Join Us For The 2023 Professional Development Conference
We’re very excited to share the news that registration for the 2023 Professional Development Conference is live! This year we have opened registration earlier than usual, so we’re hopeful that means you have more time to plan. Mark your calendars and make your plans to join us in Knoxville, Tennessee this October. Our presenters have been working tirelessly to prepare a whole new set of workshops just for you!
If you’re not familiar with our conferences, we gather together for three full days of training in all skills areas of braille transcription. Our expert committee members prep the whole year developing educational content to teach you how to properly format textbooks, how to use computer-assisted transcription software, how to apply Nemeth code guidelines to UEB, how to start your own business as a transcriber, and a whole lot more.
The conference is open to anyone, and it is appropriate for anyone who does braille transcription in their work.
The three day conference will take place on October 18, 19, and 20, 2023. Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th, and end at 4:00 p.m. on the 20th
This year we’ll be in Knoxville, Tennessee. The host hotel is the Hilton Knoxville located right downtown. All of our workshops and events related to the conference will be onsite at the Hilton Knoxville.
Each day will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session. One change this year is that one of the sessions will be split up, so there will be five 2 1/2 hour sessions, and then two 1 hour workshops for a total of seven workshops instead of six like we’ve done in the past. This allows us to pack in more topics without having to add extra days to the conference.
Though you’ll only be able to attend one workshop from each session, we’ve got the option this year that will allow you to purchase the materials from the entire conference.
This year there are two tiers of registration. With Tier One you get the materials from the workshops that you are registered to attend. With Tier Two you will receive materials from the entire conference.
Tier One – $175.00 per person
Tier One includes your choice of seven workshops over the course of three days. Each Tier One attendee will receive materials electronically (PDF and BRF) for the workshops they are attending.
Tier One registration will cost $175.00 through August 31. On September 1 the cost increases to $200.00. On October 1 the costs increases to $225.00.
Tier Two – $300.00 per person
Tier Two includes your choice of seven workshops over the course of three days. Each Tier Two attendee will receive materials electronically (PDF and BRF) for the entire conference.
Tier Two registration will cost $300.00 through August 31. On September 1 the cost increases to $325.00. On October 1 the costs increases to $350.00.
Note: Pricing listed is for current NBA Members. Non-members will be charged an additional $25.00 on any registration selection.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register please visit this link to be transported to a CVENT website where we’ve developed our registration dashboard. Alternatively, this page has general info regarding the conference including tabs with workshop descriptions and fees.
If you’re registering more than one person, you’ll need to register each person individually, but you can add them to your group so you’ll only need to make one transaction. If you’re paying offline, please register and submit your Purchase Order or check as soon as possible.
Presenters: Please remember to register for the workshops that you are presenting! We need to be able to count you in that room.
You may find more info about the conference on this page of our site as it becomes available.
If you are a vendor or business who is interested in being involved with the conference, please contact Chris Clemens in our office. We’ve developed some different sponsorship opportunities from previous years that will allow your brand to be out in front of our attendees. We would be very grateful for your involvement in any capacity!
If you’ve got questions or need assistance, please contact our office with this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.