Counting Down to Our National Convention

By Anna Briggs

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By now, you will have received information about registering for our 2019 National Convention. If you’ve missed this, you can find everything you need to know, including the program, on our National Convention event page.

Keynote Speaker Announced

Aira will be present in more ways than one at this year’s Convention. The organisation has already arranged for our venue to be an Aira Access Location for the weekend, allowing guests to trial the service free of charge during the event.

Now, we’re excited to announce that Aira CEO, Suman Kanuganti, will be joining us in person to speak about the revolutionary service, about independence, and artificial intelligence.

Thank You

BCA would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who provided input into the program, whether it be by offering topic suggestions, voting on topics, or expressing interest in session participation. We have done our best to ensure that the chosen topics are reflected in the program.

We’d also like to thank those of you who nominated people for one of our awards recognising the contributions of members of our community. These will be presented during the sit-down dinner on Saturday evening. Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted recommendations for discussion regarding issues directly impacting people who are blind or vision impaired, or the functioning of the organisation. These recommendations will be discussed during the Convention.

The Program

The Program for this year’s convention has now been released. Sessions will cover:

  • Audio Description;
  • The NDIS and My Aged Care;
  • Living with multiple disabilities;
  • The future of work, and what it means for people who are blind or vision impaired;
  • Blindness services in the 21st Century;
  • The many faces of independence;
  • Life hacks for health and wellness;
  • And much more!

For session times and more details, please see the full program on the Convention page.

Registrations for this year’s Convention close on March 15. You’ve still got time to book yourself a ticket, but what are you waiting for?! Register now: www.bca.org.au/conv2019/

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