by Janet Dickelman
As you read this article, the convention committee will be visiting Rochester, N.Y., the site of ACB’s 2019 conference and convention. We have already determined that our first Friday evening tour will be a plated dinner cruise through the locks on the Erie Canal. Our final Friday tours will be a trip to Niagara Falls and an evening Red Wings baseball game including a picnic supper. The Red Wings are the minor league farm team of the Minnesota Twins. We are still working on the tour during the day on Friday, July 5th and the tours that will occur during the week.
Dates for the 2019 convention are Friday, July 5th through Friday, July 12th. The opening general session will be Saturday evening, July 6th. Daily general sessions run Sunday through Wednesday mornings, and our final general session will be Thursday the 11th. Be sure to plan to attend our can’t-miss banquet Thursday evening! The exhibit hall will be open Saturday through Wednesday.
Staying in Touch
Once again, the convention announce list will be filled with information! To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to [email protected]. If you received updates for the 2018 convention, you need not re-subscribe.
Room rates at the Hyatt and the Riverside are $89 per night (single or double occupancy, with an additional $10 per person for up to four people). This room rate does not include tax, which is currently 14%. Make telephone reservations by calling the Riverside at (585) 546-6400, or the Hyatt at 1-800-233-1234 or (585) 546-1234. Make sure to mention you are with the American Council of the Blind. Rooms must be booked by June 7, 2019 to guarantee the convention rate.
To make reservations online, visit www.acb.org and follow the 2019 convention link.
2019 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740, [email protected]
2019 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].