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IFEA Foundation Auction

Our primary, annual fundraising events, the IFEA Foundation Online & Live Auctions are an all-important source of support that allows us to confidently provide convention scholarships to many new and aspiring professionals who will become the next generation of industry leadership and to those deserving organizations working to build a solid and successful foundation for their festivals, events and communities. The funds raised also support our capabilities to provide and host top-quality industry presenters, speakers and programming, helping us to raise the bar for everyone in our global industry.

One of the many highlights of the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo is the opportunity to check out and bid on the special and unique auction items generously provided by festivals, events, vendors and suppliers in the festival industry, just like you!

Each item will be auctioned off as part of our Online Auction and also on display at the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo, Sep. 29 - Oct. 1, 2024 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


DONATION DEADLINE: Tue. 09/03/2024


Each item will be auctioned off as part of our Online Auction and also displayed (as available) at the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo, Sep. 29 - Oct.1, 2024 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Important Dates:

  • 09/09/2024 10:00 AM EDT -- Online Auction Opens
  • 09/09/2024 10:00 AM EDT -- Ultimate Experience Ticket Sales Start
  • 09/30/2024 7:00 - 10:00 PM EDT -- Foundation Event & Live Auction
  • 09/30/2024 6:00 PM EDT -- Online Auction Closes
  • 09/30/2024 6:00 PM EDT -- Ultimate Experience Online Ticket Sales Close
  • 09/30/2024 8:00 PM EDT -- Ultimate Experience Onsite Ticket Sales Close

What Can You Donate?

What can you donate to the Silent auction? The same kind of items that YOU would like to bid on at the Silent Auction! Here's a few suggestions to consider:

  • Specialty Trips and Travel Packages with or without airline tickets; VIP packages paired with Festivals/Events/Sports/Theater etc.; vacation timeshares; cruise ship packages; just airline tickets or hotel nights somewhere (do you have extra air miles you can donate to get these?)
  • Hard-to-get Tickets / In-Demand Items for festivals; concerts; amusement parks; TV shows; Broadway shows; sporting events one-of-a-kind experiences, etc.
  • Everyday items that people need/want: coffee makers; espresso makers; mixers; headphones; TVs; Go-Pros; Cameras; tablets; Kindles; smart watches; power tools; etc.
  • Subscription services: Amazon Prime; Netflix; Hulu; Hello Fresh; Blue Apron; FabFitFun; Birchbox; BarkBox; Dollar Shave Club; Sock Fancy etc.
  • Unique items to get as gifts for friends, family, kids and pets . . . everyone needs to bring something back for those that stayed at home!

  • Collectible pieces such as signed/framed art; pens; figurines; ornaments; bags; etc.
  • Jewelry for men and women: necklaces; earrings; watches; tie-clips; cuff links; bracelets; brooches etc.
  • Hobby related items: fishing; golf; tennis; bicycling; skiing; snowboarding; yoga; music; painting; hiking; sewing; knitting; cooking; gardening; beer/wine making . . . the list is endless.
  • Items for an office: printers; monitors, portable monitors; laptops; tablets; table lamps, etc.
  • Items from sponsors: popular branded merchandise; neon beverage signs from a beer company
  • Gift cards: Grocery stores; restaurants; online/retail shopping; movies; gas, etc. (use your credit card or rewards points to obtain these and then donate.)

There are no limits to the creativity! Just think, if you would bid on what you donate, you know there are others that would too!

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