ACB Convention Info and Grant Request

The 2023 ACB Conference and Convention will be held in person this year at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, (located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive) in Schaumberg, Illinois, on Friday June 30, 2023, through Friday, July 7, 2023. The standard room rate at the Renaissance is $98.00 (single or double occupancy) with an additional $20.00 for each additional person. Room tax is currently 15%. One night's stay will be charged to your credit card when you book your reservation. To make reservations online visit:

For telephone reservations call (800) 468-3571, this is a central reservation’s number so please indicate you are with the American Council of the Blind 2023 Conference and Convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg Illinois.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is located approximately 15 miles from O'Hare International Airport and approximately 40 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. All major and regional airlines serve both airports.

Schaumburg is also served by Amtrak at and Greyhound at

There is a convention announce list that will be updated with all information regarding the convention.  Subscribe to the list by sending a blank e-mail to

ACB Grant Request

For MCB members interested in attending the ACB convention, the ACB grant online application is included below. The deadline for receiving grant applications in the MCB office is Thursday, June 1, 2023.  Applications dropped off or postmarked after this date will not be accepted.  $20,000 has been budgeted for these grants. Also, please be reminded that grant recipients must attend all general sessions as prescribed by our Bylaws.  The grant shall be payable to members after they attend the ACB convention. Members shall attend all business sessions Saturday through Thursday. Please note: an actual signature is required (whether personally signed or electronic).  

Online Grant Application below:

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2023 ACB Conference and Convention Grant Application
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