Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired 48th Annual Convention

"Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating"
Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16, 2021
Held virtually via Zoom and streamed on MCBVI Radio and ACB Media


Leader Dogs for the Blind
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach
Democracy Live
Dr. Joe L. Todd, PLC

The Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MCBVI) will hold our 48th annual convention Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16. The theme this year is "Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating." Some topics include: "Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating" mind and body, collaborating with the MCBVI Technology Committee, and connecting with our membership, just to name a few.


Dr. Joel Snyder, President Audio Description Associates
Scott Norris, Managing Director of the Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library
William Robinson, Director of the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Laura Armenta, Founder and Creative Director of the Armentality Movement Art Center


Thursday evening Audio described movie: "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution"
Hospitality Room following the movie
Saturday morning: Memorial Service with Pastor Russ Zimmerman
Saturday afternoon: Business meeting, including elections of all MCBVI officers
Saturday evening: You are INVITED to participate in OUR virtual banquet, enjoy the cash bar while listening to highlights from Tyrone Hamilton's performances from previous conventions. Thank you to Mike Smith who is helping with this presentation.
This year, the Keynote Speaker will be Mark Richert, former First Vice President of the American Council of the Blind, and Interim Executive Director of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI)
In addition, MCBVI will be presenting some awards for outstanding community service. Come help us celebrate!

All events will be listed in your convention program.

Again, this year, we have online registration! You can register and pay online, or as before, by phone or mail. See the registration section for details!


If you, your organization, or your business would like to be a Convention Sponsor, we have opportunities available! Contact Charis Austin at (616) 532-4737, or by email charis533@gmail.com.

We are also seeking donations of gift cards for door prizes. To learn more contact Casey Dutmer at (616) 805-3995, or email at casedut@gmail.com.

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