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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

2019 State Convention

Boca Raton, Florida

May 24 to May 27, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton
661 N.W. 53rd Street
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
telephone: 561-994-8200

The members of the host chapter welcome you to the 49th Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the blind of Florida.

Jeannie Massay
National Federation of the Blind, Treasurer
National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma, President

Denise Valkema, President
National Federation of the Blind of Florida
11551 S.W. 90th Street
Miami, Florida 33176
telephone: (305) 972-8529

Miranda Kilby
Convention Organization and Activities

Tekisha Saffold, President
Palm Beach Chapter


As an attendee at our convention, you not only represent yourself but also represent our organization. We want you to enjoy our time together and to make new friends and renew old acquaintances. Although we encourage members to socialize and have fun, the convention also provides a valuable opportunity to come together to continue the work of our organization, to learn about the important initiatives that we are involved with on local and national levels, and to plan our work for the future.

The National Federation of the Blind of Florida seeks to provide a convention environment in which diverse participants, including members, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers, may learn, network, and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and uphold that atmosphere for the benefit of all. Some behaviors are therefore specifically prohibited:

Participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all convention venues, including online arenas, social media, and convention social events. Participants who are asked to stop a behavior that the recipient considers hostile or harassing are expected to comply immediately.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas. These principles have been delineated in our recently adopted code of conduct found at


Preregistration for the 2019 National Federation of the Blind of Florida has started. Use the link below:
Buy tickets for the National Federation of the Blind of Florida 2019 State Convention

On-site registration: To Be Announce


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Exhibit Hall hours of operation are:

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General Sessions

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Sponsors / Exhibitors

We invite you to partner with us by serving as a sponsor or exhibitor for our 49th National Federation of the Blind of Florida state convention. Being held May 24 - 27, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Download the sponsor / exhibitorformhere.