The Illinois Council of the Blind meets in convention every other year. Here, activities of the Board of Directors and various committees are reported and acted upon. Resolutions are adopted, and elections held. Speakers and panel discussions deal with problems and subjects important to the membership.
Seminars are organized to bring information to the blind and visually impaired persons about leadership and effective organization, affiliate responsibility, new services and employment opportunities, and coping with everyday problems of blindness.
Throughout the year, affiliates meet locally to develop their own projects and programs, and to carry out the policies and programs of the Illinois Council of the Blind at the local level.