Call for Session Proposals

2023 Call for Session Proposals

The Pennsylvania Council of the Blind (PCB), which strives to promote independence and opportunities for people with vision loss, is seeking presentation submissions for its 88th annual statewide conference.  The conference will be held virtually via the Zoom platform from Thursday, October 26, through Sunday, October 29, 2023.  PCB welcomes session proposals relevant to this year’s theme of “Exploring New Pathways.”

As a network of blind and visually impaired peers, PCB recognizes the importance of moving forward in our journeys as productive, independent and thriving individuals with vision loss.  Together, as we seek and build our destinies, 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.  Encouraging one another to explore new pathways is what we as peers are charged to do for one another and for the blindness community, and in journeying together, we encourage those around us to exceed the expectations they have imagined for themselves.

So, during this year’s annual conference, together we will explore new pathways and boldly go where we haven’t been before.

The conference planners seek proposals for presentations, workshops, and activities that will provide attendees with an interactive virtual experience.

Possible session topics such as identifying the stumbling blocks that keep you from looking for new paths, exploring tools, skills, and practices that will strengthen and support you through your exploration creating your personal maps for your journey and discovery, challenging your time, talents, and expanding your comfort zone to reach the next expression of your all-welcoming self, constructing shelters and safe havens for others that mark the progress from where you were to where you long to be, and discovering paths you never imagined.

We welcome practical presentations that are down-to-earth, nuts-and-bolts, and ready-to-use, as well as personal recollections and professional insights that open horizons, point out pitfalls, and beckon to new heights.  It’s all about how we, in the many, can empower and encourage one another to dare be better individually and collectively.

We welcome session proposals from peers, vision professionals, vendors, community leaders, and subject-matter experts through June 15, 2023.

Please complete the form below.  Please contact PCB Conference Coordinator, Chris Hunsinger with any questions at 412-881-9328.  Feel free to share this information with others who you believe would have an interest in participating in our conference.

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