Mid-Atlantic American Council of the Blind

Affiliates’ Regional Convention 2007

1220 East West Hwy., Suite 624, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Hosted by ACB of Maryland, District of Columbia Council of the Blind,

MD Area Guide Dog Users, National Capital Citizens with Low Vision, and
 Old Dominion Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired


September 14, 2007

Meet hundreds of your customers and prospective customers who are blind, and visually impaired, their friends, families, and colleagues! 

When:  November 2-4, 2007

Exhibit hours:  Friday, November 2, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  There will also be a special networking opportunity Friday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 at our Canes, Canines, and Cocktails Reception in the Rosslyn Ballroom. 

WhereHoliday Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge, located at 1900 N. Ft. Myer Drive in Arlington, Virginia

What:  The first Mid-Atlantic ACB Affiliates’ Convention

Contact:  Terry Pacheco at 301-608-3346 or terrypach@aol.com

Hosts:  American Council of the Blind of Maryland, Old Dominion Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, District of Columbia Council of the Blind, the National Capital Area Citizens with Low Vision, and Maryland-Area Guide Dog Users, Inc.

The host affiliates of the American Council of the Blind (listed above) are planning a regional convention that will help you connect with many of the people you want to reach in one place at one time.  Consistently, in convention evaluations, participants put meeting with exhibitors at or close to the top of their list of reasons for attending.  The exhibits will be close to the action, and the convention schedule has been designed to allow participants the maximum opportunities to visit your table. 

Program Highlights

Saturday, the fifteen sessions will be focusing on issues for which your products and services are the solutions.  Books and book readers, cell phones and beyond, transportation and pedestrian safety, education and technology training, low vision, support groups and services, and guide dog use are several of the subjects covered. 

Name Recognition

The Mid-Atlantic ACB Affiliates’ Convention is offering several attractive opportunities for you to get your name in front of convention participants.  Sponsorships – designating your company or organization as the sponsor of one of the convention events, exhibit table, advertising in the convention program, door prizes, and auction items are all great ways to show your appreciation for our patronage and great ways to keep your name out there.

Support Our Convention and Increase Your Customer Base

Your support will help keep the cost of our convention within the reach of all who are interested in coming. Any surplus will be used to forward our ongoing work of supporting people who are blind and visually impaired in their efforts to live independent, productive, fulfilling lives.  Please choose one of the options on the enclosed form, and contact Terry Pacheco today to reserve your spot at the Mid-Atlantic ACB Affiliates’ Convention.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution and for your continued support of ACB’s advocacy and activities.  Your support makes such a positive difference in the lives of all the people who are blind and visually impaired who live their lives and spend their days in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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