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MLV Foundation is proud to be hosting our (rescheduled, post-COVID) first MOKA Conference for the Blind. MOKA is an acronym of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.  The dates for this conference are August 4-6, 2022. This four-state area conference will be held at the beautiful DoubleTree Suites by Hilton located at 301 Southeast Walton Boulevard, Bentonville, Arkansas.

In the four-state region, there are over 450,000 blind or visually impaired. The blind and visually impaired often find themselves isolated. MLV Foundation Inc hopes to help meet the social and emotional needs of this under-served population and to help give them purpose and flourish.

There are lots of outstanding organizations within our four-state area (and beyond) to help the blind community. Many of these may be unknown to those who are newly blind and our conference will help to inform them what is here in our own backyard, as well as nationally.

What sets this conference apart from others? Three general sessions with special guest speakers, 12 breakout sessions, our Wag and Swag Furr fashion show with featured guide dog teams showing off their fabulous matching costumes, a special tour of the Walton family Crystal Bridges Art Museum, along with a fantastic exhibitor hall.

Register today for $150.

If you have participated in one of MLV Foundation’s events or trips in the past, you’ll click on the “member” button and search for your name and proceed on from there. If you have not or you don’t find your name, you will register as a guest and proceed on from there. If you have any problems registering, please email or call us at 405.939.0573.

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If you need assistance registering, please email us at office@mlvfoundation.org.

Please note, if you DO NOT RECEIVE an email confirmation, and that email confirmation doesn’t have a QR Code on it, your registration did not go through. Please email or call us for assistance.

Did you know? Your registration fee includes two banquet meals, one lunch, snacks, unlimited tea & coffee, three main sessions, four breakout sessions, entertainment,  an amazing goody bag, and door prize tickets. Breakfasts are included with the hotel rate. Package valued at over $200.00.

Can’t come for the whole conference? Get a Day Pass for Friday, August 5th from 9am-5pm. The Day Pass is $100 and includes lunch and the lunchtime keynote address, breakout sessions and exhibit hall only. Day Pass attendees do not get a conference goody bag.

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Sponsors:

visit bentonville

NewView Logo

text envision with graphic of two hands surrounding an eyeball

Text World Services for the Blind Sustainable Independence encircling a globe icon

alphapointe logo with text vision for life

NanoPac Technology for Independence

logos of En-Vision America, WalMart, and ScriptAbility

Text IFB Solutions with a colorful right pointing arrow

Vancro Integrated Interpreting Services logo showing a blue hand with 3 stars above the hand

vanda logo in blue text

Text of MindsEye with a speech bubble

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services logo featuring state outline with multicolors and a star.

Text NaviLens with a circle representing a lens, that has two walking legs attached

Text Low Vision

Joanna Bordorf

Wilderness Adventure Ministries

Guide Dog Foundation

Computers for the Blind

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Jeri’s House

Mary Culver Home

Missouri School for the Blind

Senior Sidekick

TAVIM

APH Connect Center

Crystal Bridges

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Accessible Pharmacy

ESVI – Arkansas Educational Services for the Visually Impaired

OLBPH / DRS – Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Guiding Eyes

Oklahoma Council of the Blind

TAVI-MO – Technology Association for Visually Impaired Missourians

Take a look of some of our door prizes:

Alexa-enabled Smart Microwave, Laptop or Desktop with 1 yr. JAWS or ZoomText subscription, one-night weekend stay at DoubleTree in Bentonville, Pampered Chef InstantPot, a special gift bag from Leader Dogs that includes a Yeti cup, hat and more.

Have a question about the conference? Leave us a voicemail.