National Federation of the Blind 
National Convention

Sponsorship Opportunities

July 1-July 6, 2013
Orlando, FL

This year more than 3,000 members and friends of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will be in Orlando, FL, to attend the annual NFB National Convention.  The NFB is a membership organization of more than 50,000 blind persons, parents of blind children, and interested others from more than 700 local chapters across the United States.  Our convention will be the largest assembly this year of any organization of the disabled in the world.

Becoming a sponsor of the NFB 2013 Convention will demonstrate your commitment to assisting the blind of this country. Corporate leaders will find this an excellent opportunity to learn about the capabilities of the blind and the resources available to assisist in their goals of expanding and sustaining a diverse workforce.  Become a sponsor today!

Accessibility Champion Sponsorship Level $50,000

  • Displaying a thank-you message for the duration of the 2013 National Convention on our digital sign visible to traffic exiting the Fort McHenry tunnel traveling south on I-95 in Baltimore, Maryland. The message can be customized to fit your brand within our sign specification
  • Interview on NFB Internet series, posted and archived on the NFB Web site, as well as on YouTube, prior to December 31, 2013
  • Twenty-five complimentary convention registrations
  • Twenty tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet on July 6; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500 (Note: seats must be confirmed by noon on July 2 in order to ensure availability and appropriate placement)
  • Custom e-mail advertisement featuring your organization sent to our e-mail list
  • Premium placement of full-page ad in the convention agenda; placement based on when the ad is received; ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Your choice of four tables in the national convention exhibit hall (prominent location) or two tables in the national convention exhibit hall (prominent location) and one sponsored event
  • Premium signage in a central and highly visible location in the exhibit hall
  • Organization logo prominently featured on stage dais banner
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview on July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2
  • Worldwide exposure via a live Internet stream during the convention
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2013 National Convention page for the remainder of 2013, at appropriate level, with direct link
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention, with a direct link to sponsor’s Web site
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s Web site for remainder of 2013
  • Special recognition in the NFB Jernigan Institute e-newsletter, with link to sponsor’s Web site (Distribution: 8,000)
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report

Platinum Sponsorship Level $25,000

  • Twenty complimentary convention registrations
  • Interview on NFB Internet series, posted and archived on the NFB Web site, as well as on YouTube, prior to December 31, 2013
  • Ten tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet on July 6; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500 (Note: seats must be confirmed by noon on July 2 in order to ensure availability and appropriate placement)
  • Two complimentary tables in the exhibit hall (prominent location)
  • Premium signage in the exhibit hall
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2
  • Organization logo featured on stage dais banner
  • One full-page ad in the convention agenda, placement determined according to when sponsorship is received; ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Exposure worldwide on live Internet stream during the convention
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention, with a direct link to sponsor’s Web site
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2013 National Convention page for the remainder of 2013, at appropriate level, with direct link
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s Web site for remainder of 2013
  • Special recognition in the NFB Jernigan Institute e-newsletter (Distribution: 8,000)
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report 

Gold Sponsorship Level $15,000

  • Fifteen complimentary convention registrations
  • Eight tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One table of ten and recognition at the NFB banquet on July 6; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500 (Note: seats must be confirmed by noon on July 2 in order to ensure availability and appropriate placement)
  • One complimentary table in the exhibit hall (prominent location) and $250 off a second table
  • A sign displaying your company’s logo in the exhibit hall
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2
  • Organization logo featured on stage dais banner
  • One full-page ad in the convention agenda.  Ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention, with a direct link to sponsor’s Web site
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2013 National Convention page for the remainder of 2013, at appropriate level, with direct link
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report  

Silver Sponsorship Level $10,000

  • Ten complimentary convention registrations
  • Eight tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One complimentary table in the exhibit hall (prominent location) and $100 off a second table
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2
  • Organization logo featured on stage dais banner
  • One half-page ad in the convention agenda.  Ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2013 National Convention page for the remainder of 2013, at appropriate level 
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report  

Bronze Sponsorship Level $5,000

  • Ten complimentary convention registrations
  • Five tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One complimentary table in the exhibit hall 
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2
  • One third-page ad in the convention agenda.  Ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2013 National Convention page for the remainder of 2013, at appropriate level 
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report 

White Cane Sponsor $2,500

  • Five complimentary convention registrations
  • Five tickets for the Convention Kick-off for sponsors on July 1
  • One complimentary table in the exhibit hall
  • Use of exhibit hall for a special sponsors-only preview July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall on July 2 
  • One quarter-page ad in the convention agenda; ad copy deadline is April 26, 2013
  • Recognition on social media outlets
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB Web site under exhibitors at national convention
  • Organization name included in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report

Sponsorship Form and Opportunities (Word)   

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the convention please contact:  
Exhibit Coordinator
Jernigan Institute
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2423
E-mail: mpaone@nfb.org