Women in Aviation International will take the annual Silent Auction online at WAI2019. As the conference gets closer, all WAI members will have the opportunity to view the 2019 auction items and read item details. Bidding starts March 7 at 8 a.m. PST and ends March 16 p.m. PDT. (note the change to Pacific Daylight Saving Time).
Why go on line? The Silent Auction is the single largest fundraiser for WAI scholarships and educational projects. By allowing all members to bid on items, WAI increases the potential to raise more funds for these important programs to encourage more females to get involved in aviation and aerospace.
How will it work? Items are listed online here. Members can request to join the auction and view the items. This is a sign-up process. While you’ll be able to view items for months prior to the conference you’ll only be able to bid on the items during a 10-day period just prior to and during the conference.
As soon as the auction goes live WAI will notify all members, and the auction site will additionally notify members already enrolled.
2019 WAI Silent Auction Check back often as new items are added regularly.
Will items still be at the conference? We anticipate that most items will still be available to view at the conference. The big change will be that all bidding will be conducted on line.
What if I win and I’m not at the conference? We simply ask that you pay shipping from WAI headquarters in Ohio to your location.
Will the bidders still be anonymous? Yes, only the auction coordinators will know who is bidding on what.
3 cool things about bidding online:
Items are viewable now and bidding starts March 7 and ends on March 16, 2019. Check back as new items will be added regularly.