2024 Agenda for ACB-N State Convention

American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
2024 Convention Agenda

"Empowering for the Future"

8:15 - 9:00 Registration

8:30  ACB Media Stream and Zoom

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome

9:20 - 9:40 Healthy Habits
Nicole Bruno, Diabetic Educator
Methodist Health System
Omaha NE

9:40 - 10:00 ABC’s of ACB Local and State
Mark Bulger, Immediate Past President
American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

10:00 - 10:20 ABC’s of ACB National
Kenneth Semien, Sr., Board of Director
American Council of the Blind
Beaumont, TX

10:20 - 10:40 Break and Exhibit Hall

10:40 - 11:00 NCECBVI What’s New?
Tanya Armstrong, Ph.D., Superintendent
Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Nebraska City, NE

11:00 - 11:20 Vision Program What’s Next?
Mackenzie Savaiano, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice Director, Nebraska Deaf/blind Project
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

11:20 - 11:40 We Can All Make a Difference
Nancy Flearl, President
Nebraska Foundation for Visually Impaired Children
Omaha, NE

11:40 - 12:00 On the Go with Share A Fare
Dr. Lisa Johnson, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Share A Fare
Omaha, NE

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch and Exhibit Hall

2:00 - 3:00 Parent/Child Panel
Mark and Amanda Bulger, Omaha, NE
Lisa Johnson and Namarah & Nadirah

Kim and Tyler Juranek, Council Bluffs, IA

3:00 - 3:20 Break and Exhibit Hall

3:20 - 3:40 Employing Drivers
Jeff Altman, Cane Travel Instructor
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Lincoln, NE

3:40 - 4:00 What’s the Real Story?
Melissa Carney, Community Outreach and Graduate Support Manager
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Yorktown Heights, NY

4:00-4:20 Older Individuals Who are Blind
Carlos Servan, MPA-JD, Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI)
Lincoln, NE

4:20 - 4:40 Break

4:40 - 5:30 Business Meeting

5:30 - 6:00 Social and Auction Preview

6:00 - 7:00 Banquet with Keynote
Patricia Schonlau, Commissioner
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Bellevue, NE

7:00 - 7:40 Auction

7:40 - 8:00 Wrap up