Reconnect, Reimagine, Reignite: The 2022 NFB of Maryland State Convention is Coming!

Get ready for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  Come and be part of celebrating our accomplishments and planning for the future!

 

  • Date: November 11 to 13, 2022
  • Place: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204
  • Meet our keynote speaker and National Representative, Donald Porterfield, President of the NFB of Arizona, Board Member of the NFB, and a criminal prosecutor.
  • Explore opportunities through special workshops for parents and teachers of blind children, blind merchants and entrepreneurs, and students. Check out our technology workshops and more.
  • Examine new products at the exhibit hall on Friday.
  • Help us raise expectations for ourselves and for officials who manage services for the blind.

 

NFB Maryland State Convention Information

  • Date: November 11 to 13, 2022
  • Place: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204
  • Make hotel reservations on or before October 15, 2022 by calling 410-321-7400. Room rates are $95 per night plus tax.
  • Registration on or before October 15, 2022 = $20 per adult and free for kids 16 and under
  • Registration after October 15, 2022 = $25 per adult and free for kids 16 and under

 

Registration

Pre-registration is available via the link below and will be open until October 15, 2022. 

Click Here to Preregister Online!

 

 

 

Convention Agendas

NFB of Maryland State Convention Agenda

  • NFBMD 2022 Convention agenda - MS Word - Coming Soon!
  • NFBMD 2022 Convention agenda - PDF - Coming Soon!
  • NFBMD 2022 Convention agenda - BRF - Coming Soon!

 

Maryland Parents of Blind Children 2022 Annual Conference Agenda

  • MDPOBC 2022 Annual Seminar agenda - MS Word - Coming Soon!
  • MDPOBC 2022 Annual Seminar agenda - PDF - Coming Soon!

 

Maryland Association of Blind Students 2022 Annual Business Meeting Agenda

  • MDABS 2022 business meeting agenda - MS word - Coming Soon!
  • MDABS 2022 business meeting agenda - PDF - Coming Soon!
  • MDABS 2022 agenda - BRF - Coming Soon!

 

Maryland Association of Blind Students 2022 Annual Seminar Agenda

  • MDABS 2022 seminar agenda - MS Word - Coming Soon!
  • MDABS 2022 seminar agenda - PDF - Coming Soon!
  • MDABS 2022 agenda - BRF - Coming Soon!

 

Convention Streaming Options

  • Check back in October! 

 

Financial Assistance Application - Deadline September 15, 2022!

The deadline for requesting financial assistance is September 15, 2022.

Click Here to Complete a Financial Assistance Application Form Online!

 

Annual Maryland Senior Issues Division Seminar

Information coming soon

 

Annual Maryland Parents of Blind Children Conference

Information coming soon!

 

Convention Child Care and Youth Activities 

During the convention we will be providing childcare for children ages six weeks to nine years old. We will be offering opportunities for our teens and tweens to participate in the convention, such as serving as mentors to our younger children for certain activities and opportunities to meet our other members within the affiliate. Childcare will be offered on Friday, Saturday, and the banquet Saturday night. Please register your child, including teens and tweens.

We ask that families donate $30 a day to cover the cost of childcare. However, if you are not able to make a donation please do not feel obligated. We will not let the cost of child care prevent families from attending the convention.

 

State convention Awards

Seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award. Please tell us how your child’s teacher works to help their students live the life they want with high expectations and strong skill development. Nominations can be sent to Committee Chairperson Teresa Graham. Download and fill out this nomination form and send it to the email address teresagraham3@gmail.com. if you need assistance completing the form, please call Teresa Graham at (443) 557-8696.

Read more about this award and the application process here.

 

Seeking Resolutions for the State Convention

The Convention is the supreme authority of the National Federation of the Blind, and this too is true of the affiliates.  One of the most important charges of the Convention is to consider and vote on resolutions that come before it; those resolutions become the policy of the organization.  To that end, individuals interested in submitting resolutions should send them to NFBMD Resolutions Chairperson Chris Danielsen by email at cdanielsen@nfb.org by October 15, 2022.

 

NFBMD Cane Walk 

Information coming soon

 

Crab Idol

Information coming soon!

 

Sponsors

We are seeking 2022 sponsors of the State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. Those interested in sponsorships should complete the NFBMD Convention Sponsorship Form and submit the sponsorship fee by September 15, 2022.

 

Convention Exhibitors

We are looking forward to the NFBMD Exhibit Hall on Friday, November 11 from 11AM - 6PM. Those interested in exhibiting should complete the NFBMD Convention Exhibitor Form and submit the Exhibitor Fee by September 15, 2022.