Blind Pride International presents three sessions on healthy living during the 2016 ACB Conference and Convention in Minneapolis.
1. Yoga ABC's - New to yoga? Learn the fundamentals of yoga to get started on your personal path. Jessica Rosenberg from Yoga Center Minneapolis will cover the basics of yoga poses and breathwork. She will also provide insight into the various forms of yoga. A fun and interactive introduction to the ABCs of several respected yoga traditions.
When - Tuesday, July 5, 1:15 to 2:30 PM
For medical emergencies, dial 0 on a hotel phone or 911 on any other phone. Stay calm and speak distinctly. Give your name, exact location and a description of the emergency. For medical care, contact:
Minute Clinic (Located in the Target store)
900 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Walk-in appointments only
Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Audio Description Project
Joel Snyder, President, Audio Description Associates
Sunday, July 3 through Tuesday, July 5, Lakeshore Ballroom A
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Audio Description Conference $149 ($149). Audio description enthusiasts hear presentations on the latest developments in the field. Includes a gala awards luncheon on Day 3 with a guest speaker.
Kim Charlson, Chair, Watertown, MA
Janet Dickelman, St. Paul, MN
Judy Dixon, Arlington, VA
Karen Gourgey, New York, NY
John McCann, Tucson, AZ
Jeff Thom, Sacramento, CA
Eric Bridges, Staff Liaison, Alexandria, VA
ACB IN THE SILVER STATE
GOLDEN PAST - DIAMOND FUTURE
50th Annual National
Conference and Convention
American Council of the Blind
John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort & Casino
July 8-16, 2011
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Hosted by the
Nevada Council of the Blind
Rick Kuhlmey, President
Stop by the ACB/Verizon Convention Café to grab a quick cup of coffee, pastry, sandwich, salad or snack as you rush from one meeting to another or as you head out on a tour. Meet at the Café to visit with friends or just rest a while between activities. The Café is on the second floor in Pavillion A; hours and specials will be announced in the newspaper.
Statler Center, a program of the Olmsted Center for Sight located in Buffalo, NY, would like to recognize Tony McKinney, one of our own heroes in Dallas, TX. We would also like to recognize the three organizations that played a role in his success - Criss Cole, The Dallas office of DARS, and the Statler Center.
Join ACB Families for breakfast during the 55th annual Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN.
Ever wondered about your ancestors? Did they sail on the Mayflower, or did they line the beaches? Were they heroes or villains, cops or robbers, white hats or black sheep?
If you're curious, join us for breakfast under the family tree. ACBF will hold its 2016 annual business meeting, and ACBF Board member Carla Ruschival will provide practical advice on techniques you can use to research your family's past.
ACB Radio - ACB Radio livestreams from all general sessions on the Mainstream channel; sessions are replayed around the clock. Some afternoon committee sessions will be streamed live or recorded for later broadcast. The FIA Performing Arts Showcase, BOP Candidates' Forum, and ACB Banquet are also livestreamed.
Wednesday, July 6, Regency Room
7:00 AM: NIB Breakfast $10 ($15)
Join National Industries for the Blind for a discussion about employment and the AbilityOne program.
Tuesday, July 5, Regency Room
7:00 AM: Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Breakfast
GDB grads connect with friends and staff; those considering the guide dog lifestyle welcome.
Jeff Mihelich, Chair, Minneapolis MN
Marian Haslerud, Minneapolis, MN
Colleen Kitagawa, Richfield, MN
Catalina Martinez, Minneapolis, MN
Anna Olsen, Richfield, MN
Ken Rodgers, Minneapolis, MN
Nancy Shadegg, Richfield, MN
Juliette Silvers, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Vining, Minneapolis, MN
Many, many thanks to the 2011 corporate sponsors, our Nevada gems. Your continued generous support of the American Council of the Blind and our conference and convention is much appreciated.
Look for the 2011 corporate sponsors in the conference and convention program and newspaper, on ACB Radio, on the convention T-shirt, and throughout the week. Be sure to thank them personally for their generous support.
Google - ACB Tour Transportation
Humanware - ACB Radio Mainstream
Vanda Pharmaceuticals - ACB Registration
Show your support for ACB in one or more of these ways:
* CONVENTION SPONSORSHIPS - Stop by the ACB/Vanda Pharmaceuticals Registration Desk and become an individual or corporate ACB Convention Sponsor. Individual sponsorships are bronze ($25), silver ($50), gold ($100), platinum ($250), and titanium ($500); sponsors receive special ribbons to wear on their convention badges, and are recognized both in general session and in the newspaper.
Thursday, July 2
- 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
Friday, July 3
- 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
- 10:00 AM — 3:30 PM: AT&T Stadium
- 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM: Dinner-Texas Style!
Saturday, July 4
- 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
- 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: ACB Pre-convention Board Meeting, State Room 2
- 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM: City Bus Tour 1
- 10:00AM — 11:15AM: iOS for the iPhone/iPad4, Pearl 4
A fun event for the entire family at the 55th annual ACB Conference and Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
Enjoy swimming at this lifeguard-protected beach. Lie on the sandy beach or build sand castles. Relax in the pavilion while we grill burgers and hotdogs.
No floatation devices allowed. Bring your appetite and sunscreen and be ready to party!
Beach Party - Monday, July 4, 4:15 to 9:30 PM.
Cost: $33.00 pre-registration, $36.00 on site.
Convention dates: Friday, July 1 through Saturday, July 9.
HIMS will present two complimentary sessions during the 2016 conference and convention of the American council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN.
- Your U2 Has Been Doing That for Years!
Everyone knows the basic functions of a notetaker. It takes notes, gets email, and keeps your calendar.
Want to watch the latest content from YouTube, tweet about it, like a friend's Facebook post, customize menus, or have multiple signatures for email accounts? Your BrailleSense has had these features for the past several years.
Sponsored by DeQue Systems
Guide dog relief areas are built and maintained by Scoop Masters, and are located near hotel exits. ACB volunteers and hotel staff will be happy to help you locate the areas.
It is your responsibility to relieve your dog at regular intervals. You are expected to pick up after your dog; trash receptacles are located near relief areas.
Should an indoor accident occur, please report it to the front desk. Do not just walk away from or ignore an accident. If an accident occurs in your room, you will be charged for the clean-up.
American Association of Blind Teachers
President: Kate Crohan
Program Chair: Carla Hayes
Registration: $10 ($12)
Theme: Employment Matters
Sunday, July 3
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: AABT Breakfast / Program / Meeting $25 ($27), Greenway A.
8:00 AM: “Skills for Work That Work.” What skills lead to successful employment? Learn what recent research reveals. Presenter: Dr. Tabitha Brecke, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Accommodations Specialist, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
9:30 AM: Break
9:45 AM: AABT Business Meeting