Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Upcoming conventions

The four 2011 ACB & NFB Conventions, both Arizona state and national, are coming up.  Here is some quick info on them.

acB National Convention
The ACB 50th anniversary conference and convention will be in Reno, Nevada from July 8 to 16 at the John Ascuaga Nugget Hotel Resort Casino. Rates are $87 single/double with an additional ten dollars per each additional person in the room. You can make reservations on line or at 800-648-1177 using code GBLIND to get the lower conference rate.

NFB National Convention
Each year the National Federation of the Blind holds its national convention which is traditionally the largest disability conference of its kind. More than 3,000 blind people from across the United States participate. This year's convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.  Make your room reservation now by calling (866) 996-6338. Preregistration is also now open, so visit to register for convention and secure your spot at the banquet!

AzCB State Convention
On the theme of “Celebrate our past and Launch our future”, the Arizona Council of the Blind holds its convention April 14 to 16 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Phoenix. The Scholarship and Awards Banquet will be on Friday evening. The fees, which include Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch, are $20 per member and $30 for non-members if registration is completed by April 1. Remember the price at the door will be $40. Contact Sharon Carpenter by email at or phone her at 602-472-8704.

NFB of Arizona 2011 State Convention
Details are still being worked on for the NFB of Arizona state convention, but we do know that it will be in eastern Maricopa County the first or second weekend In September. More information as soon as we get it or check their site at

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