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.
2023 Dates, Rates, and Location
July 1 through July 6, 2023
Our room blocks have closed at the Hilton Americas-Houston (800-236-2905) and the Marriott Marquis Houston (877-622-3056). However, it's not too late to get a room at our convention rate. Call any of the following hotels and ask for the “NFB Convention” block. Rates are $125 per night plus 8.25% sales tax and 17% occupancy tax. AND all three hotels offer a complimentary continental breakfast.
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
- 2023 National Convention Agenda (Word)
- 2023 National Convention Agenda (HTML)
- 2023 National Convention Agenda (BRF) Coming soon!
Online registration is now closed. You can still register on-site.
- 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.
#NFB23 Virtual Experience
We are excited to offer opportunities for engagement and connection to participants who are unable to attend the convention in-person. Details the 2023 National Convention Virtual Experience, a dedicated online space for exclusive convention activities, are coming soon. Registration for the virtual experience is separate and at no cost. Register for the #NFB23 Virtual Experience!
Give $20 Convention Drawing
Join thousands of Federation members by participating in our annual Give $20 campaign which goes to various Federation funds that support blind people. Your generosity helps us bring blind people to the national convention, maintain resources for innovation and education, provide free white canes, and so much more. This year, our partners at Aira have are matching all contributions up to 25,000 dollars. Learn more about how you can contribute and enter the Give $20 convention drawing to win a trip to the next convention!
Convention Connections and Activities
Some convention activities require separate enrollment or registration.
NFB Camp (Childcare)
NFB Camp is a childcare option offered during our national convention for children ages six weeks to twelve-years-old, both blind and sighted. NFB Camp (childcare during convention) enrollment is separate from the convention registration. Get the schedule and enroll now for the NFB Camp!
#NFB23 Career Fair
Pursue the career you want. Connect and support with more talent. The next National Federation of the Blind career fair will be in Houston, Texas on July 2, 2023, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central Time. This is an in-person career fair. There will not be a virtual component.
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.
Stay tuned for more details regarding the upcoming National Convention. If you have questions, please contact us at 410-659-9314 or [email protected].