[Nfbc-info] FW: [nfbwnews] Fwd: [Nfbnet-master-list] NFB Record Breaking Convention

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Sun May 31 16:48:16 UTC 2015

Dear Fellow Federationists:

You’ve probably heard that we will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest umbrella mosaic at the 2015 National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind. You also know that the 2015 National Convention will celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Federation. So we want the 2015 National Convention to be a record-breaker in all respects, not just when we raise our umbrellas on the morning of July 8.

We’ve already set a new record for convention sponsorships, with over $400,000 raised from companies like Google, Uber, Lyft, and more. But there are still other records we could set or break at this convention. How about setting the record for the largest number of first-time conventioneers? Or the record for overall attendance? Can your chapter or affiliate set a record for the most-ever attendees from your area or state, or break your previous record? The attendance numbers for this year’s convention are already amazing, but let’s continue to make the seventy-fifth convention even bigger! If you haven’t made a hotel reservation yet, we’ve procured extra hotel rooms at properties near the Rosen Centre. Learn more at www.nfb.org/convention <http://www.nfb.org/convention> , and don’t forget to preregister while you’re visiting the web page! The preregistration deadline is this Sunday at midnight!

If you’ve never been to a convention before, or haven’t been in a long time, then our seventy-fifth anniversary convention is the perfect time for you to join the fun in Orlando! Come and help the National Federation of the Blind celebrate its diamond anniversary by breaking some records!


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind

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