Indiana, Ohio Hold Joint Convention
ACB of Indiana and Ohio will hold their joint convention Nov. 11-13, 2022 in Bloomington, Ind. at the Hilton Garden Inn (245 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47403, phone (812) 331-1335). Room rates are $119 per night plus applicable taxes. Just let the reservation staff know you’re with the American Council of the Blind to get the discounted rate.
The registration forms for both in-person and virtual attendees can be found on https://acb-indiana.org/.
Come for a jam-packed weekend with four mini sessions, live music, live auction, several breakout sessions featuring very prestigious presenters, and an inspiring keynote and exciting banquet speaker.
Don’t forget our pre-convention auction Nov. 4th and 5th, where we’ll have super nice items up for grabs.
The deadline to get room reservations with the discounted rate and to turn in registration forms is Oct. 14, 2022.
Join ICB for an Amazing Concert!
If you want to hear amazing piano music and help the Illinois Council of the Blind raise funds for our work, join us on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Central time for an awesome 90-minute virtual concert performance by Steven Solomon, Pianist of the Stars. For just $25 per household, you’ll be able to kick back with your food and beverage of choice, jump on Zoom and listen to some great music. If you want to listen to samples of Steven’s terrific work, go to either www.pianobysteven.com or www.youtube.com/pianobysteven and check it out. So, come join us. You can register and get the Zoom link either by calling the ICB office at (217) 523-4967 or online at www.icbonline.org/concert-registration. We thank you in advance for joining us and for your help.
Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs Online Business Expo
IVIE is offering the following opportunity to business owners/entrepreneurs. If you join in our Online Business Expo, you can describe your products and services. Besides giving a presentation on your products/services, you can pass on contact info and allow time for questions. IVIE members would pay $10 for a half-hour session or $20 for an hour. If you are not an IVIE member, you would pay $25 for a half-hour session or $35 for an hour. Non-members would have the option of having $15 of the payment used to pay IVIE dues.
The Zoom link would be the same for all those participating. The date is Nov. 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern or later. We will introduce all participating vendors at 11:45 a.m. and share information on their specific time slots, along with instructions for those attending. There will be a wrap-up with a brief question-and-answer session at the end of the vendors’ presentations.
For those wishing to purchase a time slot or ask questions, send an email to [email protected] with your request to present/exhibit. Please send your business name, product line, your telephone number, and your email address. You will be sent a link for payment and additional information. If you wish to attend the IVIE Online Business Expo, there is no cost. However, please send an email to register so we can send you the Zoom call details. Send the email request to [email protected], or contact Ardis Bazyn via phone, (818) 238-9321.
Sagebrush 2023 National BEP Training Conference Announcement
The RSVA® Sagebrush National BEP Training Conference will begin on Monday, February 6th, with Sagebrush registration at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Sagebrush: Betting on a Better Future.” The conference wraps up on Friday, February 10th with our special golf outing. Registrants will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) — please spread the word.
The conference will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel, 1-800-331-5731. Special room rates apply Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, to Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. A fee for one night’s stay will be charged when you register for your room. When booking reservations over the phone, it is essential to give the group code GSRSV23 to ensure the group rates and other amenities are applied. To book online, go to https://goldennugget.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=1115&mode=b&pm=true&sr=752062&vr=3.
All who attend the event in person and register by January 1 will have their name entered into a drawing for a free registration for the 2024 event. Conference updates will be placed on the RSVA® website: www.randolph-sheppard.org. To receive the registration form via email, or ask for more information, contact RSVA by email, [email protected].
The in-person registration fee is $200. After January 1, it goes up to $250. Virtual attendee registration is $100.