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Call for Presentation Proposals Spring 2021

VSA is currently accepting presentation proposals for its spring 2021 virtual conference until Feb. 12, 2021. Attendance at the VisionServe Alliance Executive Leadership Conference is open to any and all leaders in the field of blindness, low vision, and visual impairments. The Conference Committee is especially but not exclusively interested in proposals on the following subjects:

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  • Innovative program ideas
  • Innovative fundraising ideas including running virtual fundraising events
  • Facilitating culture change towards more diversity or other Diversity/Equity/Inclusion topic presentations
  • Team Building and ensuring your employees’ mental health
  • Remote service delivery especially mental health and delivery to rural communities
  • Designing accessible programs at your organization (internally and externally)

Guidelines: Because presentations will be pre-recorded, presenters should be comfortable presenting virtually. Please include links to previous virtual presentations if possible. Please also include the following:

  • Name(s) of presenter(s) (Panel discussions will be considered) along with title and email:
  • Title of proposed presentation (100 characters or less):
  • Description of presentation (500 characters or less):
  • Attach headshot and bio for all presenters
  • Include online links to relevant media

Submit your proposal: Email to info@visionservealliance.org with the subject line: ELC 2021 PRESENTATION PROPOSAL. Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 by 5pm CST. If your proposal is not selected for this event, it may also be considered for an additional VSA virtual event.

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CEO Summit 2021

CEO Summit at VisionServe Alliance - reconnect, refresh, renew

Location: Albuquerque, NM at Hotel Chaco

Dates: Sept. 26-29, 2021 (Sun-Wed)
Who should attend: CEOs and Executive Directors of organizations serving the blind and visually impaired. This event will focus on executive-level connection, reflection, and will center around a focused theme or area. 

We will be meeting together once again for an exciting CEO summit in the fall of 2021. This year, we will focus the entire summit on a central focus with learning opportunities dedicated to the topic at hand. This event will be the first major event together for VisionServe Alliance members since the start of the pandemic. You DO NOT want to miss out. See you all this fall!

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Executive Leadership Conference – Spring 2021

Dates: April 27 – 29, 2021 (Tues-Thurs)

Registration is now open! Check out the agenda, see who is attending, and learn more now! Join us at the Executive Leadership Conference hosted by VisionServe Alliance April 27-29. Meet hundreds of leaders in the field of blindness, low vision, and visual impairments for this three-day conference focused on networking, learning, and collaboration. Gain CEU credits, expand your network, and learn how to make a bigger impact in 2021. Watch your inbox and the conference page for when registration goes live. 
Keynote speakers:

  • Vu Le, internationally-known and experienced keynote speaker and nonprofit leader – A Time for Boldness: Unlocking Nonprofit Full Power to Advance Justice
  • Kevin O’Connor, CSP, LCPC, LMFT, CCMHC – Apart and Together Then Apart Again! The Challenge of Cooperation
  • Tai Tomasi, Director, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion at APH – The Myth of Functionality: COVID-19 and The Vindication of Universal Design