by Janet Dickelman
In 2020 there is exciting news for those of you registering for the American Council of the Blind conference and convention in Schaumburg, Ill. Registration costs are increasing from $15 to $25 for pre-registration and from $25 to $35 for onsite registration. You may wonder why this is exciting news. As always, the price of registration will include all general sessions, the exhibit hall, some affiliate programming and the many sessions offered by our sponsors and business partners.
But wait, there’s more! All committee sessions that do not involve food functions will not have a cost for their event. That means the outstanding transportation seminar, legislative boot camp, information access programming and so much more will all be included in the cost of registration.
Convention dates are July 3rd through 10th. The opening general session will be Saturday evening, July 4th, with daily sessions through Thursday, culminating in our banquet. The exhibit hall will be open Saturday through Wednesday. Special-interest affiliates, ACB committees and our business partners will hold sessions beginning Saturday, July 4th through Wednesday, July 8th. Don’t miss our tours Friday through Friday!
Staying in Touch
Again this year, the conference and convention announce list will be filled with information. To subscribe to the list, send a blank email to [email protected]. If you received updates for the 2019 convention, you do not need to subscribe to the list.
Room rates at the Renaissance are $94 per night (for up to four people in a room), plus tax, which is currently 15%. For telephone reservations, call 1-800-468-3571. This is a central reservations number, so please indicate you are with the American Council of the Blind 2020 conference and convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. Rooms must be reserved by June 10, 2020 to guarantee the convention rate.
2020 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740, [email protected]
2020 advertising and sponsorships: Margarine Beaman, (512) 921-1625, [email protected]
For any other convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059, or via email, [email protected].