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American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2015

AFBLC Is Headed to Washington, DC, in 2016 and 2017!

Visit the 2016 Conference page for more details
March 3-5, 2016
March 2-4, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

Learn more about the upcoming 2016 AFB Leadership Conference.

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We thank our generous 2015 conference sponsors: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Delta Gamma, Google, AudioEye, Inc., IBM, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, CTIA, Verizon, OpenText, Sprint, AT&T, Canon, Comcast, Facebook, Freedom Scientific, Microsoft, NIB, Humanware, APH, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, A.B. Data, and TracFone.

We are grateful for our 2015 conference partners: Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Arizona Council of the Blind, Arizona Industries for the Blind, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Foundation for Blind Children,
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired, and The University of Arizona: Specialization in Visual Impairment.

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and Arizona AER invite you to the jointly hosted 2015 Leadership Conference: Rising to the Challenge.

Register today for the 2015 AFB Leadership Conference, which will take place at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, April 9-11. Conference fees are $125 for one day, $200 for two days, and $250 for three days. Rates increase after March 9, so register early!

For hotel reservations, please visit the Marriott reservations page or call 1-800-309-8138 to book your room today. Also available is an accessible hotel reservation page produced by our sponsor, AudioEye.


The American Foundation for the Blind's annual Leadership Conference covers the most pressing and relevant topics in the field of blindness and offers many opportunities to learn from the best and brightest minds in our field, make new connections, and reunite with old friends while earning ACVREP and CRC CEUs.

The AFBLC attracts established and emerging leaders in the blindness field. Conference attendees include technology experts, corporate representatives, university professors, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility instructors, rehabilitation professionals, and parents. They come from diverse organizations and institutions spanning the public and private sectors, including school districts, schools for the blind, Veterans Administrations, hospitals, private agencies, and universities.

The 2014 AFBLC attracted over 440 attendees from 39 states and 8 countries.

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