Each year the National Federation of the Blind holds its national convention. More than 3,000 delegates participate from across the United States as well as many foreign countries. Our 2017 convention will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 10 to July 15, 2017.
All of the 52 NFB affiliates hold their own annual state/affiliate conventions that focus on more local issues. Dates, locations, and other details about state conventions of NFB affiliates may be found here.
Each year hundreds of Federationists attend the Washington Seminar. There are seminars, workshops, committee meetings, and most importantly an opportunity to present the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. The dates for the Great Gathering-In and Washington Seminar 2016 will be provided at a later date.
The NFB National Convention is the seminal annual event of our organization. Important decisions are made, memorable speeches are given, and new friendships are grown. For information about our past conventions from audio files of speeches to agendas, please visit this page.