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Reno Convention 2017

June 30, 2017 05:00 pm - July 6, 2017 09:00 pm

EVENT ORGANIZER

  • BPI Programs Committee

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND PROGRAM

Of Blind LGBT Pride International’s 17th Annual Conference & Convention

“Share a winning hand”

www.blindlgbtpride.org

 

June 30 – July 7, 2017

Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Ave.

Sparks, NV 89431

800-648-1177

 

 

Conference & Convention Schedule

 

 

Friday June 30, 2017

 

5:00 PM: DINNER WITH BPI’S BOARD

Take this opportunity to chat about your organization with BPI’s Board of Directors. Let’s toss ideas and plan for BPI’s future in an informal setting.

Meet in BPI Suite

 

10:00 – 11:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

 

: Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

3:30 – 6:30 PM: BPI’S TRIPLE 7 MIXER

Start convention week with a winning combination and your first taste of Reno! our mixer will feature a friendly atmosphere,  space to mingle, and our unique “Hi Sierra” refreshments.

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$22.00 (Convention price)

 

7:00 PM: Opening Ceremony of the 56TH Annual American Council of the Blind (ACB) Conference and Convention

Be there for the excitement and tradition of opening session; entertainment begins at 6:30 PM..

Rose Ballroom

 

10:00 – 11:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

 

Sunday July 2, 2017

 

8:30  AM – 12:00 PM: ACB CONVENTION GENERAL SESSION

Rose Ballroom.

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

1:15 – 2:30 PM: FOR THE WHITE WINE LOVER

Sparkling to woody; dry to sweet!

A Wine Consultant led tasting will give 16 guests an opportunity to learn about, experience and order exclusive, artisan white wines handcrafted and available nowhere else.

The Napa Valley wine tasting lifestyle brought directly to you!

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$20.00 (Convention price)

 

4:15 – 5:30 PM: FOR THE RED WINE LOVER

Lite to oaky; fruity to tannic!

A Wine Consultant led tasting will give up to 16 guests an opportunity to learn about, experience and order exclusive artisan red wines handcrafted and available nowhere else.

The Napa Valley wine tasting lifestyle brought directly to you!

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$20.00 (Convention price)

 

7:00 – 9:00 PM: BPI Business Meeting & Elections

BPI Suite

 

9:00 PM: BPI Caucus

BPI Suite

 

 

Monday July 3, 2017

 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ACB Convention General Session

Rose Ballroom

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

1:15 – 2:30PM: GONG BATH

 

Avilone Starre, Gong Immersion Therapist

Reno Buddhist Center: Where everyone is welcome

Reno, NV

Over 10-years experience in gong meditation!

 

No need to undress! Bathe in the therapeutic sound waves of these ancient instruments. Experience the soothing effects of the gong in the nervous system. This sound meditation promises to relax, rejuvenate, and calm your body and soul.

Central Pacific B

 

$10.00 (Pre-registration price)

$12.00 (Convention price)

 

2:45 – 4:00 PM: TAKE ACTION

 

Holly Welborn, Policy Director

ACLU Nevada

Reno, NV

 

Stand up for what you believe is right!

Join us in learning the most effective ways to uphold our American Civil Liberties. During this workshop, we will speak freely as we devise the best action plan to protect our hard-won rights.

Tahoe Room

 

4:15 – 5:30 PM: MIXED MONDAY: REDS & WHITES

 

Reds & Whites; Best of Both Worlds

A Wine Consultant led wine tasting will give up to 16 guests an opportunity to learn about, experience and order exclusive artisan wines handcrafted and available nowhere else.

The Napa Valley wine tasting lifestyle brought directly to you!

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$20.00 (Convention price)

 

8:00 PM: BPI’S MOVIE NIGHT: MOONLIGHT

 

Enjoy an exclusive audio-description version of the 2017 Best Picture winner! Moonlight charts the life of Chiron across three defining chapters of his life. As a young black man growing up in turbulent Miami, he struggles with his sexuality and family life.

Bonanza C

 

$5.00 (Pre-registration price)

$7.00 (Convention price)

 

10:00 – 11:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

 

Tuesday July 4, 2017

 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ACB Convention General Session

Rose Ballroom

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

1:15 – 2:30 PM: QIGONG MOVEMENT

 

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger, OMD

Reno Alternative Medicine

Reno, NV

Dr. Eichelberger has over 40 years experience practicing and teaching these gentle yet powerful exercises!

 

Bring increased energy, clarity, and balance to your life!  ! These gentle, easy movements have impressive longevity effects. Learn how to incorporate 15min of these powerful exercises to your daily routine, and improve the other 23hr45min of each day!

Central Pacific B

 

$10.00 (Pre-registration price)

$12.00 (Convention price)

 

4:15 – 5:30PM: FOR THE WHITE WINE LOVER

 

Sparkling to woody; dry to sweet!

A Wine Consultant led tasting will give 16 guests an opportunity to learn about, experience and order exclusive, artisan white wines handcrafted and available nowhere else.

The Napa Valley wine tasting lifestyle brought directly to you!

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$20.00 (Convention price)

 

6:00 – 7:15 PM: ALLY APPRECIATION MEET UP DINNER

 

We’d like to extend our appreciation to those allies who have  supported BPI over the years.  Join us for a no-host dinner and allow us the opportunity to just say thanks for your continued interest and ongoing support!

Rosie’s Café

 

10:00 – 11:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

 

Wednesday July 5, 2017

 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ACB Convention General Session

Rose Ballroom

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

1:15 – 2:30 PM: YOGA NIDRA

 

Kimberlee Orenstein, Founding Director, M.S., E-RYT 500

Yoga Loka Reno

Reno, NV

30-years experience in training; Masters degree in Exercise Science; Certified Instructor of the Heart Program

 

Ever been in a deep sleep while still awake? Nidra, meaning sleep, is a deep relaxation form of yoga and a technique to awaken the connection between body, mind, and soul. The benefits of this practice include stress reduction, a more joyful life, and a deeper connection with yourself.

Central Pacific B

 

$10.00 (Pre-registration price)

$12.00 (Convention price)

 

2:45 – 4:00 PM: LIVING IN HARMONY: FAITH & SEXUAL ORIENTATION

 

Join this panel discussion as we explore the intersection between faith and sexual orientation. Our panelists will share their own insight, and we will open the floor for discussion. You will be able to participate with your own questions and thoughts.

Donner Room

 

4:15 – 5:30 PM: FOR THE RED WINE LOVER

 

Lite to oaky; fruity to tannic!

A Wine Consultant led tasting will give up to 16 guests an opportunity to learn about, experience and order exclusive artisan red wines handcrafted and available nowhere else.

The Napa Valley wine tasting lifestyle brought directly to you!

BPI Suite

 

$20.00 (Pre-registration price)

$20.00 (Convention price)

 

10:00 PM: NAUGHTY SPARKS

 

BPI opens the floor for adults wanting to enjoy a welcoming environment and a “no-judgement” space. Discover your naughty sparks, and share as little or as much as you feel comfortable. Laugh and let go as you enjoy tasty nibbles, refreshments, &  fun door prizes!

BPI Suite

 

$10.00 (Pre-registration price)

$12.00 (Convention price)

 

 

Thursday July 6, 2017

 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ACB Convention General Session

Rose Ballroom

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: BPI Suite Drop In

The BPI suite is available to Members and their friends for meeting, relaxing, or just to take a quick break from a busy convention day. Members may bring  in refreshments and are asked to manage their own clean up.

 

1:00 – 5:00 PM: ACB Convention General Session & Elections

Rose Ballroom

 

9:00 PM: LAST DEAL

 

Join us as we bid a fond a due to Reno and look toward St. Louis 2018. Come on and help us wipe out our bar… Everything must go! Who knows? You may encounter a refreshing surprise…!

BPI Suite

 

$8.00 (Pre-registration price)

$10.00 (Convention price)