by Janet Dickelman
Many of you will be reading this article as you are packing for Las Vegas. For those of you who are still thinking about attending the convention, it isn't too late! Don’t miss out on the outstanding general sessions, informative seminars and programming, the fabulous tours and the excitement of the exhibit hall!
You can still book a room at the Riviera, the home of the 53rd annual conference and convention. Reservation details are shown at the end of this article.
Convention Information Desk
When you arrive in Las Vegas, be sure to visit the information desk, where you will find material in braille, large print and computer downloads. Hotel orientation, local business information, and of course the convention newspaper are just some of the items that will be waiting for you. For those of you who will be unable to attend this year, there are many ways to be a part of the excitement!
Stay connected with everything that is going on from the comfort of your home or office. Note: All times shown are Pacific time.
Be a part of the excitement of opening session, listen to all the speakers and follow ACB business and elections. General sessions begin Sunday evening, July 13, at 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until noon, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Also on ACB Radio, hear what the candidates for ACB office have to say as they answer questions at the Candidates' Forum Thursday, July 17th at 7 p.m. Hear all the great performances from the Friends-in-Art Showcase on Tuesday evening at 8. ACB's banquet, including the banquet speaker, presentation of awards and announcement of “The ACB Braille Forum” raffle winners on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
Once again this year, ACB Radio will be broadcasting one afternoon session as a live broadcast. All live broadcasts will be on ACB Radio Mainstream.
Other ACB committee sessions will be recorded and broadcast later in the day on ACB Radio Live Event.
No computer? No problem! You can listen to ACB Radio over the telephone by calling (231) 460-1047. Please keep in mind that long-distance charges apply.
Convention Announce E-mail List
To subscribe to the convention announce list, just send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up with what's going on at the convention with “The Real Deal Review,” our convention newspaper published Saturday, July 12th through Thursday, July 17th. The newspaper will be posted to the convention announce list.
Follow the latest goings-on at the convention on Facebook and Twitter! To follow us on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/acbnational. Or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial.
Whether you are in Las Vegas or staying connected with us from home, I hope you have a wonderful convention experience. Feel free to contact me any time during the convention. You can either leave a message for me at the Riviera, or call my cell phone, (651) 428-5059. I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
We will be using two towers at the Riviera. Room rates in the Monaco tower are $87 per night, and rates in Monte Carlo are $63.
The Monaco is a non-smoking tower. It was remodeled in 2008. All rooms have refrigerators. The Monte Carlo tower has smoking and non-smoking floors, and the rooms have not been updated recently.
Current hotel tax rates are 12 percent. You will be charged for one night’s stay when you make your reservation.
Make telephone reservations by calling 1-800-634-6753, or online by visiting the ACB web site at www.acb.org and following the 2014 conference and convention link.