The planning for the 2016 ICEVI General Assembly that will once again be held in cooperation with the World Blind Union (WBU) and being hosted by the National Federation of the Blind (USA) is well underway. This article provides the important information about the Assembly that will help you in your own planning.
The full Assembly event will take place from Thursday, August 18 to Thursday, August 25th, 2016.
It should be noted that these dates include the entire Assembly event comprising the following:
- Thursday August 18 – WBU Executive meeting and other WBU
- Pre-Assembly committee meetings
- Friday August 19 – Monday August 22 – WBU General Assembly
- Monday August 22 – ICEVI Paper presentations (ICEVI will also join the plenary for the WBU GA closing ceremonies)
- Tuesday August 23 – Wednesday August 24 – Joint WBU/ICEVI concurrent sessions
- Thursday August 25 – ICEVI General Assembly
The Assembly event will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, which has been used for a number of years by the NFB to hold its annual conventions.
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
All Assembly events and accommodations will be located in the same venue, which makes it very convenient for everyone. The hotel is well laid out and easy to get around; there are also lots of restaurants, some shopping and other attractions close by and it is very easy to walk on the footpaths around the hotel area. The NFB was also able to negotiate a very favourable room rate for us at about $125 USD per night per room, including all taxes. Please note, meals are not included in the room rate but the hotel has very good food service and there are lots of low cost options close by for breakfast and other meals.
The registration fees are similar to those charged in 2012; however it should be noted that lunches are not included in the fees although arrangements will be made for reasonable cost options for purchase. The fees are as follows:
WBU General Assembly
- Delegate $350
- Observer $300
- Guide/Interpreter $250
- Accompanying Person $300
ICEVI Events & Assembly
- Delegate $300
- Observer $250
- Guide/Interpreter $200
- Accompanying Person $250
Attendance at WBU & ICEVI
- Delegate $600
- Observer $500
- Guide/Interpreter $400
- Accompanying Person $500
We do hope that this information summary is helpful to you. We will plan to provide you with an update within each E-News and The Educator. For specific information, please feel free to contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference website will be available soon for doing online registration and we shall provide the address of the website and also create a link to the conference site through the websites of ICEVI and the WBU.