Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the 5th Annual Collaborative Vision Conference (CVC). It is a gathering of ALL vision professionals in Wisconsin with the purpose of working together, sharing ideas, and networking as ONE team.

Please check out our most frequently asked questions for more information about Collaborative Vision 2020!

When is the Collaborative Vision Conference 2020 being held this year?

Where is the Collaborative Vision Conference 2020 being held this year?

What speakers and topics will be covered this year?

How much is registration?

How do I register?

I would like to be a vendor…how do I register?

What vendor related activities are happening this year?

Will you be offering ACVREP credits this year? What about ACVREP credits for CATIS?

Where can I find hotel information?

I would like to to support WAER’s scholarship fund…how can I do this?

Q: When is the Collaborative Vision Conference 2020 being held this year?

A: Thursday May 7, 2020 and Friday May 8, 2020

Q: Where is the Collaborative Vision Conference 2020 being held this year?

A: The Holiday Inn–Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave, Stevens Point WI, 54481

Q: What speakers and topics will be covered this year?

A: Click here to see the working program for the Conference!

Q: How much is registration?

A: $120 Early bird 2-day registration until Thursday, April 23, 2020 at midnight
$160 Regular 2-day registration beginning Friday, April 24, 2020 through on-site registration
$110 2-day registration for Presenter, Student, WAER Board, CVC Committee
$85 Thursday ONLY or Friday ONLY registration
$75 Thursday Only or Friday Only; Presenter, Student, WAER Board, CVC Committee

Q: How do I register?

A: Head to: https://aerwisconsin.org/registration/

Q: I would like to be a vendor…how do I register?
A: Head to: https://aerwisconsin.org/registration/

Q: What vendor related activities are happening this year?

A: This year we will being having several opportunities for uninterrupted vendor time on Thursday evening, in addition to Friday. We will also be hosting our 5th annual Speed Vending event, which gives vendors a few minutes of face to face time with small groups of conference attendees!

Q: Will you be offering ACVREP credits this year? What about ACVREP credits for CATIS?

A: ACVREP continuing education credits will be available. On Thursday, earn up to 5 ACVREP credits. On Friday, earn up to 4 ACVREP credits. For CATIS folks, ACVREP has identified five credits

ACVREP reviewed our program and identified 5 sessions (listed below) that can be used for CATIS recertification, totaling 5 CE hours.

  • Selecting the Right Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired – Carmen Willings, TVI, founder and developer of web resource Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
  • Taking the Goggles Off Visual Information Services, Getting Assistance is Just a Tap Away! – Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Lots of Dots: Navigating the World of Refreshable Braille – Amy Snow, CATIS, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Tobii Heat Map Visualizations Used to Track Visual Behaviors of an Individual with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) – David Bohil, University of Minnesota Duluth

Q: Where can I find hotel information?

A: Guests can book their reservations online 24 hours a day by using the following link:
Collaborative Vision

Room rates: $82.00 single occupancy; $109.00 double occupancy. This does not include tax.

To make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group name WAER-Collaborative Vision.The Group Block Code is REH.

The group rate will be available until April 16, 2020 or until the block is full. On this date, any remaining rooms in your block will be released for general reservations at the hotel’s prevailing daily rate, which may be higher than the group rate. So please book your rooms by 4/16/20.

Q: I would like to to support WAER’s scholarship fund…how can I do this?

A: There will be wonderful items raffled on throughout the day on Thursday evening, Friday noon, and Friday before leaving. You must be present to win. To participate in the raffle tickets will be sold as 3 for $10 and 7 for $20. Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or credit card/PayPal using the button below. Look for raffle ticket sellers at CVC or Jessie Grober. ALL raffle proceeds go to WAER’s Scholarship fund. (Raffle License Number: 0037030-B-30445)

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets before the CVC conference and pick them up at the registration desk or if you are interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund without purchasing raffle tickets, follow this link to the PayPal/credit card buttons: https://aerwisconsin.org/collaborative-vision-2020/scholarship-raffle/  

Thursday Night Trivia
Thursday evening from 8-9PM we welcome you to join us for Pop Culture trivia.  There will be 4 rounds of 10 questions. Each game card costs $8 and there may be teams of up to 4 participants.  Winners of each round will receive a prize. ALL trivia proceeds go to WAER’s Scholarship fund. 

Contact Jessie Grober or head to our website for more information on contributing to our scholarship!

Questions?

Contact Trudy Stachowiak at trudy.stachowiak@gmail.com

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