Fwd: [Audio-tips] Fwd: A Conference We Can ALL Attend
- Hi everyone.
Apologies for any cross posting, but some may be interested in checking out
this conference for those with impaired vision.
>-------- Original Message --------
>Date: Fri, 27 May 2005
>From: Dan Roberts <director@...>
>Every time I attend a low vision conference or exposition, I wish I
>could somehow take all of you with me. There is no better way to learn
>and to meet people with interests common to ours. To attend one of
>those events, however, is expensive, and transportation is often
>difficult to arrange.
>Finally, here is one we can all attend together, and we can do it
>through our computers. After learning about it during this past week
>(thanks to one of my organization's professional advisors, Dr. Lylas
>Mogk), I have become so enthused that MD Support has now become one of
>the sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters. I hope you will keep reading
>this message and plan to meet us there. Remember, none of us will have
>to leave our homes or spend any money, but we will still be able to
>attend exhibits and presentations just like the real thing (and there
>will even be a live concert by Pat Boone, which may be more interesting
>to us elderly MD people than you youngsters on RPList <smile>).
>This first-ever online conference is called the Virtual Low Vision
>Expo, and it runs from June 8th to 11th. Here is more detailed
>information from OcuSource, the main sponsor of the event:
>- Presentations are web-cast by industry experts on various blindness
>and low vision topics.
>- Exhibitors and presenters from all across the country, as well as
>- Medical professionals hall - doctors, therapists, trainers all can
>- Exhibit booths with live presentations using our web-conferencing
>tool from TalkingCommunities
>- A "Cafe" - pop in for a cup of coffee (check it out!)
>- Thousands of dollars of give-aways at the daily drawings, and a Grand
>Prize Drawing on Saturday.
>- A keynote address by motivational speaker Jim Stovall.
>- Nightly entertainment - Enjoy an evening with Pat Boone! That's
>right - April Love.... State Fair... THAT Pat Boone!
>- Great for staff training, consumers, vision care professionals!
>Here is where you can check out all the exhibitors, presentation
>topics, and presenters who will be at the Expo (MD Support and other
>recent arrivals will be listed soon):
>Please tell everyone about this. It is a brand new idea whose time has
>come, and I'm excited (maybe you could tell) about the possibilities it
>holds for all of us.
>Dan Roberts, Director
>Macular Degeneration Support
>web site: http://www.mdsupport.org
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