Once again, Monte Cahn (from Right of the Dot) is responsible for organizing and managing the NamesCon auction that is scheduled for January 30, 2020. There will be a live auction held during the NamesCon conference, and that will be followed by a silent, extended auction that runs through February 14th. The biggest change this year is that the auction will be running via GoDaddy Auctions rather than NameJet.
Monte shared a video interview he did with the 27.be website where he discussed the upcoming auction:
In the video, Monte discussed the names included in the auction and he also discussed what went into selecting the domain names for the live and extended auctions. In addition, Monte answered some general questions about what goes into running a major auction, the .org acquisition, and other general questions about domain names and domain name sales.
People who are interested in bidding on domain names in the auction can see the list here. I do not believe a finalized live auction list has been released yet.