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ABL State Convention 2022

We are so excited to announce that you are now able to pre-register for the ABL State Convention - Treasuring Our Success! To pre-register please click here: TREASURING OUR SUCCESS!

See below for convention details!

Image shows the title - Treasuring Our Success. The ABL bumblebee mascot is wearing a pirate hat and eye patch with his long white cane stretched out with a pirate flag hanging off the end of it while standing next to a treasure chest that has been unlocked and opened as if he is celebrating his success of opening the treasure chest. The words ABL 2022 State Convention are written below the flag.

October 28th to October 30th

Shiver me timbers! It’s time to come together for the 2022 ABL State Convention! Come join us in a hunt to discover a treasure chest filled with pearls of knowledge and skills of gold, leading our organization to a bounty of success!


$55.00 Pre-Registration Fee

$65.00 On-Site Registration Fee

(NOTE: Children 12 and under admitted free)

Click the link to register online:

You can pre-register for $55.00 by filling out the registration form and paying online by Monday, October 10, 2022. This due date will be strictly observed due to convention administrative obligations, no exceptions. After this date, this fee will be raised to $65.00 and will be collected at the registration table at the convention site.

  • If you pre-register and all fees are paid by Monday, October 10, 2022, your name will be placed in a drawing for 2 free nights at the convention hotel!
  • Upon completing your pre-convention registration application and paying fees, please remember to print your emailed receipt from PayPal.

All ABL Convention fees are non-refundable

Hotel Reservations

Baton Rouge Marriott

5500 Hilton Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

1(800)228-9290 or (225)924-5000

$129.00 Per Night – singles through quads

($149.58 per night including all hotel taxes and fees)

When making your reservation, please identify yourself as an ABL Convention Participant. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, October 10, 2022. This deadline will be strictly observed! Rates and availability are limited.

You can also use this link or QR Code to book your room today!

Image is of a QR code to be scanned with a smart phone to connect with the hotel reservation page online.

Convention Bus Transportation Information

This year, ABL is charging a minimal fee of $10 to assist in transportation costs. If you need transportation to Baton Rouge, we ask that you pay this fee along with your convention registration. When we see that you have checked off that you need transportation on the convention pre-registration application, we will add your name to a list and call you with bus pick up and drop off locations at least two weeks prior to the event.

Convention T-Shirt Information

Order Ahead!

Pre-order your ABL Convention t-shirts for only $15.00 when you register! Don’t miss out on this chance to guarantee your size and receive the discounted price. Pre-sale shirts will be handed out during registration at the convention site on Friday, October 28, 2022.

The $15 fee for your souvenir t-shirt is due by Monday, October 10, 2022 and should be included along with pre-registration fees. Size choices are listed on the pre-registration application. After this date, t-shirt prices will be raised to $20 and sold at the convention site.

ABL souvenir t-shirt pre-sales are non- refundable.

Agenda Highlights

Yo-Ho-Ho! To the Vendors Ye Go!

Experience the incredible collection of products for purchase this year and explore services and programs! Don’t forget to get ye vendor and exhibitor card at the ABL registration table. Avast Matey! Get all the vendors to sign the card and ye may win a fabulous prize!

Shake Your Booty Ball

Arrr! Wear ye pirate garb for a costume contest! This Friday night social will include a dinner buffet from the hotel’s galley. Bid on valuables in our silent and live auctions and shake, shake, shake your booty with DJ Bayou Mike!

Walk the Plank

Look out! Save yourself or keep an ABL friend from becoming shark bait! In this frantic and zany fundraiser, with a minimal donation, you can hire Black Beard’s Bandits to fetch ye matey and have them walk the plank or save ye-self from the briny deep.

Apple, Ahoy!

Well blow me down! It’s an iPad not an eye patch! Join the crew and learn about using your iPhone and iPad devices to assist you in living more independently. All attendees qualify for an iTunes gift card give a way.

Other things to look forward to:

  • Fun Bingo Games
  • Fellowshipping with ABL Family & Friends
  • Annual Banquet and Dance
  • Special guest speakers who will talk on products and services available to the visually impaired, blind, and DeafBlind
  • ABL State Board elections and the annual ABL Training Center report

Click the link or scan the QR code below to register for the ABL 2022 Treasuring Our Success! State Convention:

Image is of a QR code to be scanned with a smart phone to connect with the convention registration page online.

How Can You Help?

To help in any way, please contact us here at the ABL Training Center by giving us a call, making a donation, or just stopping by.