[Colorado-Talk] RSVP Today for The great Western Guide Dog Show and Seminar

kevan at nfbco.org kevan at nfbco.org
Thu Apr 13 18:44:07 UTC 2023


RSVP Today for the Great Western Guide Dog Show and Seminar!


Where: Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W Sheppard Ave, Littleton,
Colorado, 80120

When:   Saturday, May 13th, from 9 am until 3 pm 

Cost:      Suggested donation of $20 per person


Our keynote speakers will be Michael Hingson and Julie Johnson. Mike
Hingson, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Thunder Dog and
acclaimed follow-up book, Running with Roselle. Mr. Hingson is now working
with his eighth guide dog. He is a technologist, thought leader, and member
of The National Federation of the Blind for 51 years. Thousands have enjoyed
Michael's riveting stories and his real-life experiences. We are also proud
to present Julie Johnson, blind guide dog trainer, and CEO, of On the Go Dog
Gear. Julie will share her personal experiences and discuss relevant, up to
date info on training, health, and equipment. 


RSVP today by sending your name, phone number, and email address to
Kevan at nfbco.org. You may also make your donation for the seminar of $20 or
more here.
PRJ46MWEP. Some of our out-of-town guests are staying at: 

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Highlands Ranch

3095 W. County Line Road

Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80129

Call to reserve a room at 303-794-1800

There is no room block assigned to the event. The hotel is about 10 minutes
from The Colorado Center for the Blind. The hotel does have an area shuttle,
and they are usually very happy to take guests to the center. Last check,
room rates were $139 a night. 


This dynamic program is for guide dog handlers, trainers, groomers,
veterinarians, public officials, and those who may be considering a guide
dog in their lives. 


Coffee, a light breakfast snack, and lunch will be provided. Although we
encourage folks to join us in person for the main session, it will also be
streamed on Zoom. When you RSVP to this email, you will need to let us know
if you want the Zoom link or if you will be there in person. We strongly
urge those who can be with us in person to join us for the energy,
camaraderie, and hands-on content. The fabulous array of breakout sessions
and exhibits will not be available virtually. The seminar will feature
experts and legal advocates to present the very latest on problems and
policies with transportation network companies, airlines, and the Department
of Transportation. 


There will be trainers from a number of schools who will be offering Juno
walks. Juno walks will help those who are considering a guide dog in their
future to get a sense of and feel for what it is like to work with a guide


There will be training tips and tricks, targeting, grooming, nutrition, and
much more. 


No matter where you are in the great western United States, all roads lead
to Littleton for The Great Western Guide Dog Show and Seminar. Please spread
the word far and wide. If you have program ideas, please send them to
kevan at nfbco.org. 


This event is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado,
the Colorado Center For the Blind, and the Colorado Association of Guide Dog
Users. By the way, get your dog's nails trimmed while you are there. 


RSVP by sending your name, phone number, and email address to
kevan at nfbco.org. 


Questions? Email or call 303-929-2369


Forward! Always Forward!




At your service, 

Kevan Worley


Manager Project Literacy, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

Treasurer, Colorado Center for the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. Every day we work
together to help blind people live the lives they want.

Colorado Center for the Blind believes when you believe in yourself and
experience a thriving community of positive blind people, nothing can hold
you back from pursuing your dreams.


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