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A Daring Adventure! Annual Meeting 2017

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” – Helen Keller

Meeting Registration Available on Site, Online Registration is Now Closed for Annual Meeting 2017

Join us October 11–14 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville for Annual Meeting 2017. Meeting registration is closed online, but will still available at the door at the Hyatt during the week of the meeting. If you have questions, please contact Janie Blome, email hidden; JavaScript is required.

An Adventurous Agenda!

Agenda: We invite you to review the agenda for Annual Meeting 2017.

APH is committed to turning our faces toward change and embracing the daring adventure that is the future. If you are daring enough to join us for this year’s annual meeting, you’ll find enough adventures to last a life time as you explore new products, services, processes, technology, trainings, initiatives, and related meetings. You’ll also meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends.

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

Highlights of Annual Meeting Will Include:

Keynote Speaker

portrait of Jack Levine, Annual Meeting 2017 Keynote Speaker
Jack Levine

Jack Levine, founder of the 4Generations Institute, will present the keynote address at this year’s Annual Meeting.

After a 25-year tenure as president of Voices for Florida’s Children, a statewide advocacy network, Levine founded 4Generations Institute to promote intergenerational policies and innovative programs that benefit the young, their parents, and more experienced family members…also known as grandparents! He holds a master’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Hunter College, City University of New York.

A graduate of Leadership Florida, Levine was the recipient of that organization’s first Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was named Floridian of the Year by The Orlando Sentinel and received the Voices for Children Award from the Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Jack Levine promises a keynote that will be a “positive, emotional and inspiring address…with some humor and a sprinkling of tears.” It’s sure to be a daring adventure!

Indoor Explorer Orientation at Hyatt

photo of a man with a smartphone navigating in a library

APH’s Nearby Explorer™ iOS® and Nearby Explorer Online software support indoor venues with our new Indoor Explorer feature! Please join us at the APH Annual Meeting registration desk on the Hyatt 2nd floor at 7:30 Friday morning October 13 for a tutorial and orientation to the app. You can use Nearby Explorer to more easily find rooms in the hotel during Annual Meeting.

Come with your iPhone® and the free Nearby Explorer Online or, if you already own the Nearby Explorer app, come with the latest version installed. Project Leaders will provide an overview of the features and show you how Nearby Explorer with Indoor Explorer helps keep you oriented in the hotel!

Annual Meeting Saturday Night Event:
Tour the Historic, Hallowed (Haunted?) Halls of APH — an Adventure Not to Be Missed!

creepy drawing of the original APH building

In the fall of 1979, a group of German parapsychologists came to Louisville to study a series of strange phenomena that had rocked the city. Using advanced electronic equipment and the services of a pair of maintenance men from the Louisville City Water District, the team entered the city’s underground labyrinth of sewers to try to pinpoint the center of the disturbances. Although ground interference made communications difficult, their command post received word that the team had reached a nexus in the sewer system directly beneath 1839 Frankfort Avenue before all contact was lost. The team was never heard from again. Today, a new effort is being launched to explore what has not been written about as “probably not the most haunted building in America.”

On Saturday evening, October 14, immediately following the APH Annual Meeting, small teams will form to comb through the basements (did you know there was more than one?) of the building at 1839 Frankfort, occupied by the American Printing House for the Blind, searching for answers. What happened to the German team, and will these new teams get out alive? Will it be an adventure…or a nightmare?

Daring adventurers willing to meet the challenge should register for the Hallowed Halls of APH Adventure Tour as part of their Annual Meeting registration! Transportation between the Hyatt and APH will be provided, and refreshments and prizes will be available for those who complete the treacherous journey! For more info on how to register, contact Janie Blome, email hidden; JavaScript is required, or call 800-223-2839, ext. 367.

We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!