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2022 Convention

WCB: Breaking Through the Storm

The 2022 WCB convention will be Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, hosted by United Blind of Seattle and Clark County Council of the Blind.  Online registration rates are $35 for WCB members and $50 for non members, through October 10.

Get ready to connect, learn, laugh, share, and have a great time with friends both old and new.  Your convention committee has been working hard to bring you interesting and timely topics for Friday sessions and our state agencies will give updates on Saturday, as well as our national ACB representative and everyone’s favorite job panel.  Online registration for attendees will end October 10.  Click this link if you want to see the current convention schedule:

Click this link if you’re ready to register: register now for the 2022 convention.

Vendor registration ends September 30 – click this link to participate the exhibits on Friday, October 28: fill out the vendor registration form.

One on One Technology Training with Al Yardley

Friday, October 28, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only
In person sessions will fill up quickly, so don’t delay! You must be registered for the convention as an in person attendee prior to requesting a time. Contact Al directly to schedule by calling (253) 223-2069 or emailing him at accesstechnology@q.com.

Already registered? Next step, hotel reservation

WCB rate is guaranteed through October 10, 2022.  The room rate per night for single/double occupancy is $112, with taxes and fees adding approximately $16 per night.  The WCB rate is available to convention attendees from October 26 to October 30, 2022, allowing for flexibility in your travel schedule.

Personalized Online Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/WCB22

Telephone Reservations: call the toll-free reservation number at (800) 222-TREE, or (800) 222-8733 and reference the group code WCB or the group name Washington Council of the Blind.

Join the 2022 Showcase of Talent

In person convention attendees are invited to share their gifts with our WCB family in the 2022 Showcase of Talent which will commence after the Saturday banquet concludes. Those wishing to apply must contact Frank Cuta before October 15. Material must be family friendly and each performance should not exceed 4 minutes, including introduction. Spaces are limited, so call Frank at (509) 967-2658 to sign up early!

WCB Fundraising Auction October 22

The new hybrid convention format is allowing us to expand our fundraising horizons.  Don’t miss our lively auction Saturday, October 22 on Zoom (before we convene at the DoubleTree).  If you wish to donate items, they must be received by Lisa George no later than October 1.

At the convention, we will be holding two raffles, one for WCB members only and one open to the public.  More details will be available at the convention.

Mission of the Washington Council of the Blind

Washington Council of the Blind is committed to promoting opportunity, equality and independence within the blind and visually impaired community through education, public awareness, and advocacy.

Statewide chapters keep you connected

With eighteen chapters and special interest affiliates, WCB has many opportunities for local activities and advocacy.  Make your voice heard.  To find a chapter near you visit our Chapters page or call 800-255-1147.

Join WCB online today or find a chapter near you

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