TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM—PREREGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM—REGISTRATION ($30) AND BANQUET TICKET
SALES ($65)

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM—INDEPENDENCE MARKET

Sebastian Ballrooms K and L, Level 1

9:00 - 11:00 AM—SPONSOR-LEVEL EXHIBITORS PREVIEW

Sebastian Ballroom K and L, Level 1
The Exhibit Hall opens its doors and is dedicated solely to sponsor-level exhibitors. Come to say “thank you” to our sponsors and enjoy their interesting offers and demonstrations. Our exhibiting convention sponsors are:

Platinum:
Aira & AT&T; Google, Inc.; Microsoft; Oracle; OrCam; UPS; Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; VFO: Ai Squared/Freedom Scientific/Optelec

Gold:
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP; iSenpai, LLC; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Target; Uber Technologies, Inc.

Silver:
Amazon; Dropbox; HumanWare; Market Development Group, Inc.; Pearson; Sprint

Bronze:
Charter Communications; Facebook; National Industries for the Blind; VitalSource Technologies, LLC; Wells Fargo

White Cane:
BAUM (USA) Inc.; C&P - Chris Park Design; Disability Relations Group; Duxbury Systems, Inc; Educational Testing Service; Envision, Inc.; En-Vision America, Inc.; HIMS; iFactory; Lyft, Inc.; OHFA Tech, Inc.; Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP; TRE Legal Practice

9:30 - 11:30 AM—NFB NATIONAL JOB FAIR

Panzacola Ballroom F-3 and F-4, Level 1
The job hunt begins. This job fair is different, because these employers want to hire blind people. Dress for success (we mean it), bring a polished résumé, and prepare to talk about yourself. Attend the Job Seeker and Upward Mobility Seminars first to prepare. Interview prep available. We had five Fortune 500 employers in 2016 and expect more in 2017. From 200 to 300 blind job seekers attend. Sponsored by the NFB Employment Committee, Dick Davis, Chairperson

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM—EXHIBIT HALL

Sebastian Ballrooms K and L, Level 1

1:00 - 2:30 PM—MASTER THE BASICS OF MANAGING YOUR MONEY

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
In this session, you’ll discover the benefits of using a financial institution, opening checking and savings accounts, and keeping good track of your money. Learn how to choose checking and savings accounts that are right for you; make purchases and pay bills with ATM cards, debit cards and checks; track and manage your transactions; and avoid or minimize fees. In addition, learn the basics of budgeting and gain access to tools to help you create a personal spending plan.

1:00 - 4:00 PM—ADOBE SESSION III

Sebastian Ballroom I-3, Level 1

1:00 - 4:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH STYLE SHOW

Wekiwa 8, Level 2
1:00-2:30 PM—Rehearsal
2:45 PM—Style Show Begins
Our young blind models and NFB stars strut their stuff on the runway. We extend a special invitation to our kids with additional disabilities. Come enjoy the fashions and music and support NOPBC. Tickets $5 at the door. Laura Bostick, First Vice President, NOPBC, and Kim Cunningham, President, NOPBC

1:00 - 4:00 PM—BLIND MUSICIANS GROUP

Suwannee 19, Level 2
Share tips and ideas, ask questions, and network with other blind musicians. Parents are welcome. Linda Mentink, Chairperson

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM—DEAF-BLIND: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS CREATES CHANGE

Wekiwa 9, Level 2
Join our workshops designed to give unique solutions and create positive changes for those who live with a combined loss of hearing/sight: SSP services, air travel, communication cards related to safe travel, and employment accommodations. Sponsored by the NFB Deaf-Blind Division, Alice Eaddy, President

1:00 - 5:00 PM—BLIND CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP

Suwannee 18, Level 2
Join us for a meet and greet, a panel discussion, and personal stories of strength and courage. Our group's purposes are to help all cancer survivors get well and stay well, to offer preventive measures, and to create a platform for cohesive dialogue and information dissemination. Isaiah Nelson, Coordinator

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM—AMAZON KINDLE AND DEVICE ACCESSIBILITY

Panzacola Ballroom F-1, Level 1
An exploration of recent updates to Kindle reading experiences, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Alexa and more. Amazon will demonstrate improvements in screen reader support for Kindle on PC and their own screen reader VoiceView on Fire Tablets, as well as support for Braille reading on Fire Tablets, and unveil updates to Fire TV and the Alexa voice service.

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM—KNFB READER: THE COOL TOOL FOR WORK & SCHOOL

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
Witness the power of the fastest and most accurate print-reading app in person at our KNFB Reader demonstration. Enter a drawing to win a free copy of KNFB Reader while you try it for yourself firsthand. Now available for Windows 10 tablets, computers, and phones!

1:00 - 6:00 PM—NFB-NEWSLINE® DEMONSTRATION OPEN HOUSE

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
NFB-NEWSLINE’s four hundred publications, including sixty magazines, can help you become a part of your community’s conversation and live the life you want. Our NFB-NEWSLINE experts are here to answer your questions. Not a subscriber? We can sign you up on the spot!

1:00 - 8:30 PM—SPORTS & RECREATION DIVISION WORKSHOPS

Sebastian I-2 Ballroom, Level 1

1:00-2:30 PM—Traditional Japanese Sword Fighting

You saw it at the NF-BE Healthy Fair, now come get a more in-depth lesson in nonvisual techniques.

3:00-4:30 PM and 5:00-6:30 PM—1Touch Self Defense Workshops ($10 per session)

7:00-8:30 PM—Yoga and Mindfulness

Bring a matt or towel from your room and wind down with us during this yoga and mindfulness session! This is your chance to try out yoga with a descriptive instructor in a completely nonjudgmental space.

Sponsored by the Sports & Recreation Division, Jessica Beecham, President

1:00 - 8:30 PM—INSPIRING ARTISTS, BEGINNERS TO PROS

Panzacola Ballroom H-4, Level 1

1:00-5:00 PM—Drop-in Activities

5:00-7:00 PM—Art Exhibit

7:00-8:30 PM—Artist Panel Discussion

Experience tactile art as a creative way to gather and share information and ideas. Visitors are invited to explore sculptures and other tactile art forms on display. This open art room offers free tools and materials for sculpting and tactile drawing. Deborah Kent Stein and Ann Cunningham, Coordinators

1:00 PM—RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

Sebastian Ballroom J, Level 1
Sharon Maneki, Chairperson

2:15 - 3:00 PM—DOES IT REALLY WORK? HEAR FROM AIRA USERS AND AGENTS AS THEY SHARE REAL WORLD AND CANDID EXPERIENCES

Wekiwa 3, Level 2
Hear directly from Aira users who will share how Aira is changing the game in assistive technology. Aira agents will also talk about their journey and the emotional and intense experiences that come from hundreds of daily sessions assisting the blind and visually impaired.

2:30 - 5:00 PM—PROFESSIONALS IN BLINDNESS EDUCATION

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
2:30 PM—Registration
3:00 PM—Meeting
All professionals working with students from birth through age twenty-one are welcome and encouraged to join our informative and interactive meeting. Come network and collaborate, sharing and learning with colleagues and future educators. Eric Guillory, President

3:00 - 4:00 PM—HANDS-ON PHOTO AND VIDEO WORKSHOP

Suwannee 20, Level 2
Join us for hands-on photo and video training. Learn what makes a good photo or video and how to get the most out of them. Bring whatever device you have for capturing photo and video. We’ll show you how you can use any tool to serve your photo and video needs. Stephanie Eller, Facilitator

3:00 - 4:30 PM—USING CREDIT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
Want to hear some good news? If you do a careful job of managing your money over time, understand how credit works, and use it wisely, you’ll gain the ability to borrow money when you need it. In this session, you’ll start at the beginning and learn the basics of credit, including information on credit scores, how to obtain and read a credit report, and how to establish a good credit history. In addition, you’ll learn how to use your credit to your advantage to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Attend this session to learn about the types of loans available, how to shop for, compare and choose a loan product, how to choose a lender, and how to protect yourself from risk.

4:00 - 5:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH TRACK SESSIONS (Ages 11-18)

Wekiwa 1, Level 2
Mocktail Party

4:15 - 5:45 PM—TWENTIETH ANNUAL MOCK TRIAL (Admission: $5)

Panzacola Ballroom G-1, Level 1
Federation lawyers oppose each other to enact a case addressing the civil rights of blind people, and the audience serves as the jury. The subject matter is serious, but the courtroom portrayers are very entertaining. Scott LaBarre, President, National Association of Blind Lawyers

5:00 - 10:00 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND VETERANS RECEPTION AND MEETING

Panzacola Ballroom H-2, Level 1
5:00-7:00 PM—Veterans Reception with Food and Cash Bar
7:00-10:00 PM—Annual Meeting
All veterans and interested parties are invited to attend. Veterans' issues will be discussed, opening session Veterans Celebration assignments will be given including the Color Guard. Dues will be collected and biannual election of officers will be held. Dwight Sayer, President

5:30 - 7:00 PM—NFB AFFILIATE PRESIDENTS AND TREASURERS SEMINAR

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
All state affiliate presidents and treasurers are asked to attend this session. Topics will include state financials, state and federal filings, year-end preparations, and national fundraising programs. Participants can discuss state issues with facilitators Nick Lambright and Bridgid Burke.

5:30 - 8:00 PM—NOPBC FAMILY POOLSIDE SOCIAL

Join us for swimming and socialization. All family members are welcome. We will meet at the zero entry family pool! (Rain location in Wekiwa 2, Level 2)

6:00 - 10:00 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE THE USE OF BRAILLE

Wekiwa 9, Level 2
6:00 PM—Registration
Learn about Braille-related research, discuss current projects with vendors who produce Braille through hard copy and technology, UEB progress, and develop strategies for strengthening our division. Steve Booth, President

6:00 - 10:30 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS (NABS)

Panzacola Ballroom G-1, Level 1
6:00 PM—Registration ($5)
7:00 PM—Meeting begins promptly
Students, young professionals, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about issues affecting blind students are welcome and encouraged to attend. It promises to be informative, engaging, and fun! Join our students from across the country to learn together and discuss general business of this flourishing division! Kathryn Webster, President

7:00 - 8:00 PM—AIRA & EMPLOYMENT: HOW AIRA COULD HELP YOU LAUNCH YOUR NEXT CAREER

Wekiwa 3, Level 2
If you’re looking for ways to expand your employment potential, this is the session for you! Join us as we talk about how Aira is working with employers, employees, and potential hires to bridge the hiring gap.

7:00 - 8:30 PM—PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DIVISION

Suwannee 19, Level 2
Come learn about issues facing employees of federal, state, and municipal government, as well as public schools and public utility commissions. Find out about government jobs and self-advocacy. Ivan Weich, President

7:00 - 9:00 PM—AFFILIATE PRESIDENTS NETWORKING SOCIAL

Sebastian Ballroom I-1, Level 1
Come together with current and past affiliate presidents to network and share experiences on leading an affiliate and what it means to be a Federation leader. Shawn Callaway, Coordinator

7:00 - 9:00 PM—KNFB READER LIAISON MEETING

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
All KNFB Reader Liaisons are requested to attend this meeting. We will be providing training, reviewing presentation materials, discussing target audiences, and answering questions. Please bring your device(s), your ideas, and your questions!

7:00 - 9:00 PM—LEGISLATIVE MEET UP

Wekiwa 6, Level 2
A recap of Washington Seminar, a run-down of priorities, and an opportunity for legislative directors to share with one another strategies to move our legislative priorities at the local, state, and federal levels. Gabe Cazares, Kimie Beverly, and Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, NFB Government Affairs Team

7:30 - 9:00 PM—LIBRARY SERVICES COMMITTEE

Wekiwa 8, Level 2
Come and discuss what services there are and what they could be. Learn about new additions to the Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and other accessible book programs. David Hyde, Chairperson

7:30 - 9:30 PM—BLIND PARENTS GROUP

Wekiwa 4, Level 2
Blind parents share their experiences with child-raising issues, such as learning infant care, coping with printed homework assignments, finding print-Braille books, dealing with the public’s misconceptions, and more. Deborah Kent Stein, Chairperson

8:00 - 9:00 PM—JUDAISM MEETING

Suwannee 18, Level 2
David Stayer, Chairperson, NFB in Judaism Group

8:00 - 10:00 PM—MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
You're invited! If you are interested in finding ways to discover potential members while keeping current members engaged and interested, this is the meeting for you! Sharing our best practices across the Federation will take our chapters, affiliates, and our national organization to the next level. Chairperson, Jeannie Massay

9:00 - 10:00 PM—SPANISH TRANSLATION COMMITTEE

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
We provide simultaneous translation into Spanish during the general sessions of the convention and lead other Spanish initiatives for the Federation. Please join us if you would like to help with this effort. Conchita Hernandez, Chairperson