Come one come all; join the American Council of the Blind of Minnesota (ACBM) for our 2021 state convention, Friday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 24th. Convention registration is just $15.
By registering, you will be eligible for door prizes and receive an electronic copy of our convention program which will include zoom links to join the convention and interact with our vendors.
Our convention will begin with our virtual exhibit hall Friday afternoon; there will be a presentation by the director of research from the MN Historical Society “gangsters, prohibition and caves”.
Attend an audio described performance of the play titled “Operation Immigration”, courtesy of Minnesota Jewish Theatre. “How do you find out about yourself if your father died too soon? If you’re Minnesota-born playwright Avi Aharoni, you write a play about your Iranian-born Jewish father.” There is an additional $15 for the play.
On Saturday we have a great variety of sessions. “So you want to be an advocate” featuring ACB’s Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, Claire Stanley. We will have updates from the MN library, MN state services for the blind and Vision Loss Resources.
Join us for a round table discussion featuring blind authors, a presentation on obtaining health care services as a blind person, and a presentation on self-driving vehicles. Learn about the importance of balance including a balance class, enjoy a presentation from an Emmy nominated blind film composer, and hear from ACB president Dan Spoone. There will also be time to reconnect with our vendors, and a Saturday evening auction with lots of goodies!
Sunday Morning, ACBM member Father Ron Johnson will host a session called “The Season of Light”, followed by our ACBM membership meeting.
To register for the convention, complete the form below. To register by phone, call Jen at (651) 312-1435.