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Planning is fully underway for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference. This will be our first biennial conference AND the first hosted by an Instructional Resource Center.

We sincerely thank Dr. Kathy Segers, Director of Accessible Instructional Materials and Outreach Services, Tennessee School for the Blind for being our local host for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference. We look forward to working with you to plan an informative, inspirational, and rewarding experience for all our attendees.

Conference Theme: Challenges, Changes & Creativity

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Dates & Location

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Here's the most crucial information to help you start your planning:

  • Dates: June 29-July 1, 2021
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Host: Tennessee Instructional Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Blind

A statement regarding the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference & COVID-19:

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you the Logistics Committee is taking the utmost precautions in preparation for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference.

While you have seen information for an in-person conference, the Committee has not ruled out the need to go virtual depending on the pandemic and possible travel restrictions and concerns many of the users may have. Moving forward, the Logistics Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will make a final determination on an in-person, hybrid, or virtual conference by May 1, 2021.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Buzolich, President, KLAS Users' Group & Chandra Thornton, Chair, Logistics Committee

 Thank you to everyone who's already helped get us this far, including everyone on our conference planning committees.

 

Conference Planning Committees

The Planning Committees for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference are actively meeting and looking forward to sharing additional information soon. Below are the current committee members, but we are always looking for additional KLAS Users who might be interested in helping out.

You can contact Program Committee Chair Erin Pawlus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Logistics Committee Chair Chandra Thornton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you're interested in serving on either. 

Program Committee Members

  • Erin Pawlus, Committee Chair, Arizona Talking Book Library
  • Kathy Segers, Local Host, Tennessee Instructional Resource Center
  • Alycia Ensminger, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
  • James Gleason, Perkins Library
  • Michael Lang, State Library of Kansas, Talking Books Service
  • Cyndi Reimer, California Instructional Resource Center
  • Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems
  • Drea Ewing Callicutt, Keystone Systems

Logistics Committee Members

  • Chandra Thornton, Committee Chair, Palm Beach County Library System - Talking Books
  • Kathy Segers, Local Host, Tennessee Instructional Resource Center
  • Craig Hayward, North Carolina Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
  • Kimberlee Hodges, Bayside Area Special Services Library
  • John Mugford, New Mexico Library for the Blind & Print Disabled
  • Andrew Shockley, Oklahoma Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
  • Sarah Smedley, Palm Beach County Library System -Talking Books
  • Drea Ewing Callicutt, Keystone Systems