Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

Thank you to the 2018 National Convention sponsors.

The National Federation of the Blind 2019 National Convention offers a variety of promotional opportunities for organizations that want to show support for the blind. Participation in the 2019 National Convention will provide an ideal platform to showcase your products and services, whether you are looking for an increase in brand awareness, leadership positioning, new business development, or a combination of these. The convention provides direct marketing opportunities and access to thousands of blind people, their families, and professionals that you will not find anywhere else.

This webpage contains details of available sponsorship, exhibit, and job fair opportunities for the 2019 National Convention, as well as the benefits associated with each opportunity. Additional information about the convention be found at nfb.org/convention. If, after reviewing the information contained here, you have additional questions, please contact Anna Adler at aadler@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2282.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Exhibit Information
National Career Fair
Download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Document

Sponsorship Opportunities

Becoming an Elite, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or White Cane Sponsor of the 2019 National Federation of the Blind National Convention will demonstrate your commitment to assisting the blind of this country. Corporate leaders will find this an excellent opportunity to learn about the capabilities of the blind and the resources available to assist in their goals of expanding and sustaining a diverse workforce. The benefits that correspond to each level are listed below.

Online registration will be open in January 2019. Please contact Anna Adler at aadler@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2282.

All sponsors receive:

  • Ad in the convention agenda – size varies by sponsor level
  • Tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors
  • Complimentary convention registrations – number of registrations varies by sponsor level
  • Prime placement at NFB National Career Fair
  • If exhibiting, listing on NFB website under exhibitors at national convention, with a direct link to sponsor’s website
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsors and their special preview in the hall
  • If exhibiting, special sponsors-only preview in the exhibit hall for convention attendees; use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • One or more table(s) in the convention exhibit hall
  • Organization name included in the 2019 National Federation of the Blind Annual Report

In addition to the benefits listed above, each level of sponsor also receives:

Elite Sponsorship Level - $50,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to serve as named sponsor for 2018 Banquet and one table of ten. Estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500. Note: this opportunity only available to the first Elite Sponsor to register
  • An interview segment on The Nation's Blind podcast
  • Thank-you message displayed for the duration of the 2019 National Convention on our digital sign rooftop billboard, customized to fit your brand within our sign specifications
  • Your email advertisement posted to our discussion lists (Approximately 7,500 unique subscribers)
  • Special recognition in the NFB enewsletter, with link to sponsor’s website (Distribution is approximately 28,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2019, dependent on mutually agreed upon copy
  • Premium signage in a central and highly visible location at the convention
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • Choice of four tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location), or two tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location), and one special event
  • Premium placement of full-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Fifteen complementary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Platinum Sponsorship Level - $25,000

  • Opportunity to serve as a named sponsor of one special convention event that is appropriate to organization’s business type, mission, and model. Note: limited to the first five Platinum Level sponsors
  • Special recognition in the NFB enewsletter, with link to sponsor’s website (Distribution is approximately 28,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2019, dependent on mutually agreed upon copy
  • Premium signage
  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • Two tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location)
  • Full-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Twelve complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Gold Sponsorship Level - $15,000

  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Half-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Ten complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Silver Sponsorship Level - $10,000

  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, at appropriate level
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Half-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Eight complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Bronze Sponsorship Level - $5,000

  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, at appropriate level
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Third-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Five complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

White Cane Sponsorship Level - $2,500

  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Quarter-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Two complimentary convention registrations tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Exhibit Information

Our exhibit hall is one of the highlights of the convention, with nearly every attendee visiting the hall. Being an exhibitor is the perfect opportunity for you to meet your blind consumers and show them your products and services.

The exhibit package includes:

  • Two complementary convention registrations, including full credentials and name badges identifying each person as an exhibitor
  • Promotion as an exhibitor via company or organization name listed on the exhibit webpage
  • One table, two chairs, and overnight security in exhibit space
  • Opportunity to promote special offerings and promotions available during the convention on the NFB’s online exhibit hall

Exhibit fee: $1,100 per table (electricity, internet, and drayage can be purchased at an additional cost.)

Online registration for exhibitors will open in January 2019 and be available through May 31, 2019. Please contact Anna Adler at aadler@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2282.

Exhibit hall schedule will be published in January 2019

*Any exhibitor signing on after May 31, 2019 will incur a late fee of $250 and will not be listed in exhibit materials.

National Career Fair

The NFB National Career Fair is the largest job fair for blind and low-vision job seekers anywhere in the world, so it is a great place to be if you want to hire capable employees. You’ll be amazed at the skills our jobseekers have, and if you don’t know how capable blind people can be, this is a great place to learn. We expect three hundred or more job seekers and over thirty employers from across the country to attend this recruitment event. Our employer attendees collect stacks of resumes and often find exactly the right fit.

Please contact Dick Davis at 612-872-0100 or ddavis@blindinc.org for more information about the career fair or employment committee events.

Companies and organizations participating in the career fair will be listed in the Job Fair Employer List, made available to each attendee. There is no cost to participate, and organizations will be given one table at the event. Convention Sponsors receive prime placement and special recognition.