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2023 AFB Leadership Conference

Join leaders and other collaborators at the 2023 AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC)! The 2023 AFBLC will focus on Empowering Digital Inclusion. Join us as we discuss innovative ways to create true inclusion and create a world of no limits for people who are blind.

The 2023 AFBLC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport (2799 Richmond Highway Arlington, VA 22202)

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Event Information

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

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.

Program Highlights

Important Dates

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

Event Information

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.

2023 Winners

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

Charter Communications


Register now to join AFB in celebrating these amazing individuals who carry on Helen Keller's mission of creating a more inclusive world.

Our Sponsors


The American Foundation for the Blind is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 AFBLC.