Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs

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


Convention 2016

IVIE summer convention program information for 2016

It would be great to see you this year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

IVIE President:  Ardis Bazyn
Program Chair:  Carla Hayes

Sunday, July 3, 2016
10:00 PM-Midnight:  RSVA/IVIE Mixer

Monday, July 4, 2016
7:00-8:15 PM  IVIE Breakfast & Meeting
After a delicious breakfast, Join us for our annual business meeting and networking time.  Bring your creative ideas for IVIE!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
12:15-2:30 PM:  IVIE Luncheon And Program

12:15:  IVIE Luncheon

1:00 PM.:  Welcome and Introductions.  Ardis Bazyn, IVIE President, Burbank, CA

1:10 PM.:  “Finding Your Market Niche”
Learn how to make your business a success by providing products and services that only you can provide. If you already use niche marketing, come and share your strategies.  Discussion Facilitator, Carla Hayes, CEO, Lengua-Learn Communications, McMurray, PA.

2:45-5:45 PM.:  “IVIE Business Expo"
Blind and visually impaired business owners showcase their products and services and answer your questions. No cost to those visiting and only $10 for IVIE members to have a table or $25 for nonmembers. You can pay membership dues of $15 and/or purchase a table on the www.ivie-acb.org website. Share the word.