2015 Fall Affiliate Conventions

September 25-27:

South Dakota Association of the Blind convention at the Governor’s Inn in Pierre, SD. For more information, contact Dawn Brush at (605) 229-4129 or Amy Chappelle at (605) 224-6801.

September 25-27:

Oklahoma Council of the Blind convention at The Tower Hotel, 3233 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City. Our theme this year is “LIFE, Learning Is for Everyone.” For more information, contact Vicky Golightly, vgolight@yahoo.com.

October 1-4:

California Council of the Blind convention at the Hilton Woodland Hills Los Angeles, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, Calif. Room rates are $99 plus tax, single or double occupancy. Make your reservation by calling 1-866-288-3310 or via their website, www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-CCB915-20150930/index.... Be sure to use group code CCB915 to get the $99 rate. For more information, visit www.ccbnet.org/conventions/upcomingConvene.htm.

October 2-4:

Illinois Council of the Blind convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel, East Peoria, Ill. Room rates are $109 per night plus tax. To reserve a room, call 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779) by Sept. 15th, and be sure to mention that you’re with the ICB convention. This year’s theme is “Treasuring the Past and Transitioning to the Future.” Sessions begin Friday afternoon. Friday night features a social; Saturday night is the banquet. For more information, contact the Illinois office at (217) 523-4967, or via e-mail, icb@icbonline.org.

October 9-10:

Nevada Council of the Blind convention at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center; call (702) 383-0600 or visit www.nvblind.org for more information.

October 9-11:

Mountain State Council convention at Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, W.Va. To make hotel reservations, call 1-800-752-7179 or (304) 789-2481. Make your reservations before Sept. 25, and be sure to mention that you are with the Mountain State Council of the Blind to get this rate. For more information, contact Donna Brown by phone at (304) 940-0292 or by e-mail at dandmbrown@atlanticbb.net

October 15-18:

Pennsylvania Council of the Blind annual convention at the Harrisburg-Hershey Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg. Rates at the Harrisburg-Hershey Crowne Plaza Hotel are $89 per night plus tax. To reserve a room, call (717) 234-5021.  For information, or to register, call or write the PCB office at (717) 920-9999, toll-free 1-877-617-7407, e-mail pcb1@paonline.com. For the most up-to-date information and online registration, visit www.pcb1.org/state-convention/.

October 16-18:

Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s 95th annual convention, 800 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS, in the lower level conference center. Hospitality and sleeping rooms are blocked at the Ramada Inn, 420 E. 6th, Topeka, KS 66607. Double queen rooms are blocked close to the hospitality room. Rates for these rooms are $99 per night; rooms with king beds are $89 per night. Room rates include a full breakfast buffet. Visit www.kabvi.com or call (785) 235-8990 for more details.

October 16-18:

ACB of Oregon state convention at the Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Make reservations by calling (541) 942-2491 before September 26th, and be sure to mention that you are with the ACB of Oregon to get the special rate. For more information, contact Susan Schwab via email, sueschwab00@hotmail.com, or by phone, (503) 871-6175.

October 24:

D.C. Council of the Blind convention at the National Education Association’s conference center, 1527 M St. NW in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Richard Nuanes at (202) 364-0159, or via e-mail, rjnuanes@gmail.com.

October 24:

ACB of Maine state convention at the Senator Inn in Augusta. Contact Cheryl Peabody via e-mail, epeabody@roadrunner.com, or at (207)872-7594 for more information.

October 29-November 1:

ACB of New York state convention at the Crowne Plaza White Plains, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601; room rates are $119 per night plus tax, single or double. To make your reservation, call (914) 682-0050. For more information, call 1-800-522-3303.

Nov. 5-7:

Washington Council of the Blind convention at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel. To reserve your room, call (206) 241-2000. Rate: $99 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. To get this convention rate, register by October 15 and be sure to mention the Washington Council of the Blind. Convention sessions run all day Friday and ‘til noon Saturday. Exhibits will be open Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a self-defense seminar Friday at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcbinfo.org, or call 1-800-255-1147.

Nov. 6-8:

Joint Indiana and Ohio convention at the Garfield Suites Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. The hotel is located at 2 Garfield Pl., Cincinnati, OH, 45202; phone (513) 421-3355. The deadline for room reservations is Oct. 10. The program will be available on each affiliate’s web site. Online registration will be available on ACBO’s site at www.acbohio.org. The auction list will be posted on ACBI’s site at www.acb-indiana.org in late October. If you have any questions, call 1-800-835-2226 or send e-mail to acbo.director@gmail.com or acbindiana@gmail.com.

Nov. 13-14:

Kentucky Council of the Blind convention at the Ramada Inn North, Louisville. Visit www.kentucky-acb.org/events-november for more details.

Nov. 13-15:

ACB of Maryland convention at the Doubletree by Hilton BWI Airport, Linthicum Heights, Md. Room rate is $109 plus tax when you mention that you are with the American Council of the Blind of Maryland convention; call (410) 859-8400. 
The deadline for hotel room reservations is October 30, and the deadline for convention registration is November7.  The hotel has a shuttle which can pick up and drop off at BWI Airport or the nearby Amtrak train station at no charge. Convention sessions run from 6-9 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday, with an auction Saturday night, and Sunday ‘til noon.
For more information, contact Jane Sheehan at 301-598-2131, or e-mail jcsheehan1@verizon.net.
Registration is $90; it covers Friday evening hors d'oeuvres, Saturday morning coffee, Saturday lunch, Saturday banquet, and Sunday morning’s continental breakfast.