AVRT Conference Covid-19 Update

The AVRT Board of Directors strives to plan and provide impactful conferences containing meaningful, useful, and current information to our participants in a pleasant and safe environment. In light of this, and as a result of the unprecedented situation the Covid-19 crisis has engendered, we have decided to modify our format for the 2020 Conference planned in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 2020 Conference will still occur, but it will be presented in a virtual environment that will allow you to attain CEU credits and gain relevant information. We will post more details about how that conference will take place in the very near future, but never fear, we will still go to Harrisburg in 2021.

This decision did not come easy for your Board of Directors. AVRT is a small organization, and we must be fiscally responsible. More importantly, though, we want everyone to remain safe while still offering the indispensable content so greatly needed. As we come through this time together, know that we look forward to the not-too-distant future when we can again provide the out-of-state travel opportunities for great education, networking, and camaraderie our conferences deliver.

Watch your emails for exciting news about conference details, opportunities for scholarships, and awards.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jane Thompson, AVRT Vice President, at


2020 AVRT Conference Information

Be sure to save the date and start making plans for the annual AVRT Conference that will be held at the Premier Best Western in Harrisburg, PA on November 9-10-11, 2020.

AVRT Professional Development Conference

Professional Development Training Conference – AVRT 2020

Conference Dates: November 9-10-11, 2020

Premier Best Western (The Central Hotel and Conference Center )

15 miles away from: Hershey, PA

Last day to book: “Coming Soon”

Conference Agenda coming soon


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The price for this year’s conference is listed below.  Questions? Please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

AVRT Members Early Bird Registration before 10/30/19 $160.00
Non-AVRT Members Early Bird Registration before 10/30/19 $175.00
AVRT Members Registration after 10/30/19 $175.00
Non-AVRT Members Registration after 10/30/19 $190.00
Speaker Registration (Must be submitted before 10/30/19) $150.00
One Day Registration $100.00
One Day Student Registration* $100.00
Full Student Registration* $125.00
Retired, no longer working in Vision Rehab $125.00
Additional Guest Banquet Meals: $30.00 Each
Optional:  Donation to Scholarship Fund   (You will have an opportunity to donate to our scholarship fund as well.)

*Student registration must include letter signed by University Supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration will include lunch buffet on Thursday, plated lunch for our awards banquet on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST TO THE BANQUET, THEY MUST PAY IN ADVANCE FOR THEIR MEAL AT THE RATE LISTED ABOVE.



Manually Download the Conference Registration Form Here

* If you decide to register for the conference manually, please makes checks payable to: AVRT and send your payment and the form to the address below:
Ms.Susan Dalton
PO Box 676
Marengo, IL 60152

Papers Information


The Call for Papers form may be mailed, faxed, or submitted via e-mail attachment as a Word document. Call for Papers is due by Friday, May 10th, 2019.  Should you require additional information, kindly contact:

Jane Thompson
American Printing house for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY  40206
(502) 899-2370

Call For Papers – Download Form Here


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