Affiliated Blind of Louisiana State Convention 2018

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana

2018 State Convention

September 14th – 15th, 2018

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We welcome you to the 2018 ABL State Convention!  This year we are hosting the event at our ABL Training Center.  Whether you are a long time member of our organization, or this is your first year attending, we are excited that you are joining our ABL Family.  As members of the Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, each one of us gives our personal contribution to the growth of our mission, To Educate our communities about blindness, To Support the ABL Training Center, and To Mentor and serve as mentors for others who are visually impaired, blind, and Deaf-Blind.  Like a family tree, our branches may grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one, together we strengthen Affiliated Blind of Louisiana.

ABL 2018 State Convention

"We Are Family!”



$40.00 Pre-Registration Fee

$50.00 On-Site Registration Fee

(NOTE:  Children 12 and under admitted free)


You can pre-register for $40.00 by filling out the enclosed application and mailing your payment along with any other convention fees by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  After this date, this fee will be raised to $50.00 and will be collected at the registration table at the convention site. 

  • If you pre-register and all fees are paid by August 15, 2018, your name will be placed in a drawing for one free night at the convention hotel!


  • Upon receiving your pre-convention registration application and fees, ABL will send you a receipt for your payment, detailed convention agenda and other valuable information.  Please be watching for this ABL convention packet in your mail box.  This year you can also register online at  All major credit cards are accepted.



    All ABL Convention fees are non-refundable



Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport

702 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.

Lafayette, LA  70508

(337) 234-3700

$79.00 per Night


  • Great Rates, Comfortable Rooms

  • Free Hot Breakfast

  • Mini Refrigerators and microwaves


Room Rates:  $79 per night for singles through quads.  Please make your reservations with the hotel at (337) 234-3700.  When making your reservation, please identify yourself as an ABL Convention Participant.  Rates and availability cannot be guaranteed after August 15, 2018.





This year, ABL is charging a minimal fee of $10 to assist in transportation costs. If you need transportation to Lafayette, we ask that you pay this fee along with your convention registration.  When we see that you have checked off that you need transportation on the convention pre-registration application, we will add your name to a list and call you with bus pick up and drop off locations at least two weeks prior to the event. 


All ABL Convention fees are non-refundable.



ABL Family Reunion


ABL Family, my brothers, sisters, and me!  Come and make memories and share laughter together at this fun and exciting event hosted at the ABL Training Center.  Visit this social complete with a delicious buffet, music, and the annual ABL Auction!


Together is the best place to bee!


Join your ABL family for this year's general session and business meeting.  Learn about the growth of the organization and the innovative programs and services provided by the ABL Training Center.


ABL Family Feud


Be ready to rumble!  Which ABL Chapter will win?  Compete to name the correct answers to ABL trivia questions and win cash and prizes!


Discovering ABL’s Roots and Branches


Because of your ABL membership, our training center has grown throughout the years. Spend your afternoon with a guided tour of the center along with opportunities to join in on sessions on technology for the blind, communication skills, and much more!


You can also look forward to other fun and educational activities like:


  •   Great Vendors and Exhibitors

  •   Special Sessions Giving Tips To Family, Friends, and Volunteers

  •   Low Vision Exams and Product Demonstrations


    If you have any questions, or need more information, please call the ABL State Office at (337) 234-6492 or (800) 319-4444.



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