Convention Program Schedule

Friday, October 21, 2016
Time Event Location
1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visit the many vendors in the exhibit area. Suite 1
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Introduction to Audible Cues, Jared Witt, introduced by Katie Frederick
Learn about the audible signage in the hotel and convention center. LowViz Guide indoor navigation is provided by Macular Degeneration Support under grants from Macular Degeneration Foundation and Genentech, Inc.
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Update from Aaron Sheppard PHD. Vanda Pharmaceuticals, introduced by Irwin Hott Ironwood
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own NA
7:00 – 7:25 p.m. Shopping Tour with Convention Vendors: brief presentation by each vendor, introduced by Theresa Carroll & Leah Noble Zambezi
7:30 p.m. Opening Session – Brief Welcome by Vicky Prahin, ACBO President TBD
7:35 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Anthony Easley, Keynote Speaker, Introduced by Vicky Prahin TBD
8:30 to 8:45 p.m. Break TBD
8:45 to 11:00 p.m. ACBO Jeopardy emcee Chris Schumacher Zambezi
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time Event Location
7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Registration Booth 1
7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast, please be sure to bring your meal ticket. Zambezi
7:35 What’s New At OOD – Bob Nicholson, Assistant Deputy Director, introduced by Rob Rogers Zambezi
8:15 to 8:20 a.m. BREAK NA
8:20 to 10:00 a.m. General Business Meeting – If you are a current member, be sure you have a dot on your name tag during the meeting so you can vote. Zambezi
10:00 to 10:15 a.m. BREAK NA
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. SESSION 1: Two Concurrent Workshops:
A. Everything BARD – Ken Redd, introduced by Jenna McCartney
B. Low Tech – Mike Pitroff Functional Training Services and Erin St. DenisCleveland Sight Center, introduced by Mary Ann Donelan
Crown Palm
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit the Exhibit Area, open from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Suite 1
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Presentation of 2016 ACB Ohio Scholarships: Karen Spry, ACBO Scholarship Committee Chair Zambezi
1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Visit the exhibit area. Zambezi
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. SESSION 2: Two Concurrent Workshops
A. Engaging The Audience: The Art of Public Speaking – Tom Dimit, introduced by Theresa Carroll
B. Apps For Reading Print – Katie Frederick and Ethan Holliger Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, introduced by Brant Adams
3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Visit the exhibit area. Suite 1
4:00 to 5:00 p.m SESSION 3: Two Concurrent Workshops
A. Adjusting to Vision Loss – Beth Levine, introduced by Lita Wesley
B. Recreational Opportunities, — Jill Noble, ACBO 2nd vice-president; Desmond Kennedy, Recreation Specialist; and Rob Rogers, ACBO 1st vice-president, Introduced by Terry Olandese
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Auction Preview. Cash bar will be available. Zambezi
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Banquet – Welcome by Vicky Prahin, ACBO president
Invocation: Chris Schumacher, ACBO treasurer
Speaker: John Polk, APH Talking Book Narrator, introduced by Ann Pimley
Presentation of 2016 ACBO Awards, Lori Woodall
9:00 to 11:30 p.m. Annual ACBO Auction
Auctioneer: Terry Olandese
Cash bar available
Sunday, October 22, 2016
Time Event Location
7:30 to 8 a.m. Nondenominational Christian Service, Lori Woodall Ironwood
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
Remembering Members Who Have Passed Away in the Last Year & honoring veterans who are present, Lori Woodall
9:15 to 9:30 a.m BREAK NA
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Two Concurrent Sessions:
A. Women at Risk: Linda Leuderman, introduced by Lori Woodall
B. Gusto 3 and Android Accessibility – Terry Olandese and Brant Adams, introduced by Sue Wesley
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ACBO Post-Convention Board Meeting TBD

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