This Is It; Conference Time!

By Thomas Reid, PCB Conference Coordinator

This is it! We are only weeks away from the 2017 PCB Conference which is October 26th through the 29th 2017. If you’re attending, this is the article for you.
I’m hoping you were listening throughout the year as we continuously reminded you that the PCB room rate of $99 was only guaranteed through September 16, 2017. If you call after this date, the regular hotel rate may cost you an additional $40 or more per night. Of course, we all know that attending a PCB Conference is a priceless experience, so do feel free to pay more for the unique opportunity that is PCB. Call the hotel at 1-800-222-8733.
Once you have your hotel reserved, it’s time to go online and complete conference registration. Open your favorite browser and point it to:

Registration

Here are a few tips for completing the online form:
Use your screen reader’s form field navigation. “F” for Jaws users will cycle you through all fields that need to be completed.
Use your Tab key to move from one form field to the other.
Arrowing down one line at a time will work too.
Note titles for the radio buttons are read after the button. While this is not preferred, pressing the down arrow reads the title. Moving back up or hitting space/enter on the title will select the item.
Make sure you complete all fields labelled with an asterisk as they are required. Your form will not submit without completing these fields.
Now that you have your hotel room and are registered with the office, prepare to have everything you need in Pittsburgh.

Stay tuned to the PCB-L list and the conference web page for all the latest information including:
Docs to Go – a Daisy version of the conference schedule, hotel restaurant menus, and hotel orientation information
“The Blast” – October Episode
Plus, there is more information about this year’s Indoor Navigation provider & iOS app, NavCog.
Of course, it goes without saying, don’t forget to bring your tools. I’m referring to all the things you need to make the most of the conference including:
Method for note taking
Device for reading notes, schedules and more
White canes for navigating independently
Sweater – hotel climates often vary so best to be prepared
Comfortable footwear for walking the hotel halls
A good supportive attitude and lots of enthusiasm!
Our theme this year is “Designing Our Future.”
The conference takes place October 26 through the 29th, 2017.
It’s all happening at the
Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh- Greentree located at 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Remember, PCB Members will receive a $10 per room subsidy paid for by the PCB room rate fund. This is only available to paid members in good standing and will automatically be reflected on your hotel bill upon check out.
See you in Pittsburgh!

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