2016 Annual Conference
The 2016 Annual Conference will take place on Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at the Wyndham Hotel located at 10918 E 41st Street in Tulsa. Please complete the registration form below:
2016 Oklahoma Council of the Blind Conference and Convention Registration
Please complete the form below and mail, with your payment, to Jeanne Meyer, 814 North F Street, Muskogee, OK 74403. Make check payable to OCB "The Oklahoma Council of the Blind" Registration deadline is September 19, 2016.
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____ Friday Only Workshops $30.00
____ OCB Convention and Workshops $85.00
____ OCB Registration after 9-19-16 $95.00
____ Extra Saturday Breakfast Ticket $15.00
____ Extra Sunday Breakfast Ticket $15.00
____ Extra Saturday Lunch Ticket $20.00
____ Extra Saturday Banquet Ticket $30.00
____ I would like Vegetarian meals (applies to entire weekend).
I need my program in __ Large Print __ Braille __ Electronic
(If electronic make sure we have your Email address above)
_____ I need an assistive listening device
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_____I applied for a Scholarship-Verified by Vicky Golightly
The Hotel is $85 a night plus tax for up to 4 people. Guaranteed room rate if reservation is made by September 16, 2015. The Wyndham Hotel is in Tulsa, 10918 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74146. Phone: 918 627-5000. Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out is 12:00 noon. Let the hotel staff know you are with OCB by 9-16-16.
Convention Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsorships support the OCB and help us with printing our convention program and weekend expenses. Your name will appear in the program as a sponsor and you will also be recognized at the convention during one of the general sessions. Convention sponsorship levels are: Patron, $5; Silver, $10; Gold, $20; and Platinum, $30. Send your check to our treasurer, Jeanne Meyer 814 N. F. Street, Muskogee, OK 74403.
2016 Annual Conference and Convention of the
Oklahoma Council of the Blind
September 23-25 2016
Wyndham Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Friday, September 23, 2016
12:00 pm-7:00 pm
1:00 pm-1:30 pm
Update on ABLE-Tech
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
A. IOS: How do we learn its function? Julie Bailey and Marilyn Sanders
B. IPhone and IPad: How do we help our consumers use these? Julie Brantley and Elaine Boykin
3:15 pm-4:45 pm
A. Fire Devices: How do they work? Paul Miller
B. Apps for your IPhone and IPad, Julie Brantley and Les Barr
Presentational style will be: limited lecture, facilitated group participation and discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices and earphones. Breaks will be provided at appropriate times.
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Hospitality Room/Executive Room
Light dinner consisting of sandwiches, chips & drink.
7:00 pm-7:30 pm
Welcome: Joe Fallin, Salon E
8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Developing resolutions and constitution & by-laws
7:30 pm? Hospitality Room Open
Saturday, September 24, 2015
• Meals will be in Salons A, B, C, D.
• All meetings will be in Salon E.
• Silent Auction – Salon E (in back of the room).
• Exhibits will be in Salons F, G, H.
• Exhibits will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
• Be sure to visit exhibits and network.
6:30 am-10:00 am
7:00 am-8:00 am
Breakfast, Salons A, B, C, D
8:45 am-9:15 am
Welcome and Presentation of Colors, Salon E
9:15 am-10:00 am
Sharon Giovinazzo, President and CEO of World Services for the Blind, Little Rock, Arkansas.
10:00 am-10:20 am
Legislative Report, Jean Jones
10:20 am-10:40 am
Break; Visit Vendors and Silent Auction
10:40 am-11:50 am
• Paul Adams, Interim Administrator of Visual Services
• Kevin Treese, OLBPH Director
• Brandi Bynum, Tulsa Regional Director of NewView Oklahoma
11:50 am-12 Noon
Nominating Committee Report, Frances Poindexter
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Technology Trends: From Parchment to PC, Sharon Giovinazzo
This session will provide a broad overview of the evolution of technology for persons who are blind and visually impaired. Additionally, we will talk about everything from no tech, to low tech, to high tech items that are the most popular among the blind population.
2:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sharon Giovinazzo, Why do you use what you use?
2:30 pm-3:00 pm
Break; Visit the exhibitors and silent auction
3:15 pm-4:00 pm
Sharon Giovinazzo, Healthy, Happy Retirement – Financial Literacy
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Break; Visit the exhibitors & silent auction
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Emcee: Jay Doudna
Sharon’s Story: Each journey begins with just one step. Is blindness a career choice? It was for Sharon. Sharon will share her story of how she went from having perfect sight to no sight in a short seven months, and how she went from the manufacturing line to the CEO's chair in fifteen short years. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2001, her determination and drive has allowed her to become the President/CEO at World Services for the Blind in Little Rock.
Awards Presentation, Frances Poindexter
Make your final bids on the silent auction items.
Silent Auction will close just before the end of the Banquet.
Music, dancing and visiting with friends will immediately follow the Banquet.
Sunday, September 25, 2015
7:30 am-8:15 am
8:15 am-9:00 am
9:15 am-12:00 pm
Business Meeting, Oklahoma Council of the Blind
Resolutions and Constitution and Bylaws
Election of Officers