by Janet Dickelman
The home of the 2024 American Council of the Blind conference and convention will be the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel, located at 225 E. Coastline Dr. in Jacksonville.
Convention dates are July 5-12. The opening general session will be on Saturday evening, July 6. Our banquet will be held on Thursday night, July 11.
The exhibit hall will be open Saturday through Wednesday. We will have day-long tours both Fridays, July 5 and 12, with many other tours throughout convention week. Special-interest affiliates, committees and our business partners will hold sessions throughout the convention.
Traveling to Jacksonville
The Jacksonville airport (airport code JAX) is 15 miles from the hotel. The following airlines fly to JAX:
American Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
Frontier Air Lines
Uber or Lyft will cost around $25 from the airport to the hotel; a taxi is about $10 higher.
Closer to the convention we will be able to provide up-to-date taxi information as well as information regarding local paratransit; we are also checking on potential shuttle service.
If you’d like to travel to Jacksonville by train or bus, the Greyhound station is located at 1111 W. Forsyth St., 1.2 miles from the hotel. Megabus also drops off at that location. If you plan on taking the train, Amtrak’s station is at 3570 Clifford Ln., 5.6 miles from the hotel.
Room rates at the Hyatt are $99 per night plus tax. Reservation information will be posted when it becomes available.
Staying in Touch
The conference and 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 2023 convention, you do not need to re-subscribe to the list.
For any convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059 or via e-mail, [email protected].