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Seminars and Meetings at the Las Vegas NABC

Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in Las Vegas. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Club and Cruise Directors Course (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 15, 16, and 17)

This comprehensive course 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 July 10 at www.acbl.org/directorcourse, contact Joyce Stone at 662-253-3138 or send an email to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – July 15, 16, 17
Time: 1-10 p.m. Tuesday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m. - noon Thursday followed by lunch break and testing

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers (Friday, July 18)

Enjoy ACBL's thank you reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are encouraged to attend.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, July 18
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Club Manager Q & A (Saturday, July 19)

Come by for coffee and meet with members of the ACBL staff. This interactive information session will be hosted by Carol Robertson, director of club and member services, Alex Turner, director of marketing and Bryan Delfs, education program manager. They will answer your questions and share thoughts about club games, marketing tools and programs. Bring your ideas and hear from others about growing the game of bridge.
Free of charge.
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon

Club Director Refresher Course (Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23)

This continuing education course for club directors covers updates to Chapters 4 and 5 of the ACBL handbook. Participants must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23
Time: 9:00 am – noon, both days

The TAP -- Teacher Accreditation Program (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 17, 18, and 19)

Receive an introduction to the ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBL’s premier teachers in this 10-hour interactive learning course which includes three hours of hands-on experience. Learn the business side of teaching bridge and be introduced to 64 weeks of class material and more! There are even techniques to move your students into playing duplicate faster.
Pre-register online at www.acbl.org/tap, contact the education department at 662-253-3115 or email education@acbl.org for more information.
Fee: $125 (Free for previously ACBL accredited teachers and players 25 and younger) Date: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – July 17, 18, 19
Time: 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. Thursday July 17 and 8:30 a.m. – Noon Friday and Saturday July 18 and 19

Learn Bridge in a DAY? (Sunday, July 20)

Move quickly along the initial learning curve. Participants should include true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences and those wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play. No pre-registration required. For more information contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or call 404-735-4779.
Fee: $20 covers textbooks and door prizes
Date: Sunday, July 20
Time: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Audrey Grant’s Continuing Education for Teachers and Club Managers (Sunday, July 20)

When it comes to bridge, Audrey Grant is a household name. For decades, she has taught students, teachers and club owners across the world. Her hands-on approach and creative use of the table, cards and bid boxes has helped keep students engaged, excited and focused.
Audrey will walk through and explain these teaching techniques in this hour-and-a-half seminar. Following the seminar, you can attend her free two-hour bridge lesson. You’ll observe Audrey’s techniques at work and see how she leaves each student hungering to learn more.
For more information on Audrey Grant, visit www.betterbridge.com
Fee: $20 covers Audrey Grant’s textbook and seminar; free breakfast sponsored by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply www.baronbarclay.com
Date: Sunday, July 20
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Free Lesson: 10 a.m. – Noon

Zero Tolerance Workshop (Monday, July 21)

A workshop focused on handling zero tolerance and behavioral issues in club games.
Free of charge.
Date: Monday, July 21
Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Friday, July 18)

To Be Announced – 10 a.m. – noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, July 19)

To Be Announced – 10 a.m. – noon

Celebrity Speakers (Friday, July 18 through Saturday, July 26)

Hear daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free of charge.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details.