American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT)

44th Annual State Conference/Convention

Theme: “A Leading Light Through the Darkness”

Join the American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) for the 44th annual Conference/Convention! The 2022 Conference/Convention is being held at the Austin Southpark Hotel located at 4140 Governor’s Row in Austin Texas on August 25-28.

The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms as well as in common areas, free self-parking and a well-lit area for guide dogs.  There is a Coffee Shop, a Lobby Bar and the Onion Creek Restaurant. A pool and fitness center are also available to attendees.

The pre-Conference/Convention Board meeting will be held on Thursday and sessions will be on Friday and Saturday including updates from the Talking Book Program, Braille Revival League of Texas, Guide Dog Users of Texas, advocacy, technology, Adjusting to Blindness, Leadership seminar and much more.

The Exhibit Hall will be open Friday and Saturday with exhibitors demonstrating their technology and sharing information about their programs and services. There will be a variety of t-shirts, jewelry and other items for purchase.

The “Walk for Success” fund raising event will be held in-person on Saturday morning at the Ditmore District Park in Austin at 7:00 AM. However, you can participate virtually as well!

We are pleased to share that the ACB National Representative will be 1st Vice President Deb Cook Lewis and she will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday evening banquet. The banquet will also include a silent auction for attendees.

The Conference/Convention registration fee is $55.00 per person and includes the luncheon, banquet and Sunday morning breakfast.

Registration is due by August 15, 2022. An additional $10.00 fee will be added to registration forms postmarked after that date and onsite registration.

If you have questions or for more information, contact the following persons:

General information or program Ads

President Peggy Garrett
Phone: 281-438-9665


Kenneth Semien, SR.
Phone: 409-866-5838


Gayle Metoyer, Auction Co-chair
Phone: 281-794-2012

Sara Freeman-Smith, Auction Co-Chair
Phone: 713-882-3000


Gene & LouAnn Williams


Phone: 210-657-9508


Sheila Derrick
Phone: 817-507-3964

Walk for Success

Kevin Ratliff
Phone: 512-826-1619

We look forward to greeting you in Austin in August!

ACBT 2022 Conference/Convention Registration Form

Please read the following instructions carefully before you proceed to the Registration form.

After you enter your email address, you will see a check box that says “Check this box if you will not attend the conference/convention but want to participate in the Walk for Success event or the Griller Package raffle. If you check this box, you will be taken immediately to that part of the registration form. Make your selections, check the box to state that the form is correct and submit it.

If you are a TWC employee or client and check the appropriate check box, you won’t pay for the registration, the day passes or meals. You will have a chance to pay for the tour, the Friday night entertainment, the Guide Dog breakfast, the Walk for success and the raffle.

If you want to pay by check, check the box. After you check this box, instructions appear. They list the items and tell you how to submit your payments to our treasurer.

To purchase day passes or meals, just check the ones you’re interested in and remember, your registration covers all meals.

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ACBT 2022 Sponsorships

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ACBT Individual Sponsorship Form

We invite you to become an ACBT individual sponsor. Please complete the following form to make your donation.

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