The 2019 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) is fast approaching. We hope you will make your plans early to be present for a fabulous fun-filled and educational gathering in Boca Raton, Florida.|
The convention will be held over the Memorial Day weekend: Friday through Monday, May 24 through 27, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton located at 661 N.W. 53rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487, telephone: 561-994-8200.
We are excited about the various activities we have on the agenda for convention attendees. You will have the opportunity to participate in general sessions as well as an array of timely seminars and special interest discussion groups; ranging from division meetings to tutorials focusing on the latest in electronics, new products for the blind, and other topics.
We plan to have a fun and exciting Auction. Numerous items of adaptive equipment will be on display in our Exhibition Hall, and our annual Banquet is always an event that everyone looks forward to attending.
Convention activities start Friday evening, with an open meeting of the NFBF Board of Directors, the NFBF Resolutions Committee meeting, and other not-to-be missed surprises. This year, General Sessions begin on Saturday morning, May 25, and are expected to feature addresses from respected governmental officials and
Representatives from agencies such as Social Security and the Division of Blind Services, along with a variety of other dynamic speakers. General Sessions continue Sunday and Monday mornings. Saturday and Sunday afternoons will feature seminars on many informative topics, such as legislation, technology, guide dogs, senior concerns, and other timely topics relating to blindness.
The Exhibition Hall will open Friday evening,
Saturday and Sunday afternoon. A Hospitality Reception and Auction will take place Saturday evening.
On Sunday evening, we invite you to join us for our annual NFBF Banquet. Our convention will feature a National Representative of the NFB Headquarters in Baltimore, MD, who will provide both a National Report and a banquet address you will not want to miss. Immediately following, the 2019 Student Scholarship winners will be presented.
On Monday, May 27, we will have a special commemoration in honor of Memorial Day, followed by our final business session. Elections will be held, resolutions voted upon, and other Federation business will be conducted. The convention will conclude at 11:00 AM.
It pays to pre-register! Prior to convention the registration fee is $25.00 and the banquet tickets are $40.00 each. The registration and the banquet fee will each increase by $5.00 after Monday, May 5, 2019. So, it is important that you register by that date to qualify for the special registration and banquet package discount. Banquet tickets are limited at the door, so plan early to attend, and make your Convention Registration today!
To make your room reservation, please call the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton at (561) 994-8200. When calling, ask for the National Federation of the Blind of Florida Convention room rate (code National Federation of the Blind) of $99.00 per night.
Rooms are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Your room reservation must be made by May 5, 2019 to guarantee our special hotel rate. Call early, while rooms are still available. They may sell out before the cut-off date!
Effort will be made to meet the needs of those with disabilities if accommodations are requested before May 12, 2019. Please send request and information to Jorge Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, you can e-mail me at president@ nfbflorida.org, or call 305-9728529.
Additional information can be found at www.nfbflorida.org/convention.htm.
We hope to see you in Boca Raton in May for the best NFBF Convention ever!
Denise Valkema, President
National Federation of the Blind of Florida
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton
661 N.W. 53rd Street
Boca Raton , FL 33487
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