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National Federation of the Blind National Convention 2018

July 03-08, 2018   |   Organized by: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)


Date/Time: Tuesday, July 3 - Sunday, July 8, 2018

Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida


Preregistration is now open. When purchased online by May 31, the preregistration fee for convention is $25 ($30 on-site) and the cost of a banquet ticket is $65 ($70 on-site).

Hotel Information and Room Rates

The 2018 room rates are singles and doubles, $88; and triples and quads, $93. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is 12.5 percent. No charge will be made for children under seventeen in the room with parents as long as no extra bed is requested. Please note that the hotel is a no-smoking facility.

For 2018 convention room reservations you can call the hotel at (866) 996-6338after January 1. You may also write directly to the Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819-9357. The hotel will want a deposit of $100 for each room and will want a credit card number or a personal check. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your card immediately, just as would be the case with a $100 check. If a reservation is cancelled before Friday, June 1, 2018, half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise refunds will not be made.

All Rosen Shingle Creek guestrooms feature amenities that include plush Creek Sleeper beds, 40″ flat screen TVs, complimentary high-speed internet capabilities, in-room safes, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy four outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, and fifteen dining/lounging options from fine-dining and elaborate buffets to casual dining both indoors and poolside.

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).

NFB Camp

Need child care during the convention? NFB Camp will again be available during convention sessions for children from six weeks to twelve years. Child care is staffed by qualified, experienced teachers. Details and registration can be found at NFB Camp Registration Form.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The National Federation of the Blind National Convention offers a variety of promotional opportunities for organizations that want to show support for the blind. Participating in the 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. This year, we have added new and exciting opportunities for Elite and Platinum sponsors. 

Event Time
Opening Session July 06, 2018
Seminar Day July 03, 2018
Registration Day, Meetings of Divisions and Committees July 04, 2018
Board Meeting, Meetings of Divisions and Committees July 05, 2018
Business Session July 07, 2018
Banquet Day and Adjournment July 08, 2018


Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

9939 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL US

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