[Radio-announce] Presidents' Meeting and Legislative Seminar to be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Wed Feb 19 13:28:26 EST 2014


Hello all:

I hope you had a great time enjoying the coverage of the Sagebrush
conference in Las Vegas Nevada.
Thanks to Brian Charlson and Rick Morin for providing the stream coverage.
The archives can be downloaded by going to http://acbradio.org/rsva2014.

Now let's turn our attention to Washington DC where the ACB Presidents'
Meeting and Legislative Seminar will be taking place this Saturday through
Monday.

This year both presentations will be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event.

I have placed the agendas of both presentations on the ACB Radio Live Event
page.

You can view them by going to http://acbradio.org/live

I have also pasted both agendas below.

Brian Charlson and Rick Morin will once again be providing this year's
coverage of these great presentations.

American Council of the Blind
2014 Presidents' Meeting Agenda

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23

Saturday

11:00 AM: Opening Remarks - Kim Charlson, President, Watertown, MA; &
Meeting Logistics: Melanie Brunson, ACB Executive Director, Arlington, VA

11:10 AM: Self-Introduction of Attendees

11:20 AM: ACB Social Media Team - John McCann, Twitter Team Liaison, ACB
Board of Directors, Falls Church, VA; Carla Ruschival, Facebook Liaison, ACB
Treasurer, Louisville, KY

11:45 AM: Training Our Leaders of Tomorrow:  ACB National Leadership
Training Institute - Berl Colley, Chair, Leadership Training Task Force and
Member, ACB Board of Directors, Lacey, WA; Regional Training Efforts:
Midwest Leadership Training: Ray Campbell, Member, Leadership Training Task
Force and ACB Secretary, Glen Ellyn, IL; Crossroads Leadership Training:
Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer, Louisville, KY


12:15 PM: Lunch 
Progress and New Developments from Vanda Pharmaceuticals - TBA 

1:30 PM: Empowering Young Leaders and Giving Them a Place to Contribute: Why
We Do What We Do - Sara Conrad, Past President, ACB Students and Member, ACB
Board of Directors, Stevensville, MI; and Joshua Pearson, President, ACB
Students, Barre, MA

2:15 PM: ACB Radio: Working for You in 2014 - Marlaina Lieberg, ACB Radio
Project Director and ACB Second Vice President,  Burien, WA

2:40 PM: ACB Public Relations Committee Update: PSA's for Your Affiliate -
Ardis Bazyn, Member, PR Committee, Burbank, CA; and Sara Conrad, Member, ACB
Board of Directors PR Committee Liaison, Stevensville, MI

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Meeting Information Needs on Rehabilitation Topics - Doug Powell,
Chair, ACB Rehabilitation Issues Task Force, Falls Church, VA
  
3:30 PM: More Than Before: Updates on the ACB Braille Forum, the EForum and
a Collaborative Future -- Denise Colley, Chair, ACB Board of Publications,
Lacey, WA; Ron Brooks, Appointed BOP Member, Phoenix, AZ; and Doug Powell,
Elected BOP Member, Falls Church, VA

4:00 PM: Managing Affiliate Funds for Success: Budgeting for Your Future --
Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer, Louisville, KY; Rick Morin, Treasurer, Bay
State Council of the Blind, Waltham, MA; Lane Waters, ACB Controller,
Brooklyn Center, MN  

4:45 PM: Audio Description Project Update and More! -- Joel Snyder,
President, Audio Description Associates, LLC and Director, ACB Audio
Description Project, Takoma Park, MD; and Dan Spoone, Chair, Audio
Description Project Steering Committee, Orlando, FL 
 
5:30 PM: Recess

Sunday

9:00 AM: ACB Fund-Raising, Partnerships and Opportunities - Dan Spoone,
Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee and ACB Board of Directors,
Orlando, FL; Dan Dillon, Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee,
Hermitage, TN; Leslie Spoone, Auction Committee Chair, Orlando, FL; and
Donna Brown, Co-Chair Walk Committee, Romney, WV

9:45 AM: ACB's New and Improved Affiliate Membership Management System
Database - Lane Waters, ACB Controller, Brooklyn Center, MN; & Rick Morin,
AMMS Team Member, Waltham, MA 
 
10:15 AM: Looking for a Few Good Advocates - Jeff Thom, ACB First Vice
President and ACB Advocacy Services Committee Chair, Sacramento, CA; and
Eric Bridges, ACB Director of External Relations and Policy, Arlington, VA

10:30 AM: Break

10:45 AM: In-Person Office Hours: Dialogue with the ACB Officers - Kim
Charlson, President, Watertown, MA; Jeff Thom, First Vice President,
Sacramento, CA; Marlaina Lieberg, Second Vice President, Burien, WA; Ray
Campbell, Secretary, Glen Ellyn, IL; Carla Ruschival, Treasurer, Louisville,
KY

11:45 AM: Wrap-Up - Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA; and Melanie
Brunson, ACB Executive Director, Arlington, VA

12:00 Noon: Adjourn



American Council of the Blind
2014 Legislative Seminar
Agenda


Sunday, February 23, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

2:00 -- 2:30 p.m.  Opening Remarks and Introduction of Attendees
Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind (ACB) 

2:30 -- 3:30 p.m.  Advocating for Transportation Funding at the Federal,
State, and Local Levels 
Jennifer Dexter, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Easter
Seals Office of Public Affairs; Jeff Thom, First Vice President, ACB; Alice
Ritchhart, Chair, ACB Transportation Committee

3:30 -- 3:45 p.m.  Break

3:45 -- 4:30 p.m.  Learning More about Our Community from the Data Contained
in ACB-Google Survey 
Matthew Wieseler, Director, Strategic Intelligence, National Industries for
the Blind (NIB)

4:30 -- 5:00 p.m.  ACB's Legal Advocacy Efforts
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, ACB 

Monday, February 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

9:00 -- 9:15 a.m.  Teeing Up the Day's Events 
Eric Bridges, Director of External Relations and Policy, ACB

9:15 -- 10:00 a.m.  Legislative Imperative I: The Need for Medicare to Cover
the Purchase of Certain Low Vision Devices 
Elizabeth Darnall, Legislative Director, Office of Representative Carolyn
Maloney (D-NY); Eric Bridges, Director of External Relations and Policy, ACB

10:00 -- 10:30 a.m.  What's New at the National Library Service? 
Karen Keninger, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress 

10:30 -- 10:45 a.m.  Break 

10:45 -- 11:30 a.m.  Flying through the Air with the Greatest of Ease?
Update from U.S. Department of Transportation on Rule-Makings and Upcoming
Service Animal Conference 
Blane Workie, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Office of Aviation
Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 
  
11:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.  Legislative Imperative II: The Need for H.R. 4040,
The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, to Pass
Mark Richert, Director, Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind
(AFB)

12:00 -- 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon Speaker
Janet LaBreck, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA),
U.S. Department of Education

1:30 -- 2:00 p.m.  Accessibility in TV Land as the CVAA Continues Its
Implementation 
Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau,
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  

2:00 -- 3:00 p.m.  Updates on Other Legislation and Logistics for Hill
Meetings 
Eric Bridges, Director of External Affairs and Policy, ACB; Melanie Brunson,
Executive Director, ACB

Again listen links and these agendas can be accessed by going to
http://acbradio.org/live

Happy listening

Larry Turnbull
ACB Radio Managing Director

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