Registration for the General Assembly will close on 1 June 2016.
After that date, no online registrations will be accepted. Payments made by wire transfer must be received by 3 June 2016. After that date, any unpaid pending registrations will be cancelled.
2016 World Blind Union (WBU) / International Council for Education of
People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) General Assembly takes place
August 18 to 25, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA, and will be sponsored
by the National Federation of the Blind.
WBU/ICEVI 2016 aims to improve the quality of life of those who are
blind and low-vision by providing a common platform on which advocates,
innovators, consumers, and service providers can expand both
intra-regional and international networks, share
information, and learn about new techniques and service models.
WBU/ICEVI 2016 will bring together participants from around the world,
making this an important venue for collaborating and networking around
key blindness issues.
Hello Florida! offers exclusive attraction tickets specifically for WBU/ICEVI General Assembly attendees and their families.
Read the Welcome Letter from the First Vice President of the World Blind Union, Dr. Fredric Schroeder.
full Assembly event will include meetings of the WBU Executive Committee, WBU
General Assembly, ICEVI Paper presentations, joint WBU/ICEVI concurrent
sessions, and the ICEVI General Assembly. More information about the
activities and schedule can be found by visiting WBU General Assembly page: http://www.worldblindunion.org and http://www.icevi.org/wbu.htm.
events listed below include gala tickets. The three types of General Assembly
events that the National Federation of the Blind is sponsoring are as
There are a number of transportation options available to take you to the Rosen Hotel properties. Mears Transportation is providing WBU/ICEVI attendees a discounted rate.
Should you choose to travel with Mears, it is recommended that you book online and pay in advance by visiting https://secure.mearstransportation.com/shuttles/default.aspx?referrer=513956056. You may also print out the Mears Cash Coupon and bring it with you to the Mears service counter.
The 2016 WBU/ICEVI General Assembly will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840
International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The Rosen Centre Hotel
raises the bar in guest service, convenience, and value among Orlando
hotels with its 1,334-room, award-winning convention property. Rosen
Centre Hotel's guests enjoy a wealth of relaxing amenities, including
nine restaurants, an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a
fitness center. Minutes from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and
an hour from the natural beauty of Florida's beaches and forests, the
Rosen Centre Hotel is an ideal location for this assembly.
price per night at the hotel is $125 (US currency) including all taxes.
As part of the registration process, the NFB will be collecting the
hotel fee for the first night. Room reservations will not be taken by
the hotel. Overflow sleeping rooms, if needed, will be at the nearby
Rosen Plaza Hotel.
The main reason to come to Orlando is, of course, the 2016 General Assembly, but most of us will want to do more than meet and work - we will want some time to play and relax. Learn more about the broad range of attractions in and around Orlando, Florida.
WBU/ICEVI 2016 offers a variety of sponsorship and exhibition
opportunities for organizations that want to show support for people who
are blind and low-vision around the world. Various visibility and
promotional opportunities surrounding WBU/ICEVI 2016 are available to
organizations that choose to sponsor this event. For information about
these opportunities, please refer to the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.
Exhibition opportunities are also available for organizations that wish
to participate. For information about these exhibition opportunities,
please refer to the Prospectus.
1, 2016, is the last day for refunds. If paying by credit card, 50 percent will be
refunded back to the credit card used within 24-72 business hours. Wire transfer
refunds will be issued within 60 days after the event is over. This applies to
the first night hotel payment and any of the registration
All transactions are to be completed in US currency only.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEastern Time
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Rosen Centre Hotel9840 International DriveOrlando, Florida 32819USA800-491-9657
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