What is the AFB Leadership Conference?
AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC) provides a forum in which leaders from a variety of fields—including research, technology, education, corporations, health, and government organizations—have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of best practices, refine leadership skills, identify inclusion practices that work, and share concerns and strategies.
The Migel Medal Award, Llura Gund Leadership Award, and the Corinne Kirchner Research Award aim to recognize individuals who have made an impactful change within the blind and low-vision community. Learn about the awards, and nominate a candidate below.
The Conference program will include general plenary and breakout sessions focused on empowering digital inclusion through leadership, education and training, research, employment, and technology. The JPMorgan Chase Tech for Social Good Team will be facilitating the “Ideathon” with us at the conference.
Early Bird Registration starts at $395.00 ** - December 14, 2022
**Helen Keller Achievement Award Celebration - April 19, 2023
AFB Leadership Conference - April 20 - 21, 2023
Register for the 2023 AFBLC now!
Upon completing your registration you will be prompted to book your hotel room at the host hotel at our negotiated group rate of $219 per night.
The Hotel location is the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Helen Keller Achievement Awards
The Helen Keller Achievement Awards (HKAA) were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and to promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that are leaders in improving the lives of people with disabilities.
AFB continues to aim to celebrate all the amazing award winners that fight to create a world of no limits for the blind and low-vision community. Learn more about the 2023 winners who have made a lasting impact.
This year's winners are:
The Honorable Anthony (‘Tony’) Coelho
Register now to join AFB in celebrating these amazing individuals who carry on Helen Keller's mission of creating a more inclusive world.
The American Foundation for the Blind is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 AFBLC.