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The 2020 AFB Leadership Conference

March 26-27 • Crystal Gateway Marriott • Arlington, VA

Register for AFBLC 2020 (Early-bird deadline extended to February 21!)

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is pleased to present the 2020 Leadership Conference, which will cover the most pressing and relevant topics in the field of blindness and offer many opportunities to learn from the best and brightest minds in our field, make new connections, and reunite with old friends.

Held annually, AFBLC attracts established and emerging leaders in the blindness field. Conference attendees include technology experts, corporate representatives, university professors, and researchers. They come from diverse organizations and institutions spanning the public and private sectors.

The conference will have five primary areas of focus, including leadership, aging and visual impairment, education, technology, and employment. Explore the 2020 AFBLC agenda. Please note: professional development credits will not be available.

The 2019 AFBLC attracted over 400 attendees from 43 states and three countries and territories.

“The conference was meaningful on many levels―near perfect from my learning experience. AFB’s staff talent, engagement, commitment, and leadership were shining throughout like a constellation! Congratulations to each staff member and all the best in 2019 as AFB continues to partner with others to create a world of no limits!”

“It was an honor to attend the conference. The event was extremely well organized, the content was very valuable, and I found it so inspiring on a personal level.”

“I found the conference overall to offer great insights with practical information that can be used on a day-to-day basis. I look forward to the opportunity to come again next year!”

“I was honored to be among such high-caliber presenters. There is much I am already integrating into my work, and I was genuinely impacted by the keynotes’ principles of leadership and systems change. The conference was a gift.”

“This was my first AFB Leadership Conference, and I have definitely bumped it to the top of my must-attend list next year. I found it very well-organized, well-managed, responsive to feedback, helpful, informative, and fun. I had several members of my organization attend, and they all expressed the same and found it an invaluable tool for leaders. See you next year. I enjoyed the experience and look forward to more opportunities to learn and lead together.”

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