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Seminars and Meetings at the Orlando Fall NABC

There is more to the game at the NABCs when members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational and social activities. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in Orlando at the Marriott World Center. Check out the Orlando web site for social activities. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Club Directors Course (November 22, 23, 24)

Comprehensive course that prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (www.baronbarclay.com).
Pre-register online by November 15 at https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDC/index.do, or contact Joyce Stone at 662-253-3138, or send an e-mail to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $50
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday November 22. 23, 24
Time: 1-10 p.m. Monday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m.-noon Wednesday followed by lunch break and testing
Location: Miami Room

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers (Friday, November 26)

This is the ACBL's "thank you" reception for the club officials and teachers who work so hard to recruit and retain our members. All teachers are welcome, along with club directors, managers and owners.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, November 26
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Room

Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP) (Nov. 27, 28, 29)

For more than 25 years, the ACBLs Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP) has provided an exceptional foundation for players wanting to become bridge teachers. With the most recent update a few years ago, players not only will be shown methods on how to teach the game in a fun, exciting and relevant manner, but will also be exposed to various teaching materials. In addition to the ACBL Bridge Series,sample lessons will be demonstrated from material by Eddie Kantar, Audrey Grant, Pat Harrington and Barbara Seagram. Marketing your new skills will also be discussed from doing cruises to the ACBL Cooperative Advertising Program to working in schools. Join Pat Harrington for a fun 10 hours. Use the link at http://www.acbl.org/teachers/upcomingTaps.html to pre-register: Contact Dana Norton at 662-253-3161 or dana.norton@acbl.org for more information.
Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)
Date: Saturday, Sunday, Monday Nov. 27, 28, 29 8:30 am to noon
Location: Anaheim Room

ACBLscore Q&A (Saturday, November 27)

Come by for coffee with Ken Horwedel, ACBL Tournament Director, and Carol Robertson, Director of Club and Member Services. They will be available to answer your questions on scoring, reporting your games and managing your club.
Free of charge
Date: Saturday, November 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. 11 a.m.
Location: Boston Room

Marketing Matters -- Live! (Saturday, November 27)

ACBLs Marketing Director, Vicki Campbell, will host a program for anyone interested in marketing their clubs, bridge lessons, tournaments, etc. Dont miss this chance to meet Vicki and explore your options.
Free of charge.
Date: Saturday, November 27
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
Location: Boston Room

Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, November 27)

Jerry Helms Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m.-noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Sunday, November 28)

Lynn Berg Sunday, November 28, 10 a.m. - noon

Board of Governors Meeting (Sunday, November 28)

All members of the ACBL Board of Governors are invited to attend the Fall NABC meeting. This meeting is also open to the general membership of the ACBL. Discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors, reports from the CEO and treasurer and new proposals from the Board of Governors.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 28
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Location: Grand 8-14

Seminar for Teaching Young People Bridge (Sunday, November 28)

Interested in teaching bridge to young people? This seminar will help you focus on goals, format, course materials and successful practices. Join Dana Norton, ACBL Youth Coordinator, for an interesting continuing education opportunity. You wont want to miss it.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 28
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Atlanta Room

Workshop for Teachers of Youth Players (Sunday, November 28)

Informal meeting for anyone currently teaching young students or considering a youth program. Meet with Dana Norton, ACBL Youth Coordinator, to exchange ideas and to look at materials available for teachers. Bring your questions.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 28
Time: Between sessions 5 p.m. to 6 p.m
Location: Miami Room

Get Online with Bridge Base (Monday, November 29)

Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Fred Gitelman, the creator of the ACBLs Learn to Play Bridge program. Get a guided tour of the Bridge Base site and its outstanding teaching features.
Free of charge
Date: Monday, November 29
Time: 11 a.m. noon.
Location: Crystal B

Club Director Refresher Course
(Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30)

Continuing education for bridge directors to increase their skills. Must attend both sessions (Monday and Tuesday).
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30
Time: 9:00 a.m. noon, both days
Location: Chicago Room

Bridge Teachers and Bridge Cruises (Tuesday, November 30)

Join Lynn Berg, experienced bridge cruise host, for an informative session about what you need to know to be a successful teacher and bridge host on a cruise ship.
Fee: $25 at door. Sign up at dana.norton@acbl.org.
Date: Tuesday, November 30
Time: 9:00 a.m. noon
Location: Atlanta Room

Celebrity Speakers

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details.