Important Update about the 2020 Conference and Convention


Due to the ever-changing restrictions involving the Coronavirus and The American Council of the Blind’s concern for everyone's health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Conference and Convention in Schaumburg, IL. This does not mean there won't be a convention. Our team is hard at work developing an engaging and inspiring virtual agenda across a host of interactive and accessible platforms. We will still hold our general sessions, special-interest affiliate, committee and business partner programming.   Vendors will be able to provide information to you about their products.  There will even be a virtual walk, auction and banquet. To make sure you receive the most up to date information, subscribe to our convention announce list by sending a blank email to or contact Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator at, or by phone at (651) 428-


Attention Sponsors, Advertisers and Exhibitors

Changes will be coming soon to sponsor, advertising and exhibitor opportunities as we move to a virtual convention.  You will still be able to reach out and inform a diverse population of virtual attendees about your business and your products.  Stay tuned for more information.


Attention Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the ACB Conference and Convention.  With the cancellation of the 2020 in-person convention, we won't be needing volunteers in Schaumburg, but we will be in Phoenix, AZ in 2021 and hope to see you there!