August 1 – 5, 2016
Now is the time to let us know if you plan to attend the Bliss Panel Meeting in 2016. We are looking forward to this time together from Monday evening, August 1 to Friday afternoon, August 5. We need to know if you plan to attend so we can confirm arrangements the cost will be $625 Cdn.
During the Panel Meeting, on Thursday, August 4, we are planning two simultaneous sessions: a Bliss Panel Meeting and a Bliss Technology Meeting. Information regarding the Technology topics and presenters will be announced at a later date. Panel Members will be able to choose which session they wish to attend. Agenda link: BCI Brock 2016 Agenda
LOCATION: Brock University campus, St. Catharines, Ontario – about 100 km. (1½ hours) from Toronto International Airport. (www.brocku.ca)
Daily rate,including overnight accommodation, is $160.00 CDN per day.
All PARTICIPANT rates include 3 buffet meals per day and meeting costs plus accommodation (air conditioned, single dormitory guestrooms with a 4-piece washroom accessible from each of two single bedrooms).
Personal attendant/caregiver rate is $100 per day
ADDITIONAL CHARGES (Optional)
Detailed information at a later date will include:
Transportation to St. Catharines from Toronto (information will be provided to assist in sharing expenses)
Transportation from St. Catharines to Toronto (a bus will be arranged to take participants from Brock University to the ISAAC Conference hotel in Toronto on Friday afternoon.)
Excursions – possibly Niagara Falls and/or the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Attendant Care – if required. Costs will be provided on an individual basis.
We are also planning to host an early evening reception on Friday, August 5, 2016, in or close to the ISAAC Conference hotel in downtown Toronto. We will invite Bliss users/alumni, Bliss supporters through the years, and AAC professionals who are interested in our current activities to join Bliss Panel Members in celebrating 45 years of Bliss (1971-2016)! There will be a separate charge for this reception.
This will be an opportunity for lots of Panel accomplishment, for Canadian Bliss users/alumni to meet our international Bliss colleagues, and for a wonderful reunion with Bliss supporters through the years!
We hope to see you in 2016!