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AGENDA

 

National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

 

65th Annual State Convention

October 31 – November 3, 2019

 

Fort Collins Hilton

425 West Prospect Road

Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

  LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT!

 

Scott C. LaBarre, President

2233 W. Shepperd Avenue

Littleton, CO 80120

303-778-1130

 

                                              NFB PLEDGE

  I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the

  National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality,   

  opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the 

  policies and programs of the Federation and to abide 

  by its constitution.

 NFB MESSAGE

  The National Federation of the Blind knows that    

  blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or

  your future. Every day we raise the expectations of

  blind people, because low expectations create

  obstacles between blind people and their dreams.

  You can live the life you want; blindness is not what  

  holds you back.

 

TRIBUTE TO OUR SPONSORS

We extend our sincerest gratitude to our Title Sponsor, Colorado Center for the Blind.

Since 1988, the CCB has been changing what it means to be blind one life at a time.  The Center has provided world class blindness training to students from all over the world.  Contact Julie Deden, Executive Director, jdeden@cocenter.org, 303-778-1130.  Also visit www.cocenter.org for more information.

 

WE ALSO THANK OUR TITANIUM, GOLD AND SILVER SPONSORS:

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Titanium Sponsor

Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor

Colorado Business Enterprise Program, Gold Sponsor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

Spectrum, Gold Sponsor

Sprint Vision, Gold Sponsor

CREEC – Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, Silver Sponsor

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

REGISTRATION: 

Hilton Atrium

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 Registration Fee:                               $25.00

Friday Luncheon:                                $30.00

Saturday Lunch:                                  $30.00

Saturday Banquet:                              $45.00

 

CHILDCARE INFORMATION

Please contact childcare coordinator, Ena Batron,

720-384-3263 to make arrangements.

Childcare will be held in Hospitality Suite #232.

Friday:  Childcare will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Parents must provide lunch for their children. 

Saturday:  Childcare will be open from 8:30 a.m. to

4:30 p.m.  Parents must provide lunch for their children. 

Childcare will re-open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. and pizza will be provided Saturday evening.

Sunday:  Childcare will be open from 8:45 a.m. to Noon. 

 

MEMBERSHIP COINS

Folks from the At Large Mountains and Plains, Boulder Valley, Greeley and Pueblo Chapters and the COAGDU Division may pick up their NFB Membership coins Thursday evening at the door prior to the start of the Halloween Ball.  You may also pick them up during Friday registration hours.

DOG RELIEF AREA INFORMATION:

From the last automatic door on the West side entrance to the hotel go 23 feet (straight ahead) and on the left/South and the right/North are two mulch areas for dog relief. On the left on the rock pillar are “poopy pouches” on a dispenser attached about 5 feet up on the West side. On the left and right are also two outdoor trash receptacles. The one with a 3-foot hole is for recyclables and the one with the 8-inch hole is for trash/waste. The mulch to the right extends to the wall on the outside pool deck and on the left the mulch extends out to the 10-foot round gazebo.

Please deposit all waste in the trash cans provided.

Contact Dog Guide Coordinators, Melissa Green or ReNae Anderson, and pay attention to general announcements.

DOOR PRIZES: 

Monique Melton and Jennifer Spears serve as our Door Prize Chairwomen.  Door Prizes will be drawn in general Convention session and you must be present to win.  Please bring your prizes to Julie prior to the beginning of general sessions.

RECYCLING LANYARDS AND NAME BADGE HOLDERS

If you do not care to keep your Convention lanyard and name badge holder, please drop them off on the registration table at the ballroom entry as Convention winds down.  We will be able to use them for future Conventions.

EXHIBITS: 

Exhibits will be open in the Hilton Atrium on Friday and Saturday at the discretion of the individual exhibitor.

The times listed below are the designated exhibit hall times but the vendors and exhibits will be open all day Friday and Saturday.  

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please stop to visit the following exhibitors and sponsors:

Aira, Exhibitor

A T Guys, Exhibitor

Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor

Blind Tech Training, Exhibitor

Colorado Business Enterprise Program, Gold Sponsor

Colorado Center for the Blind, Title Sponsor

CREEC – Civil Rights Education and Enforcement

   Center, Silver Sponsor

Fidelco, Exhibitor

Guide Dog Foundation, Exhibitor

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Exhibitor

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Exhibitor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

NanoPac / Magnisight, Exhibitor

The Seeing Eye, Inc., Exhibitor

Spectrum, Gold Sponsor

Sprint Vision, Gold Sponsor

UNAR Labs, Exhibitor

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Titanium Sponsor

And don’t forget, in addition to the above exhibitors, several chapters and divisions will be selling items as fundraisers.  Items will include jewelry, caps, t-shirts, water bottles, candy bars and cosmetics, as well as massage chair therapy sessions.

 

THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

BOOT SCOOT AND BOOGIE WESTERN

HALLOWEEN BALL

Pay $5 at the door or show your NFBCO membership coin. Dress in your finest western duds or dress as a favorite character from the old west. Be sure to arrive hungry and hankering for a fine BBQ picnic type spread. 

After the Barbecue join us for a little boot scootin'. Whether you are an old pro on the dance floor or just learning, descriptive lessons will be provided so that everyone can boogie!  

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   

REGISTRATION

Colorado State Ballroom Foyer

Pick up your pre-registration packets and register for door prize drawings.  If you didn’t register in advance, you may inquire as to availability of the various meals. Convention Registration is $25.00, Friday Luncheon $30.00, Saturday Luncheon $30.00, and Banquet $45.00.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS SHOWCASE

Hilton Atrium

Peruse this year’s selection of Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors and find out what is new in technology, products, and services.  In particular, we once again want to salute our Title Sponsor, Colorado Center for the Blind.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Audio Information Network of Colorado, Colorado Business Enterprise Program, CREEC, Spectrum, LaBarre Law Offices, P.C. and Sprint Vision.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

        RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

                Salon I   

        Brent Batron and Dan Burke, Co-chairmen

Come and help set the policy of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado!

 

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   

NFB OF COLORADO KID CORRAL

Hospitality Suite #232

Ena Batron, Corral Leader

This is our NFB of Colorado Childcare and it’s not just babysitting.  We have planned a number of activities to keep the kiddos busy.  Although there is no charge for Corral, we ask that you register your children for the Convention.  Donations to NFBCO are welcome to help defray the expenses.  Kids in childcare will be eligible to receive door prizes through their parents if their names are called.  Also, parents are responsible for providing the children with meals, except for the banquet when pizza will be provided to the kiddos.  Snacks will be available throughout.

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION I

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

11:00 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

KICKING IT OFF: Opening Ceremonies for the 65th

Annual NFB Colorado Convention

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado; Norma Crosby, Member NFB Board of Directors, President, NFB Texas, Alvin, Texas

11:10 a.m.

MAXIMIZING THE VOCATIONAL POTENTIAL OF THE

BLIND OF COLORADO: A Report from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Joe Barela, Executive Director, CDLE, Denver, Colorado; Cher Haavind, Deputy Executive Director, CDLE, Denver, Colorado

11:45 a.m. 

ADVANCING AND SECURING OUR RIGHT TO VOTE

ON TERMS OF EQUALITY

The Honorable Senator Jessie Danielson, Colorado General Assembly, Senate District 20, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Curtis Chong, Secretary, Aurora Chapter, NFB of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; Daniel Burke, Chair, NFB Colorado Legislative Affairs, Centennial, Colorado

12:20 p.m.

LUNCH SERVED

Sit back and enjoy a scrumptious feast prepared by the master chefs and served by the expert wait staff of the Fort Collins Hilton as we take up sundry items such as NFBCO’s Annual Auction, door prizes, words from our sponsors, and other announcements.

12:50 p.m.

TRANSFORMING A COLORADO TREASURE INTO A

21ST CENTURY GATHERING PLACE: Will the Blind of Colorado Still Have Access to Denver’s Sixteenth Street Mall?

Brian Pinkerton, Principal Project Manager, Public
Works, City and County of Denver, Denver, Colorado

1:05 p.m.

OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY: A Report from the Colorado

Talking Book Library

Debbi MacLeod, Director, Colorado Talking Book Library, Denver, Colorado

1:25 p.m.

TACTILE GRAPHICS LITERACY

        Ann Cunningham, Golden, Colorado

Introducing the Children’s Book Brigade.  

We are working to make images more available.

1:35 p.m.

ADJOURN SESSION I

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MODELS AND MAPS AND LEGOS, OH MY!

Salon I

The drop-in Art Room is switching things up this year and we are going to feature the new Braille Instruction Legos kits along with interactive models and maps. Come with your friends and family and stay as long as you like. These free activities are fun for kids and adults! 

2:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

        LATIN DANCE 101

               Salon V

Whether you are an experienced dancer or a wall flower interested in dipping your toe into dance for the first time, come shake your tail feathers with the Sports and Recreation Division and blind dance instructor Moses Hinijosa to experience Latin Dance in a judgment free and highly descriptive environment.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE: Have questions about the latest, or even what you already have?

               Rams Room

NFBCO’s best Tech-heads, Chip Johnson, Curtis Chong, Paul Sandoval and Yolanda Thompson will be on hand to answer questions, troubleshoot, and teach.

Have questions about the latest, or even what you already have? There will be short presentations throughout on topics such as the Orbit Reader, NFB Newsline, iPhone’s Braille screen input, Shorter & Quicker, Markdown, Android, and more. Meanwhile, around the room there will be multiple tables focused on a theme or device where you can meet with the experts for one-on-one sessions. Drop in any time!

2:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

        SO YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE?

               Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

        Julie Deden, Dan Burke & LaVerne Dell

Are you a college student, high school student considering college, or an adult thinking about going back to school? If so, this is the session for you!

During this fun and interactive session, we will cover everything you need to know to start off or move forward in college on the right foot! We'll cover disability rights laws as they apply in higher education, the skills (both blindness and academic) you should possess when you arrive on campus, why nothing happens for you without self-advocacy, how disability access offices work, your Vocational Rehabilitation plan and much more. We'll do some role-playing, have a panel or two, and learn a lot!

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ABLE ACCOUNTS

               Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

        Mike Keglovits, ABLE & Special Programs Manager, Denver, Colorado

The ABC’s and 123’s of ABLE Accounts - The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act brought into being ABLE accounts, which permit people with disabilities to put money aside for disability-related expenses and yet not jeopardize their SSI or Medicaid benefits, so long as your disability began before you turned 26.  Mike Keglovits of Colorado ABLE will explain how it works and how you can set up an ABLE account for yourself or someone else.

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

        SENIOR DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING

                Research Room, 2nd Floor

Diane McGeorge, President

NFBCO Senior Division

Join the most fun and energetic division in the outfit for our annual business meeting as well as a discussion of intergenerational learning, taking Seniors in Charge on the Road, and much more.

2:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

OH! MY ACHING BACK: Wellness and Posture for Cane and Canine Handlers Alike

               Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

Ellie Carlson, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor,

Fort Collins, Colorado

Traveling with a cane or teaming with a guide dog takes a toll on our bodies and affects our lifestyle, posture, and overall health. How does exercise, massage, chiropractic, and proper travel technique apply to you? Come gain practical tips and experience hands on demonstrations.

3:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

THE HISTORY LADY

        Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

Peggy Chong, Aurora, Colorado

Join the Blind History Lady as she brings to life the lives of our blind Colorado ancestors! Learn about the importance of preserving our history and how you can be part of this important work.

3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT WITH HEARING LOSS OR DEAF-BLINDNESS

Research Room, 2nd Floor

Doula Jarboe, Denver Colorado

Gain the resources to live fully and independently as a blind person with hearing loss or deafness. Join us for a presentation from an audiologist on hearing testing and learn about the I Can Connect Program which serves blind people with hearing loss or deafness. Be part of our continued efforts to develop the Deaf-Blind Division!

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF GUIDE DOG USERS

Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

Melissa Green, President, COAGDU, Greeley, Colorado

Join the Colorado Association of Guide Dog Users for our annual business meeting.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NON-24 CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDER EDUCATION PROGRAM

               Salon V

Sponsored by Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Come learn more about a debilitating disorder called Non-24 from our nurse educator expert – Shauna Jatho.  Non-24 is a serious, chronic circadian rhythm disorder that is very common in people who are totally blind.  Non-24 causes nighttime sleep problems and a wide range of daytime difficulties, including an overwhelming urge to sleep during the day affecting the ability to do everyday tasks.

For those who have not heard of Non-24 or are interested in learning about Non-24, please come join us in the discussion.  Those that have met Shauna and heard the non-24 discussion in past years are welcome to come and ask questions, offer feedback and/or share their sleep struggles.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS

BUSINESS MEETING

               Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

Cynthia Coffin, Vice President, Colorado Association of Blind Students, Denver, Colorado

Join the Colorado Association of Blind Students for our annual business meeting.

$5 registration

FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

FRIDAY FUN: GAMES AND ADVENTURES!

        Salons II and III

Get ready for Friday night fun with our chapters and divisions. Whether you are looking for an exciting adventure or a fun evening socializing with friends, there is something for everyone. Hang on for a wild ride on the mechanical bull, compete with friends on the bungee run, or hop into the Inflatable Bouncy Boxing House and bop your best friend with oversized boxing gloves. Don’t forget to place your bet for the annual NFBCO Sports and Rec horse race!

A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

        NOMINATING COMMITTEE

               Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

        Julie Deden, Chairperson

(Note:  This is the only closed meeting of the Convention.  Only appointed representatives from chapters and divisions are permitted to be in attendance.)

7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING

Vet Medicine

Gary Van Dorn, Chair, NFBCO Transportation Committee, Denver, Colorado

 SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

REGISTRATION

Colorado State Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.   

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS EXCLUSIVE

SHOWCASE

Hilton Atrium

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION II

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

GRAB YOUR CUP OF COFFEE AND LET’S GET THE DAY STARTED

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

9:05 a.m. 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT AND TRANSFORMING

OUR DREAMS INTO REALITY ALL AROUND THE WORLD: A National Report

Norma Crosby, Member, Board of Directors, NFB, President, NFB Texas, Alvin, Texas

9:45 a.m. 

EXPECTING AND ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY EDUCATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN IN COLORADO

Dr. Tanni L. Anthony, Director of Access, Learning and Literacy Team, Exceptional Student Services Unit, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colorado

10:05 a.m.

MEETING THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF

THE COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND: A report from CSDB

Dr. Nancy Benham, Superintendent, CSDB, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Brent Batron, Member, Board of Trustees, CSDB, Second Vice President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

10:35 a.m.

RINGING THE BELL LOUDLY AND PROUDLY IN COLORADO: A Report on our 2019 BELL Academy

Michelle Chacon, President, NFB North Metro Chapter, Denver, Colorado

10:55 a.m. 

MEET THE 2019 NFB COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP CLASS

Jessica Beecham, Secretary, NFB Colorado, Chair, NFBCO Scholarship Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bhoomika Bhagchandani

Superior, Colorado

PhD Candidate & Graduate Fellow

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Arizona State University

Cynthia Coffin

Denver, Colorado

Master’s in Social Work

University of Denver

Quincie Mattick

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pre-Physical Therapy and Health Sciences

Idaho State University

11:15 a.m.

MEET THE BLIND AT WORK IN COLORADO

Kevan Worley, Moderator, President and CEO, Worley Enterprises, Member, Board of Directors, NFB Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado;  Yolanda Avila, member, City Council, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Gerry Leary, Entrepreneur and Owner, The Unseen Bean, Boulder, Colorado; Zachary Parks, Warehouse Associate, The Green Joint, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

11:45 a.m. 

LUNCH SERVED

Sit back and relax as the master chefs and expert wait staff at the Fort Collins Hilton serve you a savory and stupendous lunch while we take up the NFBCO Auction, door prizes, words from our sponsors, and other announcements.

12:15 p.m.

REALIZING OUR HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS: A

Report from the Staff and Students of the Colorado Center for the Blind  

Julie Deden, Executive Director, CCB, First Vice President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

12:45 p.m. 

MY BLINDNESS, MYSELF

Meet two Federationists who will share their inspiring stories about their blindness and the Federation’s role in allowing them to live the lives they want!

1:15 p.m. 

TRANSFORMING OUR DREAMS INTO REALITY IN

COLORADO: A Presidential Report

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

 

1:45 p.m. Adjourn Session II

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MODELS AND MAPS AND LEGOS, OH MY!

Salon I

The drop-in Art Room is switching things up this year and we are going to feature the new Braille Instruction Legos kits along with interactive models and maps. Come with your friends and family and stay as long as you like. These free activities are fun for kids and adults! 

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND MERCHANTS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

                Salon V

       Brad Basta, President, Colorado Association of Blind

Merchants, Golden, Colorado

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

THE IEP PROCESS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL AND FOR THE PARENT: A Training Hosted by CAER

               Rams Room      

Nancy K. Cozart, President, Colorado Association of Education & Rehabilitation

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment
School Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Littleton Public Schools

Paula Conroy, Ed.D TVI/COMS and Amber Rundle Kahn, TVI/COMS, Doctoral Student     

A discussion of various approaches to working with blind students who also have challenging behavior, including current trends in the research behind the approaches. The presenters have been studying national trends in managing challenging behaviors for students with special needs. Time will be devoted to topics pertinent to both child and adult learners. Additionally, we will cover IDEA regulations around planning and providing services to students with challenging behaviors. Strategies will be shared and there will be time for discussion, questions and answers. 

The cost for this seminar is separate from Convention registration.  For CAER members the cost is $10 and $20 for non-members.

2:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

BLIND PARENTS DIVISION SEMINAR

               Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

Dishon Spears, Vice President, NFB of CO Blind Parents Division, Littleton, CO

We'll begin with a 30-minute business meeting to elect our board.  After we take care of business you may join us to try your hand at some of the alternative techniques blind parents use. Practice measuring medicine with marked syringes, pulling strollers and more. $5 dues must be paid to vote.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SPEED DATING

        Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

Nathan Hecker, Littleton, Colorado

Come get to know members of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado in a fast, fun, and friendly game of speed dating. Don’t worry! No actual dating is required!

2:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.

PARENTS OF BLIND CHILDREN

               Research Room, 2nd Floor

Rob Harris, Grand Junction, Colorado

Join the Colorado Parents of Blind Children for our annual business meeting.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Embracing Diversity and

Inclusion in the National Federation of the Blind of

Colorado

               Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

ReNae Anderson, President, Mountains and Plains At Large Chapter, Avon, Colorado; JJ Aragon, President, Greeley Chapter, Greeley, Colorado; Melissa Green, President, COAGDU, Greeley, Colorado and Kevan Worley, Member, Board of Directors, NFB Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

This session will kick off with an ice breaker and interactive activities to highlight the importance and value of diversity in our affiliate. Come help us explore next steps in creating a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming organization for EVERYONE!

2:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BLIND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

               Salon V

Come and learn from four talented blind entrepreneurs as they share their trades and offer valuable advice about entrepreneurship!

From 2:50 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. Annie Pineda LMT, will discuss being owner and operator of AP Body Therapy.  She is an herbalist who currently works from her home and provides therapeutic and relaxation massage, as well as prenatal and postpartum doula services.

From 3:10 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. Ileen Gallegos will discuss her journey through Tupperware sales as well as how to stay healthier with Tupperware products.

From 3:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jennifer Spears will discuss the “the book in you” and how to self-publish.

From 4:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Brittany Savage will discuss life as a Mary Kay Saleswoman and offer hands on demonstrations of how to apply makeup! This is the perfect chance to get all dolled up for banquet!

3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

        DON’T CRY, IT’S JUST UEB

               Research Room, 2nd Floor

Eliza Portugal

In this one-hour session, Eliza will turn your frown upside down as she explains how UEB will impact your Braille reading and writing experience. Each participant will leave with a Braille overview of the new UEB code changes.

3:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MIG’S HOUSE OF IMPROV: Improving

Communication and Confidence through Acting

        Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

Maryann & Paul Migilorelli, Boulder, Colorado

Come play and learn along the way. During this session you will use improvisational skills to help you improve communication, learn to be a more effective listener, and learn the power of “yes”. Active participation IS a must in this session!

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        PERFORMING ARTS

               Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

Amy Sabo

Calling All Performers! Come join us to network with other blind performers and learn how you can get more involved in the National Performing Arts Division.

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS AT LARGE CHAPTER MEETING

Research Room, 2nd Floor

ReNae Anderson, Chapter President

Party down with the At Large Chapter as we celebrate being at the same place at the same time with a lot of fun and some business too! Dues-paying members will receive party favors but everyone is welcome!

4:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        SPORTS AND RECREATION DIVISION MEETING

               Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

Maureen Nietfeld, President, Sports and Recreation Division, Littleton, Colorado

Join the Sports and Recreation Division for our annual business meeting and to set our agenda for 2020 and beyond.

4:50 p.m.

PAPARAZZI ACCESSORIES $5 FASHION JEWELRY!

        Research Room, 2nd Floor

ReNae Anderson, Owner, Sparkle 911

Lead free and nickel free! Little girl’s jewelry only $1!  Something for everyone! Find that perfect piece for the banquet. Learn the tricks and tips on owning your own jewelry business, including apps, AIRA and Facebook.

 

SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

        PRE-BANQUET RECEPTION

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

Let’s get tuned up for our Annual Banquet with a cash bar and socializing with one another.

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

        ANNUAL BANQUET

Master of Ceremonies, Kevan Worley, Member, Board of Directors, NFB Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Norma Crosby, Member, Board of Directors, NFB, President, NFB Texas, Alvin, Texas

AWARDS AND OTHER SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB of Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

NFB OF COLORADO 2019 SCHOLARSHIP

PRESENTATIONS

Jessica Beecham, Chairperson, Committee on Scholarships, Colorado Springs, Colorado

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION

Maryann Migliorelli, NFB of Colorado Auction Chairperson, Boulder, Colorado

PAC IT UP and Build the National Federation of the Blind!

 

SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 2019

 LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION III

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

8:30 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.

 

8:30 a.m. 

NFB COLORADO ANNUAL CHAPTER AND DIVISION BREAKFAST

Julie Deden, Mistress of Ceremonies, First Vice President, NFB Colorado and Executive Director, CCB, Centennial, Colorado

We will dine on a fabulous breakfast prepared by the master chefs of the Fort Collins Hilton and served by the expert wait staff.  Then we will hear reports from all chapters and divisions of the NFB of Colorado.

9:25 a.m.

THE GREAT TECHNOLOGY DEBATE: Are the blind becoming too dependent on their technology and thereby sacrificing their independence?

Kevan Worley, Chief Innovation Advocate, Member, Board of Directors, NFB Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado verses Curtis Chong, Chief Luddite, Secretary, Aurora Chapter, NFB of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 

9:55 a.m.

        PERSPECTIVES FROM ACROSS THE POND

Holly Scott-Gardner, Colorado Center for the Blind Student, York, England, United Kingdom

10:15 a.m.

ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION

We will take up resolutions, conduct elections for our Officers and Board of Directors, review our financial report, facilitate the Honor Roll Call of Chapters and Divisions, and hear final remarks from Norma Crosby, our National Representative.

11:47 a.m.

END SESSION III AND ADJOURN THE CONVENTION