Join the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona as we celebrate our 77th annual state convention in downtown Phoenix from August 24th to 27th. This action-packed weekend will gather together hundreds of blind people from across the state and beyond. Attendees get the opportunity to learn about current activities and advocacy work across the country and in our local communities, network with blind people, explore the latest assistive technology, and help to set the agenda for the upcoming year. This family- friendly weekend will also include programs designed for children and youth. There is something for everyone! Convention Registration is required, and all are welcome to attend. What are you waiting for? Get your hotel room booked, register to attend the convention, and prepare for a life changing event. Although our convention is open to all, our constitution states that only members of the National Federation of the Blind have the right to participate in decision making and setting organizational policy. Members in good standing are eligible to help determine our agenda for the upcoming year, vote on issues, adopt resolutions, and participate in elections. If you are not yet a member, visit our membership page to learn more and join our transformative movement today.
Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27, 2023
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Phoenix
122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
All meetings and activities will take place in the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Make your weekend that much more enjoyable by staying each night in one of Hyatt’s comfortable guest rooms. Our special nightly room rate for Doubles starts at $109 plus taxes and fees. Reserve your room by using our special reservation link by August 3. Space is limited, make your room reservation today!
Please contact your chapter president or Donald Porterfield with questions or concerns about reserving a room at email@example.com You can also call our NFB of Arizona hotline at: 888-899-6322.
All attendees must register to take part in the in-person convention activities. The pre-registration rate is $25 if registered before August 10.
Pre-registration closes August 10th. Registration after August 10th and during convention weekend will be $30. Use the link below to get registered!
Registration after August 10 and during convention weekend will be $30. If you have questions regarding registration, you can contact your chapter president or our affiliate registration coordinator Sharonda Goode, her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth track registration is open! Get your children registered now! Click on the following link to get your children registered for this year's youth track activities!
Our 2023 Rookie Round-up will be held on Sunday August 20th at 4:00 PM over zoom. Please continue to check your emails for the announcement and meeting link. Join us to learn everything about what to expect during convention.
Marshaling, working at the affiliate exhibit hall table, helping with registration and more are just a few ways we can all participate in our convention. It takes all of us to ensure this convention runs smoothly and is a success. To sign up to be a volunteer, contact Amy Porterfield at email@example.com.
The work of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona is vital to the independent lives of the blind. We welcome and appreciate the financial support of organizations dedicated to fostering independence for blind Arizonans and their families. Hundreds of people from the state of Arizona and beyond will attend this year’s convention and we hope you will join us as a valuable partner in our mission. Visit our sponsorship page to learn more and become a Sponsor today.
For questions about sponsoring, exhibiting, or fundraising during the convention, please reach out to Rachel Kuntz, Affiliate Fundraising Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exhibit Hall will open on Friday, August 25 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM and will be open to the general public. This is always an exciting benefit of attending convention. Attendees will be able to learn more about the resources and products available that enhance the lives of the blind. We welcome vendors who offer resources and products that aid in promoting the independent lives of blind people. For a nominal fee of $100, vendors will have the opportunity to connect to hundreds of blind people. To sign up to be a vendor at this year’s convention, please visit our exhibitor page.
For questions about sponsoring, exhibiting, or fundraising during convention, please reach out to Rachel Kuntz, Affiliate Fundraising Chair at: email@example.com.
Have your positive energy and enthusiasm ready to bid on auction items during the banquet. Door prizes will be given away during the general session and banquet. The final door prize will be drawn during Sunday’s business meeting. To win a door prize, you must be registered for the convention and be present at the time your name is drawn. Youth track participants are also eligible to win.
Contact your chapter auction representative or Mark Feliz, Affiliate Auction Coordinator to learn more about donating an item for the auction or as a door prize. Mark can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The affiliate and its chapters and divisions will have the opportunity to raise funds during the convention. To be added to the list of participating affiliate chapters and divisions, please contact Rachel Kuntz, Affiliate Fundraising Chair at email@example.com. We want to ensure the diversity of items being sold and to be sure to properly attribute your fundraising efforts so be sure to contact Rachel by August 10 to reserve your chapter or division's space today.
Enter to win fun and fabulous prizes throughout convention weekend. Tickets will be available for purchase starting at $2 per ticket depending on the prize. Drawings will take place at different times during convention and the winner does not have to be present to win. Cash and credit will be accepted. Get ready to be the big winner!
The affiliate will be making available for purchase a warm and cozy travel blanket emblazoned with the National Federation of the Blind logo. This black fleece blanket with white NFB logo converts into a convenient carrying case with handle when not in use in front of your favorite streaming service or while reading a terrific book. The Affiliate Fundraising Chair, Rachel reports that her furry companions (both cat and dog) have endorsed the travel blanket’s coziness for an afternoon siesta. Blankets are $20 each and can be purchased by a variety of cash or credit card payment methods. Already have lots of blankets. Never fear, this convenient travel blanket is self-contained in a smooth carrying case that can serve as a NFB pillow, back support, cushion, and has pockets in which you can carry things on the go.
We would like to invite you to participate in this years talent show during our annual state convention. If you would like to share your wonderful talents with us, please fill out the event registration form using the below link. We cannot wait to see all of your amazing talents!
The Phoenix chapter will be selling four popular flavors of Fun Factory Sweet Shop’s fluffy popped popcorn for $8 per bag. Each bag of the delicious, popped goodness will help keep you engaged throughout convention weekend. When you run out of popcorn, you will get the chance to order more post-convention and have it shipped straight to your door. That is a great deal so Get your taste buds ready for a treat. Cash and credit accepted.
Take a look at the agenda day by day below!
Use the link below in order to view the entire agenda.
Our convention Planning Committee would like to welcome your participation in our upcoming state convention. Please reach out to Jordan Moon, Affiliate Convention Planning Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our information line at 888-899-6322 with questions or concerns. We look forward to transforming lives together.