ACBT 2012 DFW State Conference
co-hosted by Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters

Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012
DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria

NOTICE: [Some people have been having problems getting the low room rate on the 888 number
– if you do, call the local number in the welcome letter.]

Conference Awards and Speaker Pictures
Conference Schedule HTML (and as DOC file)
Conference Statement of Purpose (.DOC file)

Registration Packet Doc Files

Welcome Letter doc
Registration Form – doc
Paratransit Application doc
Showcase of Talent Form  doc (by Jul. 31)
Walkathon All Forms Packet doc
Audio file description of DoubleTree Hotel (MP3-8MB)
DoubleTree Hotel Description Script (DOC 32KB)

Accessible Conference Information Flier
(Also available as  Color DOCPlain DOCColor PDF)
First Timers Funding (.DOC)
Exhibitor Forms: Letter.doc  Ad Order Form.doc

Presenter Biographical Information
William B. (Bill) Thayer, First Banquet Speaker  (doc)
David G. Ondich, Saturday Luncheon Speaker (doc)
Dr. Stanley S. McGowen, Banquet Speaker  (doc)
Barbara J Madrigal, Sunday Breakfast Speaker  (doc)

Conference Public Service Announcements (PSA) (MP3)
PSA1 15 & 30 seconds, PSA2 15 & 30 seconds
For those traveling to Dallas, here is a set of information about using the DART Paratransit System (DOC File)
And here is a set of directions for various ways to get to the city and then to the hotel Getting to Hotel

September 2012 Note
Hello ACBT Members and Friends,
If you or anyone you know is having trouble making hotel reservations as the reservation line may say all the rooms are booked, please do not let them tell you this. Make sure you say you are registering for the American Council of the Blind of Texas conference and that you understand the room rates are $74 per night. If they still insist on a higher rate or no rooms available please dial Julie, group reservations number at: 972 419 7607.
These $74 room rates will be in effect until 9/14/2012, after that date the prevailing room rates will be in effect.

We are sending out this notice of the state conference schedule because unlike years in the past the tours and exhibits will be opening Friday morning, at 9:00 a.m. So if you wish to attend any tours or peruse the exhibits before the crowds, it might be a good idea to arrive Thursday evening. We will be opening registration Thursday from 2:00 till 7:00 for those arriving early.
Also, for Friday evening’s showcase of talent admission to the show is $5.00. There will be a cash bar available starting at 6:30 pm. There will be drawings for Door prizes during the show as well.

DFW Conference Committee
Becky Collier                                         Ana Russo                            972 385 1316
972 333 8921

Allen Cole                                                Ginger Kraft                                     817 479 7465
817 237 4498

When setting up your 2012 calendars, reserve Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30 for the DFW ACBT STATE Conference!   Your DFW Chapters invite you  to come share these days with us at the DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria in Farmers Branch/Dallas at $74 per night.

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