[NFBOK-Talk] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual

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Sat Apr 11 02:55:26 UTC 2020

Please see the important information below about changes to the NFB National Convention. Things will be different but this is an exciting opportunity to reach an even larger audience for National Convention. Stay tuned for more information as plans come together and stay safe!


Audrey T. Farnum

First Vice President

National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma


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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual




National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual

Unique Event to Present the 2020 View on Blindness

Baltimore, Maryland (April 10, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind will hold its national convention beginning July 14, 2020 with virtual events and local, in-person gatherings where appropriate. The convention was originally scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas. The change of plans is in response to the public health, safety, and logistical concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.


“The National Federation of the Blind is delighted to celebrate our eightieth year by expanding the circle of participation to create what will surely be the largest gathering of the blind in history,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “Through this unique event, we will connect blind Americans from anywhere to build opportunities everywhere. We look forward to spreading the 2020 view on blindness to the entire nation and beyond.”


The latest details of the convention, as they become available, will be posted at  <http://www.nfb.org/convention> nfb.org/convention. There will be multiple ways to participate, including in-person gatherings to enjoy convention events organized by the Federation’s affiliates and chapters, subject to any local social distancing restrictions still in place. Participants can also like the National Federation of the Blind on Facebook or follow @NFB_Voice on Twitter. Talk about the 2020 convention on social media using #NFB20.




About the National Federation of the Blind 

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at  <http://www.nfb.org> www.nfb.org. 



Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314, extension 2330

(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

 <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org> cdanielsen at nfb.org











This news brief also available at: https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-2020-convention-goes-virtual

Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.

Director of Public Relations

200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-9314, Ext. 2330 | cdanielsen at nfb.org <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org> 

Twitter: @rlawyer 




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