NOPBC hosts an annual conference for families and educators of blind children within the NFB National Convention, the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Federation members and friends of all ages will gather to learn and share, reconnect with old friends, and form new friendships. The NOPBC annual conference includes many sessions and workshops on a wide variety of interesting topics.
2021 NOPBC Conference
Attend the 2021 NOPBC Conference: July 6 through July 10, 2021. More details coming soon.
The NOPBC annual conference includes:
Workshops – we hold concurrent sessions that address the needs of blind and low-vision children at different ages and additional disabilities.
Cane Walk – a convention favorite. It allows blind/ low vision children & their families an opportunity to work with a cane travel instructor and learn about structured discovery.
Youth Track – Youth Track is open all blind and low vision students, children of blind adults, and sighted siblings aged 11-18. Register for Youth Track here.
Kid Track – Kid Track offers activities for youth, ages 2-10. We will hold one hour of programming each day the week prior and the week of the conference/convention.
Game Night – A great gathering of playing new or family favorite accessible games.
Exhibitor Open House – Learn the latest on technology and other organizational resources
In addition to the sessions for families and educators of blind children, registration also includes access to the National Federation of the Blind such as the general sessions. Throughout general sessions you'll hear how the National Federation of the Blind is helping us tear down the obstacles that separate blind people from our dreams.
This year, registration for the NOPBC Conference has been embedded within the NFB Convention Registration. Both events are free, and now you need only register once (please check the box labeled "I would like to participate in the NOPBC Conference" to add NOPBC Conference registration to your NFB Convention registration).
National Federation of the Blind National Convention
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world.
It is the premier event for training, support, and information for the blind community. It also serves as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing each year's organizational priorities.
2021 National Convention
July 6 through July 10, 2021
Anywhere and Everywhere, virtual
NFB 2021 National Convention registration and details can be found at nfb.org/convention.