20210723 – Board of Publications convention wrap-up

~~Convention Wrap Up with the Board of Publications: As we did last year, the BOP led a discussion summarizing our convention experiences and exploring the future. We may still be in the midst of elections, we still have an exciting final evening activity, but we’re close enough to the finish line to begin recapping and … Read more

20210723 – General session July 23

~~ ♦Call to Order ♦ Pledge of Allegiance: ACB Staff ♦ ACB Sponsor recognition: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA ♦ Motion for future voting and discussion ♦: Treasurer’s report: David Trott, Talladega, AL  ACBES Report: Rev. Michael Garrett, Chair, ACB Enterprises and Services, Missouri City, TX ♦  Membership Affiliate Relationships: Cindy Hollis, Membership Services … Read more

20210721 – General session July 21

• Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Fellows • ACB Business ACB Sponsor recognition: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA • Candidate Speeches • Sponsor Presentation: Jim Sinocchi, Head of the Global Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase, Boston, MA; Lauren Oplinger, Vice President, Public Finance Sales Group, New York, NY … Read more

20210722 – general session July 22

• Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance: DKM First Timers’, Kaila Allen, Mesa, AZ; Belinda Gail Collins – St. Pauls, NC • ACB Business: ACB Sponsor recognitions: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA • Candidate Speeches • Sponsor Presentation • ACB Angels presentations • ACB Elections; Affiliate roll call Presiding Officer: David Trott, … Read more

20210720 – General session July 20

• Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance: Recipients of Ross Pangere Scholarships • ACB Business ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Development, Alexandria, VA • Candidate Speeches • Sponsor Presentation: Monica Desai, Global Head, Connectivity and Access Policy, Facebook, Washington, DC • ACB Angels Presentations • ACB Elections: Affiliate Roll Call Presiding … Read more

20210719 – General session July 19

• Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows • ACB Business ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA • Candidate Speeches • Sponsor Presentation: Google • ACB Angels Presentations: • ACB Elections; Affiliate Roll Call Presiding Officer: Mark Richert, First Vice President, Falls Church, VA • International Perspective: … Read more

20210718 – Convention opening general session

• Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President, American Council of the Blind, Orlando, FL • Moment of reflection • Presentation of Colors National Anthem: Matthew H. Shifrin, Auburndale, MA • Welcome to Convention: Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator, Saint Paul, MN • ACB Highlight Video • ACB President’s and ACB Director’s Report: ◘  President’s Report: Dan … Read more

20210721 – An evening with ACB: Creating financial literacy

~~An Evening With ACB: Panel on Increasing Financial Literacy: Financial issues touch every aspect of our lives. The more we can learn about successfully navigating this whole area of interest, the more successful we can become in handling various financial matters that contribute to our independence. Although we could never hope to fully handle this … Read more

20210721 – An evening with ACB: Financial literacy

~~An Evening With ACB: Panel on Increasing Financial Literacy: Financial issues touch every aspect of our lives. The more we can learn about successfully navigating this whole area of interest, the more successful we can become in handling various financial matters that contribute to our independence. Although we could never hope to fully handle this … Read more

20210723 – An evening with ACB: Audio Description – Olympics pre-opening ceremonies extravaganza!

~~An Evening with ACB: Audio Description and Olympics Opening Ceremony Extravaganza: Pre-Show Olympic coverage which spotlighted the process of providing audio description for the Olympics through interviews with NBC personnel responsible for delivering television coverage of the event, profiles of the audio describers, interviews with present and past Paralympians, the members of the U.S. Goalball … Read more