PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Professional Development Conferences are held in the  fall of each year in various cities in the United States. These conferences are the sites for workshops which enable participants to improve their skills and learn more about braille code revisions, new techniques, software, hardware, and production equipment. Social functions offer the additional stimulation of informal visits with NBA members, members of other organizations, and agencies.

JOIN US IN SAN ANTONIO!

After two years of COVID precautions preventing an in-person conference, we are very excited to be with you all again face-to-face in 2022! For those that are new to our conference, the quick info to know is that we'll producing three full days of workshops designed to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired get a better understanding of how best to produce accessible media.

For those of you who have been to our conferences in the past, this year we are changing a few things, so be sure to look closely at all the info and contact us with any questions.

 

WHEN

The conference will take place from 9:00a to 4:30p on November 2, 3 and 4, 2022.
Additionally, there will be a dinner tour on Tuesday, November 1 for those who are interested.

 

WHERE

Our host hotel this year is the
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, 78205

THIS YEAR YOU'VE GOT OPTIONS

In-Person Registration

Join us live and in-person in San Antonio, Texas with four different registration options.

Tier One

Tier One Event Registration includes your choice of six workshops over the course of three days. Each attendee will receive a flash drive that includes the materials for the selected workshops.

Tier One with Banquet

Tier One Event Registration includes your choice of six workshops over the course of three days. Each attendee will receive a flash drive that includes the materials for the selected workshops. This Registration Option also includes the Banquet that will be taking place on Thursday evening.

Tier Two

Tier Two Event Registration includes your choice of six workshops over the course of three days. Each attendee will receive a flash drive that includes the materials for the selected workshops, as well as all of the other workshops.

Tier Two with Banquet

Tier Two Event Registration includes your choice of six workshops over the course of three days. Each attendee will receive a flash drive that includes the materials for the selected workshops, as well as all of the other workshops. This Registration Option also includes the Banquet that will be taking place on Thursday evening.

REGISTER

To register use this link to be transported to the CVENT website where you'll enter your information, select your materials format, and select your workshops.

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Sponsors

National Braille Association would like to thank these proud sponsors for their generous support with the virtual 2020 Professional Development Conference.

MARY ARCHER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Mary Archer Scholarship Fund is used to provide scholarships equal to the amount of the cost of registration to those attending an NBA conference for the first time. Only current NBA members qualify to receive the grant.

There will be a maximum of two scholarships offered for any one conference and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. We ask that those of you who already have the benefit of your employer or other resource paying for your conference registration forego applying. This will leave the scholarship funds available for those who pay registration with personal funds.

To help fund this process, please send checks to the National Braille Association and mark them for the Mary Archer Scholarship Fund.

To apply for this scholarship, please find an application in your most current Bulletin and submit to our office.