by Janet Dickelman
Don’t miss our virtual exhibit hall, our audio-described tour channel, ACB general sessions and all the programs and seminars from our special-interest affiliates, committees and business partners. Join the American Council of the Blind for our virtual convention.
Convention dates are July 16th through 23rd. If you have registered for the convention, you will receive Zoom invitations for all of the convention sessions. Each evening, beginning Thursday, July 15th, you will receive an email with the next day’s schedule, Zoom links and phone numbers. With this information, you can join Zoom sessions on your computer, iPhone, or by telephone. If you don’t have email, you may contact the convention information desk for convention sessions and Zoom phone numbers. If you’d prefer not to join in via Zoom, there are several options to listen to the convention.
Other than affiliate mixers and business meetings, all sessions will be streamed on ACB Radio. These sessions will also be available as podcasts and some of them will be replayed throughout the convention.
Listen from your computer by going to acbradio.org and selecting the stream you want to hear.
Follow the convention via ACB Link on your smartphone. Download ACB Link from the Apple App Store for your iPhone or from the Google Play Store for your Android phone. Listen on the telephone by calling (518) 906-1820.
There are some changes to accessing the ACB Radio streams. We will hold community calls and send out information via email regarding these changes. Rest assured that you will be able to access ACB from your devices.
Social Media: Follow the latest goings-on at the convention on Facebook and Twitter, www.facebook.com/americancounciloftheblindofficial or www.twitter.com/acbnational. View our YouTube Channel at http://tinyurl.com/gloz7bq.
Additional listening options will be posted to the website and to the convention email list.
Assistance During the Convention
If you need assistance during the convention, contact our technology help desk, [email protected], or call us at (612) 470-1959. For general convention questions, call our convention information desk at (612) 470-1947 or email them at [email protected]. You can reach help desk representatives between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time.
To ask a question during general sessions or the evening sessions “Get Up and Get Moving” on Saturday, “ADP Industry Update” on Monday or “Financial Freedom” on Wednesday, send an email to [email protected].
Staying in Touch
To receive the most up-to-date convention information, subscribe to the convention announce list by sending a blank email to [email protected]. Of course, I wish we could all be together, but our 2021 “Better Together Wherever We Are” will be a convention we will never forget. I look forward to sharing this experience with long-time convention attendees and those of you who haven’t been able to join us in the past.
2021 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740, [email protected]
2021 advertising and sponsorships: Tony Stephens, (202) 559-2045, [email protected]
For any other convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, (651) 428-5059 or via e-mail, [email protected].