2007 Mid-Atlantic ACB Affiliate Convention

Schedule of Events

 “One for All, and All for One”

Friday, November 2

4pm  Exhibit setup

5 – 7pm  Exhibits open

5 – 8pm Registration open

6 – 9pm  “Canes, Canines, and Cocktails” reception hosted by MD Area Guide Dog Users, Inc.

9 – 11pm  Hospitality room open

Saturday, November 3

8 – 10am  Registration open

10:30am – 5:30pm  Exhibits open

General Session

8:30-8:45  Welcome

9:00 – 9:45am  The Present and Future of Books:  How, Who, And When are they going   to change?

10:00 – 10:40am  Cell Phones and Beyond:  What is Available and how accessible are they? 

10:40 –11:10am Break & Exhibits

11:10 – 11:45am Transportation and Pedestrian Safety:  What’s Coming?  (Nextbus, APS’s, etc.)    

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch & Exhibits

Concurrent Sessions

1:15 – 2:00pm

Room 1:  Regaining Independence – Support Groups 

Room 2:  Education & Blind students (IEPs, college resources, etc.) 

Room 3:Finding a Job:  Resources for the job seeker

2:15 – 3:00pm

Room 1:  Technology Training 

Room 2:  Dr. Khan, General health and blind/visually impaired people 

Room 3:Getting a Job, resumes, applications, and interviews

3:15 - 4:00pm

Room 1:  Is a Guide Dog Right for You? 

Room 2:  Volunteers, Readers etc., Who is coordinating them? 

Room 3:  Dr. Alibi, Low Vision options 

4:15 – 5:00pm

Room 1:  Experienced Guide Dog Users   

Room 2:  Families & Friends of Blind Network 

Room 3:  VDBVI Open Hearing 

6:30 – 7pm  Cash bar open in banquet room

7 - ?  Banquet, Keynote address, Awards, and Auction

Sunday, Nov. 4

9 – 9:30am  Town Hall with Mitch Ppomerantz, President, American Council of the Blind

9:30 – 10am  Convention wrap-up

10am – 2pm  Affiliate business meetings

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