum. The Center hosts focused exhibitions on largely contemporary clay artist's work and attracts collectors nationwide during “Ceram-a-Rama Weekend” which provides stimulating lectures from both noteworthy clay artists' perspective as well as from the collectors' viewpoint. The center also participates in a ceramics studio tour which yields access to over 50 studios throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area over a two-day period each February.
|3:00pm - 4:00pm ||Trailside Galleries |
Trailside Galleries began largely as a gallery devoted to the sale of Western art. In recent years, its focus has broadened to encompass pure American landscapes as well as wildlife subjects in the paintings, drawings and sculpture they offer. Two galleries are maintained, one in Scottsdale, Arizona, the other in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Trailside partners with the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and represents two extremely significant art auctions, each staged just once a year: Jackson Hole Auction and the Santa Fe Auction. A panel discussion will be held at the gallery so attendees will be able to pose questions from an appraiser’s perspective. As Trailside sells art both in the primary and secondary markets, they are uniquely able to comment on the resulting differences in market levels.
|4:30pm - 5:30pm ||Antique on Central |
Antiques on Central, with 16,000 square feet and 75 individual dealers, is considered to be Arizona's finest and largest Antique Store specializing in fine antiques including fine and decorative art, sculpture, ceramics, glass, Native American art and estate jewelry. Antiques on Central has graciously extended an invitation to ASA to tour their store and provide attendees an opportunity to examine and educate themselves on the Phoenix marketplace. Attendees will see first hand, what is in demand and what is offered for sale in the Southwest in comparison with their own marketplaces.
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Wednesday, October 10
|8:00am - 9:00am ||The Banks, the Collector, the Artist's Estate - The Role of the Appraiser |
This session will discuss the role of the appraiser when the bank addresses the varied needs of high net worth clients and artists' estates.
Jan Leonard, SVP and Managing Director, UMB Fine Arts Management Services
Earl Tjaden, Chief Fiduciary Officer and Executive Vice President, UMB Bank
|9:00am - 10:00am ||The Color of Money - Pitfall or Profit? |
This session will review international art market trends at auction, discuss art as an alternative investment and will recap the spectacular results of The Elizabeth Taylor Collection.
Andrea Fiuczynski, President, Christie’s Los Angeles
|10:30am - 12:30pm ||“Do You Know What You Are Talking About?” |
This expert, panel-led session is a comprehensive overview of the language used by attorneys, CPAs, bankers and auction houses, as it applies to the appraisal profession.
Andrea Fiuczynski, President, Christie’s Los Angeles
Jan Leonard, SVP and Managing Director, Fine Arts Management Services, UMB Bank
Michael Tucker, Shareholder, The Law Firm of Michael J. Tucker PC
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Thursday, October 11
|8:15am ||Personal Property Committee Post-Conference Day |
$135 per person includes lunch and museum entrance fees.
Come join us for an incredible day of seeing the home and studio of two world famous architects who helped shape the design world of the 20th Century and a visit to the world class Musical Instrument Museum. A sumptuous lunch has been planned at a restaurant tucked into the mountains providing breathtaking views of Phoenix and its surrounding area. We will depart from the Arizona Biltmore Hotel at 8:15 a.m. and return in the late afternoon.
Taliesin West Studio was the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the most famous and controversial architect of the 20th Century. Built on the outskirts of Phoenix, Taliesin West was a desert refuge from the cold winters of Wisconsin, Wright's primary home. From 1937 (when Taliesin West was built) to the end of his life in 1959, Wright used the house as his working laboratory, working out design challenges here for some of his most famous commissions. It was also here that he hosted a never ending salon of architects, artists, writers, musicians, politicians and intellectuals all of whom contributed to the creative environment Wright built here. Still in use today as the center of Wright's ongoing Architecture Foundation, clients from around the world seek out the studio for architectural commissions.
Join us as we tour the home, the studio, outlying buildings (including an open air theater) and main living area where guests can sit in Wright's own designed furniture. As we view the beautiful desert landscape that Wright selected for his winter home, we will come to understand a little more about this notorious designer and gain insight into the creative impetus behind some of his most well known and iconic buildings.
Cosanti is the original historic site of world-renowned architect Paolo Soleri's studio. Tour the terraced landscaping with experimental earth-formed concrete structures, listen to the peaceful bronze and ceramic windbells and join us as we watch the bronze casting process at Soleri's foundry.
Don't miss a delicious lunch featuring a menu created by award-winning Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan at Elements on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. Enjoy the relaxing luncheon while soaking up the stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains in the private Praying Monk room, designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright protégé.
The day will wrap up at the extraordinary Musical Instrument Museum, the world's first global musical instrument museum. Listen to and see over 12,000 musical instruments and music from every country in the world at this spacious museum situated on 20 acres in North Phoenix.