ACB Sparks Success

The 56th ACB Conference and Convention will take place from June 30 to July 7, 2017, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada. 
Approximately 1,000 blind and visually impaired people are expected to attend this conference from across the United States and from many foreign countries.  Countless others will listen to selected broadcasts from the conference on ACB's internet radio service.  Still others will read the conference program and newspaper from the ACB website and on ACB email lists.  Included among these participants will be blind entrepreneurs, students, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, attorneys, musicians, parents and grandparents.  There will be people looking for work and people who use all kinds of adaptive technology; people who are interested in large print, recorded, digital and braille products; elderly people who are just learning to live with vision loss; and young people attending college and just starting new careers.

The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV

All convention activities and sleeping rooms will be at the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada.  All guest rooms have complimentary Internet. The entire hotel is smoke free.
Hotel Information: Room rates at the Nugget Casino Resort are $89 (single or double) with an additional $10.00 per person for up to four guests per room. Room tax (currently 13.5 percent) plus tourism tax ($2.00 per day per room) will be added to your room charge.  When you make your reservation one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card
Room rates include the resort fee consisting of:

  • Round-trip airport shuttle to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guestrooms
  • Daily complimentary bottled water, 2 bottles per room per day
  • Unlimited use of the year-round Atrium Pool
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
  • Full service concierge
  • Valet and self-parking in the secured covered parking structure

Make telephone reservations by calling (800) 648-1177 and ask for Group Code GACB17.
You may also register online

Traveling to Sparks

Sparks and Reno is served by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (airport code RNO).
Amtrak, Greyhound and Mega Bus have stations within 5 miles of the hotel.  

Other Information

General Session:
• Opening general session Saturday, July 1, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
• Sunday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 5, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Thursday, July 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall:
• Open Saturday, July 1, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 2, 3 and 4, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Wednesday, July 5, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Click through to the links for more information.