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

Preregistration:

Preregistration is now open. When purchased online by May 31st, the preregistration fee for convention is $25 ($30 on-site) and the cost of a banquet ticket is $60 ($65 on-site).

Preregister online now or use the mail-in, fillable PDF form.

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

Shingle Creek Restaurant Menus

18 Monroe Street
A Land Remembered
Banrai
Cafe Osceola
Cala Bella
Cat Tails
Headwaters Lounge
Mi Casa Tequila
Room Service Menu
Tobias Flats & Watering Hole
 

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.

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:

For information about sponsorship opportunities, exhibit hall space, and the NFB National Job Fair, visit https://nfb.org/sponsor-and-exhibitor-info.

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.