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2016 Conference - Montreal - Building Bridges

The AEBC's 2016 National Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec, at the Best Western Montreal Downtown Hotel Europa, from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st, 2016.

The AGM committee has been working hard to bring you a conference that you will not soon forget. Full details will be announced as they become available.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters:

  • AMI
  • T-Base Communications
  • MD Support/LowViz Guide
  • eSight Eyewear
  • Bell
  • Armdale Fairview Rockingham Lions Club Halifax

Learn how you or your organization can become a sponsor of the Building Bridges Conference!

Learn how you or your organization can exhibit at the AEBC Vision Assistive Technology and Community Support Exhibition

What we know so far...

  • On Friday, April 29th, from 9am to 4pm, we will host the AEBC Vision Assistive Technology and Community Support Exhibition 2016. This will be an opportunity to bring together people and families affected by vision loss, consumers seeking information about service providers, products or services in the area of vision loss; organizations that have embraced diversity with initiatives to remove access barriers to employees or customers with vision loss; teachers, students and parents looking for accessible solutions in the education setting; and anyone else who is interested in the areas of access, inclusion, independent living, and care-giving.

  • Friday night, there will be a talent show! Enter to show off your talents and win by April 20th, 2016!

  • On Saturday, April 30th, David Lepofsky (Chair of the AODA Alliance) will be our keynote speaker. Mr. Lepofsky will provide an update on Federal and Ontario Campaigns for Accessibility for persons with Disabilities, including Building Bridges to Strengthen Our Campaign.

  • MD Support will be temporarily installing the LowViz indoor navigation throughout the hotel as part of their no cost pilot project.

  • Lunch on Saturday, and morning/afternoon nutrition breaks will be provided to all conference attendees. All meals will be plated, no buffet, exact menus will be decided in March.

  • We are seeking sponsors to provide a free breakfast on Saturday and Sunday!

A sponsored reception Friday evening, special guests, awards, an event Saturday evening, a social media tweet up, ground transportation and information/description of hotel and surroundings, agenda and registration forms are all in the works. Stay tuned!

Things To Do

Accommodation Information

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference-goers. Rooms are available in two flavours:

  • rooms with a standard queen bed are $129.99 plus taxes per night (estimate approximately $150)
  • rooms with two double beds are $139.99 plus taxes per night (estimate approximately $160)

To book your room, contact:

Best Western Montreal Downtown Hotel Europa
1240 Drummond
Montréal, QC H4E 2L4
Phone: 514-866-6492, or 1-888-535-2808

When making your reservation, please be sure to book directly with the hotel and not the Best Western central reservations. Let the hotel know that you are making a reservation under the AEBC guestroom block.

These rooms will be released to the general public after March 28th, 2016, so book early to ensure there is space for you!

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