National Federation of the Blind
National Convention 2017

When

Monday, July 10—Saturday, July 15, 2017

Where

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819-9357

Hotel Information and Room Rates

The 2017 room rates are singles and doubles, $83; and triples and quads, $89. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is 12.5 percent. No charge will be made for children under seventeen in the room with parents as long as no extra bed is requested. Please note that the hotel is a no-smoking facility.

For 2017 convention room reservations you can call the hotel at (866) 996-6338 after January 1. You may also write directly to the Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819-9357. The hotel will want a deposit of $95 for each room and will want a credit card number or a personal check. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your card immediately, just as would be the case with a $95 check. If a reservation is cancelled before Thursday, June 1, 2017, half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise refunds will not be made.

All Rosen Shingle Creek guestrooms feature amenities that include plush Creek Sleeper beds, 40″ flat screen TVs, complimentary high-speed internet capabilities, in-room safes, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy four outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, and fifteen dining/lounging options from fine-dining and elaborate buffets to casual dining both indoors and poolside. 

Schedule

Monday, July 10:  Seminar Day                             
Tuesday, July 11:  Registration Day, Meetings of Divisions and Committees
Wednesday, July 12:  Board Meeting, Meetings of Divisions and Committees
Thursday, July 13:  Opening Session
Friday, July 14:  Business Session
Saturday, July 15:  Banquet Day and Adjournment

Streaming Schedule

Streaming Schedule

Agenda

Shingle Creek Restaurant Menus

18 Monroe Street
A Land Remembered
Banrai
Cafe Osceola & Osceola Bar
Cala Bella
Cat Tails
Clubhouse Grille
Headwaters Lounge
Mi Casa Tequila
Par-Take
Room Service Menu
Tobias Burgers & Brews

Resolutions

Check out the resolutions from the 2017 National Federation of the Blind convention.

Delta Discounted Airfare

Members of the National Federation of the Blind, and all individuals planning their travel to attend our annual national convention, are being offered discounted airfare from Delta Air Lines through their Delta Meeting Network. Those interested should simply go to www.delta.com/meeting to book their flight and enter the meeting event code: NMPWS. The discount will be calculated based on your specific travel arrangements and could range from two percent to ten percent. If you have any questions, please call the Delta Meeting Network, (800) 328-1111, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday.

Mears Transportation Shuttles

Need an easy, inexpensive way to get to the airport? Consider using a Mears Shared Shuttle. Mears is offering a discount of $4 off the roundtrip price with the NFB Mears Shuttle coupon. Follow the instructions on the coupon to reserve your shuttle in advance or simply present the coupon at any of the four Mears Transportation ticket counters located on level 1 of the Orlando International Airport terminal. Call 800-759-5219 with questions.

Super Shuttle

As in previous years, Super Shuttle is offering a discount to NFB National Convention attendees traveling from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Rosen Shingle Creek and Rosen Plaza. The discounted price is $29 roundtrip. Visit http://group.supershuttle.com/group-page/the-national-federation-of-the-blind-2017-annual-convention/ to book your trip and receive the NFB discount. Also, this year Super Shuttle has waived the phone reservation fee for those who would like to call in their reservation. You may call 1-800-258-3826 (bluevan) and reference promo code SRDT3.

First Timer's Guide to the NFB National Convention

View our beginner's guide to the NFB National Convention, intended to give the first-time convention attendee some important information about national conventions of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

NFB Camp

Need child care during the convention? NFB Camp will again be available during convention sessions for children from six weeks to twelve years. Child care is staffed by qualified, experienced teachers. Details and registration can be found at https://nfb.org/nfb-camp-registration-form

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors of the 2017 NFB National Convention are listed here.

Information about the exhibit hall, Independence Market, and a listing of all participating exhibitors can be found here.

More Information

Additional information as to meetings, schedule, hotel, etc., may be obtained as it becomes available by contacting the National Federation of the Blind at 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, phone (410) 659-9314.