[nabs-l] NABS 2009 Convention Agenda

Terri Rupp terri.rupp at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 03:58:41 UTC 2009

*Celebrating 42 Year's of NABS*

National Association of Blind Students Annual Seminar

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48243

Saturday July 4, 2009

6:00PM to 10:00PM

Ambassador Two Ballroom, Level 3

6:00PM - 7:00PM__Registration $5.00.

To speed up registration please bring your information (name, school, phone,
and email) in Braille on an index card.

6:00PM - 7:00PM__Meet and Greet Hour

Representatives from Bookshare.org, ETS, RFBD, Department of Education, and
many more will be there to talk with you and answer questions.

7:00PM - 7:10PM__Welcome from the President.

 Words from National Association of Blind Students President Terri Rupp

7:10PM - 8:00PM__"A Blast from the past" NABS Presidents:

James Gashel, 1st NABS President

Dr. Marc Maurer, National Federation of the Blind President

Scott LeBarr, NFB of Colorado President

Carlos Servan, Deputy Director of Nebraska Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired

Shawn Mayo, Director of Blind Inc.

Angela Wolf, NFB of Texas 1st Vice President

Ryan Strunk, Braille Initiative Team Member

Tai Blas, Transition Specialists, Iowa Department for the Blind

8:00PM - 8:03PM__You and the Motor City March

Nijot Worley, Colorado Association of Blind Students Vice President

8:03PM - 8:10PM__A blind students experience with Ameri-Corp, Darian Smith

8:10PM - 8:30PM__Fight for Your rights to e-books

Mehgan Sidhu, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP,

8:20PM –8:30PM__Updates from Bookshare.org

Allison Hilliker

8:30PM - 8:40PM__News from RFBD

Annemarie Cook and John Kelly

8:40PM - 8:45PM__Tactile sketchpad from University of Vermont

Al Maneki

8:45PM - 9:15PM__Announcing the Scholarship Class of 2009

Anil Lewis, Scholarship Committee Chair

9:15PM - 10:00PM__NABS Board elections

10:00PM__ Adjourn
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