MAB 2018 Annual Convention

Annual Convention

The Montana Association for the Blind's state convention will be October 5-7 in Bozeman, MT. The convention will be held at the Comfort Inn located at:

1370 N. 7th Ave. Bozeman, MT

Call the Comfort Inn: (406) 587.2322

Note: Room rates will be $93 plus applicable fees.

More Information

Vendor table fees will be $40, plus each additional table $20.

Note: We will be able to host 12 vendors in this space. If you know of vendors, please have them contact. Todd Fahlstrom: Phone - (406) 600-7548 Or via Email -

MAB convention "Dare to Dream" Oct. 5-7, 2018 DRAFT SCHEDULE as of July 1


Friday - Oct. 5
9-1:00  MAB Board meeting
1:00    Hotel check-in
1:00    Vendor set-up
2-6:00  Conference registration
2-4:00  Chapter Presidents' meeting - board room 
2:30-4:00 Breakout session Adaptive water exercises in hotel pool led by Ms. Amber Waters of Eagle Mount
4:15-6:00     Dinner (Pizza/darts)

for those not interested in pizza/darts: dinner on your own
4:15-6:00  Parent session
5:30-6:30 Vendor reception
6:30-7 MAB opening session welcome
7:00-9:30 LIVE AUCTION
9-10:00 Counting votes

Saturday - Oct. 6
6-8     Breakfast front lobby
7:30-10:30am conference registration open
8am-8:00pm silent auction open
8:00am-4:00pm       Vendor booths open
9:00-11:30      Business meeting
10:30-10:45     Coffee break
12-1:15 lunch with speaker (Allan Peterson - bionic eye)
1:30-2:45 Break out session 1
        Session A: Non-24 sleep disorder
        Session B Lighting - what's right for you
2:45-3:00       Coffee break
3:00-4:15 break out session 2
        Session A ("the doctor is in", including Foundation Fighting Blindness - research, and a talk on Charles Bonnet syndrome)
        Session B Technology & products for the blind (Mon Tech)

5:30-7:30 LUAU (Hawaiian clothing encouraged)
     Speaker banquet (Vince Ulstad)     

     MAB awards
8:00 silent auction closes

Sunday Oct. 7
6-8     Breakfast front lobby
8:30-9:15 Memorial service
9:30-11 Convention wrap-up, install officers 

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