Conference “To Do” List

By Thomas Reid, PCB Conference Coordinator

Unless your internet, telephone and snail mail have been off-line or somehow not working, you should already know that registration for the 2016 PCB Conference is now open.

Currently available online is the full conference schedule along with the online registration page.

In preparation for attending the conference, here’s your “To Do” List.

1. Block the dates on your calendar.
October 20 through 23, 2016

2. Reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza – there’s no reason to wait for PCB Conference registration materials. If you haven’t done so, stop what you’re doing and reserve your room.
** The PCB room rate is only guaranteed through October 1, 2016. **

The room rates are:
$89 for standard, double and accessible rooms
$109 for an executive king room

Call the Crowne Plaza for your reservation at 717-234-5021 and make sure you tell them you’re with the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind.

3. Point your browser to:

Registration

Fill in all of the required fields, submit the form, make your payment and voila! You are registered.

4. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Whatever your transportation make sure you finalize any details. If you’re arranging transportation from the bus or train in Harrisburg, remember to call the hotel van about 20 minutes ahead to schedule. There are also taxi’s available for the quick trip. If you are adventurous, the route from the bus and train station to the hotel is also very walkable.

5. Prepare your own schedule
Using your preferred format, create your own accessible schedule for the weekend. If you like to simply have a list of the events you plan to attend, go ahead and write that out in large print, Braille, in the notes app on your iPhone or dictate it on your voice recorder. Personally, I like to have mine setup in my calendar. Otherwise bring the full schedule if you prefer.
The full schedule and other documents are all available on the PCB Conference Blog:

PCB Conference

6. Put a big smile on your face and be prepared to have a great time

This year’s theme is Forging New & Improved Relationships. Smiles and good thoughts are the first step to help us all make that happen.

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