2022 Virtual Conference News – Canceled

Sadly, we have come to the decision as an organization that we must cancel the option to attend our upcoming conference virtually. We will still be hosting our in-person event as planned. The only change to this year’s conference is that there won’t be a virtual option. As an organization, we are always trying to…

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Join Us for the 2022 NBA Professional Development Conference!

We haven’t been able to gather together in person for a conference since 2019, so we are extra excited to announce that registration for the 2022 NBA Professional Development Conference is now live! This year there are some considerable differences from our previous conferences, so be sure to read through for all the information before…

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CANCELED: 2021 Professional Development Conference

We are deeply disappointed to deliver the news that we are canceling our upcoming Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This decision did not come easily and is a result of ever-increasing complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that we miss all of you, we want to see you, and that it saddens…

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Join Us In San Antonio!

The annual NBA Professional Development Conference is the highlight of our year. For three days transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gather in workshops taught by leading experts from around North America. Last year, of course, we had to pivot last minute and present the experience online. This year, we’re simply enamored to be…

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It’s Conference Time!

Nearly six months of planning are about to conclude as we officially begin our week-long virtual 2020 Professional Development Conference! Many of you are already registered, and by doing so you’ve helped contribute to a record setting year for us. This is the first time we’ve ever even contemplated a virtual conference, so we’ve tried…

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Conference Registration Has Begun!

If you’ve been waiting to get yourself registered for this year’s conference, you don’t have to wait any longer. We’ve just opened up the registration process for the whole week. You can now secure your seat in any of the workshops in this year’s virtual conference that you’d like to attend. If you’re just learning…

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Announcing the 2020 Professional Development Conference Schedule

As promised, we’ve been working around the clock to make this year’s virtual conference in November as special as possible. The conference this year will be an entire week because we’re conducting one workshop at a time, rather than simultaneously. If you’re just hearing about the conference for the first time, you’ll want to check…

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It’s True. We’re Having A Conference In 2020!

There have been some rumors floating around that maybe this year we would have a conference after all. Some have heard that it would be done virtually so people could attend from anywhere. There are also rumors that the week-long conference would be free to attend. Those are all true. It’s really happening! For those…

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Update On Our 2020 Professional Development Conference

Many of you have reached out asking for an update about our 2020 Professional Development Conference scheduled to take place this November in San Antonio, Texas. Regarding our conference, please note this message from Cindi Laurent, President of the National Braille Association. The NBA board has been considering all of the options regarding our fall…

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Thank You For Helping To Make The 2019 Silent Auction A Success!

Each year during our Professional Development Conference we host a Silent Auction. For one-and-a-half days during the conference, attendees outbid one another on an array of items donated from individuals and organizations. All of the proceeds raised during the Silent Auction directly support our efforts to provide educational services to transcribers and teachers of the…

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