Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs

An Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind
Together for a Bright Future


Convention 2009

And now let's turn our attention to Orlando, home of that world-famous mouse's house and nearby Cape Canaveral.

ACB Convention dates are July 4-11, with the first tours being on Friday, July 3.
IVIE Convention dates are July 6-8. See the IVIE schedule below.

The convention hotel is the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive. All meetings, general sessions and exhibits will be held at the hotel.

Rates are $83 single/double plus tax. Add $10 for each additional person in a room.

You may now make individual reservations, but please only reserve a room IF you truly have plans to attend. To make individual reservations at the Rosen Centre, call (407) 996-9840. Be sure to indicate that you are attending the ACB convention so that you will receive the special rate.


IVIE Schedule:

Monday, July 6, 2009:
7:00-8:30 AM  IVIE Breakfast, Business Meeting and Elections.
The Florida Sunshine Breakfast includes: Orange Juice, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Cinnamon Baked Apple, Assorted Rolls, coffee or tea

Tuesday, July 7, 2009:
4:00-7:00 PM:  IVIE Business Expo.
Blind and visually impaired business owners will showcase their products and services and answer your questions.
(No Charge for those attending and $10 for IVIE members to have booth or $25 for nonmembers)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009:
IVIE Luncheon And Program.
Menu:  Spit-Roasted Chicken Lunch includes Mixed green salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans,  dessert, & coffee or tea
Program Title:  "Are You A Change Agent?"
Program Description:  "An interactive workshop that will help you to embrace and welcome change as an ever-present part of life."
Presenter:  Dr. Denise Decker, Federal Strategic Planner and Professional Trainer, Washington, DC.
2 p.m. Presenter: Anna McClure from Envision America
She will tell us about their latest products especially their updated bar code reader.