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As auctioneers from throughout the United States and other countries gather in Louisville, Kentucky for the 65th National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference & Show, nearly all attendees are downloading the NAA Conference & Show App (NAA C&S14).

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According to the App’s developer, this Mobile App allows users to:

    • View schedules, explore sessions, and find networking events.
    • Create your own personal schedule for easy conference attendance.
    • Access location and speaker information at your fingertips.
    • Post updates to sessions, keynotes, and exhibitor booths.
    • Interact with a real-time feed of all event activity, that showcases which sessions are trending, most popular photos, and popular discussion topics.
    • Earn points and badges for being active on the app and at the event. Check the leaderboard to see how you compare to other attendees.
    • Expand your professional network and have fun!

From the main screen, features include (as of 7-5-2014:)

    • Activity Feed
    • Agenda
    • Speakers
    • Attendees
    • Exhibitors
    • Sponsors
    • Bookmarks
    • Photo Feed
    • Leaderboard
    • Surveys
    • Map
    • News
    • QR Scanner
    • Search
    • Switch Event / Logout

Additionally, the App can post updates to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The developer DoubleDutch reports they have developed 505 other conference and event Apps to-date. Their Apps are available for IOS and Android platforms.

DoubleDutch’s primary locations are: San Francisco, 2601 Mission Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone: +1 (800) 748-9024 and Amsterdam, Van Diemenstraat 28, 1013 NH Amsterdam, Netherlands, Phone: +31 85 773 1845.

All reports from users appear positive and the App is getting a good workout even before the Conference & Show officially begins in a few days.

This 65th NAA Conference & Show has taken a wonderful step forward with this Mobile App. It seems certain this type of technology will be used in future NAA activities.

Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, CAI, AARE has been an auctioneer and certified appraiser for over 30 years. His company’s auctions are located at: Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, Keller Williams Auctions and Goodwill Columbus Car Auction. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at Columbus State Community College, Executive Director of The Ohio Auction School and Faculty at the Certified Auctioneers Institute held at Indiana University.