Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
September 14th – 15th,
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
ABL 2018 State
"We Are Family!”
$40.00 Pre-Registration Fee
$50.00 On-Site Registration Fee
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
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 www.affiliatedblind.org. All major credit cards are accepted.
Convention fees are non-refundable
by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.
$79.00 per Night
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.
BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
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
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!
is the best place to bee!
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.
ready to rumble! Which ABL Chapter will
win? Compete to name the correct answers
to ABL trivia questions and win cash and prizes!
ABL’s Roots and Branches
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
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
have any questions, or need more information, please call the ABL State Office
at (337) 234-6492 or (800) 319-4444.