Saturday, July 9

Business Session Day

Back to NFB22 Convention Agenda Welcome

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Devotions

Studio 1

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Registration ($30) and Packet Pickup

Salon A

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Banquet Exchange

Acadia Ballroom Foyer


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session III (Saturday)

Acadia, Bissonet, and Carondelet Ballrooms
Zoom meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j/96287762142
1CapApp: https://ECS.1capapp.com/event/nfb

Call to Order and Invocation

Financial Report, Including the Honor Roll Call

Elections

Living the Life She Wants: Staying Grounded and Shooting for the Moon with Federation Philosophy

Denna Lambert, Lead for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships (ESIP), Technology Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Greenbelt, Maryland

Living the Life He Wants: Stoking Employment Opportunities through Movies, Sports, and Achievement

Jack Chen, Assistant General Counsel, Meta (Facebook); New York, New York

Reports and Resolutions

Adjourn


Noon - 1:45 p.m. Banquet Exchange

Acadia Ballroom Foyer

Noon - 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Independence Market

Napoleon Ballroom, Sheraton
Final opportunity to visit the Exhibit Hall and Independence Market.

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Dan Parker’s World Record Corvette Porte-Cochère (Valet Entrance)

Valet Entrance
Five years ago, Dan Parker acquired a 2008 Corvette C6 and set about repurposing the gutted car to seek a Guinness World Record. He took it to New Mexico in March of this year for that attempt. Come check out the car that Dan built to go over 211 mph—shattering the record.

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. NOPBC Brainstorming Session

Salon B
Please share your ideas with us. What did you like at this convention? What resources would help you stay connected throughout the year? What workshops might you like to see us offer next year? Be a part of this valuable conversation. 
Carlton Anne Cook Walker, President. 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Code of Conduct Listening Session

Bacchus
Meet individually with members of the NFB Code of Conduct Feedback Committee to share feedback and suggestions regarding the NFB Code of Conduct. The focus is on both improving the participant experience and socializing the Code. Schedule your appointment by emailing [email protected] or calling 410-659-9314, extension 2475. Please request your appointment by June 30.

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. How the Blind Community Can Shape NFTs

Galerie 4
What are NFTs and how can you get involved? Learn and discuss how the blind community can and should play a role in evolving economic opportunities in crypto. Suman Kanuganti, CEO and Founder of Personal.ai

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. What's New with Instagram and Facebook Family

Studio 3
Learn about new accessibility features in Instagram, Facebook, and others in the family of apps at Meta.

1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Registration ($30) and Packet Pickup

Salon A


2:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Session IV (Saturday)

Acadia, Bissonet, and Carondelet Ballrooms
Zoom meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j/96287762142
1CapApp: https://ECS.1capapp.com/event/nfb

Call to Order

A Champion for Equal Opportunities: Making a Difference from Louisiana’s Second Congressional District

The Honorable Troy Carter, United States House of Representatives, Second Congressional District; New Orleans, Louisiana

Who Owns This Story: Audio Description as Art Not Charity

Moderator: Everette Bacon, President, National Federation of the Blind of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
Elisa Beniero, Dubbing Title Manager, Netflix; Los Angeles, California
Rick Boggs, CEO and Founder, Audio Eyes; Los Angeles, California 
Roy Samuelson, Founder, The Audio Description Network Alliance, and Kevin’s Way; Los Angeles, California

Owning the Change We Want: A Report from the Federation's Advocacy and Policy Department

John Paré, Jr., Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
Jeff Kaloc, NFB Government Affairs Specialist; Baltimore, Maryland
Justin Young, NFB Government Affairs Specialist; Baltimore, Maryland

Reports, Resolutions, and Other Business

Adjourn

 

5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Dan Parker’s World Record Corvette Porte-Cochère (Valet Entrance)

Valet Entrance
Five years ago, Dan Parker acquired a 2008 Corvette C6 and set about repurposing the gutted car to seek a Guinness World Record. He took it to New Mexico in March of this year for that attempt. Come check out the car that Dan built to go over 211 mph—shattering the record.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced Screening of Surpassing Sight

Salon D
Join us for an advanced screening of the film Surpassing Sight, which parallels the journey of Jack Chen and Dan Berlin, high level blind businessmen and competitive athletes to tackle the toughest cycling race in the world; racing from California to Maryland.  

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Digital Accessibility Professionals Meetup

Salon B
We designed this informal networking session for those working full-time in digital accessibility for corporations and nonprofits. We'll share best practices, trends that uniquely affect us as blind people, and suggestions for growing the Federation's brand in the field. 
Corbb O’Connor and Matt Hackert, Facilitators.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. NOPBC Youth Track

Balcony L
Registration required. Email [email protected] for details. 

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friends of Recovery Meeting

Studio 1
All convention attendees interested in getting or remaining clean and sober are welcome to our confidential meeting. For more information, call 828-505-0338.

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Twentieth Annual Showcase of Talent

Galerie 1, 2, and 3
Join us for a night of great performances! Whether you take the stage or support your friends from the audience, it’s always an enjoyable evening of entertainment. Performers $10; admission $5. Cash prizes awarded. Email [email protected] with questions or to sign up.