[Tall-Corn] 2022 convention links and information

Scott Van Gorp svangorp at nfbi.org
Thu Jun 30 02:26:41 UTC 2022

Good Evening Federation Family:

The below information is geared toward those going in person to New Orleans,
but I thought I would share with all so everyone knows what's going on. I
borrowed this from the New Jersey affiliate and tailored it to Iowa. Enjoy!


Important National Convention details and links 

Greetings NFBI 2022 National Conventioneers,

Listed below are important items and links; please save for future
reference. If you have questions or concerns especially during the
convention, please contact your affiliate leaders. 

Scott Van Gorp


Cindy Ray

Chelsea Van Gorp, Fundraising chair and exhibit table coordinator



Important: Visit 2022 National Convention Safety Protocols including
submitting your COVID-19 test results 
afety-protocols> 2022 National Convention Safety Protocols | National
Federation of the Blind (nfb.org) 

For latest National Convention information visit 
 <https://nfb.org/get-involved/national-convention> National Convention |
National Federation of the Blind (nfb.org)

Please review the first timers guide by clicking on the link below

Review convention notes by clicking on the link below
genda/nfb22-convention-notes> NFB22 Convention Notes | National Federation
of the Blind

Airport Transportation

There are several ways to travel from the Louis Armstrong International
Airport (MSY) to the Marriott or Sheraton.  The approximately fourteen-mile
trip takes twenty-five to forty minutes depending on traffic. Taxis are
readily available and have a thirty-six-dollar minimum fee for two people.
For three or more passengers, the cost is fifteen dollars per person. 

The airport shuttle costs forty-four dollars per person round-trip or
twenty-four dollars each way. You can reserve a spot on a shuttle online in
advance or in person at the baggage claim area. Children under six ride free
with their parents.

The shuttle stops at multiple hotels, so if you choose that option, make
sure to plan accordingly. For reservations, call (504) 522-3500 or (866)
596-2699 at least twenty-four hours before your flight. Wheelchair
accessible vehicles are available but require you to book a week ahead.

Click on the link below for audio version of the Proposed Amendment to the
Constitution of the National Federation of the Blind members will vote on
during the convention

Click on the link below for audio hotel description

Rookie Round-Up

All first-time convention attendees are cordially invited to attend a
reception from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, in the Acadia Ballroom.
President Riccobono and other Federation leaders will be on hand to welcome
you to the convention and preview the week's activities. 

Important:  NFBI Affiliate Caucus Meeting 

Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 5:30 PM in Studio 7.  Bring your Banquet
Tickets with you for exchange if you wish to sit with the affiliate 


*	Tuesday, July 5: Seminar Day and Rookie Round-Up
*	Wednesday, July 6: Registration and Resolutions at 1 PM 
*	Wednesday, July 6:  Affiliate Caucus Meetings at 5:30 PM  Studio 7
*	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

CrowdCompass Platform

The convention agenda can be accessed via the CrowdCompass platform. Mobile
apps are available for both the iOS and Android platforms (
<https://crowd.cc/s/4kq4c> https://crowd.cc/s/4kq4c). A web portal is also
available ( <https://crowd.cc/nfb22> https://crowd.cc/nfb22). CrowdCompass
allows users to customize a personal agenda and chat with other CrowdCompass
convention goers.

Exhibit Hall and Independence Market 

The Exhibit Hall and the NFB Independence Market are in the Sheraton
Napoleon Ballroom, across the street from the Marriott at 500 Canal Street.

Exhibit Hall hours of operation are:

*	Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*	Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*	Friday: Noon to 1:45 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
*	Saturday: Noon to 1:45 p.m. (final opportunity to visit the Exhibit

Independence Market hours of operation are: 

*	Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
*	Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*	Friday: Noon to 1:45 p.m.
*	Saturday: Noon to 1:45 p.m. (final opportunity to visit the Market)

Presidential and Host Affiliate Suites

The Presidential Suite (room 4022) and the Host Affiliate's Suite (room 633)
are open during much of the convention. All are welcome to come to these
suites to visit. 

*	Monday: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*	Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*	Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
*	Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
*	Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*	Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon


Looking forward to seeing everyone going in person in New Orleans!


Scott Van Gorp, President
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
Phone: 515-720-5282
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