Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM—NOPBC IEP LIVE SESSIONS

  • Discuss best practices for accommodations, assessments, and service time. Learn helpful negotiation strategies for the IEP meeting.
  • Carlton Cook Walker, President

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM—GETTING TO KNOW LUTHER PRIMES

  • Join Suman Kanuganti for an open brainstorming session about his new project Luther.ai and how to interact with Luther Primes. Be among the first people in the world to learn about this innovation pioneered by a partner of the Federation.
  • Suman Kanuganti, CEO, Luther.ai, Presenter

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM—COLORADO CENTER FOR THE BLIND OPEN HOUSE

  • Have you wondered if you should consider blindness training? Are you ready to be challenged and take a risk? What is a day of training like? Get the inside scoop from our vibrant Center staff and dedicated students. Ask questions and learn some things that may change your life.
  • Julie Deden, Executive Director

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM—BLIND STUDENTS RESOURCE FAIR

  • Join the National Association of Blind Students as we explore endless resources beneficial to us! We will hear from innovative companies and organizations who demonstrate a strong commitment to accessibility and have a ton of information to share!
  • Kathryn Webster, President

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM—SACRED SPACES, DISABILITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS   

  • Did you know that US diplomats work every day to safeguard religious freedom for all and protect minorities, including persons with disabilities, from persecution and exclusion? Come learn about our work on the cutting edge of human rights and your role in helping us do it better!
  • Mariyam Cementwala, Policy Advisor, Office of International Religious Freedom, US Department of State

12:00 - 1:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH TRACK SESSIONS

(Visit http://nopbc.org/2020-virtual-youth-track for more information.)

  • Let's Get Social Distancing and Beyond

GENERAL SESSION

  • 1:00 PM; CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION
  • 1:05 PM; FINANCIAL REPORT
  • 1:25 PM; ELECTIONS
  • 2:30 PM; RESOLUTIONS
  • 4:00 PM; ADJOURN

GENERAL SESSION

  • 4:30 PM; CALL TO ORDER
  • 4:35 PM; PROTECTING AND EXPANDING THE RIGHT OF THE BLIND TO LIVE IN THE WORLD: A REPORT FROM THE ADVOCACY AND POLICY DEPARTMENT
    • John Paré, Jr., Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
    • Jeff Kaloc, Government Affairs Specialist, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
    • Stephanie Flynt, Government Affairs Specialist, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
  • 5:15 PM; NOT BLIND TO COLOR IN THE FEDERATION: A PANEL ON THE EXPERIENCE OF BLACK AND BLIND IN AMERICA
    • Moderator: Ever Lee Hairston, Board Member, National Federation of the Blind; Los Angeles, California
    • Panelists:
      • Denice Brown, President, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Ron Brown, President, National Federation of the Blind of Indiana; Second Vice President, National Federation of the Blind; Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Bobbi Pompei, Member, National Federation of the Blind; San Francisco, California 
      • Tarik Williams, President, Tucson Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of Arizona; Tucson, Arizona
  • 5:45 PM; CONNECTING WITH THE HEARTBEAT OF THE FEDERATION: A REPORT FROM THE JERNIGAN INSTITUTE
    • Anil Lewis, Executive Director for Blindness Initiatives, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
  • 6:15 PM; REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS
  • 6:30 PM; ADJOURN

BANQUET

  • 7:30 PM; INVOCATION
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Pam Allen
  • INTRODUCTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • BANQUET ADDRESS: Mark Riccobono
  • THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL DR. JACOB BOLOTIN AWARDS
  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS