Conference and Convention Calendar

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
  • 11:30 AM — 6:00 PM: Stockyard Station
  • 12:45 PM — 4:45 PM: Zero Gravity Thrill Park
  • 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM: ACB Exhibit Hall is open, Lone Star Ballroom C
  • 1:00 PM — 2:15 PM: Get Closer to Your Mac, Pearl 4
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: 411 from the IAC, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: CCLVI Board Meeting, City View 4
  • 4:00 PM — 7:30 PM: Star Trek Old West Movie Party, Kathryn Johnson's Suite
  • 4:30PM – 6:00PM: Grant Writin' Roundup, State Room 3
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Constitution & Bylaws, Pearl 5
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Roman Catholic Mass, State Room 4
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: LUA Board Meeting, City View 6
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: AAVIA Board Meeting, City View 4
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: FIA Board Meeting, FIA Suite
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM: BITS Board Meeting, BITS Suite
  • 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM: ACB Students Welcome Party, Executive Director’s Suite
  • 8:00  PM — 11:00 PM: Dallas Welcome Party, “Deep in the Heart of Texas”, Houston Ballroom A
  • 9:00PM — 11:00 PM: ACB Lions Milly's Place, President’s Suite

Sunday, July 5

  • 7:00 AM — 8:30 AM: Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk, Pearl 5
  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:00 AM — 11:00 AM: AABT Breakfast, City View 7
  • 8:00AM — 9:00AM: GDUI Hotel Orientation, GDUI Suite
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: CCLVI Business Meeting, State Room 1
  • 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM: Window Eyes, City View 2
  • 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM: ACB Exhibit Hall is open, Lone Star Ballroom C
  • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM: Jewish Service, City View 1
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Lions Board Meeting, City View 5
  • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM: Interdenominational Church Service, State Room 4
  • 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM: City Bus Tour 2
  • 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM: BITS — Windows, City View 6
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: RSVA Board Meeting, Pearl 5
  • 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM: HIMS — Braille is "Trending," Pearl 4
  • 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM: BOP Meeting, State Room 2.
  • 10:30 AM — 11:45 AM: Spoiler Alert! ZoomText and Window-Eyes are Getting Married!, City View 2
  • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM: LDS Sacrament Meeting, City View 1, Bishop Zachary Lind, Dallas, TX.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: ACB Committees Chairs Meeting, State Room 3
  • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM: GDUI — "Life in the Fast Lane," GDUI Suite
  • 11:30 AM — 3:30 PM: Dallas Heritage Village
  • 12:15 PM — 2:15 PM: City Bus Tour 3
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Scholarship Luncheon, Houston Ballroom A
  • 12:15 PM — 1:45 PM: Sports Fanatics' Luncheon, City View 8
  • 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM: BRL Orienteering, Live Oak
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Credentials Committee, Pearl 5
  • 1:15 PM — 5:15 PM: AAVIA Program, City View 1
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: ACBDA Seminar, State Room 4
  • 1:30 PM — 4:00 PM: BITS Vendor Showcase, City View 6
  • 1:30 PM — 5:30 PM: RSVA Program,.City View 1
  • 1:30 PM — 2:45 PM: ZoomText, ZoomText Mac, ImageReader and CamReader, City View 2
  • 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM: GPS and Paratransit, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM: HIMS — E-bot, City View 2
  • 2:45 PM — 4:45 PM: City Bus Tour 4
  • 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM: ACBGE Mixer, President’s Suite
  • 3:00PM — 5:00PM: BPI's Texas Sized Mixer, BPI Suite
  • 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM: Newsreelers Get Together, City View 5
  • 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM: ZoomText University and the Window Eyes Training Class, City View 2
  • 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM: FIA Mixer/Showcase sign-up, FIA Suite
  • 4:00PM — 5:00PM: iOS App Swap, Austin Ballroom 2
  • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM: Giving Society Recognition Reception (by invitation only), Houston Ballroom
  • 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM: CCLVI Mixer, Executive Director’s Suite
  • 4:30 PM — 5:30 PM: Keys to the Convention, State Room 3
  • 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM: Podcasts: Both Sides of the Mic, Austin Ballroom 2
  • 5:30 PM — 7:00 PM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: 54th Annual ACB Conference & Convention, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 10:00 PM — 12:00 AM: RSVA/IVIE Mixer, RSVA Suite

Monday, July 6

  • 6:45 AM: GDUI Breakfast Club, meet in lobby
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: IVIE Breakfast, City View 7
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: AFB Breakfast, Houston Ballroom A
  • 7:00AM — 8:00AM: Early Birds Exercise, State Room 2
  • 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: ACB Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM: ACB General Session, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM: ACB Exhibit Hall is open, Lone Star Ballroom C
  • 12:15 PM — 2:45 PM: AAVL Luncheon, City View 7
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: MCAC Luncheon, City View 8
  • 12:15 PM — 5:30 PM: RSVA Awards Luncheon, Houston Ballroom A
  • 12:30 PM — 5:30PM: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • 12:30 PM — 5:30 PM: Frontiers of Flight
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: AABT Program, City View 6
  • 1:15 PM — 5:30 PM: AAVIA Program, City View 1
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: ACB Passport, State Room 3
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Social Media on iOS devices, State Room 1
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Intro to Laughter Yoga, State Room 2
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Structured Discovery, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 1:15 PM — 5:30 PM: GDUI Program, San Antonio Ballroom 1
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: LUA Program, City View 3
  • 2:45PM — 4:00PM: Your College Tool Kit, State Room 3
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: O 'Appy Days, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: BPI: Let the Wine Tasting Begin, BPI Suite
  • 2:45PM — 5:30PM: FIA Showcase Rehearsal, FIA suite
  • 2:45PM — 5:30PM: Feeling Your Fashion, State Room 4
  • 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Constitution & Bylaws, Pearl 5
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Scanning new ways / new devices, State Room 3
  • 5:45 PM — 7:45 PM: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reception, Remington
  • 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM: ACB Nominating Committee, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Yogalates with Leslie Spoone, State Room 2
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Water Aerobics, Hotel Pool
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Why I love my Victor Reader Stream, City View 3
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Get Closer to Your Mac, Pearl 4
  • 5:45PM — 7:45PM: 1Touch Self Defense, City View 5
  • 7:15 PM — 9:00 PM: ACB Families Bingo, Austin Ballroom 2
  • 7:15 PM — 10:15 PM: GDUI Guide Dog School Appreciation Reception, San Antonio Ballroom A
  • 7:15 PM — 8:30 PM: Gospel Sing, State Room 1
  • 7:15 PM — 8:30 PM: iOS for the iPhone/iPad, Pearl 4
  • 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM: RSVA Comedy Night, Houston Ballroom A
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: CCLVI Game Night, Houston Ballroom B
  • 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM: Get Social with SAS, President’s Suite
  • 8:00 PM: Resolutions Committee, Pearl 5
  • 8:30 PM — 11:00 PM: BITS Mixer, BITS suite
  • 8:30 PM — 10:30 PM: 1Touch Self Defense, City View 5
  • 9:00 PM — 11:00 PM: FIA Prose and Poetry Reading, City View 7
  • 9:00PM — 12:00 AM: RSVA Karaoke, Houston Ballroom A

Tuesday, July 7

  • 6:45 AM: GDUI Breakfast Club, Meet in lobby
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: BRL International Breakfast, Houston Ballroom A
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: Guide Dogs for the Blind Breakfast, Houston Ballroom B
  • 7:00AM — 8:00AM: Early Birds Exercise, State Room 2
  • 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 8:00AM – 3:00PM: ACB Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM: ACB General Session, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Exhibit Hall is open, Lone Star Ballroom C
  • 12:15 PM — 4:15 PM: AFB and Esther's Place
  • 12:15 PM — 5:00 PM:  Bureau of Engraving
  • 12:15 PM — 5:30 PM: AAVIA Luncheon, Live Oak
  • 12:15 PM — 1:15 PM: BITS Luncheon, City View 8
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: FIA Luncheon, City View 7
  • 12:15 PM – 4:00 PM:  Tour of food service facilities.
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Voices From Around the World Luncheon, Houston Ballroom A
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: Digital Mobile Radio, City View 8
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Memory Fitness Workout, City View 6
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: BRL Program, State Room 1
  • 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM: VIVA Business Meeting, City View 4
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: CCLVI Annual Membership Meeting, State Room 3
  • 1:15 PM - 5:30 PM: GDUI Program, San Antonio Ballroom A
  • 2:45 PM — 5:30 PM: Equal Access to Equal Education, State Room 2
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: AD: the Latest and Greatest, City View 1
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Rehab Around the World, Houston Ballroom A
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Public Relations Basics, Austin Ballroom A
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: BPI: Let the Wine Tasting Begin, BPI Suite
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: AD: Make It Work For You, City View 1
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM:BRL Games with Ralph, State Room 1
  • 5:15 PM — 11:00 PM: Texas Rangers Game
  • 6:00 PM — 12:00 AM: Winstar Casino
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: ADP Mixer, Executive Director’s Suite
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Bookshare Members Event, City View 8
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: California Caucus, City View 6
  • 5:45PM — 7:00PM: Four Corners Caucus, State Room 1
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: HumanWare Breeze+ Talking GPS System, City View 3
  • 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM: Resolutions, Pearl 5
  • 5:45 PM — 7:45 PM: 1Touch Self Defense , City View 5
  • 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM Scholarship Winners' Reception, City View 3
  • 7:15 PM — 8:30 PM: Canine Massage Techniques, State Room 2
  • 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM: FIA Performing Arts Showcase, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 8:30 PM — 10:30 PM: 1Touch Self Defense, City View 5
  • 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM: Resolutions, Pearl 5
  • 10:30 PM — 12:00 AM: BPI's 15th Year Celebration, BPI Suite

Wednesday, July 8

  • 6:45 AM: GDUI Breakfast Club, Meet in lobby
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: ACBF Breakfast, City View 8
  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: NIB Annual Breakfast, Houston Ballroom A
  • 7:00AM — 8:00AM: Early Birds Exercise, State Room 2
  • 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: ACB Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:30AM — 12:00PM: ACB General Session, Lone Star A
  • 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM: ACB Exhibit Hall is Open, Lone Star Ballroom C
  • 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Audio Description Institute, City View 1
  • 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM: Lions Local Club Visit
  • 12:15 PM — 5:45 PM: Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
  • 12:15 PM — 4:00 PM: Candy Lovers Tour 1
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: ACBDA Luncheon Meeting, City View 7
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: GDUI Luncheon, San Antonio Ballroom A
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: IVIE Luncheon, City View 8
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: CCLVI Program, Television Independence, State Room 1
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Writers Workshop, FIA Suite
  • 1:15 PM — 4:00 PM: LUA/BRAILLE Program, State Room 3
  • 1:30 PM — 5:15 PM: Candy Lovers Tour 2
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Being SASI in Social Situations, State Room 4
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, State Room 2
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: CCLVI Program "Effectively Using Uber," State Room 1
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Songwriters Workshop, FIA Suite
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: GDUI Business Meeting & Caucus, San Antonio Ballroom 1
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Social Security Seminar, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: All About Android Lollipop, Remington
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: BPI: Let the Wine Tasting Begin, BPI Suite
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: Round and Harmony Sing, FIA Suite
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: Canine Massage Techniques, State Room 2
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: Legislative Seminar, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: Mid-South Caucus, City View 7
  • 4:15 PM — 5:45 PM: AAVL Musical Mixer, Executive Director’s Suite
  • 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM: MCAC Mid-Week Social, President’s Suite
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Docs & Drive for Power Users, Remington
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Maryland/New England/Florida Caucus, City View 8
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Midwest Caucus, City View 7
  • 6:00 PM: Lone Star Loot Auction, Houston Ballroom
  • 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM: BPI Movie: The Imitation Game, San Antonio Ballroom A
  • 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM: Resolutions, Pearl 5

Thursday, July 9

  • 7:00 AM — 8:15 AM: Washington State Breakfast (members only), City View 7
  • 7:00AM — 8:00AM: Early Birds Exercise, State Room 2
  • 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: ACB Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM: ACB General Session, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Audio Description Institute, City View 1
  • 12:15 PM — 4:15 PM: Dallas Holocaust Museum
  • 12:15 PM — 2:30 PM: ACBGE Lunch & Meeting, City View 7
  • 12:15 PM — 2:00 PM: Lions Lunch, City View 8
  • 12:30 PM — 2:30 PM: IVIE Business Expo, State Room 1
  • 1:00 PM — 5:15 PM: Meadows Museum
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: ACB Radio Amateurs Program, State Room 3
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: BOP Editor's Workshop, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM: Google Chrome & Chrome OS, Remington
  • 2:45 PM — 4:45 PM: Google Open House, Remington
  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: 2015 ACB Membership Seminar, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM: Affiliate President’s' Meeting, Austin Ballroom 2
  • 4:15 PM — 5:30 PM AFB Discussion Group
  • 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM: DKM First-Timers Reception, President’s Suite
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Yogalates with Leslie Spoone, State Room 2
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Missouri Caucus, City View 6
  • 5:45 PM — 7:00 PM: Water Aerobics, Hotel Pool
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Resolutions, Pearl 5
  • 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM BOP Candidates' Forum, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM: Birdman! (Audio Described), San Antonio Ballroom 1
  • 9:00 PM — 11:00 PM: ACBDA Mixer, Executive Director’s Suite
  • 9:00 PM — 11:00 PM: ACBS Comedy Night, Houston Ballroom A
  • 10:00 PM: This Ain't Your Parents' Party, BPI Suite
  • 9:30 PM – 5:00 AM: Resolutions, Pearl 5

Friday, July 10

  • 7:00AM — 8:15AM: Sister Power Breakfast, City View 7
  • 7:00AM — 8:00AM: Early Birds Exercise, State Room 2
  • 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Club, Press Club
  • 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: ACB Marketplace, Lone Star Ballroom Foyer
  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: ACB Registration, Austin Ballroom 3
  • 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM: ACB General Session, Lone Star Ballroom A
  • 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM: Audio Description Institute, City View 1
  • 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM: ACB Life Member Reception, Houston Ballroom A
  • 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM: Kids' Explorers Party, Press Club
  • 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM: ACB Banquet, Austin Ballroom 1
  • 10:00 PM: BPI Last Call, BPI Suite

Saturday, July 11

  • 8:45 AM — 3:15 PM: Southfork Ranch
  • 4:30 PM — 11:00 PM: Mesquite Rodeo