Attend a VisionServe Alliance Conference – the best way to network and stay up to date with developments in our field

Why come to a VisionServe Alliance conference?  Click HERE to read some reasons from previous attendees.

Upcoming Events:

VSA CEO Summit 2023 logo, tagline is Celebrating Innovation. Presented in Partnership with Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

VSA CEO Summit

March 26 – 29, 2023

Location: Austin, Texas

Venue: Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

Address: 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

VisionServe Alliance announces its 6th CEO Summit will be held next spring in Austin, Texas. Begun in 2016 with an inaugural event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the VSA CEO Summit is specifically geared for CEOs and Executive Directors of organizations serving the blind and visually impaired. This event focuses on facilitating connections, time for reflection, and strategic planning for executive leaders in our field.

Chief Executives are welcome to bring leadership team staff and members of their board to attend the Summit if they wish.

Note: Registration is now closed, but you can add your name to the waitlist in case a spot becomes available.

Here are some of the exciting things to look forward to at this year’s CEO Summit:

  • two half-day workshops with leadership experts Jamie Notter on “Creating a Culture of Innovation” and Kelli Vrla on “Hit the Reset Button – Innovate Through Today’s Challenges with Creative Ways to Engage You and Your Teams.”
  • Strategic discussion on Public Policy facilitated by the Honorable Lance Robertson who served as the 5th US Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of the HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Networking with your peers throughout the day during breaks, lunches, and a Dine Around at downtown Austin’s top restaurants
  • An agenda built around executive connection and high-level training
  • Beautiful accommodations for you and your guest, should you choose to bring one.
  • Optional visit and tour of the Travis Association for the Blind Austin Lighthouse.

Here are some of the key networking activities that will be offered:

  • Day One: Optional Pre-Summit tours, guest arrival and check-in followed by the Welcome Reception
  • Days Two and Three: Workshops, Networking meals, a Dine-Around, and a final night awards dinner event
  • Day Four: A morning session and optional visit to the Austin Lighthouse or New CEO Bootcamp (limited enrollment) followed by Summit wrap-up

New this year – Optional New CEO Bootcamp

A primer on the history, important issues and stakeholders in the field of blindness and low vision for CEOs new (3 years or less in your position) to our field. Facilitated by Sylvia Stinson Perez and Lee Nasehi. Includes a networking lunch. (Limited space available; additional charge to participate)

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors: Interested in Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities? Click here to download the information.

Note: Registration is now closed, but you can add your name to the waitlist in case a spot becomes available.

Thank you to our CEO Summit Sponsors:

Previous Conference:

Executive Leadership Conference 2022

Venue: Westin Tampa Waterside Hotel

April 3-6, 2022

Address: 725 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Thank you to all who attended VisionServe Alliance’s 2022 Executive Leadership Conference in Tampa! We hope you enjoyed the exceptional learning and networking sessions on topical issues and specific learning sessions for CEOs, Program, and Administrative staff. 

The Attendee Hub will remain open for 60 days post-event until June 11th. There, registrants can access the session recordings, handouts, PowerPoints, virtual exhibitor booths and chat with other attendees.

Virtual Tickets are available to purchase to watch the session recordings and earn CEUs. Visit the Registration website (button below) and click on the Register Now button to purchase a Virtual Ticket.

Thanks for making this year’s event a success! We look forward to seeing you at in 2023! Dates and location will be announced this summer.

Become A Sponsor

The VSA ELC offers professional development, networking opportunities, and fun and is expected to draw hundreds of our member leaders and their staff.

Here are some reasons why you should be a Sponsor:

  • Valuable year-round access to the decision-makers
  • Effective lead generation
  • In-person and online engagement opportunities
  • First in-person meeting in 2 years!

Contact Wendy Hymes for questions about sponsorships at or 314-257-0530.