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2018 Annual Fall Conference
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The e-auction is back this year, with an added feature of an live auction. Below is information about how to contribute to the e-auction/live auction. If you have any questions, please contact Khea Adams.

The Hand Bid E-Auction & Live Auction

are Back at the Fall Conference!

The Silent E-Auction and Live Auction are back at the 2018 MSS Fall Conference, in College Park MD October 17-20. The difference between the two auctions are: the e-auction will run through the mobile app Handbid; while the LIVE auction will be for items that the conference committee determines an approximate value of over $300. This is done to place some of the most exciting items into the live competition for bids.


All proceeds go to support the Maryland Society of Surveyors Educational Trust. One primary purpose of the MSS Educational Trust is to support the education of the next generation of surveyors. Help support the future of your profession and pay forward your debt to your profession by donating an item to the auction. Tax deductible donations can be made by individuals, firms, chapters, organizations and others.

Two ways to contribute:

1.     If you will be attending the Fall Conference and bringing the item with you, send an email to   with the details of the auction item(s) that you are donating. Your email should include:

·       Your name, email address and phone number

·       Name of item(s)

·       Great photos of the item(s) for publication in the E-Auction App

·       Description of the item(s)

o   Any fine details concerning the item(s)- i.e

  •   need to be used by a certain date
  •  serial numbers or history of item if applicable
  •  websites that contain further details

·       Your estimated market value of your item(s)

·       Name of the actual donor

o   Individual, firm, ect


2.     The other way to contribute, if you will NOT be attending the 2018 Fall Conference, is to send an email to with the details of the auction item(s) you are donating. Your email should include all the items noted above. Contact Jeremy Burns about shipping or coordinating delivering of item(s) to the offices of Wilson T Ballard.


Jeremy Burns, Prof. L.S.
The Wilson T. Ballard Company
17 Gywnns Mill Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Ph: (410)-363-0150 (x214)


Ideas for auction item(s)

-        Travel Packages – use of your vacation spot such as a beach condo or mountain cabin.

-        Signed Memorabilia

-        Gift Baskets

-        Custom Artwork

-        Behind-the-Scenes-Tours

-        Experiences or Lessons:  Do you or a family member have a hobby you would like to share such as:

o   Fishing, Knifemaking, Hunting, Jewelry making, Beer brewing, Wine making, Moonshine distilling, Golf, Airplane rides, Sailing, Cooking, Sewing, Quilting, Skiing, Personal Trainer, Rock Climbing, GeoCaching, Spa Treatments, Photography ect.

-        Survey Items – New or Historical

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