The 2018 AFB Leadership Conference

Cohosted by San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Northern California Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

April 5-7 • Oakland Marriott City Center

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The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), together with San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Northern California AER, are pleased to present the 2018 AFB 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 while earning continuing education credits. We offer professional development credits through two groups: the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Our program features one-hour sessions and you may accumulate one hour for each session attended.

Held annually, 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, vision rehabilitation therapists and counselors, and parents. They come from diverse organizations and institutions spanning the public and private sectors, including school districts, specialized schools for the blind, the Veterans Administration, private agencies, and universities.

The 2017 AFBLC attracted nearly 450 attendees (our largest attendance yet) from 41 different states and seven countries.

“I came back to my state excited to share with the rest of the staff the invaluable information I was able to obtain. Thank you so much for the hard work it took to put on such a fabulous conference.”

“One of my favorite conferences in [the] vision field. Love the networking.”

“I have always come to expect a quality AFB conference. Thank you for keeping the standards high.”

Attendees will receive a special group rate of $175/night at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Reserve online through our dedicated reservations page. If you prefer to speak with a reservations specialist, please call 888-236-2427 and reference our conference to get the group rate.

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