2019 National Convention 

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

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

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 (3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119).

Listen to Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett announce the new location to our members (play MP3; 3 minutes; English).

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

It 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.

Hotel Reservations

Room reservations at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino can be made starting January 1, 2019. You can call the hotel at 877-632-9001 to book your room. The hotel will take a deposit of the first night’s room rate for each room and will require a credit card or a personal check. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your card immediately. If a reservation is cancelled before Saturday, June 1, 2019, half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise, refunds will not be made.

For NFB convention attendees, the nightly rate for singles, doubles, triples, and quads will be $99. Hotel taxes are 13.38 percent and sales tax is 8.25 percent.

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.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 2019 National Convention offers a variety of opportunities for organizations to show support for the blind, increase brand awareness, and connect with consumers. Please visit our sponsor and exhibitor information page for more details. 

More Information

We will add additional information, including the convention agenda, to this page as it becomes available. Please contact us at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org if you need assistance.