2021 Request for Conference Presentations

The Pennsylvania Council of the Blind, which strives to promote independence and opportunities for people with vision loss, is seeking presentation submissions for its 86th annual statewide conference. The conference will be held virtually via the Zoom platform from Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, 2021. PCB welcomes session proposals relevant to this year’s theme of “Strengthening Community through Unity.”

As a network of blind and visually impaired peers, PCB recognizes the importance community plays in our mission to improve life for all who are impacted by vision loss. Together, through a united effort, we offer encouragement to people who are new to vision loss, provide peer support to one another, bring about a more accessible society, and break down attitudinal barriers. We know the truth that Helen Keller spoke of, “Alone We Can Do So Little;
Together We Can Do So Much.” So, during this year’s annual conference, we will explore the many ways to continue “Strengthening Community through Unity.”

The conference planners seek proposals for presentations, workshops, and activities that will provide attendees with an interactive virtual experience. This year’s theme offers a broad array of possible session topics such as leveraging human and financial resources, building coalitions, resolving conflict, removing social, economic, or accessibility barriers to inclusion, engaging new audiences, empowering community participation, etc. We welcome session proposals from peers, vision professionals, vendors, community leaders, and subject-matter experts through April 1, 2021.

For more information about the proposal process and the form, visit the Request for Proposals page. Please don’t hesitate to contact PCB Conference Coordinator, Sue Lichtenfels directly at 412-480-9696 with any questions. Feel free to forward the information to others who you believe would have an interest in participating in our conference.

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