[Radio-announce] Midyear Coverage on ACBRadio Live Event

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Sat Feb 25 07:27:15 CET 2017

Good morning all:


Once again ACBRadio will be carrying live coverage of the ACB Presidents
meeting and Legislative Seminar.


The Presidents meeting will be streamed on Sunday February 26, 2017 and the
Legislative Seminar will be streamed on Monday February 27, 2017.


The agendas for both meetings is below.


Please note the times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.


2017 Affiliate Presidents Meeting


9:00 AM: Opening Remarks - Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA; &
Meeting Logistics: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA


9:10 AM: Self-Introduction of Attendees

9:30 AM: ACB Communication Channels: Spreading the Word to Our Members and


Live on ACB Radio: Larry Turnbull, Managing Director, ACB Radio,
Springfield, IL

 <http://www.acbradio.org> www.acbradio.org or (605) 475-8130


ACB Social Media:

Twitter: John McCann, ACB Second Vice President and Twitter Team Leader,
Tucson, AZ



Facebook: Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer and Facebook Team Leader,
Louisville, KY



Board of Publications Update: Overview of 2017 Key BOP Initiatives, Awards,
Convention Activities and Planned Large Print Reader Survey -- Paul Edwards,
Miami, FL, and Doug Powell, Falls Church, VA, Board of Publications Elected


ACB Link 1.2: ACB's iPhone App

Jeff Bishop, ACB Board of Directors, Tucson, AZ

10:15 AM: Break


10:30 AM: The Future of ACB: Utilizing the Power of Youth and Mentoring and
Networking: Minh Ha, President ACB Students (ACBS), Brighton, MA; Sarah
Wiles, First Vice President, ACBS, Longmeadow, MA; Tamara Lomax, Second Vice
President, ACBS, Plainville, NJ; and Abby Edwards, Secretary, ACBS,
Vandalia, OH


11:10 AM: Midwest Leadership Conference and Young Professionals Seminar:
August 4-6, 2017, Omaha, Nebraska - Ray Campbell, ACB Secretary, Glen Ellyn,


11:15 AM: AMMS Pointers and Keeping Your Affiliate Healthy: Nancy Becker,
Senior Accountant, American Council of the Blind Enterprises and Services,
Brooklyn Center, MN


11:40 AM: ACB Remote Voting Update: Potential Practice and Pilot Process:
Mitch Pomerantz, Immediate Past President and Member, Voting Task Force,
Pasadena, CA; and Jeff Thom, ACB First Vice President and Chair, ACB Voting
Task Force, Sacramento, CA


11:55 AM: Convention Update for 2017, 2018 and 2019; and Overview of New
Convention Shortened Schedule: Janet Dickelman, ACB Convention Coordinator,
St. Paul, MN


12:15 PM: Lunch

Lunch Presentation: Adaptive Challenges: Exercising Leadership 

Moira Shea, Vice-Chair, Usher Syndrome Coalition, Washington, DC


1:30 PM: ACB Affiliate Sharing Fund Raising Opportunities Overview: Dan
Dillon, Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee and ACB Board of
Directors, Hermitage, TN 


ACB Mini Mall: Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer, Louisville, KY --

 <http://mall.acb.org> http://mall.acb.org


MMS (Monthly Monetary Support) and Affiliate Sharing: George Holliday, ACB
Board of Directors, and Member, MMS Committee, Philadelphia, PA


ACB Walk and Affiliate Teams: Donna Brown, Chair, Walk Committee, Romney, WV


Annual Giving Societies: Tom Tobin, ACB Director of Development, Cleveland,


Angel Memorial Tribute Program, Volunteer Hours, ACB Braille Forum Raffle,
and Wrap-Up: Dan Spoone, Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee and
ACB Board of Directors, Orlando, FL


2:20 PM: Joint Affiliate Conventions: A New Approach: Panel Moderator: Katie
Frederick, ACB of Ohio Executive Director and Member of the ACB Board of
Directors, Worthington, OH; Vicky Prahen, President, ACB of Ohio, Columbus,
OH; Barbara Salisbury, Vice President, ACB of Indiana, Bloomington, IN;
George Holliday, Pennsylvania Council of the Blind and ACB Board Member,
Philadelphia, PA; and Cindy LaBon, President, ACB of Maryland, Gaithersburg,


3:00 PM: ACB's Updated Strategic Planning Process: Direction and Outcomes
for the Future - Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA


3:15 PM: Break


3:30 PM: DKM First-Timers Program and Leadership Fellows Awards for 2017:
Kenneth Semien, Chair, DKM First-Timers Committee, Beaumont, TX


3:45 PM: Open Forum: Attendees Opportunity to Ask ACB Officers and Directors
Questions - Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA; Ray Campbell, ACB
Secretary, Glen Ellyn, IL; David Trott, ACB Director, Talladega, AL; Denise
Colley, ACB Director, Lacey, WA; Allan Peterson, ACB Director, Horace, ND;
and Pat Sheehan, ACB Director, Silver Spring, MD


4:30 PM: Audio Description Project Update and More! Joel Snyder, Director,
ACB Audio Description Project, Takoma Park, MD; Dan Spoone, Chair, Audio
Description Steering Committee, Orlando, FL; Eric Bridges, ACB Executive
Director, Alexandria, VA; and Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Advocacy and
Governmental Affairs, Alexandria, VA


5:20 PM: Wrap-Up - Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA


5:30 PM: Adjournment


2017 Legislative Seminar


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  

Introductions and Charting our Legislative Course 

Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind (ACB) 


9:30 - 9:35 a.m.  

Special Thanks and Sponsors Welcome

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB

9:35 - 9:55 a.m.  

Capitol Hill Update: Parsing DC's Political Landscape

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.  

Gaining Ground: Moving the Ball for the Short- and Long-Term Agenda around
Blindness Issues

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind

Sandy Neuzil, Co-Chair, Reston VIP

John Cox, Co-Chair, Vienna VIP


11:15 - 11:30 a.m.   



11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Access in the Skies: U.S. Transportation Update 

Livaughn Chapman Jr., Chief, Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Office
of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation


12:00 - 12:15 p.m.



12:15 - 1:30 p.m.  

Working Lunch: Feeding the Echo Chamber 

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

Sponsor Spotlight - Kelly Egan, Sprint


1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

CVAA Successes and Shortcomings: FCC Update

Will Schell, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Federal
Communications Commission


2:00 - 2:15 p.m. 



2:15 - 3:30 p.m.  

Perfecting Policy Points: 2017 Imperatives Overview

Kim Charlson, President, ACB

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB


3:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Logistics for Hill Visits and Wrap-Up 

ACB Staff


To listen to the coverage go to http://acbradio.org/live.


To listen by phone dial either 605-475-8130 or 231-460-1047 and select
option 6.


For ios device users you can access ACBRadio Live Event through ACB Link.


Happy listening.




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