Preparing for National Convention

National Convention | Convention Registration | Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

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.

Book your hotel. Register to attend. Prepare for a life changing event.

2024 Convention

July 3 through July 8, 2024
Rosen Centre
9840 International Dr, Orlando, Florida 32819
NFB24 Announcement 

Book Your Room

While sleeping rooms at the headquarters hotel have sold out for several nights of the convention, there is plenty of space at our two Rosen overflow hotels. You may also book a room at the Rosen Plaza by calling (800) 627-8258. Similarly, call (866) 996-6338 to book a room at the Rosen Shingle Creek. At both hotels, ask for the “NFB Convention” block. Here are some important details to know about booking your room:

Rates

Our 2024 convention room rate for singles and doubles is 129 dollars. Room rate for triples and quads is 139 dollars.

Taxes and Deposit

  • Occupancy taxes and surcharges are an additional 13.5 percent.
  • There is no charge for children under eighteen if no extra bed is requested.
  • At the time you make a reservation, a 146 dollar deposit is required for each room reserved. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your card immediately, just as would be the case with a 146 dollar check.

Cancellations

If a reservation is cancelled before Saturday, June 1, 2024, half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise, refunds will not be made.

Hotel Shuttles

Details about shuttles between the convention hotels will be forthcoming.

Amenities

  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, and a wall-mounted 50” HDTV with a multi-outlet connectivity bar beneath to keep your devices charged
  • Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, fitness center, and on-site spa.

Please note that all Rosen hotels are no-smoking facilities. To assure yourself a room at convention rates, you should make reservations early. Our convention rate expires on May 31 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

First Time Attendees

Review the first-timer's guide and mark your calendar for the Rookie Roundup session scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time.  The online application for the 2024 Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship is open. Active NFB members blind or sighted who have not yet attended an in-person NFB national convention because of lack of funding are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2024. Learn more about the Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship.

Articles from first time experiences:

Know Before You Go

The following publications share tips and what can be expected at convention. 

Convention Ally Network

We commit that our 2024 convention will be a safe space for all blind people, as well as our friends, families, partners, and allies, and we are confident that Rosen Hotels & Resorts and the Orlando community join us in that commitment. Here is information regarding concerns about being in Florida. 

Volunteer

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who help make national convention a big success. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please connect with your state affiliate president. Additionally, register early to get access to all volunteer opportunities.

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].