Education

David C. Brunell
The Proactive Attorney

Livonia, Michigan
Wednesday, August 8 * 10:30 AM - Noon

As a life-long student of self-defense, I have gained focused experience in all areas of firearms law and the law of self-defense.  My experience representing clients and my passion for the legal aspects of our fundamental right to protect ourselves has helped me create a series of legal-life workshops for civilian gun carriers.  One of my workshops has been turned into an App called “Aftermath!”  This is a mini-course on the 13 steps every civilian gun-carrier should know before they carry a firearm in public.  This knowledge could help determine their future freedom, if ever called upon to defend a life.  Almost all civilian gun carriers have a hole in their legal firearms training that could cost them their freedom.  I am proud to serve this community with proactive legal training, not offered anywhere else.  I have committed my law practice to helping prepare civilian gun carriers.

“Gun Ownership for Auctioneers: Self-Defense Legal Time Bombs! Are You Prepared For Self-Defense Legal Survival?”
Over 100 million individuals have purchased a firearm.  Some gun owners will go to the gun range and shoot their firearm a few times a year.  Fewer individuals regularly train to effectively use their weapon.  Even fewer individuals take a class to obtain a carry license.   Of those civilian gun carriers, a small number of carriers actually train to survive a gunfight.  Almost no one trains to survive the legal fight.  The reality is you must train to survive both fights. The gun law academy was created to provide legal-life self-defense training to civilian gun carriers.  This is a scenario-based workshop intended to make civilian gun carriers more aware of their legal obligations.   This workshop is not taught anywhere else.  

Simulcast Auctions 101
Wednesday, August 8 * 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brad & Rachel Stoecker and Grant & Megan Cole have worked several simulcast auctions together over the past 6 years. They work 2 major auctions each spring and fall that last 3 days and average 2 million dollars in sales and consist of 2,000 lots per auction. They are experienced with Live Auctioneers, Proxibid, Invaluable, Auctionzip Live, and Hibid. They have valuable industry knowledge that will offer great insight to running smooth and highly efficient simulcast auctions. Grant will share his points of view as the auctioneer and Brad, Rachel & Megan will share their views as the online bidding operators. 

“Simulcast Auctions 101: Simulcast Auctions, What You Need To Know” This class will focus on how to operate a successful simulcast auction. They will talk about the different online bidding platforms that are used in the auction industry today and how to select the one that will serve your auction needs. The pros and cons of each bidding platform will be discussed as it relates to the auctioneer, online bidding operator and the buyer. Also, the communication between the auctioneer and the online bidding operator that is necessary for a smooth and efficient auction, the importance of the online bidding increments and how it relates to the online bidding operators, and how to create a proper catalog all be discussed. They will also talk about industry tips and tricks. The class will end with a mock auction.

Dustin Rogers, CAI, CAS 
International Auctioneer Champion 2017
Mount Airy, North Carolina 

Tuesday, August 7 * 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Wednesday, August 8, 8:30AM - 10:00AM

Dustin is a third-generation auctioneer from Mount Airy, NC. He is graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering where he was named Best All Around. In 2006, Dustin was named Rookie Bid Calling Champion by the AANC. In 2007, Dustin was Second Runner-Up in the inaugural International Junior Auctioneer Championship. In 2008, Dustin won Grand Champion Auctioneer in the AANC State Bid Calling Contest. Dustin has been a finalist in the International Auctioneer Championship every year since 2010, placing 2nd in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, and well as placing 3rd in 2012 and 2014 before winning the contest in 2017. Dustin specializes in selling machinery and equipment along with fundraising, real estate, automobiles and livestock auctions. He has worked as a contract auctioneer for some of the world’s largest auctioneers of equipment, conducting auctions across the United States as well as six foreign countries in English and Spanish. Dustin is lead auctioneer for CAT Auction Services, and an auctioneer for Ritchie Bros Auctioneers. Dustin is married and he and wife Britini have two children, Kenedi Blaire and Hudson.


Tuesday, August 7 * 3:00PM - 5:00PM “Unleashing Your Inner Champion”: If you’re like me, being a champion auctioneer is something that was a dream before I ever took the mic. This course will help you unleash your inner champion on stage and in life.
*NOTE:  This Course is on TUESDAY!


Wednesday, August 8 * 8:30AM - 10:00 AM “Inside the World of Equipment Auctions”: If you’re selling one piece of equipment at auction per year or if you’re doing multi-million dollar equipment auctions, this course gives insights and resources for conducting successful auctions in a global marketplace.