ANN held its eighth biennial conference on July 12th, 13th & 14th, 2013 in Orlando, Florida at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort.
Over 100 people attended this years conference making it the most successful conference in our history. Highlights included Dr. Hertle’s keynote, several targeted discussion panels, Sessions on IEPs, Driving, Living with Nystagmus, Assistive Technology, Dealing with Nystagmus in the Adult Years, and Creating Confidence in Children. In addition, plenty of time was allocated to networking, this having been a request from past conferences.
During Friday Night’s Reception, several presentations were made with regard to what ANN had done in the past year and where ANN is headed in the next several years.
One of our Board members – Tony Furher has run a Golf Tournament for the last several years to help raise money and awareness for ANN. He presented the ANN with a check for $15,500.
Four of our long time board members are departing and the current president expressed appreciation for their service. Laurie Glaude, a past president was presented with a plaque to acknowledge her dedication in helping move ANN to the next level.
We were also honoured to have John Sanders from the UK Nystagmus Network attend the conference and offer the ANN Board and ANN membership some of the insight gained and their experience in growing their organisation. See the message from the President for more information.
Speaker Bios are available for viewing.
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Facebook Comments about the 2013 Conference
This weekend was again life changing! I am leaving the conference with a huge smile and a positive outlook on life I am so happy that I was able to be apart of the teen panel and answer some of your questions! If anyone has anymore questions ever don’t hesitate to ask xoxo to you all!
I found ANN just two years ago right at the time of the last conference. I couldn’t wait for this one to get here! It was everything I’d hoped for and then some.
Wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the conference. As a parent it was very emotional for me. I loved being able to meet others and ask questions. I would of giving anything to have had this opportunity when Jennifer was little. We met so many wonderful people! I can’t wait to see you all again in 2015.
I had such a good time at my first conference that I hated to leave.
Attended my first conference this weekend, and am just so happy I did! Learned so much, made new friends, and also had a blast & so did my daughters It’s nice to know I am not alone dealing with this, and thank you to everyone who helped in organizing the event, and all those that participated and contributed! Thank you all.
Great first conference for me! great people, information and really enjoyed listening to the younger ones ;)) gives me a lot of confidence in our sons future !!!!!! Maybe 2015 in New Orleans
Lucas and I had a great time at our first conference.. so glad I went and I learned quite a bit but most of all the knowledge that my son is truly not alone and neither am I as a parent. We all have the same concerns for our nystagmus children but it eases the mind as well to see adults and teenagers growing up and being sucessful.