The 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference in Phoenix

We would like to welcome you to attend the 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference!

Each fall, braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gather for three days of training on Unified English Braille, Textbook formatting, Nemeth, and much more. The conference provides an opportunity for accessible media producers to learn face-to-face from leading experts in braille on an array of topics.


Our conferences are designed to provide learning opportunities for those who transcribe and proofread braille. Each workshop is written to assist transcribers, teachers of the visually-impaired, and proofreaders. People travel from all over North America to learn face-to-face from leading experts about the latest braille transcription codes and how best to apply them in their work.


As we move the conference from year to year, it allows our attendees to experience different parts of the country. This year our 2019 Professional Development Conference will take place in Phoenix, Arizona. Our host hotel is the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, a resort facility with restaurants, a spa, and outdoor activities.

(Note: During the afternoon session on Friday, November 1, we will be transported to the Foundation for Blind Children. All other sessions will take place at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.)


The conference will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 and conclude on Friday, November 1, 2019.


Advanced paid registration is required to attend the conference. We’ve developed an online registration tool to assist you in selecting options and registering to join us in Phoenix.

If you would like more detailed information on pricing, the agenda, and to register as a conference attendee, please use this link.

If you are a company or organization and would like to have a presence in our Vendor Hall, sponsor the event, or place an advertisement in the conference program, please use this link.