2016 Student Summit Bulletin

Full Steam Ahead

The Washington Council of the Blind 2016 Student Summit

When: November 4, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel

3201 S. 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 241-2000

Come join us on a journey of discovery as you barrel down the track of independence. Meet other students from all over the state who, like you, are looking toward the future. Enjoy a fun-filled day of learning about various technologies, different options after high school, a hands-on gaming lab, an exciting exhibit hall full of items on display, how to become involved with outdoor recreation, information about employment, meeting new friends, and much, much more!

If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 and/or a high school student, this program is for you! The cost is $50 and includes your registration, t-shirt, and meals (lunch and dinner). If cost is a concern, we encourage you to speak with your regional Youth Service Specialist through Department of Services for the Blind who is prepared to assist you.

Eastern Washington:
Debbie Brown

Pierce County south:
Laura Ozios-Townsend

King County North:
Janet George
Cell: 206.452.9475

Your parent or another adult approved by your parent, such as a teacher or grandparent must remain at the hotel throughout this event. Chaperoning adults are invited to take part in some or all of the WCB state convention to learn about the various programs and services available for people who are blind, as well as hear from successful, blind adults. Have them read the Convention Bulletin for details about the convention and to register.

On the Friday evening following the Student Summit, there will be a Showcase of Talent as part of the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) state convention. Although you are welcome to take part as a performer or in the audience, this takes place after the Summit’s conclusion, so a chaperoning adult must attend as well.

The WCB convention continues on through Saturday, November 5, concluding with the banquet that night. All are welcome to stay for the entire convention. The complete registration rate which includes up to five meals is an additional $45 ($95 total) and the room rate at the hotel is $99 (plus tax) per night. Your Youth Service Specialist is prepared to assist with this as well.

To register for the 2016 Student Summit, please click here for the registration form.

For parents wishing to register for the WCB state convention, please click here for the convention registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Allison lori.allison2002@gmail.com 253-537-4428.

Click here for the registration form