Youth Services at WCB Convention

The winners of the WCB Scholarships pose with the Scholarship committee chair at a WCB annual convention.DSB is proud to partner with the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) to offer special youth driven content at WCB’s 2019 Convention. 

The Washington Council of the Blind is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting opportunity, equality, and independence in the blind community through education, public awareness, and advocacy. WCB is a diverse statewide consortium of local chapters committed to fostering lifestyles that reflect participation, productivity, independence, and dignity. The WCB convention is a fun-filled, educational, and impactful event boasting presentations on advocacy, employment, recreation, exercise, hobbies, technology, and community involvement. Truly something for everyone!

This event presents a special opportunity for students to learn from adults who are blind and visually impaired. Students, who may not often get the chance to speak to visually impaired adults and ask them about their life and career journeys, will get the chance by attending this event and will leave the event feeling inspired and motivated to continue working towards their life and career goals.

DETAILS

When

October 25 - 26, 2019 

Where 

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 Pacific Highway South
Seattle, WA 98188

Who 

Blind and Low Vision students, ages 14 - 21 and a family member.

Convention attire

Conference rooms can be chilly; bring a light jacket, blazer, or sweater. Wear comfortable shoes.

Registration Costs 

DSB will provide convention registration for students. Dinner on Friday and breakfast and Lunch on Saturday will be provided. DSB will provide convention registration for parents/chaperones who are interested in participating in convention activities with their child.

Travel & Lodging

This event is offered to students statewide. Travel assistance and overnight lodging may be available for families traveling more than 50 miles. Students under 18 must have a parent chaperone in order to stay at the hotel. Depending on availability, students 18 and over may be assigned a same sex roommate.

If travel or lodging assistance are needed please contact Janet George at 206-906-5530 as soon as possible to discuss arrangements.

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 
Return form to Janet George at janet.george@dsb.wa.gov or call 206-906-5530 for more information.

WCB Convention Attendance

The WCB Convention takes place throughout Friday with vendors in the exhibit hall from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and programming with an array of breakout sessions throughout the day. As a registered attendee, you may choose to take part in any of these but would be on your own for meals until the Friday night social. You can learn more about the entire WCB Convention by visiting www.wcbinfo.org.

SCHEDULE 

Friday, October 25 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  -  Registration

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  -  Welcome Social 
Including dinner, icebreaker games, and door prizes

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  -  Escape Room

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  -  Microsoft Gaming Station

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  -  Showcase of Talent

Note:  The Escape Room is exclusively for the youth; however, the Showcase of Talent and the Gaming Station are open to all WCB Convention attendees.

Saturday, October 26

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  -  Breakfast with the WCB membership

8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  -  Breakout Sessions

  • Employment Panel
  • Accessible Reading Options

11am – 12:00 p.m.  -  Labeling Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  -  Lunch

  • Parents Lunch with Julie Brannon and Holly Turri
  • Youth Lunch with invited WCB members

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  -  Afternoon Program
with Linda Wilder and Keiko Namekata

2:45 p.m.  -  WCB Closing Session

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Please complete the Youth Services at WCB Information and Registration form and return it to Janet George at janet.george@dsb.wa.gov by the registration deadline.  Call Janet at 206-906-5530 for more information.

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