Annual State Conference/Convention

San Antonio Texas

September 25-28, 2014



This year join old friends and make new ones at the 36th Annual American Council of the Blind Of Texas State Conference which is being held in San Antonio, TX from September 25-28, 2014. The location will be the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel at 611 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216. The main phone number is 210-540-6060.

The hotel does provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport as well as to businesses within a 3 mile radius of the hotel. Arrangements for the shuttle service may be made at the front desk.

You may begin making reservations now by calling 210-340-6060.  Remember to mention that you will be attending the ACBT conference in order to receive THE discounted room rate of $94.00 per night, which is $109.75 with taxes. That does include up to 4 people per room. A dog relief area will be provided.

This year we have several new opportunities for gathering with friends. They include a Friday evening boat tour of the famous San Antonio River Walk or a private tour of the San Antonio Art Museum and later in the evening Diego Demaya will lead a jam session so bring your voices and instruments.

Post banquet entertainment on Saturday night will be Bingo in the Banquet room. There’ll be prizes and a grand prize for the last blackout Game winner.

There will also be a variety of workshops from which to choose. Back by popular demand will be 2 sessions of ballroom dancing and, of course, a technology workshop. So bring your phone, tablet and lap top to explore the latest advancements. Also, Saturday’s “Getting Techy With It” is an opportunity to share your personal technology   and equipment and how it benefits you with other participants. Our second annual Leadership Seminar will be conducted By Mike Gilliam, CEO of the San Antonio Lighthouse For the Blind. Two of our newest workshops include your responsibilities and rights as a student or employee and your consumer rights in regards to housing and transportation.

This is walk for success year, so don’t forget those athletic shoes.  The walk is scheduled on Saturday morning at the North Star Mall.

Included in this packet are the Registration Form, 3 Walk for Success forms (Entry form, Medical release form, Sponsorship form) and
VIATran information.

REGISTRATION FORMS AND PAYMENT ARE DUE By SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.  An additional $10.00 fee will be added for registrations postmarked after that date.

We look forward to meeting you all in San Antonio!

The 2014 ACBT Conference/Convention Committee