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American Printing House for the Blind
149th Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees
October 11– 14, 2017

“A Daring Adventure!”

ACVREP Credit! New this year: ACVREP credit will be available for interested Annual Meeting attendees.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:45 am – 5:00 pm

National Prison Braille Forum
Regency Ballroom North

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

COSB (Related Meeting)
Council of Schools for the Blind
Conference Theater

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

COSB Breakout Session (Related Meeting)
Council of Schools for the Blind
Gulfstream Room

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

World Blind Union (Related Meeting)
Keeneland Room

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH Scholar Academy
Hospitality Suite, Room 1812

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Welcome Desk
2nd Floor Foyer

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

COSB Awards Banquet (Related Meeting)
Regency Ballroom Center

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Welcome Desk
2nd Floor Foyer

8:00 am – 10:00 am

KLAS (Related Meeting)
Keystone Library Automation System
Hialeah Room

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

COSB (Related Meeting)
Council of Schools for the Blind
Conference Theater

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

POSB (Related Meeting)
Principals of Schools for the Blind
Gulfstream Room

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

IRCBVI (Related Meeting)
Instructional Resource Centers for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Regency Ballroom South

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

STEM Consortium (Related Meeting)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Consortium
Park Suite

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

APH/AER Rehabilitation Institute
Keeneland Room

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Luncheon Meeting of APH Ex Officio Trustee Advisory Committees
(By Invitation – for Advisory Committee Members Only)
Churchill Downs Room

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

APH Tour
Motor Lobby
Bus leaves the hotel at 1:00 pm from the motor lobby entrance of the Hyatt and will leave APH to return to the hotel at 3:30 pm.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Michigan VI Consortium Meeting (Related Meeting)
Oaklawn Room

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

AER NVID Meeting (Related Meeting)
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Neurological Visual Impairment Division
Conference Theater

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2017 Exhibition
Kentucky Suite

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH 2017 Products Showcase
Ballroom Foyer

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

STEM Professional Experts and Consultants Discussion Group (Related Meeting)
Hialeah Room

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ex Officio Trustee Federal Quota Assistants Meeting
Park Suite

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

National Agenda Meeting (Related Meeting)
Hialeah Room

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

State Vision Consultants (Related Meeting)
Churchill Room

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WASB, Western Association of Schools for the Blind (Related Meeting)
Downs Room

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COSB Outreach Programs (Related Meeting)
Gulfstream Room

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SlapStack Math Invitational Tournament
Sway Bar

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Session
Regency Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Daring Adventures in History – The 175th Anniversary of the Kentucky School for the Blind

Report on the State of Technology

Report on the State of the Company

APH Awards Presentation – Extra Mile Award
Presented to Jack DuPlessis, Creator, Talking Laundry Module
Presented to FirstBuild, accepted by Sam DuPlessis

APH Awards Presentation – Wings of Freedom Award
Presented to M. Cay Holbrook

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Regency Ballroom South

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Hospitality Suite, Room 1812

Friday, October 13, 2017

7:30 am

Indoor Explorer Orientation
2nd Floor Foyer
Meet at the APH registration desk for a tutorial and orientation to the app, so you can use it to find rooms in the hotel during annual meeting.

7:30 am – 8:30 am

New Ex Officio Trustee Orientation Breakfast
-By invitation only; Pre-registration required
Gulfstream/Hialeah Room

7:45 am -8:45 am

Buffet Breakfast
Regency Ballroom South

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Welcome Desk
2nd Floor Foyer

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2017 Exhibition
Kentucky Suite

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

APH 2017 Products Showcase
Regency Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am – 10:00 am

General Session and Keynote Address
Regency Ballroom

Agency Updates

  • Vision Serve Alliance
  • World Blind Union

APH Accessible Cities Initiative

Keynote Address – “Life Lessons Learned: Envisioning Our Future Together”

APH Awards Presentation – Exemplary Advocate Award
Presented to Suzanne Dalton

10:00 am – 10:15 am

BREAK

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Concurrent Roundtable Discussions

  • APH Partnerships
    Belmont Room
  • Sign Me Up – Subscription Services from APH
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Early Numeracy for Children with Visual Impairments
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • Voice Assistant Technology in the Classroom and Beyond
    Keeneland Room
  • Defying Gravity: The Rise of 3D Printed Models in the Education of Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness
    Park Suite
  • EOTs and APH Grants – Making It Work
    Pimlico Room
11:00 am – 11:15 am

BREAK

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Roundtable Discussions

  • Improving Services, Programs and Outcomes for Adults Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
    Belmont Room
  • Exciting Solutions for Accessible Cities
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Early Intervention and Infant Services
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • EOT Open Topic Round Table
    Keeneland Room
  • Online Testing and Tactile Graphics
    Park Suite
  • How to Address the Challenges of Being an Advocate
    Pimlico Room
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
and Awards Luncheon

Regency Ballroom

Honoring:
Robert Smithdas
William B. Wait

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Stump the Librarian
    Belmont Room
  • Breaking Down Walls: The Inside Scoop on Room with a View
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Changing APH Product Processes
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • EOT Session – A Treasure Worth Waiting For! Introducing The New SRS Database
    Keeneland Room
    NOTE: This session repeats at 4:15
  • Getting Up Close with the Long Awaited Orbit Reader 20
    Park Suite
    NOTE: This session repeats at 4:15
  • Updates on Adventures in Assessments
    Pimlico Room
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

BREAK

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

General Session II
Regency Ballroom

Agency Updates

  • American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
  • Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Introduction of 2017 APH Scholars

Introduction of 2017 Prison Braille Forum Distinguished Guests

“A New Hope – Building Leadership for Future Success”

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

BREAK

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Create Farm Animals Using Animal Recipes
    Belmont Room
  • Using and Making Sense of the Accessibility Information Jungle
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Exploring the World Around Me: Nearby Indoor Explorer
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • EOT Session – A Treasure Worth Waiting For! Introducing The New SRS Database
    Keeneland Room
    NOTE: This is a repeat of the 1:45 session.
  • Getting Up Close with the Long Awaited Orbit Reader 20
    Park Suite
    NOTE: This is a repeat of the 1:45 session.
  • Using BOP Prekindergarten and Kindergarten to Prepare Students to Enter School in a Standards Based Environment
    Pimlico Room
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Kentucky Suite

Meet the Artists
Kentucky Suite

Meet our outstanding APH InSights Artists as they display their work!

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SlapStack Math Invitational Throwdown
Sway Bar

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

APH InSights Art Awards Banquet
Regency Ballroom

Seating of artists will begin at 6:00.

Doors will open for general seating at 6:15

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Hospitality Suite, Room 1812

Saturday, October 14, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Buffet Breakfast
Regency Ballroom South

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2017 Exhibition
Kentucky Suite

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

APH 2017 Products Showcase
Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am – 9:30 am

General Session III
Regency Ballroom

Agency Updates

  • Braille Institute of America
  • Council of Schools for the Blind

“Rogue One – Bold Leadership for a New Age”

9:30 am – 9:45 am

BREAK

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Power of Story: Working with APH to Tell the World About Your Good Work
    Belmont Room
  • Accessibility and Knowledge Management
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Touching the Future: Graphiti
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • Unveiling Incredible Updates to BrailleBlaster
    Keeneland Room
  • EOT Session – APH, OSEP and You: Adventures in Sharing and Collecting Personal Information
    Park Suite
  • “Better to Light a Single Cane…”
    Pimlico Room
10:45 am – 11:00 am

BREAK

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • We Dare You to Be Unforgettable!
    Belmont Room
  • Using Simulation Software To Teach Students How to Deal With Uncontrolled Crossings
    Churchill Downs Room
  • Expanding the Reach of Accessible Typing Instruction Through iOS and the Web
    Gulfstream/Hialeah Room
  • EOT Session – Sharing the APH Impact with Special Ed Directors and Other Administrators
    Keeneland Room
  • Low Vision Technology: Hands on With the MATT Connect
    Park Suite
  • “Get Your Motor Running: The CVI Website and How It Drives Products”
    Pimlico Room
11:45 am – 11:50 am

BREAK

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

General Session IV
Regency Ballroom

Agency Update

  • Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness (CEC-DVIDB)

APH Gift Certificate and Cash!
Must Be Present To Win!

Celebrating APH – 160 Years and 150 Annual Meetings!

Closing Remarks

12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Mandatory Ex Officio Trustee Formal Luncheon
Regency Ballroom South

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hallowed Halls of APH Adventure Tour
(Pre-registration required.)
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