Working age adults will benefit from a remarkable set of programs Including:
Take Charge: Strategies for Success
It’s More than just about a paycheck! – Whether you are pursuing your first job or you have been in your career for thirty years, this Saturday afternoon seminar is for you. In a competitive job market, learn about the tools that will empower you to take the next step toward achieving the career you want! Through interactive engagement, you will hear from presenters and other participants about their secrets for Success. By taking an active role in securing your first job or advancing in your career, learn how to become the indispensable employee! Explore strategies to position yourself to become the employer if that is your dream!
Social media Introduction or Advanced Seminar
Sign up for one of two Social Media Seminars for beginners or advanced users. Danielle Trevino, Coordinator of Social Media and Member Engagement at our national headquarters will lead these interactive sessions to help participants take advantage of Facebook and Twitter. Pre-registration for these sessions is required and seating is limited.
Microsoft, Apple, and Google – O My!
Christopher O’Meally, Chair
The battle of the Technology giants is real, but which one will you pick? Join a host of presenters at this Friday afternoon seminar as they help you dive into all of the major operating systems across computers and mobile devices.
Back to Basics: Dating, Relationships, and Culture:
Uricka Harrison and Deepa Goraya, Co-Chairs
This Friday afternoon seminar will explore a variety of topics surrounding blindness and its intersection between dating, relationships, and culture. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we will cover dating as a blind person, challenges and experiences with dating a blind person versus a sighted person, marriage and parenting as a blind person, issues surrounding blindness and culture and how that affects how you view blindness and how it is perceived by others, how culture and blindness affect your dating life and relationships, experiences using online dating sites, dating as a blind senior, experiences with traveling as a blind individual with your sighted or blind partner.
Blind Parents: Raising Kids as a Blind Parent
Jessica Reed and C .J. Fish, Moderators
This Saturday luncheon will be a discussion to address the techniques blind parents are using to raise their children throughout all facets of life. Come with your questions and our panelists will be ready to answer them.
The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia convention combines excellent networking with positive blind role models, fellowship with old and new friends across the Commonwealth, and some of the best presentations on topics important to the blind of Virginia.
The cutoff date for hotel rooms and pre-registration is October 18 .
Please join us in Virginia Beach.