Beginning in 2012 at the annual SAGEEP conference in Denver, the Foundation has sponsored a Silent Auction as a means to raise awareness, funds and the fun-factor in this meeting. Donations of new and used geophysical equipment, electronics, reference books, professional training, maps, art and various other eclectic items have made the auction a real success.
We've had wonderful support from both individual donors and companies. Even our host hotels have participated with gift baskets and room nights! We extend our grateful thanks to all those who have contributed items for sale.
We encourage you to consider donating an item for the next Silent Auction in the spring. Contributions can include gift cards, professional services, electronics gadgets (e.g. iPhones, iPads, Kindles, GPS units, etc.) or other like items or services. Please help us by thinking of something that you can contribute. These gifts can come from individuals or organizations (talk to your employer!). The items can be mailed in advance to the EEGS Business Office or brought to the registration desk at the beginning of the conference. Details on contributing items and tax benefits can be found via this link.
You can also participate in the auction by purchasing one of these items, so you'll want to come prepared with your check or credit card! Everything will be on display throughout the conference and winners will be announced in the Exhibit Area on Wednesday at the mid-morning break. Once the item is purchased, you can take it with you or have it shipped (postage will be at additional expense to the purchaser).
Here's an example of what sold in Boston 2014: SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW