President: Paul Edwards
Registration: $10, $12
Saturday, July 9 - Tahoe
5:30pm LUA Pre-convention Board Meeting
Monday, July 11 - Donner
1:15pm Welcome and Introductions
Paul Edwards, LUA President, Miami, FL
1:30pm NLS: Where It Is and Where It Is Going
Ruth Scovill, Acting Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS); Michael Katzmann, Chief, NLS Materials Development Division; Judy Dixon, NLS Consumer Relations Officer, Washington, DC
Chair: Oral Miller
Monday, July 11 - Bonanza B
7:45am Sunrise Exercise
Led by Leslie Spoone, certified personal trainer and aerobics instructor, Orlando, FL; co-sponsored by ACB's Women's Concerns Committee.
9:00pm Audible Darts Game - $5, $5 - Cen Pac
Get right on target with the Audio Dartmaster. Cash prizes. Co-sponsored with CFVI.
Tuesday, July 12 - Cen Pac
5:45pm The Sound and Feel of Golf
Hands-on introduction to this team sport. How blind golf is played and how you can participate. Bruce Hooper, American Blind Golf
Chair: Allen Casey
Thursday, July 14 – Room 2951
5:00pm DKM First-timers Reception
Meet the DKM First-timers Award Recipients
President: Oral Miller
Program Chair: Nola McKinney
Registration: $10, $10
Monday, July 11 - So Pac A
12:15pm AAVL Luncheon - $27, $29
Music with Brenda and Dan Dillon; followed by the AAVL business meeting.
Wednesday, July 13 - Bonanza C
1:15pm You're Not Too Old for a Guide Dog.
1. The Benefits of Getting a Guide Dog - Jenine Stanley, Guide Dog Users, Inc., Columbus, OH
2. Durable Medical Equipment: a campaign to change Medicare - Eric Bridges, ACB Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, Arlington, VA
President: Sara Conrad
Program Chair: Kerri Regan
Registration: $5, $7
Saturday, July 9 - 2950
8:00pm NABS Welcome Party - $10, $12
Sunday, July 10 - Alpine
10:30am NABS Board Meeting
12:15pm NABS Scholarship Luncheon - $25, $27 - So Pac B
Congratulate the 2011 ACB scholarship winners. Sponsored by RSVA
2:00pm Relax Seminar - $5, $7
Tips on coping with stress when life gets hectic. Peter Altschul, Organization Development Specialist, Columbia, MO
You will be ready for a break and a little fun after all those workshops, seminars and business meetings. Below are some activities and events that take place at the hotel. For more fun ideas, see 2011 Convention Tours, Fun at the Casino, and the Recreation Zone. Check the agendas of the many affiliates and groups for more mixers, luncheons and parties.
Saturday, July 9 - Alpine
5:30pm Geordi's Visor from Star Trek - $21, $24
Sci-fi trivia, snacks, prizes and fun! A discussion of blindness within the Star Trek universe in the 24th century.
Chair: Peter Altschul
Wednesday, July 13 - So Pac E
2:45pm Employment Seminar - $4, $6
1. A New Look at Reasonable Accommodations through the ADA Lens - Suzanne Thomas, Affiliate, Pacific ADA Center, Oakland, CA. Co-sponsored with NABS & Blind Pride.
2. A View from a Workplace Pioneer; Moderator: Peter Altschul, Organization Development Specialist, Columbia, MO; Speaker: MJ Schmitt, former senior systems analyst, Rochester, NY. Co-sponsored with NABS.
President: Chris Prentice
Program Chair: Jeff Thom
Registration: $20, $25
AAVIA presents 30-minute Westlaw sessions for individuals throughout the day on Monday, July 11. Space is limited. Contact Jeff Thom at the conference and convention for details.
Saturday, July 9 – Donner
5:30pm AAVIA Board meeting
Sunday, July 10 – Alpine
1:15pm Introductions and Announcements
Chris Prentice, AAVIA President, Austin, TX
1:30pm An Update on Constitutional Law
Dr. Otis Stephens, Knoxville, TN
President: Carla Hayes
Registration: $10, $12
Sunday, July 10 - So Pac B
8:00am NABT Breakfast, Program and Business Meeting - $22, $25
Residential Schools: Past, Present and Future - Explore timely perspectives on residential schools for the blind. Dr. Otis Stephens, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and Resident Scholar of Constitutional Law, University of Tennessee, College of Law, Knoxville, TN
9:45am NABT Business Meeting
Monday, July 11 - Carson
NABT Safety Day
Sponsored by AT&T
The 2011 ACB/AT&T Exhibit Hall, located on the second floor in Pavillion C-E, is filled with everything from jewelry to information resources to the latest in appliances and technologies designed especially for people who are blind and visually impaired.
ACB/AT&T exhibit hall hours are as follows:
Saturday, July 9, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 10, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday through Wednesday, July 12-14, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 15, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Chair: Pratik Patel
Saturday, July 9 - Bonanza A
2:00pm 411 from the IAC - $4, $6
1. The iPhone - Not your Mother's Phone
Is calling the iPhone a smart phone like calling a racing car a cigarette lighter? Brian Charlson, director of computer training services at the Carroll Center for the Blind, and other iPhone experts provide an overview and demonstrations of the latest apps. Share your own tricks, please.
President: Shirley Roberts
Program Chair: Dee Clayton
Registration: $12, $15
Sunday, July 10 - So Pac A
12:15pm ACBDA Luncheon - $21, $23
Entertainment: Dan and Brenda Dillon,
1:30pm Diabetes Seminar - $8, $10
A Hypnotic Experience - Tonda Adams, Hynotherapist, Reno, NV
2:30pm Diabetes from the Greek to the Present - Fran McKeon
3:00pm Panel: Living Long-term with Diabetes
President: Dan Sippl
Registration: $20, $20
RSVA Package: $75, $90
RSVA is proud to be a Coral sponsor for the 2011 ACB conference and convention, and to support the July 9 Scholarship Winners' Dinner and the July 10 NABS Scholarship Winners' Luncheon.
Theme: 75 Years of Excellence
Saturday, July 9 - 2932
1:00PM Subcommittee meetings
3:00PM RSVA Board meeting - Bonanza C
President: Mitch Pomerantz, Pasadena, CA
First Vice President: Kim Charlson, Watertown, MA
Second Vice President: Brenda Dillon, Hermitage, TN
Secretary: Marlaina Lieberg, Burien, WA
Treasurer: Mike Godino, Malverne, NY
Immediate Past President: Christopher Gray, San Francisco, CA
Ray Campbell, Glen Ellyn, IL
Berl Colley, Lacey, WA
Janet Dickelman, St. Paul, MN
Marsha Farrow, Summerville, GA
Michael Garrett, Missouri City, TX
George Holliday, Philadelphia, PA
Chair: Sandra Sermons
Monday, July 11 - Bonanza C
4:15pm Rehabilitation Around the World- $4, $6
Co-sponsored by the ACB Rehabilitation Task Force
See Rehabilitation Task Force for details.
Tuesday, July 12 - So Pac E
4:15pm Madrid Awaits
News about the ACB-Road Scholar trip to Spain.
5:45pm Voices from around the World Reception - $12, $15 - So Pac D
Meet and welcome our international guests.
President: Sarah Presley
Registration: $10, $10
Sunday, July 10 – Room 2951
3:00pm ACBGE Mixer - $12, $14
Thursday, July 14 - So Pac B
12:15pm ACBGE Luncheon - $25, $27
1:15pm Section 508: Dispatches from the Front
Patrick Sheehan, Section 508 Coordinator, Veterans Administration; and Sandra Sermons, Contract Specialist, General Services Administration, report on the state of Section 508 and make suggestions for next steps.
2:15pm Business meeting
President and Program Chair: John Fleming
Registration: $10, $10
Tuesday, July 12 - Rose Ballroom
8:15am All veterans are invited to lead the Pledge in the ACB general session at 8:30 a.m. Meet at front of room at 8:15 a.m.
12:15pm VIVA Recruitment Luncheon - $20, $20 - So Pac A
Roundtable discussion and business meeting. During this time of war and economic strife, our veterans need all the support we can give them. Get involved in VIVA and help with membership recruitment and veterans' issues.
Paul Edwards, Chair, Miami, FL
Marcia Dresser, Reading, MA
Judy Jackson, Austin, TX
Jenine Stanley, Columbus, OH
Ken Stewart, Warwick, NY
Ronald Milliman (ex officio), Bowling Green, KY
Bob Hachey (ex officio), Waltham, MA
Chair: Ardis Bazyn
Saturday, July 9 - Cen Pac
5:00pm Keys to the Convention
An overview of the ACB Conference and Convention; especially helpful to first-timers and those not attending convention for several years.
Sunday, July 10
2:00pm Keys to the Convention Seminar - Washoe
Repeat of the Saturday seminar.