National Federation of the Blind
National Convention 2016
Thursday, June 30—Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819-9357
Hotel Information and Room Rates:
The 2016 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 2016 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 Friday, May 27, 2016, 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.
Thursday, June 30: Seminar Day
Friday, July 1: Registration Day, Meetings of Divisions and Committees
Saturday, July 2: Board Meeting, Meetings of Divisions and Committees
Sunday, July 3: Opening Session
Monday, July 4: Business Session
Tuesday, July 5: Banquet Day and Adjournment
2016 Convention Agenda (Word) Updated June 7th
2016 Convention Agenda (Accessible PDF) Updated June 7th
2016 Convention Agenda (Audio)
- Thursday, June 30
- Friday, July 1
- Saturday, July 2
- Sunday, July 3
- Monday, July 4
- Tuesday, July 5
- Navigating the Hotel
Shingle Creek Restaurant Menus
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).
If you are unable to make it to this year's convention, you can still listen to it online. Please visit our streaming schedule page for all the details.
Delta Air Lines Discount:
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 delta.com/booking to book their flight and enter the meeting event code: NMNBW. 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.-7:30 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday.
Mears Motor Shuttles
Need an easy, inexpensive way to get to the airport? Consider using a Mears Motor 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 Motor Shuttle ticket counters located on level 1 of the Orlando International Airport terminal. Call 800-759-5219 with questions.
NOPBC Program and Registration:
Details for the thirty-third annual National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) Conference are now available at http://nopbc.org/2016convention. Among other details, the conference agenda and online registration can be found on the NOPBC site.
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 and Exhibitors:
For more information about the Exhibit Hall, Independence Market, and our Free Literature area, please visit https://nfb.org/exhibit-hall.
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.