Silent Auction


Note: Silent auction bidding this year will take place online via Check back for the link to our auction site, where meeting attendees will be able to view and bid on items via their laptops or mobile phones.

The silent auction is a great opportunity to support AOS student members!

Items donated by companies and society members are bid on by conference attendees, and to the highest bidder go the spoils! From jewelry to fine art, collectables to services, and rare books and valuable out-of-print items, we’ve got it all. The generosity of our donors and bidders help fund events hosted by the AOS Student Affairs Committee, such as professional development workshops, student-professional events, and the not-to-be-missed Quiz Bowl. The auction will be held June 26–28.

The Student Affairs Committee welcomes and appreciates select items for the auction! With a minimum bid level of $10, please carefully consider your items for donation. We accept binoculars and other optics; tripods and other new or lightly used field supplies; education materials; in-kind services (e.g., statistics, bird identifications, etc.); trips; jewelry; art, prints, photos; collectibles; and software and DVDs. We will selectively accept vintage, hard-to-get, out-of-print, or autographed books and field guides. We are not able to accept boxes of periodicals, used textbooks, etc.   

If you have suitable items to donate or have questions about what you’d like to donate, please contact Jack Hruska ( or Amelia Demery ( Silent auction items contributed to AOS may be claimed as a tax-deductible donation, but their value is determined by the donor and is independent of the amount of funds the item may raise through the Silent Auction.