ACB Conference and Convention
3 years ago

20200708 010 Morning General Session

American Council of the Blind (ACB) 2020 Virtual Conference and Convention

Wednesday, July 8 9:30a.m.: ACB Welcome Show 10:00a.m.: Invocation: Mary Haupt, Baton Rouge, LA Pledge of Allegiance: DKM First Timers', Merisa Musemic, Sterling Heights, MI; and Sara Freeman Smith, Houston, TX 10:10a.m.: ACB Business: ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Margarine Beaman, Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator, Austin, TX Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Vanda Pharmaceuticals: Leslie McNeil, Nurse Educator, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Scottsdale AZ ACB Angel Presentations: Dick Seifert (1948 – 2020) Arkansas Presiding Officer: Denise Colley, Secretary, Lacey, WA 10:45a.m.: Convention Report: Janet Dickelman, Convention Coordinator, St. Paul, MN 11:00a.m.: CCLVI Scholarship Presentations: David Trott, Chair, Talladega, AL 11:15a.m.: ACB Scholarship Presentations: Meghan Downing, Santa Barbara, CA, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA (Floyd Qualls Scholarship) Veronica Hyatt, Fruitland Park, FL, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Floyd Qualls Scholarship) Amanda Lannan, Maitland, FL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Floyd Qualls Scholarship) Maria Sanders, Bartonville, IL, Bradley University, Peoria, IL (Floyd Qualls Scholarship) Edward Shaham, Hartford, CT, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Floyd Qualls Scholarship) 11:30a.m.: Break 11:45a.m.: "You Say Puh-Tay-Toe…I Say Whatever NLS Tells Me to Say." Erin Jones, Talking Book Narrator, American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY 12:15p.m.: Julie Tye, President, Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Winnetka, IL 12:30p.m.: 30th Anniversary of the ADA: Paul Edwards, Miami, FL; and Christopher Bell, Pittsboro, NC 12:45p.m.: 20th Anniversary Presentation: Gabriel Lopez Kafati, President, Blind Pride International, Miami, FL 12:50p.m.: Door Prizes and Announcements