Schedule of Convention

Except for the MCBVI Business Meeting, everything will be streamed live on MCBVI Radio, ACB Radio, and Zoom. The MCBVI Business Meeting will be streamed live on MCBVI Radio and Zoom.

Friday, October 16


8:30 am to 9:30 am

President's welcome and Vendor introductions

9:30 am to 9:45 am Break


9:45 am to 11:00 am

Kellie Blackwell: Capital Area Center for Independent Living
Topic: iOS for iPad and Accessibility on Windows

11:00 am to 11:15 am Break


11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Amy Fabick: Blue Water Counseling
Topic: Depression and Isolation

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch


1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Cindy Hollis: ACB Membership Services Coordinator
Topic: Aspects of Chapter Membership Services

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm Break


2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Brett Williams: The Director of Developmental Disability Council of Michigan
Topic: Principles 101 on Self Advocacy

Saturday, October 17


8:30 am to 9:30 am

Vendor presentations and Announcements

9:30 am to 9:45 am Break


9:45 to 11:00am

Miranda Gruwell: Community Education Coordinator CIL Kalamazoo
Topic: Ableism-Discrimination in Favor of the Non-Disabled

11:00 am to 11:15 am Break


11:15am to 12:30 pm

Father Joe Esper: Archdiocese of Detroit
Topic: Disability in Theology

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Keynote speaker
Anthony Stephens: ACB Development Director

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm Break


1:45 pm

MCBVI Business Meeting
End of Convention