The ACB 2021 60th Conference and Convention starts Friday, July 16!
The 2021 Conference and Convention is virtual and most of the conference and convention will be live-streamed on ACB Media Network from July 16-23rd. There are two options to access the full calendar of events you can go to www.acbconvention.org and select the ACB Media Network Calendar tab at the top or go to www.acbmedia.org/calendar listed by channel.
If you have not completed your registration, please visit: https://acbconvention.org to register. Registration will remain open until 11:59 PM EDT on July 23, 2021.
By registering, you will be able to participate in the zoom rooms for each session and you will also be eligible for the daily door prize drawings.
Registered participants can now access the conference zoom links for each day. You can find this information by visiting https://members.acb.org and entering your username and password. There, you will find a menu bar across the top that includes your “Zoom Links” to access the conference daily sessions.
The conference registration fee is $25 for ACB members and $40 for non-ACB members. If you do not register, you will not have access to zoom meetings and will only be able to listen to a session via ACB Media.
If you are not an ACB member and wish to become an ACB member, please contact the Minneapolis Finance Office at 612-332-3242.
Below you can find information on ways to join the 2021 ACB Convention and a special convention presentation on our Get Up and Get Moving campaign.
Ways to Join ACB’s 2021 60th Anniversary Virtual Convention
There are several ways to join ACB on our virtual journey:
The convention will be streamed on ACB Radio using multiple streams. All general sessions, and much of our afternoon and evening programming will be live streamed on ACB Media. Listen to ACB Media from your computer by going to www.acbmedia.org and selecting the stream you want to hear. New this year there is a calendar that you can access the schedule of events and to follow the convention track of your choosing visit www.acbmedia.org/calendar. You can also listen to ACB Media on the telephone by calling (518) 906-1820.
You can follow the convention via the ACB Link app on your smart phone. Stream ACB Media through ACB Link and access news, announcements, and special content all in the one stop app on your device. Download ACB Link from the Apple app store for your iPhone or from the Google Play Store for your Android phone.
HumanWare Devices are another way to stream the content that will be broadcast across the ACB Radio channels. News and announcements also will be available on the Victor Reader Trek and the Victor Reader Stream.
Follow the convention using Alexa. ACB Media Alexa skills with 10 streams for your use https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams. You may need to enable the Alexa skill for each ACB Media channels. To enable a skill, say “Enable” and then say the name of the stream that you would like to connect to. For instance, to enable the ACB Media, to access the Community stream, you would say, “Enable ACB Media 5” for the “Community.” After the skill has been enabled, the following phrases should be used to launch the streams: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams.
Convention Email List
The ACB Convention email list keeps you up to date on all the news. Even if you aren't at the convention, you can receive "The Digital Daily” and all other information. To subscribe, go to https://acblists.org/g/ACBConvention or send a blank message to [email protected].
To follow the latest goings-on at the convention you can find ACB on:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/americancounciloftheblindofficial
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/acbnational
- YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/gloz7bq
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acbnational/
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acbnational/
If you need technology assistance during the convention, contact our technology help desk [email protected] or call us at 888-777-6730.
For general convention questions, call our convention information desk at 888-444-8320 or email them at [email protected]. You can reach a help desk representative between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Get Up and Get Moving!
Join the ACB Get Up & Get Moving committee on Saturday, July 17th, as we gather with partners and leaders from our community to launch a three-year health and wellness campaign intended to empower and raise awareness to ways, we can take back our health coming out of the pandemic. Learn more by visiting: https://acb.org/get-and-get-moving-saturday-july-17.