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ACB Conference and Convention materials and archives

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ACB Conference and Convention materials and archives

    20210723 - Board of Publications convention wrap-up

    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 exploring our convention experience in this our second virtual convention.


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 22~~

    • 1 hr 11 min
    20210723 - General session July 23

    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 Coordinator, Flat Rock, MI
    ♦ Affiliate roll call
    ♦ Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Development, Alexandria, VA
    ♦ Election results announced
    ♦ Convention Report: Janet Dickelman, Convention Coordinator, Saint Paul, MN
    ♦ Officer Roundtable
    ♦ Closing Remarks: Dan Spoone


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 22~~

    • 3 hr 41 min
    20210721 - General session July 21

    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
    • ACB Angels Presentations
    • ACB Elections; Affiliate Roll Call Presiding Officer: Denise Colley, Secretary, Lacey, WA
    • Kathy Martinez, President and CEO Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, CA
    • CCLVI Scholarship Presentations
    • ACB Scholarship Presentations
    •Talking Book Narrator: JP Linton, “Master of the Spoken Word”, Duart (formerly Benefit Media Inc), New York, NY
    • Election results
    • nominations for next election
    • door prizes, and announcements


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 21

    • 3 hr 13 min
    20210722 - general session July 22

    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, ACB Treasurer, Talladega, AL
    • ACB's Growth report: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA; and Nancy Becker, ACB Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Center, MN
    • ACB Scholarship Presentations
    •Report on the ACB Walk and Auction: Donna Brown, Walk Chair, Romney, WV; Leslie Spoone, Chair, ACB Auction Committee, Orlando FL; and Dan Dillon, Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee, Hermitage, TN
    • Election results
    • nominations for next election
    • door prizes, and announcements


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 22

    • 3 hr 14 min
    20210720 - General session July 20

    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 Officer: Ray Campbell, Second Vice President, Glen Ellyn, IL
    • Mike May: Chief Evangelist, GoodMaps, Reno, NV; and Evelyn Tichenor, Chief of Staff, Goodmaps, Nashville, TN
    • ACB Advocacy Updates: Clark Rachfal, Director of Advocacy, Alexandria VA; and Swatha Nandhakumar, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, Naperville, IL
    • Scholarship Presentations
    • ADP Awards
    • Election results
    • nominations for next election
    • door prizes, and announcements


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 20

    • 2 hr 57 min
    20210719 - General session July 19

    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: How Are the Winds Blowing in the Caribbean?
    ◘  Kenneth Suratt, Executive Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
    ◘  Cheryl Adams, President, Voice of the Disabled and National Society of and for the Blind, Georgetown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    ◘  Desmond Brown, President, Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Nassau, Bahamas 1
    • Scholarship Presentations
    • Presentation of Vernon Henley Media Award: Deb Cook Lewis, Board of Publications, Clarkston, WA
    • News from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS):
    ◘  Jason Yasner, NLS Interim Director, Washington, DC
    ◘  Mark Santangelo, Chief, NLS Patron and Network Engagement Division, Washington, DC
    • Election results
    • nominations for next election
    • door prizes, and announcements


    Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 19

    • 3 hr 44 min

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Cathy Long From Pennsylvania.

I am an involved member with Pennsylvania Council of the Blind, American Council of the blind. Not able to afford to go to convention, but as much as possible, I did listen on ACB radio while the event was occurring, even planned to skip church on Sunday, and I teach Sunday school. Got a substitute. but I did miss Tuesday, Wednesday, and part of Thursday. I am listening to it now because an announcement that it was available was in my email. I did subscribe and now I know next year when it is available, it will just land in my podcast feed. Very excited about this. Thank you so much.

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