Message from the CEO

October 12, 2023

This month we celebrate the success of the 2023 ASA International Conference, as well as look at recent strategic partnership/membership development efforts, spotlight education accomplishments and upcoming offerings; and issue an important reminder for members.

2023 ASA International Conference

ASA’s 86th annual conference lived up to its reputation as being the profession’s main event and New Orleans was the perfect backdrop for attendees from around the world to learn and connect. Over 600 professionals participated in the hybrid event with 75% participating in-person and 25% virtually. Outside the U.S., attendees from 16 countries were represented including Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

Before the event, a line-up of pre-conference courses and golf outing were held. Congratulations to Matt Kaufman, ASA, Jason Kimball, ASA, Bill Tomlinson and Craig Warren for winning and Andy Dzamba for winning closest to the pin.

The event kicked off with an inspiring keynote address from IVSC CEO Nick Talbot, followed by two full days of programming featuring 70 educational sessions across six discipline tracks, the ASA Annual Business Meeting, ASA Educational Foundation Silent Auction, Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon, Rising Stars Happy Hour, Personal Property M.S. Rau Gallery Reception and Post-Conference Tour, and sponsorships & exhibits from 21 industry partners.

It was especially great to welcome and host a group of distinguished guests, as well as a group of students from local universities.

For those unable to attend, be sure not to miss our full event recap to be posted to the ASA Blog and spotlight in the November ASA Valuer e-newsletter. Recorded sessions will be available for post-event viewing or purchase shortly. View our list of 2023 ASA Award Winners or watch a recording of the luncheon ceremony. Be sure to save the date for next year’s event to be held September 15-17 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR. Website and registration to open in March 2024.

Strategic Partnerships/Membership Development

While at the 2023 ASA International Conference, I had the opportunity to provide a sneak peek of a promotional video that featured member testimonials and showcased how ASA connects appraisers or those looking to become one with a professional community of experts to help advance their career or business. The video and follow-up discipline-centric shorts will be posted to ASA’s YouTube and TikTok channels and ASA’s website and promoted on social media. View the “Why Join?” video. For more information about ASA’s new “Why Join” phase in The ASA Difference Campaign and how you can help, view our latest announcement.

Also at the Conference, during the annual awards luncheon, we played a member spotlight video featuring Donald Osborn, ASA with special guest Jay Leno. View the Osborn-Leno video.

I also recently had the opportunity to sit down with Amy Timmerman of The Appraisal Foundation and discuss ASA as part of their Appraisal Talk podcast. You can watch the recorded episode here.

Additionally, ASA was a supporting partner of the 2023 IVS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference held earlier this month in Singapore and online.

Other upcoming industry events ASA is scheduled to participate in include: the 2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, October 17-19, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV; V20 Valuation Summit & Conference, October 27-29 in New Delhi, India; and Corporate Jet Investor Miami, November 6-8 in Miami, FL.

Education Spotlight

We have a full schedule of upcoming classes & webinars and conferences & events. Notable mentions include:

Important Reminder

Earlier this year, ASA launched a new online member community called ASAConnect. The new tool is generating a lot of excitement and we are seeing a growing number of ASA members joining and using, including new first-time users. Members who have yet to join are encouraged to do so. View our “Everything You Need to Know” announcement for help in getting started.

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