ACB Conference and Convention
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20200706 010 Morning General Session and Convention Connect

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

Monday, July 6 9:30a.m.: ACB Welcome Show 10:00a.m.: Invocation: Rev. Peter Heide, Baraboo, WI Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows: Regina M. Brink, Sacramento, CA; Sajja Koirala, Honolulu, HI; and Meryl Ann Shecter, Windsor Mill, MD 10:10a.m.: ACB Business: ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Margarine Beaman, Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator, Austin, TX Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Google; Eve Andersson, Director of Accessibility at Google, Mountain View, CA Constitution and Bylaws: John Huffman, Indianapolis, IN ACB Angel Presentation: John Granger (1945 – 2019), Alabama Presiding Officer: Mark Richert, First Vice President, Arlington, VA 10:45a.m.: Member and Affiliate Relationships: Cindy Hollis, Membership Services Coordinator, Brooklyn Center, MN 11:10a.m.: Scholarship Presentations: Opening Remarks by Denise Colley, ACB Scholarship Co-Chair, Lacey, WA Introduction of Scholarship Winners: Maureen Hayden, College Station, TX, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship) Katrina Santorelli, Bethlehem, PA, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA (William Corey Scholarship) Kevin Cohen, Hewlett, NY, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (James R. Olsen Memorial Scholarship) Steven Gnyp, Portland, OR, Portland State University, Portland, OR (ACB of Oregon Scholarship) 11:30a.m.: Break 11:45a.m.: Presentation of Vernon Henley Media Award: Penny Reeder, Board of Publications, Montgomery Village, MD; Comments from Don Hardy and Dana Nachman, Mary Celenza; Executive Producers, Pick of the Litter, Oakland, CA 12:00p.m.: News and Ongoing Progress at NLS: Karen Keninger, Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Washington, DC Presentation of the Robert S. Bray Award: Debbie Trevino, ACB Awards committee co-chair, Newark, DE 12:25p.m.: International Guest: Martine Abel Williamson, Treasurer, World Blind Union, Auckland, New Zealand 12:50p.m.: Door Prizes and Announcements