2020 CONFERENCE Session DESCRIPTION
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.
WELCOME: Come TOGETHER for this opening session to learn about our Association and details of this year’s conference, including earning 15.5 CEUs, networking with 48 incredible EXHIBITORS in our industry, participating in our exclusive, one-of-a-kind Experince Room featuring The Blind Cafe (Wed/Thur). Enjoy a friendly game of poker at our Foundation Poker Tournament, and cheer on our Award winners at our Annual Awards Celebration MC'ed by Lin Sue Cooney, Hospice of the Valley.