2023 ASA Personal Property Appraisal Symposium Agenda Sneak Peek!

January 13, 2023

Kick off the new year with CE: Register to attend the Santa Barbara symposium, our first PP only in person education event in three years!


Location: Kimpton Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, California

  • April 30, 2023:  Registration and welcome reception
  • May 1 and 2: Presentations
  • May 3: Add on tours of historical site and museum


Agenda Highlights and Topics

The historic and beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California, will be the site of the 2023 ASA Personal Property Appraisal Symposium, to be held at the Kimpton Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. The hotel is within a short walk to many restaurants, galleries, shops and museums.

The symposium program has been developed to balance connoisseurship, methodology, and business practice by presenting a broad variety of expert speakers and panelists. After a Welcome Reception on Sunday, April 30 at the Kimpton Canary’s rooftop patio, presentations will begin Monday morning and include:

Sunday, April 30

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration/Check-In
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Welcome Reception

Monday, May 1

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast
  • Brief History of Santa Barbara
  • Early California Arts
  • Understanding the Market for 20th Century California Fine Art Photography: A Case Study of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston
  • Three Branches, Two Years: Understanding Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Developments
  • California Fine Art Publishers: A Brief History 
  • How Big is Big? Managing Large and Complex Assignments

Tuesday, May 2

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast
  • Mexican American, Chicano/a, Latinx and What Comes Next
  • Billing and Fee Policies for the Professional Appraiser
  • Come Alive: A History of Corita Kent
  • Auction House Mergers and Outlook for Collecting

Wednesday, May 3 (Optional Tour Day*)

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm: Santa Barbara Highlights

Check the Conference webpage for additional speakers and panelists, along with detailed descriptions of topics covered in each presentation.


Optional Add-on Day

Don’t forget to sign up for a fun and informative day of tours on May 3! We will begin at Mission Santa Barbara, often called “Queen of the Missions”, which has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1786. Attendees will have private tours of the mission, focusing on its fine arts and antiques.

We will then be dropped downtown for lunch on your own before meeting at the steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, considered to be the most significant small museum on the West Coast. Attendees will have several tour options at the Museum.

After touring the museum, participants can walk to several nearly adjacent galleries or carry out a self-guided tour of the Santa Barbara Courthouse, whose 1928 murals and Spanish style architecture led to its naming as a National Historic Site.

The day will end at the Santa Barbara Historic Museum, with a private tour of their collections, followed by a wine reception in the historic courtyard.

*Additional fee of $95 is required to participate in the post-event tours. To register, please select the Wednesday Add-On listed under Event Sessions on the second page of registration.



Registration is only $650 for early registration



Hotel room special rate of $250.00 for ASA. Share a room with a friend.


For more information, including the current agenda and conference speakers, visit www.appraisers.org/PPAS23.