American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT)

43rd Annual State Conference/Convention

Theme: Courage to Create & Embrace Change

Join the American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) for our second virtual Conference/Convention! The 43rd annual ACBT state Conference/Convention is scheduled for August 26-29, 2021 via the Zoom platform.

The pre-Conference/Convention Board meeting will be held on Thursday, August 26 at 4:00 PM via Zoom and is open to all ACBT members.

The opening session will be on Friday morning August 27 at 8:00 AM.  There will be sessions on Friday and Saturday including updates from the Talking Book Program, Braille Revival League of Texas, Guide Dog Users of Texas, and the Texas Workforce Commission.  Learn about Home Gadgets and Tech around the House, how to Take Your Independence to the Next Level, how to Speak with Style, who benefits from mentoring and much more.  All sessions will be held via the Zoom platform and information will be provided to everyone who registers.

The virtual Exhibit Hall will feature exhibitors demonstrating their technology via prerecorded videos which will be shown both Friday and Saturday.

Friday night will feature a reception for those attending their first ACBT conference/convention and those who wish to welcome and meet them. Friday evening will also include ACBT movie night with an audio described movie hosted by ibug.   The keynote speaker for the Saturday evening Banquet will feature ACB Treasurer, David Trott. The evening will culminate with an auction filled with technology, jewelry, gift cards, kitchen items and much more!

Sunday morning will include an update from TWC and the business meeting and elections

The Conference/Convention registration fee is $25.00 per person and includes all sessions.

The ACBT Fund Raising Committee is holding a drawing for “The Ultimate Griller Package” which includes The Power Smokeless Grill, Omaha Steak Griller Package and Saltlick BBQ Sauce Gift Pack. Tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased on the registration form. You will be assigned a drawing number (s (and will be notified of your number(s), but no paper tickets will be disseminated.

REGISTRATION FORMS AND PAYMENTS ARE DUE By August 15 2021.  An additional $10.00 fee will be added for registrations postmarked after that date.

We look forward to hearing you during the Conference/Convention!

For more information, you may contact:

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President, Peggy Garrett

Phone: 281-438-9665



Kenneth Semien Sr.


Phone: 409-866-5838

Exhibits: Gene & LouAnn Williams


Phone: 210-657-9508

Registration: Sheila Derrick


Phone: 817-507-3964

ACBT 2021 Online Registration and Sponsorships

Welcome to the ACBT 2021 Conference/Convention Online Registration and Individual Sponsorship page. The process has changed this year so please read these instructions very carefully before you begin.

On this page you can register online, become an individual sponsor or both.

If you want to register online, go to the Register Online heading with your screen reader commands or scroll down.

If you want to become an individual sponsor, go to the Individual Sponsorships heading with your screen reader commands or scroll down.

If you want to register online and sponsor ACBT, complete the online registration form first. After you activate the Submit button, you will return to this page. Find the Individual Sponsorships heading with you rscreen reader commands or scroll down.

If you are a TWC employee or client and TWC will pay for your registration, please check the appropriate box on the Online Registration form.

If you want to pay by check, please check the I Will Pay by Check box on the Online Registration form, make your check payable to ACBT Conference and mail it to the following address.Sheila Derrick, ACBT Treasurer
309 Paloverde LaneFort Worth, Texas 76112Please specify what you are paying for in the Memo line of your check or include a note in the envelope.

ACBT 2021 Online Registration Form

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