2022 Annual Conference & Expo

2022 Arizona LeadingAge 

Annual Conference & Expo

May 18 - May 20, 2022

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Scottsdale, Arizona

Experience Room: The Blind Café (2 CEUs)

2 Sessions on Thursday, May 19


Fee: $20

Welcome to The Blind Café Experience, an award-winning positive social impact discussion, food tasting, and music experience all held in 100% darkness - no blindfolds!

You'll be challenged to socially engage as you participate in a tasting experience, participate in a social impact discussion, and experience an intimate music concert in 100% darkness.

Featuring Music in the Dark by Guest Performing Artists: Dango Rose (of Elephant Revival) + Richie Flores + Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra

Your ticket includes:

  • You will be greeted with a dark chocolate social during the reception period.
  • A fixed special mystery tasting menu. You'll experience different options within a seasonal fall menu designed to open up your senses. Please identify any additional food allergies on your ticket order form!
  • A positive social impact Q&A with our legally blind ambassadors.
  • An intimate live music listening experience with Blind Cafe Performing Songwriters, Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra

The Blind Café is a social impact experience that uses the concept of social engagement in 100% darkness that profoundly impact people's social perspective. The Blind Café works for positive social change by creating and embracing ground-breaking and innovative ideas that identify problems in society and then work proactively to create scalable and sustainable solutions in the dark.  When we lose our sight entirely at The Blind Cafe, there is a relinquishing of control that must happen. The attendees don't have their cell phones to habitually check every few minutes, they have to trust in their fellow attendees and our blind staff to navigate through the experience.

The attendees have to learn to listen better, be more acute with their presence in the moment, and dig deeper inside themselves to communicate with each other. All their little habitual habits are interrupted and there is a window there while they are in the dark to touch in on a different way of relating to their world.

Arizona LeadingAge is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. 

3877 N. 7th Street, Ste. 280, Phoenix, Arizona 85014, 602.230.0026

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