The National Association of Blind Merchants is excited to announce that Mark Gunger, one of the nation’s most sought after experts on communication and relationships, will be one of the keynote speakers at BLAST (Business Leadership and Superior Training). Do men and women really see the world through different eyes? Do they communicate differently? Are men really able to retreat into their “nothing box” and think about absolutely nothing? For answers to these and other burning questions, you will want to be at this year’s BLAST Conference.   Prepare yourself to learn a little and laugh a lot when nationally acclaimed speaker and author Mark Gunger presents “The Tale of Two Brains” at BLAST.

Mark is a sought after keynote speaker on the corporate circuit and thousands attend his workshops and seminars each year. His candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen and enhance communication and relationships.   Mark’s speaking is refreshing and free of textbook psychological lingo. His goal is to help people get it right and to get along.

Register now to attend BLAST November 13-16 at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas. It is shaping up to be a spectacular event that you won’t want to miss. It starts with a full day of staff training which is being cosponsored by the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind on Tuesday, November 13th.  SLA staff will want to arrive on Monday.  The conference will also feature our all encompassing trade show on Thursday afternoon and there will be an old fashioned Texas BBQ Thursday evening. We conclude on Friday morning with some relevant Randolph-Sheppard programming. So don’t miss out on this Texas size blowout of an event. You can still get the Super Early Bird rate if you register now. The rate has been extended to August 13th so you have time. Go to   and register today.


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.