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2024 Montana Auctioneers Convention

January 19 - January 20

Join us in 2024 for keynote speakers, workshops, vendors and the Montana Bid Calling Competition!

Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Mike FisherCAI, AARE, AMM, CES, GPPA, BAS  Mike has been in the auction business for 23 years and is the owner of Redfield Group Auctions, Inc. He graduated auction school at Jacksonville State University where he also attended college. He is a licensed auctioneer and real estate agent in most of the southeast states and has conducted auctions in over 40 states, Mexico and the Bahamas. Mr. Fisher is currently a Board Member for the National Auctioneers Association and is a Governor appointee to the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers where he serves as Vice Chair. Mike has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute and presented at many state association conferences

Speaker Bios

Kyle Swicegood  -is a native of Davie County, North Carolina. He graduated from Davie High School in 1985 and later graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus in marketing. He graduated from the Lewis & Clarke School of Real Estate in 1991. In 2008, he graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering.

Kyle has continued to increase his knowledge in real estate through postgraduate studies at the Commercial Real Estate Institute located in Chicago, IL, receiving the designation Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in June of 2000.

Convention Schedule

Thursday, January 18th
4:00 PM MAA Board of Director’s Meeting/Wyoming Board Meeting (Montana in Board Room, Wyoming in Rosebud)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Social at hotel (In Ballroom)
Friday, January 19th  (Meetings held in Big Horn)
8:00 – 8:30 Registration Desk Opens
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction
8:45 – 10:15 Partnering for Profit, Mike Fisher
10:15 – 10:30 Break Sponsored by All Auction Sales
10:30 – 11:15 Cybersecurity Awareness Training – How to prevent being a victim, Michael Mogone, Stockman Bank
11:15 – Noon Real Estate Auctions, David Whitaker, Aimes, Iowa
Noon – 1:00 Lunch Provided in Ballroom
1:00 – 2:00 Do I need an FFL and What Am I Required to Have to Conduct Firearms Business? Tim Hawkins, ATF
2:00 – 2:15 Break Sponsored by RMEF (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)
2:15 – 3:00 Economic Outlook, Eric Belasco, Montana State University
3:00 – 5:00 Sharpening Steel – AHA, T. Kyle Swicegood
5:00 Cocktail Hour and No-Host Taco Bar (Tacos in the Restaurant/Lounge, additional beverage options in Missouri/Yellowstone)
5:00 – 5:30 Bid Calling Pre-Meeting for Contestants
6:00 – 9:00 WyMont Bid-Calling Championship (In Missouri/Yellowstone)
9:00- 10:30 Visiting Time
Saturday, January 20th (Meetings held in Big Horn)
9:00 – 10:30 Making the Jump from Part Time to Full-Time Auctioneering, Elizabeth Swicegood
10:30 – 10:45 Break Sponsored by The Auction Pages
10:45 – 11:45 Real Estate Markets and Appraisal, Andy Rahn, ARA at Montana Land Source
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Provided in Ballroom
1:00 – 2:45 A Fair Deal is a State of Mind, Mike Fisher
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:45 Annual Business Meetings for the Membership (split room Montana in Big Horn, Wyoming in Missouri/Yellowstone)
4:45 – 5:30 Prepare for the evening
5:30 – 6:30 Cocktail Hour (In Ballroom)
6:30 - ? WyMont Annual Awards Banquet, Awards Presentation and Advertising Auction (In Ballroom)


January 19
January 20
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Billings Hotel and Convention Center
1223 Mullowney Ln
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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(406) 248-7151
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Montana Auctioneers Association
(509) 288-4677
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