BVA 69th National Convention Preliminary Schedule of Events

BVA 69th National Convention Reno, Nevada

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort

 

Preliminary Schedule of events

 

Date/Time  Event
Sunday August 17
8:30 am–5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
10:30 am-6:00 pm Operation Peer Support Offsite with Team River Runner

8:30 am-4:00 pm 

Field Service and Volunteer Training

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Offsite Tour - Lake Tahoe

10:30 am-6:00 pm

Registration and Information

1:00 pm-6:00 pm 

Auxiliary Silent Auction Set-Up

4:00 pm-4:30 pm

BVA Welcome Orientation

4:30 pm-5:00 pm

U.S. Currency Reader Program and Meaningful Access: An Overview by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9:00 pm-11:30 pm

Hospitality Room Open for Socializing 

 

Monday, August 18

8:30 am–6:00 pm 

Nurse’s Station (Open Monday through Friday)

8:30 am–4:00 pm

Field Service and Volunteer Training   

8:30 am–9:00 am

Convention Kick-Off - Overview of Agenda

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 am-9:25 am

Voiceye - Overview of the Application and Installation Assistance

9:30 am-10:15 am

SAMNet - Serotek’s renowned Internet Community Delivering the Most Complete Content Ever Assembled for the Blind

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Registration and Information

10:00 am-10:30 am

Discussion: Preparing for Higher Education and the Workforce

10:00 am-5:00 pm

BVA Auxiliary Silent Auction

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Auxiliary Silent Auction

10:30 am-12:00 pm

BVA Auxiliary Board Meeting   

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

BVA Welcome and Orientation: Who We Are and What We Do

2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Simple Solutions for “A Day in Your Life” - A Short Hands-On  Workshop to Learn about a Variety of Survival Techniques

3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Exhibitor Presentation To Be Determined

3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Exhibitor Presentation To Be Determined

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Auxiliary Presentation

4:15 pm–4:30 pm  

Rules Committee Meeting

4:30 pm–5:00 pm

Credentials Committee Meeting

7:00 pm–9:00 pm

President's Welcome Reception

9:00pm-11:30 pm

Hospitality Room Open for Socializing

 

Tuesday, August 19

7:30 am-10:00 pm

BVA Office Open

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Nurse’s Station (Open Monday through Friday)

8:15 am-9:45 am

Welcome Session - VA and Local Dignitaries Sloan D. Gibson, VA Acting Secretary

9:45 am-11:30 am

BVA Opening Business Meeting

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Field Service Training

2:00 pm-2:40 pm

U.S. Currency Reader Program and Meaningful Access: An Overview by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

2:45 pm-3:00 pm

Field Service Program, Part I: Status Update

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Bylaws and Resolutions Meeting

7:00 pm-8:30

iPhone Hands-On Demonstration Stations: Overview and Basics of iOS Devices for First-Time Users and Beginners * Recognizing Apps and Daily Living Skills * Social Networking and  Video Conferencing * Entertainment (Audiobooks, Radio, Etc.) * GPS  And Navigation * Office and Productivity * Accessories, Bluetooth, and Other Peripherals

9:00 pm-11:30 pm

Hospitality Room Open for Socializing

 

Wednesday, August 20

  7:30 am-5:00 pm

BVA Office Open

  8:00 am-6:00 pm

Nurse’s Station (Open Monday through Friday)

  7:30 am-1:00 pm

VA Blind Rehabilitation Center Field Advisory Council

  7:30 am-11:00 am

VA Blind Rehabilitation Plenary Session

  8:30 am-12:00 pm

Auxiliary Silent Auction

  8:00 am-12:00 pm

BVA Forum

  8:00 am-8:15 am 

Forum Introduction

  8:15 am– 9:00 am

Retinal Research

  9:15 am–10:00 am

Low Vision and Traumatic Brain Injury

10:15 am–11:00 am

Toastmasters

11:15 am-12:00 pm

VA Blind Rehabilitation Update

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Father Carroll Luncheon

2:30 pm–5:00 pm

Field Service and Volunteer Training

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Officer Candidate Speeches

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

BVAA Support Meeting: “83 Things Every Survivor Should Do”

3:30 pm–5:00 pm

District Caucus Meetings

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Toastmasters BVA Meeting

8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Mystery Auction

9:00 pm-11:30 pm

Hospitality Room Open for Socializing

 

Thursday, August 21

7:30 am-10:00 pm

BVA Office Open

8:30 am–11:45 am

Closing Business Meeting: Bylaws and Resolutions, Elections, Updates on Future Conventions

9:00 am–11:00 am

BVA Auxiliary Membership Meeting and Elections

11:00 am-12:00 pm

BVA Auxiliary Silent Auction Pick-Up

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Lunch and Learn: “Non-24 Sleep Disorder”

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

BVAA Silent Auction Last Chance Pick-Up

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

BVAA New Officers Meeting 

1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Field Service Program, Part II: When Is a Claim Warranted?

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

BVA Board of Directors Closing Business Meeting

3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Legislative Update Presentation

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Regional Group Community-Based Development: Agenda, VAVS, White Cane Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Fundraising, Public Awareness

6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Awards Banquet

9:00 pm-12:00 am

Hospitality Room Open for Socializing
 

Friday, August 22

8:00 am–12:00 pm

Nurse’s Station (Open Monday through Friday)
9:00 am-4:30 pm Offsite Tour To Be Determined