National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania 42nd Annual STATE CONVENTION
Friday, November 1, through Sunday, November 3, 2019
The 42nd Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania will be held at
The Radisson Hotel
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 42nd annual convention of the NFB of Pennsylvania. Get Involved. Make a Difference!
The Raddison Hotel is now accepting room reservations for the state convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please dial 717-763-7117 and state you are attending the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania state convention. The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 2019 room rates is $89 a night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which at present is 6% and will be in effect at the time of check-out.
For early arrivals, there are a number of rooms reserved for Wednesday, October 30th, and Thursday, October 31st. Don’t hesitate, please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Our block of rooms are available until October 15th, then they are released to the general public. In years past, the block sells out prior to the deadline, so please don’t hesitate!
When making hotel room reservations,you need to secure via credit card. There will be no charge to your card until you arrive at the hotel. In addition, there are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and if needed, don’t hesitate, make it known when you are making your room reservation.
With this said, if you are planning to attend, somewhat positive that you will attend, thinking about attending, or even on the edge about attending, PLEASE make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Note: if you cannot attend and you have made hotel reservations, DO NOT call the hotel to cancel your reservation without first calling President Lynn Heitz at 215-988-0888 to see if your room reservation needs to be transferred to someone who cannot get a room in our block. Lynn usually has a waiting list of people who learned about the state convention after the block was released to the general public and therefore could not get a room. The block sells out quickly, so do not hesitate to reserve your room at the hotel!
In addition to making your hotel reservation, please use the online registration to order your meals and provide your name for door prizes. If you register before October 1, the cost of registration is only $15 per person. The price goes up on October 1 to $25 a person, so do not delay.
This year the online registration allows you to purchase meals for Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening banquet, and Sunday morning breakfast. Friday will be very busy with technology seminars, division meetings, and other fun events, so a boxed lunch can be ordered through online registration to help you save time; you can quickly pick up the boxed lunch and attend your next meeting. Saturday is busy with morning and afternoon general sessions, so a hot, prepared lunch meal is offered that lets attendees relax, get to know each other, and catch up with existing friends. The Saturday evening banquet dinner is one of the highlights of the convention, so you will not want to miss the fellowship, keynote address, scholarship awards, and other fun we have planned. There will also be music, dancing, and drinks after the banquet. The Sunday morning breakfast is an opportunity for everyone to hear what other chapters and divisions are doing and to wrap up the convention with a time of sharing and planning for the year to come.
The National Federation of the Blind Code of Conduct will apply to our gatherings during the convention.
Audio from Past Conventions
Please visit our Past Conventions page to access audio highlights from previous state conventions.
Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Check back often.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the following people:
Joseph Drenth, Convention Chair
Lynn Heitz, NFB of Pennsylvania President
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102