Future Reflections                                                                                 Volume 20, Number 1

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NFB Conventions: 2000 and 2001



Barbara Cheadle at the 2000 NFB Convention
Barbara Cheadle at the
2000 NFB Convention.
Parents register at the 2000 NOPBC Parents Seminar
Parents register at the
2000 NOPBC Parents Seminar.










     As you have already observed, this issue starts out immediately with a detailed list of upcoming events of interest to parents at the 2001 NFB Convention in Philadelphia. Of course, the events listed are only those sponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC). There is much, much more to an NFB Convention than what you see listed here! I urge you to check out the April issue of the Braille Monitor when it comes out (check the NFB website at <www.nfb.org> or contact the NFB Center at (410) 659-9314 and request a copy of the April Monitor). That issue will contain descriptions of all the exciting workshops and other events planned by the various NFB divisions and committees. I believe that the 2001 NFB Convention will be one of the best NFB conventions yet! On the other hand, the 2000 NFB Convention was absolutely outstanding and will be hard to beat. Just how hard to beat? Well, read on and judge for yourself. The rest of this issue is devoted to speeches, articles, reports, and photographs from the 2000 NFB Convention. If you were at the 2000 convention, I know you will enjoy having copies of those invigorating and informative speeches you heard to save and share with family and friends. If you did not attend the 2000 Convention, then I hope that what you read here will inspire you to attend the 2001 NFB Convention. As parent Carrie Gilmer said in the previous article, what you can learn in one week at an NFB Convention can otherwise take years to accumulate. I know. I�ve been going for over 20 years, and the experience continues to challenge me and renew me. So, if you do make it to Philly on July 1-7, look me up! I�ll be there!

Barbara Cheadle, Editor

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