2021 Virtual Conference Details

Strengthening Community through Unity

Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 19

Zoom in by Standard Phone, computer, or Smart Phone


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is blind, visually impaired, losing vision, relatives and friends of such individuals, special education and rehabilitation professionals, accessibility advocates, and community supporters


FREE! Conference Registration includes:

Access to the Zoom platform to interact with all presenters, live exhibits,  and other attendees.

Toll-free calling option upon request.

Opportunities to participate in special events for prizes.

Entrance into general door prize drawings throughout the weekend.

Conference Program provided in your preferred reading format when you register by September 3rd.

Zoom real-time closed captioning.

Automatic registration for the PCB Live Auction on Sunday, September 19 at 3 PM.

Participation in elections and business for paid PCB members


Get Registered:

By phone 1-877-617-7407

By mail (form enclosed)

Online at http://pcb1.org/conference/registration/


PCB Paid Peers–Bring a Friend!

When you refer a non-member who registers, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card!


Conference Activity Highlights:

Finding Your Stride self-advocacy workshop.

Community presentations on starting low vision support groups, guide dogs, deaf-blind services, crafting, volunteering, accessible architecture, low-tech shopping, diversity outreach, and more.

A chat with the hosts of Talk Description to Me podcast.

Banquet speaker, Jonathan Mosen formerly of ACB Radio and currently hosting The Mosen Explosion, Mosen At Large, and The Blind Podmaker programs.

Exciting entertainment including Jeopardy! Two Truths and a Tall Tale, Saturday Night Open Mic, and the PCB Live Auction.

Get all of the schedule details 2021 PCB Conference Schedule draft 4.


This year we will use ACB Radio to bring peers information about our exhibitors’ products and services. When we are not streaming conference programming, you will hear recorded exhibits. Exhibits will begin Thursday, September 16 at 9 AM.

Several vendors have selected to provide interactive exhibits where they are live via Zoom to speak with attendees for 30 or 60 minutes. These interactive exhibits are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Be sure to consult the final schedule for the start time and lineup when you receive your program.

There is still time left to become an exhibitor or sponsor for the 2021 PCB Conference. Check out pcb1.org/2021exhibitoptions for all the opportunities we have to offer.


Conference Program:

The program is available in several alternate formats. If we receive your registration by September 3rd, we will postal-mail Braille, large print, and Thumb drive audio programs. After the 3rd, programs will only be available electronically through email, our website, and the PCB Information Line (773-572-6314). Inside you will find: Zoom connection information, conference schedule, list of exhibitors, paid announcements, list of sponsors and contributors, and community shout-outs. The program goes to print August 20, so please register, and submit program information before that date. For example, if you would like to contribute at least $5 to have a 15-word community shout-out published or if you would like to place a text-based ad for your chapter, business, or service. Purchase ads from pcb1.org/2021exhibitform.


Door Prizes:

What would a conference be without door prizes? If you register, you won’t have to find out. Like every other year, you will need to be registered to be eligible to win. This year you will have to actively claim your door prize. Once claimed, the prize will be mailed to you.


Listening to ACB Media Network:

You can tune into the broadcast of the virtual exhibits and other portions of the conference on the ACB Media Network when you need a break from Zoom.

Stream the audio on an internet-enabled device such as a computer or notetaker by visiting: acbmedia.org.

Tell an Amazon Echo device, “Open ACB Media Network followed by the channel we will be using.” You first may need to “Enable ACB Media Network.”

Download the ACB Link app to your smartphone.

Listen on the telephone by calling 518-906-1820.

Use the Internet Radio feature on a Victor Reader Stream to access ACB Media Network.


Additional & Emerging Conference Details:

Regularly visit pcb1.org/conference

Follow us on social media: Twitter: PCB_Advocate or on Facebook: PACounciloftheBlind

Call the PCB Information Line (773) 572-6314 Box 2

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