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Program Information Button2017 Conference Program

We are pleased to present our program agenda.
More detailed information about program sessions can be found below.

Professional Day Program Information – Thursday July 27

Full Conference Program Information – Friday, July 28 – Sunday July, 30


HANDOUTS: there are no paper copies of handouts at conference.  For each session, there is an information sheet with presenter bio information and the presentation abstract.  If the presenter chose to submit handouts, they are immediately following the information sheet for that session.

The electronic handouts are available for download here:

Professional Day Sessions

Professional Day Poster Handouts

Friday, July 28 Sessions

Information Central Handouts

Saturday, July 29 Sessions


Bill BarkeleyKEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are thrilled to announce our 2017 keynote speaker, Bill Barkeley.  Bill, who is deafblind as a result of Usher’s syndrome, is a former Fortune 500 company sales and marketing director who now travels all over the world as an adventurer and public speaker and storyteller. According to his website, Bill’s message, “motivates people to build a bold vision for themselves and not be defined by their disability but by their abilities”.  As an active advocate for those living with deafblindness, he works with a number of disability-related groups.  Bill will share his inspiring story and message about overcoming barriers with his talk, “Taking CHARGE: No Limits” on Friday morning to open the 2017 conference.


Questions?  Contact Lisa Weir, 2017 Program Chair at lisa@chargesyndrome.org