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JULY 2009

26-August 1 * National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Academy. College Park, MD. Contact: Education Department, Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: 410-659-9314; e-mail: <ncbys@ nfb.org>; web site: <www.blindscience. org/ncbys/youth_slam.asp>.

28-August 2 * United States Association of Blind Athletes 2009 National Sports Festival and State Games of the America. Colorado Springs, CO. Contact: John Potts, United States Association of Blind Athletes, 33 North Institute Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; phone: 719-630-0422; e-mail: <jpotts@usaba.org>; web site: <www.usaba.org>.

29-August 2 * The 31st Canadian Association of Optometrists Biennial Congress: "Seaside Social." Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Contact: Canadian Association of Optometrists, 234 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1B9, Canada; phone: 888-263-4676; e-mail: <info@opto.ca>; web site: <www. opto.ca>.

31-August 2 * Southwest Florida Optometric Association Educational Retreat 2009. Sanibel, FL. Contact: Brad Middaugh, 1537 Brantley Road, Fort Myers, FL 33907; phone: 239-481-7799; e-mail: <swfoa@att.net>; web site: <www. genesisgt.com/swfoa>.

AUGUST 2009

31-September 2 * Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europa Conference. Florence, Italy Contact: Pier Luigi Emiliani, Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara," Italian National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy; phone: +39-055-522-6452; e-mail: <p.l.emiliani@ifac.cnr.it>; web site: <www.aaate2009.eu>.

SEPTEMBER 2009

9-12 * 2009 Envision 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: <http://envisionconference.org>.

10-13 * 2009 National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference. Louisville, KY. Contact: National Rehabilitation Association, 633 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-836-0850; web site: <www. nationalrehab.org>.

11-12 * Tennessee Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference. Pikeville, TN. Contact: Kimberly Mountjoy, president, Tennessee AER; e-mail: <tnaerkim@ bellsouth.net>.

16-18 * Royal National Institute of Blind People Techshare 2009. London, England, United Kingdom. Contact: Techshare Events Team, Royal National Institute of Blind People, 58-72 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN, England, United Kingdom; phone: +44-(0)121-665-4240; e-mail: <techshare@rnib.org.uk>; web site: <www.rnib.org.uk/techshare>.

16-18 * The Eye and the Auto International Conference. Warren, MI. Conference is dedicated to improving understanding of the relationship between vision, including visual impairment, and the safe operation of motorized vehicles. Contact: Philip Hessburg, M.D., Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, 15415 East Jefferson Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230-1328; phone: 313-8244710; e-mail: <pchessburg@ eyeson.org>; web site: <www.eyeson. org>.

17-18 * ForumVision. Goteborg, Sweden. Contact: Ulla Kroksmark, Department of Ophthalmology, Goteborg University, SE-431 80 Molndal, Sweden; phone: +46-(0)701-45-13-13; e-mail: <ulla. kroksmark@oft.gu.se>; web site: <www. forumvision.org>.

24-26 * 2009 Optical Society of America Vision Meeting. Seattle, WA Contact: Optical Society of America, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036; phone: 202-223-8130; e-mail: <info@osa.org>; web site: <www. osavisionmeeting.org/conf/index.php/2009/ VM2009>.

30-October 3 * 2009 European Association of Eye and Vision Research Conference. Portoroz, Slovenia. Contact: European Association of Eye and Vision Research, Kapucijnenvoer 33, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; phone: +32-16-233-849; e-mail: <ever@ever.be>; web site: <http:// ever.be/news.php>.

OCTOBER 2009

4-6 * Southeastem Orientation and Mobility Conference (SOMA). Charlotte, NC. Contact: Laura Park-Leach, Metrolina Association for the Blind, 704 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204; phone: 704-887-5100; e-mail: <lparkleach@mabnc. org>; web site: <www.mabnc.org/did-you-know/did-you-know-detail.cfm?dyk_ id=15>.

8-10 * European Retina Meeting 2009. Oldenburg, Germany. The conference will focus on early visual processing in the vertebrate retina. Contact: Reto Weiler, University of Oldenburg, Scientific Organizing Committee, European Retina Meeting 2009; phone: +49(0)-441-798-3882; e-mail: <info@retina-meeting.eu>; web site: <http://retina-meeting.eu>.

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>.

21-24 * Annual Training Conference of National industries for the Blind and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind. Kansas City, MO. Contact: National Industries for the Blind, 1310 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1691; phone: 703-310-0500; e-mail: <services@nib.org>; web site: <www.nib.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>.

25-27 * New York State Chapter of AER (NYSAER) Annual Fall Conference. Albany, NY. Contact: Michelle Ruble, president-elect and conference chair, NY-SAER; e-mail: <mruble@rochester.rr. com>; web site: <http://nysaer.aerbvi.org>.

28-31 * Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL. Contact: Assistive Technology Industry Association, 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; phone: 877-687-2842 or 312-321-5172; e-mail: <info@ atia.org>; web site: <www.atia.org>.

NOVEMBER 2009

4-6 * Ohio Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference. Loudonville, OH. Contact: Paula Mauro, president, Ohio AER; e-mail: <pmauro@ossb.oh.gov>; web site: <www.aerohio.org>.

4-6 * Northeast Chapter of AER Annual Conference. Hartford, CT Contact: Sherryl Glinsky, president-elect and conference cochair, Northeast Chapter or AER; e-maih <sherryl.glinsky@va.gov>; or Martha Delaney, conference cochair, Northeast Chapter of AER; e-mail: <martha. delaney@va.gov>; web site: <www. neaer.umb.edu>.

11-14 * Academy 2009: American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. Contact: American Academy of Optometry, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 506, Rockville, MD 20852; phone: 301-984-1441; e-marl: <aaoptom@aaoptom.org>; web site: <www.aaopt.org/meetings>.

12-15 * 2009 Getting In Touch With Literacy Conference. Costa Mesa, CA. Contact: Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, conference cochair, Division of Special Education and Counseling, Charter College of Education, California State University--Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032; e-mail: <cherylkamei@ hotmail.com>; or Nancy Niebrugge, conference cochair, Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029; e-mail: <NNNiebrugge@ brailleinstitute.org>; web site: <www. gettingintouchwithliteracy.com>.

13-15 * 2009 AER Regional Conference: "Opportunity Rocks in Cleveland." Cleveland, OH. The event will feature the Central Mid-Atlantic Orientation and Mobility Association Conference within a Conference. Contact: AER, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Suite 440, Alexandria, VA 22311; phone: 877-492-2708 or 703-671-4500; web site: <http:// aerbvi.org/modules.php?name=Content& pa=showpage&pid=179>.
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