2019 National Convention 

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at duskThe largest gathering of blind people in the world, the National Federation of the Blind's annual National Convention is the premier event for training, support, and inspiration for the blind community. It also serves as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing the year's organizational priorities.

For the first time in seven years, the convention will be held west of the Mississippi, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Listen to Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett announce the new location to our members (play MP3; 3 minutes; English)

This will be a unique experience you won't want to miss.

If you'd like to relive some of the most exciting moments from last year's convention, we invite you to read the 2018 banquet speech, the 2018 presidential report, and the 2018 resolutions. You can also listen to audio highlights from the 2018 National Convention.

Dates

The 2019 National Convention will take place Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

Location

The 2019 National Convention will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada (3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119).

Situated at the beginning of the world-famous Las Vegas strip, it is the perfect location for enjoying as much or as little of the strip as you want.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has more than two dozen restaurants and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Among its features is an aquatic playground called Mandalay Bay Beach which has real sand, a wave pool, and rentable cabanas. The hotel is also home to an aquarium with more than 2,000 animals including sharks, green sea turtles, and a Komodo dragon. Plus, it offers top-notch entertainment including Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil.

Room reservations can be made starting January 1, 2019.

For NFB convention attendees, the nightly rate for singles, doubles, triples, and quads will be $99. Hotel and sales taxes are 12 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively.

The resort fee (normally $37 a night) will be waived for NFB convention attendees. However, fees for internet access, local and toll-free calls, and fitness center access may apply.

Registration

Online Preregistration

Online preregistration will be available between March 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019. 

On-Site Registration

Registration will be available on site in Las Vegas. 

Additional Information

We will add additional information, including the convention agenda, to this page as it becomes available.