National Federation of the Blind National
Convention 2014

When:

Tuesday, July 1—Sunday, July 6, 2014

Where:

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Reservations: The hotel is now accepting reservations. Call (800) 204-7234.

Preregistration:

Preregistration is now open! Please go to http://www.nfb.org/registration to preregister online.

Hotel Information and Room Rates:

The 2014 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Orlando, Florida, July 1-6, at the Rosen Centre Hotel at 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The hotel is now accepting reservations. Call (800) 204-7234 to make a reservation. The 2014 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins, $82; and triples and quads, $88. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is 13.5 percent.

Guest-room amenities include cable television; in-room safe; coffeemaker; hairdryer; and high-speed Internet access. Guests can also enjoy a swimming pool, fitness center, and on-site spa. The Rosen Centre Hotel offers fine dining at Executive Chef Michael Rumplik’s award-winning Everglades Restaurant. In addition, there is an array of dining options from sushi to tapas to a 24-hour deli. The hotel has first-rate amenities.

Hotel Restaurant Menus:

Schedule:

Tuesday, July 1            Seminar Day                             

  • Seminar for parents of blind children sponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
  • Access technology seminars sponsored by specialized vendors and experts in the field
  • Orientation and Mobility Seminar sponsored by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board and the Institute on Blindness of Louisiana Technological University

Wednesday, July 2            Registration Day

  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open (9:00–11:00 a.m., open to sponsors only)
  • 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Resolutions Committee

Thursday, July 3        Board Meeting and Division Day

  • 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. NFB Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Division and other meetings, concurrent sessions

Friday, July 4           Opening Session

  • 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. General Session begins, opening ceremony, and roll call of states
  • 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
  • 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. General Session, Presidential Report, and guest speakers
  • 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
  • 8:00 p.m. Social activities and committee meetings
Saturday, July 5               Business Session
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. General Session
  • 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
  • 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. General Session
  • 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open

Sunday, July 6           Banquet Day and Adjournment

  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. General Session
  • 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. General Session
  • 7:00 p.m. Banquet

First Timer's Guide to the NFB National Convention:

View our beginner's guide to the NFB National Convention, intended to give the first-time convention attendee some important information about national conventions of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

Listening Device Arrangements:

The NFB Amateur Radio Division and the NFB Deaf-Blind Division will again offer special arrangements for severely hearing-impaired people attending convention sessions and the banquet. This will consist of transmission of the public address system signal over a special short-range radio transmitter for the severely hearing-impaired. Spanish-language translation of convention proceedings in general sessions and the banquet will also be provided using a similar arrangement. The special receivers required for these services will also be provided.  For additional information on these arrangements, please read the April issue of the Braille Monitor.

More Information:

Additional information as to meetings, schedule, hotel, etc., may be obtained as it becomes available by contacting the National Federation of the Blind at 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, telephone (410) 659-9314.