We are returning to ChildVision in Drumcondra, near Dublin, for our third mini Albinism Fellowship conference. This event is aimed primarily at our members in Ireland and Northern Ireland but is open to all.
This one day event will cover a range of topics relevant to people with albinism and parents of children with albinism and any interested professionals supporting them. The semi-formal programme will include presentations, panel discussions, a small exhibition of equipment & services and opportunities to ask questions.
There will be a creche for young children and some activities for older children/young people, but older children are also welcome to join the conference sessions (at parents' discretion). There will be refreshment and lunch breaks for socialising and networking and the warm welcome and informal approach will encourage and support the sharing of experiences of albinsim in a positive sociable setting.
In the evening, there will be an optional group dinner at the nearby Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel from 6.00 p.m. for which you MUST book separate tickets (see below).
The day's programme starts at 9.30 a.m. (the first session is at 10.15 a.m.) and finishes by 5.00 p.m.
The programme will feature sessions on:
- Dealing with the emotional impact of visual impairment
- Hardware, software & services for a Happier, Healther You
- Mobility & Orientation
- Visual Impairment & Sensory Processing Disorder
- Panel discussions
The draft programme is available for download below, the final version will be posted here and sent to delegates once it is confirmed.
Conference fees are €35 for adults and €18 for children under 16.
This includes access to all conference sessions, exhibition, refreshments and lunch, and a place in the creche for younger children.
Tickets for the optional Group Dinner on Saturday evening are €30 for adults and €12 for children under 16.
For adults, this includes a three course group dinner (with glass of wine), tea/coffee and informal musical entertainment at the Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel
Children will receive a main meal, side order, drink & dessert (from the children's menu only) .
To book conference places and group dinner tickets, please visit the Conference Booking Page on Eventbrite.
Bookings close at 10pm on Monday 31st October.
The Skylon Hotel are also offering a special room-only rate for accommodation if you wish to stay over on the 11th or 12th November.
Family rooms (sleeps 3 persons) are €139 per room per night and Double/Twin rooms are €109 per room per night.
To get the discounted rate, please go to www.dublinskylonhotel.com or contact the hotel directly and use the promo code 'ALB2016'. The discounted rate is only available to book until 11th October.
There are also a multiude of other accommodation options in Dublin details of which are available online. Both ChildVision (the conference venue) and the optional hotel are within easy travelling distance of Dublin city centre and the airport.
The Hayes Conference Centre
SAVE THE DATE
We are pleased to announce that our next Family Weekend Conference will take place from Fri 20-Sun 22 October 2017.
The venue will be the same as 2015, the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.
We will be taking onboard all the feedback from last year's conference to make the 2017 event the best ever!
We are also looking at the possibility of running an optional activity for adults with albinism on Thursday 19th.
Save the date in your diary, and we'll have more details soon.