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2017 Annual Conference and Convention Announcement

April 6 - 9, 2017


Dear Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Conference and Convention of the California Council of the Blind, April 6 - 9, 2017 at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, CA. This announcement serves as an overview of Conference and Convention activities. More detailed information will be provided in the Conference and Convention Program. Also, be sure to attend our BJ's Brew house Fundraiser on Wednesday April 5, 2017 anytime between 4PM and 10PM (read attached flyer).

Judy Wilkinson,

We would like to thank our CCB Conference and Convention sponsors:

For your convenience a textual description of the hotel floor plan will be included in the Conference and Convention Program.

Room rates are $105.00, tax inclusive, for single or double occupancy. These room rates will apply Wednesday April 5, 2017 to Monday April 10, 2017. There is a 5-day reservation cancellation deadline to avoid being charged. The final date for making reservations in order to obtain the $105.00 room rate is March 22, 2017. It is possible that this date can be extended, but at this time we cannot guarantee that you will receive the CCB room rate if you reserve after March 22, 2017. If you have not made your reservations, please do so immediately by calling 1-866-288-3310 or via the hotel website

If you need assistance in making reservations call the CCB office at 1-800-221-6359 for assistance. When making your hotel reservation, please mention the California Council of the Blind (CCB) SRP CODE: "CBL" in order to make sure you receive the Conference and Convention rate.

CCB must guarantee the number of rooms we will use. As we near the Conference and Convention date, if we do not meet our requirements, we may need to release some of the rooms from our block. When making your guest room reservations, if you need an ADA room, with or without a roll-in shower, tell the reservation agent what shower type you need. ADA rooms are limited in number.

Attendees will pay their own account upon departure. When reservations are made, attendees will be required to provide a valid credit card for each reservation. Upon check-in, each attendee will be required to present a valid credit card, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the room for the length of the guest's stay, plus the anticipated use of the hotel's ancillary services.

Complimentary parking will be provided for overnight attendees.

NOTE: All pre-registrations must be prepaid.

You may pre-register for the Conference and Convention by telephone until April 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Call the CCB office at 800-221-6359 or 916-441-2100. Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express cards accepted. If you pre-register on or before April 3, you may win one of seven complimentary tickets drawn for either the CCB Board Dinner, banquet, Leadership Dinner or one of the four Special Luncheons.

Donations of door prizes to be given throughout the Conference and Convention should be brought to the CCB registration table. In addition, any individual, chapter, or statewide affiliate wishing to make contributions to our various special and general funds may present them at the Banquet, or you may bring them to the CCB registration table and have them announced at the banquet. Your contributions are truly appreciated.

Also, if you would like to assist the California Council of the Blind, either by becoming a life member of CCB or by joining or increasing participation in the Monthly Monetary Support program, you may do so at the CCB registration table. For information on these programs, you may call the CCB office at 800-221-6359.

If you require vegetarian meals, assistive listening devices for general sessions or other special accommodations, please state your needs on the pre-registration form or contact the CCB office no later than 3:00 PM on April 3, 2017.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pre-registration packets can be picked up at the CCB registration table in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The CCB registration table will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name badges are available at the registration table. Please wear your badge at all times during the Conference and Convention. Your badge must contain an orange dot for voting.

Exhibits will be on display from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Peter Pardini, Chair.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The CCB registration table will be open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Exhibits will be on display from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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Advertising in the Conference and Convention program is available at the following prices:

Call the CCB office, (800)-221-6359) to place your advertisement or to acquire information on other options.

California Council of the Blind 2017 Annual Conference and Convention Plated Meals

We have established a special plated meal discount program for the 2017 CCB Conference and Convention.
If you purchase two meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner), you will receive a 5% meal discount for all meals purchased, for three meals you will receive a 10% discount, for four meals a 15% discount, for five meals a 20% discount, for six meals a 25% discount and for seven meals a 30% discount. However, the discount may only be claimed upon your initial registration, whether as part of pre-registration or onsite. For example, if you purchase four meals as part of your initial registration and thus receive a 15% discount, but subsequently buy two more meals, you will not receive any discount for those two meals and must purchase them at their stated price.

In order to take full advantage of this meal discount program, please purchase all of your meals at one time. See the pre-registration form in this announcement for meal prices.

If you have any questions regarding this meal discount, please contact Jennifer Caldeira in the CCB office at 800-221-6359.

Plated meals for Thursday April 6

Note: All dinners include: 100% Columbian Regular & Decaffeinated Coffees, TAZO(R) Tea Collection and Rolls with Butter

CCB Board of Directors Dinner

Plated Meals for Friday April 7

Note: All breakfasts include Orange Juice, 100% Columbian Regular & Decaffeinated Coffees & TAZO(R) Tea Collection

Women's Breakfast

Note: All luncheons include Iced Tea or Ice Water and Rolls with Butter

Braille Revival League of California/California Library Users of America Luncheon
International Luncheon

CCB Leadership Dinner

Plated Meals for Saturday April 8

Presidents' Breakfast

Golden State Guide Dog Handlers Luncheon
Technology Luncheon

CCB Banquet

CCB "Annual" 2017 Conference and Convention Pre-Registration

Pre-registration pricing ends at 4 PM on Monday April 3. (Prices in parenthesis are "pay-at-the-door" registration prices.)

Pre-Registration Fee $30. ___

Total Cost of Meals $ _______________
Number of meals purchased _________

Less: Meal Discount Amount $ _________

Please contact Jennifer Caldeira in the CCB office at 800-221-6359 for amount of meal discount

Total amount $ _________

Your Name: __________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________

Phone Number: _______________________

Email address: _______________________

Are you a CCB member? Yes ___ or No ___

List special requests: ___________________

vegetarian meals: ___________________

(Master Card, Visa, Discover, Amer. Exp. cards accepted):
Card Number: _____-_____-_____-_____
Exp. Date: _______
Zip code where credit card statement goes: _________

Program: Braille: _ Large Print: _ Audio: _

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