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JUNE 2008

27-28 * 2008 Braille Challenge Finals, Los Angeles, CA. Contact: Nancy N. Niebrugge, Los Angeles Sight Center, Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029; phone: 323-663-1111, extension 3112; e-mail: <nnniebrugge@brailleinstitute.org>; web site: <www.braillechallenge.org >.

29-July 5 * National Federation of the Blind National Convention. Dallas, TX. Contact: National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: 410-659-9314; e-mail: <nfb@nfb. org>; web site: <www.nfb.org>.

JULY 2008

2 * National Federation of the Blind March for Independence. Dallas, TX. Contact: National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: 410-659-9314; e-mail: <nfb@nfb. org>; web site: <www.nfb.org>.

5-12 * American Council of the Blind National Convention. Louisville, KY. Contact: American Council of the Blind, 1155 15th Street Northwest, Suite 1004, Washington, DC 20005; phone: 800-4248666 or 202-467-5081; e-mail: <info@acb. org>; web site: <www.acb.org/convention>.

6-18 * Helen Keller National Center Summer Seminar for High School Students Who Are Exploring Future Vocational and Educational Opportunities. Sands Point, NY. This seminar is open to junior or senior high school students who are deaf-blind. Contact: Dora Carney, Helen Keller National Center, 141 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050; phone: 516-944-8900, extension 258; e-mail: <drchknc@aol.com>; web site: <www. hknc.org/VocRehabHSSUMMERPROG. htm>.

7-11 * Vision 2008: Ninth International Conference on Low Vision. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Secretariat, Ninth International Conference on Low Vision, Opus 3, 417 Saint-Pierre Street, Suite 203, Montreal, QC HAY 2M4, Canada; phone: 514-395-1808; e-mail: <vision2008@opus3.com>; web site: <www.vision2008.ca>.

9-11 * Eleventh International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. Linz, Austria. Contact: Klaus Miesenberger or Natascha Recknagl, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Institute Integriert Studieren, Altenbergerstrage 69, 4040 Linz, Austria; phone: +43732-2468-1291; e-mail: <icchp@aib.unilinz.ac.at>; web site: <www.icchp.org>.

10-13 * National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) National Conference. Las Vegas, NV Contact: National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, P.O. Box 959, East Hampstead, NH 03826; phone: 800-473-2310 or 603-887-2310; web site: <www.albinism.org>.

11-13 * CHARGE Syndrome/Deaf-Blind Weekend Seminar. Kingsport, TN Contact: Speaker David Brown, expert on CHARGE syndrome and deaf-blindness, will focus on sensory systems, obsessive compulsive behavior, self stimulation, and intervention strategies. Free child care and workshops for siblings are provided. Contact: Jennifer Miller, Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 3401 West End Avenue, Suite 460 West, Nashville, TN 37235; phone: 615-322---7194; e-mail: <jennifer.l.miller@vanderbilt. edu>.

21-August 22 * Youth in Transition: Carroll Center for the Blind Summer Residential Program. Newton, MA. The five-week residential program aims to strengthen the organizational skills, independent daily living skills, and travel abilities of students with visual impairments aged 15-21. Contact: Margaret Cleary, Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458; phone: 800--852-3131 or 617-969-6200; e-mail: <margaret.cleary@carroll.org>; web site: <www.carroll.org>.

22 * Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) MacFarland Seminar. Chi cago, IL. The theme of the seminar is prosthetic vision. Contact: Jim Gandorf, executive director, AER, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Suite 440, Alexandria, VA 22311; phone: 703-671-4500, extension 201; e-mail: <jgandorf@aerbvi.org>; web site: <www.aerbvi.org>.

22-27 * 2008 AER Biennial International Conference. Chicago, IL. Contact: Jim Gandorf, executive director, AER, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Suite 440, Alexandria, VA 22311; phone: 703-671-4500, extension 201; e-mail: <jgandorf@ aerbvi.org>; web site: <www.aerbvi. org>.

AUGUST 2008

2-7 * 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Conference Secretariat, ISAAC 2008, 1555 Peel, Suite 500, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3L8, Canada; phone: 514-287-1070; e-mail: <isaac2008@jpdl.com>; web site: <www. isaac2008.org/contact.html>.

8-10 * National VISIONS 2008 Conference. Arlington, VA. Contact: Foundation Fighting Blindness, 11435 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117; phone: 800-683-5555 or 410-568-0150; e-mail: <info@ fightblindness.org>; web site: <www. fightblindness.org>.

12-16 * 63nd Annual Blinded Veterans Association National Convention. Phoe nix, AZ. Contact: Blinded Veterans Association, 477 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 800-669-7079 or 202-371-8880; e-mail: <bva@bva.org>; web site: <www.bva.org>.

13-15 * Second Annual Pathways to Possibilities: A Combined Conference for Educational Professionals, Related Service Providers, Parents and Family Members of Students Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, Low Vision, Deaf-Blind, Dual Sensory Impaired, or Multi-Disabled. Richmond, VA. Contact: Betty Harrell, training coordinator, Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284; phone: 804-828-0359; e-mail: <bpharrell@vcu.edu>; web site: <www. vcu.edu>.

16-22 * Seventh General Assembly of the World Blind Union. Geneva, Switzerland. The official languages of the conference are English, French, and Spanish. Contact: Marja Kampfer, Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Gutenbergstrasse 40b, 3011 Berne, Suisse; phone: +41-31-390-88-02; e-mail: <marja. kaempfer@sbv-fsa.ch>; web site: <www. sbv-fsa.ch>.

25-28 * 21st Rehabilitation International World Congress, "Disability Rights and Social Participation: Ensuring a Society for All." Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Secretariat, Rehabilitation International, 25 East 21 Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10010; phone: 212-420-1500; e-mail: <ri@riglobal.org>; web site: < www.riquebec2008.org>.

SEPTEMBER 2008

5-6 * Envision 08: A Multidisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation and Research Conference. San Antonio, TX. Contact: Envision, 2301 South Water Street, Wichita, KS 67213; phone: 316-267-2244; e-mail: <envision@envisionus.com>; web site: <www.envisionconference.org>.

12-14 * Abilities Exposition. Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Questex Media Group, 757 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10017; phone: 800-385-3085; e-mail: <abilities@questex.com>; web site: <www. abilitiesexpo.com>.

OCTOBER 2008

2-4 * 140th Annual American Printing House for the Blind Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests: "Celebrating 150 Years of Building Independence." Louisville, KY Contact: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 800-223-1839 or 502-895-2405; e-mail: <info@aph.org>; web site: <www.aph.org>.

24 * 10th Annual Sowell Center Distinguished Lecture Series: Functional Hearing Inventory with Roseanna Davidson. Lubbock, TX. Contact: Robin Rekieta, Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, College of Education, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 41071, Lubbock, TX 79049; phone: 808-742-1997, extension 251; e-mail: <robin.rekieta@ttu.edu>; web site: <www.educ.ttu.edu/sowell2>.

25 * 10th Annual Sowell Center Distinguished Lecture Series: Impact of Cochlear Implants on People with Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, or Those Who Are Hard-of-Hearing with Ella Taylor. Lubbock, TX. Contact: Robin Rekieta, Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, College of Education, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 41071, Lubbock, TX 79049; phone: 808-742-1997, extension 251; e-mail: <robin.rekieta@ttu.edu>; web site: <www. educ.ttu.edu/sowell2>.

23-26 * 2008 National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference. St. Louis, MO. Contact: National Rehabilitation Association, 633 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-836-0850; e-mail: <info@ nationalrehab.org>; web site: <http:// nationalrehab.org>.

26-29 * Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children 2008 Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, 27 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59804; phone: 406-543-0872; e-mail: <dec@dec-sped.org>; web site: <www. dec-sped.org>.

29-November 1 * National Braille Association Fall 2008 Professional Development Conference. Lexington, KY. Contact: National Braille Association, 3 Townline Circle, Rochester, NY 14623; phone: 585-427-8260; e-mail: <nbaoffice@ nationalbraille.com>; web site: <www. nationalbraille.org>.

NOVEMBER 2008

7-8 * 19th Annual Conference of the Council of Administrators of Special Education of the Council for Exceptional Children. Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030; phone: 478-825-7667; e-mail: <lpurcell@bellsouth.net>; web site: <www. casecec.org>.

8-11 * American Academy of Ophthalmology 2008 Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Contact: American Academy of Ophthalmology, P.O. Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94120; phone: 415-561-8500; e-mail: <meetings@aao.org>; web site: <www. aao.org/annual_meeting/2008>.

11-13 * Northeast Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual State Conference. Stowe, VT. Contact: Stephanie Bissonette, conference co-chair, Northeast AER; e-mail: <sbissonette@vabvi.org>; or Sheila Thurston, conference co-chair, Northeast AER; e-mail: <sthurston@vabvi.org>.

16-19 * 2008 Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Fall Conference. San Diego, CA. Contact: Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 330, Bethesda, MD 20814; phone: 301-654-8414; web site: <www. rehabnetwork.org>.

19-21 * 2008 National Council of State Agencies for the Blind Fall Conference. San Diego, CA. Contact: National Council of State Agencies for the Blind, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 330, Bethesda, MD 20814; phone: 301-654-4885; e-mail: <info@ncsab.org>; web site: <www. ncsab.org>.

21-22 * World Congress on Disabilities Expo. Jacksonville, FL. Contact: WCD Expo, 40 Tillman Street, Westwood, NJ 07675; phone: 201-722-9233, extension 110; e-mail: <info@wcdexpo.com>; web site: <www.wcdexpo.com/2008/fla/conference. cfm>.

JANUARY 2009

5-8 * Braille 1809-2009 International Conference: "Writing with Six Dots and Its Future." Paris, France. The conference is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, World Blind Union, and others. Contact: Association Valentin Hatiy, Comite d'organization pour le Bicentenaire, Communication, 5 Rue Duroc, 75343 Paris Cedex 07, France; phone: + 33-(0)1-44-49-2727; web site: <www.avh.asso.fr/rubriques/ infos_braille/colloque_louis_braille.php>.

22-24 * Technology, Reading, and Learning Diversity (TRLD) 2009 Conference: "Opening Doors to Universal Learning." San Francisco, CA. Contact: TRLD, 26799 West Commerce Drive, Volo, IL 60073; phone: 888-594-1249 or 847-740-0749; e-mail: <trld@donjohnston. com>; web site: <www.trld.com>.

MARCH 2009

5-8 * 2009 Josephine L. Taylor Leaderehip Institute. Washington, DC. Contact: Caitlin McFeely, Communications Department, American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York,

NY 10001; phone: 212-502-7674; e-mail: <cmcfeely@afb.net>; web site: <www. afb.org>. [Note: The May issue of JVIB listed the upcoming Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute as the 2009 American Foundation for the Blind National Conference with a note that there had been a name change. This was an error. The conference name remains the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute. Our apologies to Jo!]

12-15 * California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped Jubilee: "Fifty Years in the Golden State." Burlingame, CA. Contact: Sue Douglass, conference chair, California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped Jubilee; e-mail: <vipreteach@ msn.com>; web site: <www.ctevh.org/ conference.htm>.

APRIL 2009

1-4 * Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Exposition, Seattle, WA. Contact: Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; phone: 888-232-7733 or 703-620-3660; web site: <www.cec.sped.org>.

4-7 * 69th Annual National School Boards Association Conference. San Diego, CA. Contact: National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-838-6722; e-mail: <conference@nsba.org>; web site: <www.nsba.org/conference>.

MAY 2009

3-8 * Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contact: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852; phone: 240-221-2900; e-mail: <arvo@ arvo.org>; web site: <www.arvo.org>.

JULY 2009

5-9 * International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress. Paris, France. Contact: IAGG 2009, International Congress and Event Organizers, 122 Avenue de l'Atlantique, 1150 Brussels, Belgium; phone: +32-2-779-59-59; e-mail: <info@gerontologyparis2009. com>; web site: <www.gerontologyparis2009. com>.

6-10 * 2009 Lions Clubs International Annual Convention. Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Lions Clubs International Headquarters, 300 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523; phone: 630-571-5466; web site: <www.lionsclubs.org>.

17-19 * Families Connecting with Families International Conference. Costa Mesa, CA. The conference is co-hosted by National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, Braille Institute, and Junior Blind of America. Contact: National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, P.O. Box 317, Watertown, MA 02471; phone: 800-562-6265 or 617-972-7441; e-mail: <napvi@perkins.org>; web site: <napvi@ perkins.org>.

OCTOBER 2009

15-17 * 141st Annual American Printing House for the Blind Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests. Louisville, KY. Contact: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 800-223-1839 or 502-895-2405; e-mail: <info@aph.org>; web site: <www. aph.org>.

24-27 * American Academy of Ophthalmology 2009 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Contact: American Academy of Ophthalmology, P.O. Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94120; phone: 415-561-8500; e-mail: <meetings@aao.org>; web site: < www.aao.org/annual_meeting/2009>.

APRIL 2010

28-May 1 * Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Exposition. Nashville, TN. Contact: Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; phone: 888-232-7733 or 703-620-3660; web site: <www.cec.sped.org>.

MAY 2010

2-7 * Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contact: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852; phone: 240-221-2900; e-mail: <arvo@ arvo.org>; web site: <www.arvo.org>.

OCTOBER 2010

14-16 * 142nd Annual American Printing House for the Blind Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests. Louisville, KY. Contact: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 800-223-1839 or 502-895-2405; e-mail: <info@aph.org>; web site: <www. aph.org>.
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