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Upcoming Events

Upcoming State Conventions

The following states will be holding their conventions between March 31 and April 2:

New Hampshire - More information available at http://www.nfbnh.org/Convention.html

New Mexico - More information available at http://www.nfbnm.org

Tennessee - More information available at http://nfb-tn.org/nfb-of-tennessee-state-convention-2017

2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Disability Justice and the Supreme Court: The Constitution and the Right to Live in the World.” The symposium will take place March 30 - 31, 2017, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute. Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States to examine the application of the United States Constitution by the Supreme Court to persons with disabilities and explore strategies to raise the level of judicial scrutiny so that all may achieve Dr. tenBroek's vision of equality of opportunity.

Upcoming Free Accessibility Training Boutiques


Thursday, April 6, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Come and meet the format that offers greater accessibility than ever before.

2017 6 Dot Dash

Sunday, June 4th at 8:00 a.m.

Join us for a 6K through the National Federation of the Blind's hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. The event will raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want. For more information and to register go to https://nfb.org/dot-dash

Apply for the 2017 Youth Slam Now

It's back! Get your student excited about science at the 2017 NFB Youth Slam! It will be held July 23-29, 2017 at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Students will get to stay on a college campus, meet blind mentors, and learn how to become confident blind adults able to live the lives they want, all while engaged in hands-on STEM classes. Applications for the program are available now for students. To learn more and to apply please visit http://blindscience.org/youthslam.

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Apply for a 2017 NFB Scholarship Now

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. To learn more and to apply, please visit www.nfb.org/scholarships.

Preregister Now for the 2017 National Convention

Online preregistration is now open for the National Federation of the Blind National Convention 2017, to be held July 10-15 at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. Save money on your registration and banquet tickets and avoid a long wait in line. For more information about the upcoming convention, including hotel reservation information, visit http://www.nfb.org/convention.

Apply or Nominate Someone Now for a 2017 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award

Applications are being accepted through April 15 for the 2017 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards, which will be presented at the 2017 National Federation of the Blind National Convention. Individuals and organizations, including but not limited to NFB members and affiliates, who are doing outstanding work to improve the lives of blind people and achieve the integration of the blind into society, are eligible for these cash awards. To meet some past winners, read this Braille Monitor article. To learn how to submit an application or nomination, visit our Bolotin Awards page.

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