by Janet Dickelman
The puzzle pieces of our tours for the 2020 conference and convention are just about put together. Watch the convention announce email list or the January Forum for details.
Our October visit to the Renaissance in Schaumburg was very productive. In addition to visiting numerous potential tour venues, we had very productive meetings with the hotel. They are anxious for our July visit and are working diligently to make the hotel accessible and welcoming for convention attendees. All hotel rooms have refrigerators, safes and coffee makers. Rooms do not have microwaves, but there are microwaves located with the ice and soda machines.
When you enter the hotel, you are on what is called the main level. There are meeting rooms on this level. There is an escalator and six elevators leading up to the next floor or the lobby floor which contains the front desk, the restaurants and bar in addition to other meeting rooms. Everyone enjoyed the food. There is a very nice breakfast buffet and the restaurants have ample seating.
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Solstice, may your holidays be full of warmth and cheer.
Staying in Touch
Want to stay up to date on convention news? The convention announce list will have all the latest information. To subscribe to the list, send a blank email to [email protected]. If you received updates for the 2019 convention, you need not re-subscribe.
Convention dates are July 3rd through 10th. 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 be sure to indicate that 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].