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the left half of this image features a stylized black and white drawing of the original APH building with the phrase 'From History to New Horizons' underneath. On the right side is the APH logo and 150th Annual Meeting, October 4-6, Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY

From History to New Horizons—Annual Meeting 2018

Please join us as we celebrate the 2018 Annual Meeting of APH Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests on October 4-6, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in beautiful downtown Louisville.

For 160 years the American Printing House for the Blind has created specialized materials, products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Much like NASA engineer Tom Milner said about its pursuit of the space shuttle program, “We have dreamed big, ventured on wild seas, lost sight of the land a few times and found stars to guide us on our journey. We expanded our horizons and learned lessons.” To celebrate APH’s storied history and our mission to move forward in to the future, we invite you to join us as we journey “From History to New Horizons” at the 2018 APH Annual Meeting. For 2018, we are celebrating both the 160th anniversary of APH and the 150th anniversary of Annual Meeting!

As part of the 2018 Annual Meeting we will celebrate our progress with successful new products, services, processes, and initiatives. Learn more about all of these while also enjoying related meetings, meeting new colleagues and connecting with old friends. You will have the opportunity to expand our horizons and yours as you provide input on APH products in development, receive training on APH products, services and initiatives, and enjoy lively conversations in our round table discussions. We will honor two new inductees in to the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field at Friday’s Hall of Fame induction luncheon and you won’t want to miss the celebration of our APH InSights Art award winners at their special banquet on Friday evening.

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Keynote Speaker

Mike Hudson

APH is proud to announce that Micheal Hudson, Curator of the American Printing House for the Blind, will present this year’s keynote address. Mike has been the director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind since 2005. A native of Lexington, KY, he obtained a M.A. in the History of Technology from the University of Delaware in 1987. He previously headed the collections program at the Kentucky Historical Society and has been working in the museum field for more than thirty years.

Mike’s dynamic keynote presentation will look at several key moments in APH’s history and their impact on APH and the field of blindness and visual impairment. These past calls to action will lead us to a consideration of key moments now and in the future and how APH and the field might respond.

Celebrate the 160th Anniversary of APH at Churchill Downs

Please join us for a special afternoon and evening celebration of APH’s 160th anniversary at the Kentucky Derby Museum at historic Churchill Downs! You can engage in simulcast racing, take a guided walking tour, try on some hats, watch a 360 degree video of “The Greatest Race”, explore the exhibits in the museum and maybe even meet a race horse! The call to the post will signal an opportunity for bourbon tasting and we’ll cap off the evening with a delicious dinner.

photo of the outside of the Kentucky Derby Museum, including a racehorse statue and the famous Twin Spires in the background.