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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.

2022 National Convention 

July 5 through July 10, 2022
New Orleans, LA 
New Orleans Marriott

Reserve Your Stay

The Main Hotel: New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130. Reserve a room now at the Marriott by calling 800-654-3990 ensuring you’ll be in our headquarters hotel. If you wish to stay in our overflow hotel directly across Canal Street, call 855-516-1090 to book a room at the Sheraton New Orleans.

More information available in the January 2022 Braille Monitor article, New Orleans Site of 2022 Convention.


The schedule for the 2022 convention is:

  • Tuesday, July 5: Seminar Day
  • Wednesday, July 6: Registration and Resolutions Day
  • Thursday, July 7: Board Meeting and Division Day
  • Friday, July 8: Opening Session
  • Saturday, July 9: Business Session
  • Sunday, July 10: Banquet Day and Adjournment

Will NFB22 be your first National Convention?

Learn about the Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship that helps active NFB members, blind or sighted, attend their first NFB National Convention. 

2021 National Convention Highlights

The 2021 National Convention highlights including the presidential report, the general session presentations, and the banquet speech. Audio, video, and transcripts are available.  

More Information 

Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2022 National Convention. If you have questions, please contact us at 410-659-9314 or [email protected].