National Convention

The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. 

It 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 each year's organizational priorities. 

Although the convention is open to all, our constitution states that only members of the NFB have the right to participate in decision making when it comes to organizational policy. If you are not already a member, join the NFB today

2023 Dates, Rates, and Location

July 1 through July 6, 2023
Houston, Texas

Room Rates:
$119 for singles, doubles, triples, and quads plus 8.25% sales tax and 17% occupancy tax.

Main Convention Hotel

The Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Overflow Hotel

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St,
Houston, TX 77010

To book a room, call your preferred hotel and ask for the “NFB Convention” block. For each room, the hotel will take a deposit of the first night’s room rate and taxes 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 Monday, June 1, 2023, half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise refunds will not be made.


The schedule for the 2023 convention is:

  • Saturday, July 1: Seminar Day
  • Sunday, July 2: Resolutions Day
  • Monday, July 3: Board Meeting and Division Day
  • Tuesday, July 4: Opening Session
  • Wednesday, July 5: Business Session
  • Thursday, July 6: Banquet Day and Adjournment


Registration is now open until May 31, 2023.

  • Registration for the 2023 National Convention is $25 per person.
  • Banquet tickets for Thursday, July 6, are $70 per person.

Please review the National Federation of the Blind Code of Conduct prior to registering.

Register online now!

2023 Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship

Have you always wanted to attend an NFB annual convention but have not done so because of the lack of funds? If so, the Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship Fund could help make attending your first National Convention a reality. Visit the Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship page to learn more and to apply.

More 2023 Convention Details Coming Soon 

More Information 

Stay tuned for more details regarding the upcoming National Convention. If you have questions, please contact us at 410-659-9314 or [email protected].