National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania 41st Annual STATE CONVENTION
Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4, 2018
The 41st Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania will be held at:
The Atherton Hotel
125 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA, 16801
Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 41st annual convention of the NFB of Pennsylvania. Get Involved. Make a Difference!
This year, technology seminars and demonstrations will begin at 9AM on Friday, November 2, and run until 4PM. The exhibit hall will also be open from 9AM to 4PM on Friday, November 2. We recommend that you plan to arrive at the Atherton Hotel Thursday afternoon or evening so you don’t miss anything.
The Atherton Hotel is now accepting room reservations for the state convention. To reserve your hotel room, please dial 814-231-2100 and say you are attending the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania convention. Rooms are $87 a night plus tax.
Our block of rooms is available until October 1, after which the remaining rooms will be released back to the hotel for general use. Individuals are responsible for making their own room reservation arrangements.
Online registration is now open for the 2018 NFB of Pennsylvania convention. Register before October 1 to get the discounted registration rate of only $15. On October 1, the registration price will increase to $25.
New Assistive Listening System
We will be using a new assistive listening system this year for people who have trouble hearing speakers. Our system is very similar to what is used at NFB National Conventions for people who are hard-of-hearing. The technology seminars, board meeting, resolutions meeting, auction, general sessions, banquet, and Sunday chapter breakfast meeting will all be transmitted on a special frequency, and if you borrow one of our new personal receivers, you can listen using your own ear buds or by borrowing headphones or an ear speaker. Since we want to make sure we have enough receivers at the convention for everyone who needs one, if you are interested in borrowing one, please send an email containing your name and whether you need to borrow headphones or an ear speaker to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org A small, refundable deposit of $40 will be required when borrowing a receiver, but the money is refunded when the receiver is returned before the end of the convention.
Code of Conduct
The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania Code of Conduct will apply to our gatherings during the convention.
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