ACB Sparks Success

2017 Conference and Convention

The 56th ACB conference and convention will take place

Friday, June 30, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017

Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada

 
Approximately 1,000 blind and visually impaired people are expected to attend this conference (ACBconvention.org) from across the United States and many foreign countries. Countless others will listen to selected broadcasts from the conference on ACB's internet radio service.  Still others will read the conference program and newspaper from ACB’s website and on ACB email lists.  Included among these participants will be blind entrepreneurs, students, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, attorneys, musicians, parents and grandparents.  There will be people looking for work and people who use all kinds of adaptive technology; those who are interested in large print, recorded, digital and braille products; elderly who are just learning to live with vision loss; and young people attending college and just starting new careers.
Exhibiting, advertising, and sponsoring events and programs at an ACB conference and convention are great ways to showcase your products and services to potential customers.  Explore the Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsor links to learn how to exhibit in the busy exhibit hall, advertise in the official conference program and newspaper, sponsor events and services, and place product samples and literature in our registration bags.  Use these opportunities to showcase your products and services to a broad cross-section of blind and visually impaired people across the nation and around the world.
 
Hotel Information:
Room rates at the Nugget Casino Resort are $89 (single or double) with an additional $10.00 per person for up to four guests per room. Room tax (currently 13.5 percent) plus tourism tax ($2.00 per day per room) will be added to your room charge.  When you make your reservation one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card.
Room rates include the resort fee consisting of:
·Round-trip airport shuttle
·Reno-Tahoe International Airport
·Complimentary wireless internet in guestrooms
·Daily complimentary bottled water, 2 bottles per room per day
·Unlimited use of the year-round Atrium Pool
·Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
·Full service concierge
·Valet and self-parking in the secured covered parking structure
·The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness center and restaurants for all price ranges.
Restaurants at the Nugget hotel are:
·The Steakhouse
·The Oyster bar
·Rotisserie Buffet
·Rosie's Café
·Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall and Bar-B-Que
·Noodle Hut & Sushi Bar
·Tailgate Deli and Sports Bar
·Starbucks Coffee®
·Room Service is available
 
Make telephone reservations by calling (800) 648-1177 and ask for Group Code GACB17.
 
For online reservations visit:  Nugget Casino online reservations
 
Transportation:
Reno is served by the Reno-Tahoe international airport code Rno.  Airlines that serve Reno include:  Alaska, Allegant, American, Delta, jetblue, Southwest, United and Volaris.
 
Traveling to Reno via Amtrak; the station is located in Reno 3.7 miles from the hotel.
 
The Greyhound bus station is 4.9 miles from the Nugget.
 
The Megabus stop is in Sparks at Centennial Plaza which is 0.3 miles from the hotel.
 
Using Paratransit: To be certified for Paratransit, contact (775) 348-0477

Other Convention Information:

General Session:
·      Opening general session is Saturday, July 1, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
·      Sunday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 5, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
·      Thursday, July 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall:
·      Open Saturday, July 1, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
·      Sunday through Tuesday, July 2 through July 4, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
·      Wednesday, July 5, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Tours:
At this time, tour arrangements are still in process.  More specific information will be provided as it becomes available.
Our first tours will begin on Friday, June 30 and run through Friday, July 7.
 
Affiliate Activities, Workshops and Seminars:
Affiliates are currently planning their events.  Information will be posted as it becomes available.

For More Information:

Exhibits - email Michael Smitherman at exhibits@acb.org or call him at (601) 331-7740.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities - To learn more about becoming a convention sponsor, please visit: http://acb.org/2017-Convention-Sponsor. For questions, email Margarine Beaman at oleo50@hotmail.com or call her at (512) 921-1625.

Volunteers - email Sally Benjamin at volunteer@acb.org or call her at (866) 846-7380.

General conference information or scheduling events - email Janet Dickelman at janet.dickelman@gmail.com or call her at (651) 428-5059.