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AFBLC19 Early Bird Rates End This Week

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Don't miss out: The early bird rate for conference registrations ends this Friday, so register today! We are also running low on hotel rooms at the group rate, so please book soon. Our group rate for hotel rooms expires on February 4.

2019 AFB Leadership Conference

Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
February 28-March 1

Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program Managers Meeting - February 27 (Open to all conference attendees, but seating is limited)

Early-bird rate until February 1: $399

Rate after February 1: $449 (includes on-site registrations)

Register Online

Book your hotel room (the group rate expires February 4 or when rooms sell out; book early to avoid disappointment): Online reservations or call 888-236-2427 and reference our conference to get the group rate

Read the 2019 Sponsorship menu to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

And don't forget—we'll kick things off on February 27 with the 2019 Helen Keller Achievement Awards Gala! This black-tie event was established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and to promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities. The gala, which will be emceed by athlete, adventurer, and author Erik Weihenmayer, includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, and formal dinner. The 2019 award recipients are Amazon, Northrop Grumman, and Washington State Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib. Tickets for this special event must be purchased separately. Please visit our website to purchase individual tickets, tables, or event sponsorships.

A Special Message from JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committed to meeting the banking and financial services needs of all our customers. Members of our Digital team will be on site to review our products with you. We have two study opportunities at the conference. You may participate in both if your schedule allows.

Chase.com study

We would like your input on Chase.com. For this study, we are looking for desktop and/or laptop screen reader users (NVDA, JAWS, or VO) AND users with low vision who use Zoom to access web content (ZOOMTEXT or Zoom on Mac). In these sessions of one-on-one user testing, we will ask you to complete common banking tasks using test accounts. You do not need to be a Chase customer to participate. If you would like to join us for this study, please email eCAT.Communications@Chase.com with your name and contact number to register.

Virtual Assistant/Chat Study

We would like your input on our mobile banking app. For this study, we are looking for iPhone VoiceOver users who also use or have used Siri and/or Google Assistant voice features on their mobile device. In these sessions of 1-1 user testing, we will ask you to engage in several chat conversations via a new voice feature to get your feedback. Please bring your own headphones if you prefer. If you would like to join us for this study, please email Jackie.Say@Chase.com with your name and contact number to register.

The studies will not require you to log into your personal devices. Your personal information will remain protected. Sessions are expected to last one full hour. Participants will be provided snacks and refreshments.

Available sessions (2 sessions available for each time window for the Chase.com study)

Thursday, February 28th

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, March 1st

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors