The NFB of Pennsylvania 2016 Convention will be held from noon on Friday, November 11, through noon on Sunday, November 13, at

The Atherton Hotel

125 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 231-2100

Make your reservations now by calling the hotel directly. To receive the special room rate of $83 per night, you need to mention the NFB of Pennsylvania when making your hotel reservation and all occupants must register with the convention.

Online Registration

You can still register online, but the preregistration discount deadline has past (ended at midnight on October 31). Registration prices online are the same as registering at the convention, but to avoid waiting in line to purchase your registration and meal tickets, we recommend that you use the online registration form .


The Convention Agenda is now available for download as a large-print Word document.

Download the Agenda (large print Word document)

You can also access the agenda as a web page using your browser:

Agenda Web Page

Transportation Options

Denice Brown, president of the Greater Philadelphia chapter, has provided the following information to assist in the planning of transportation to and from the convention from the Philadelphia area.

Mega Bus

Philadelphia to State College on Thursday, November 10, or Friday, November 11:
7:45am and 4:55pm.
As of August 14th, the prices are starting at $5.

State College to Philadelphia on Sunday, November 13:
11:50am, 7:15pm, and 10:20pm.
As of August 14th, the prices start at $1, depending on the trip you take.


Phone number: 1-877-462-6342


Philadelphia to State College on Thursday, November 10, or Friday, November 11:
5:40am and 10:45am
Prices start at $47.50 (one way)

State college to Philadelphia on Sunday, November 13:
8:20am, 11:10am, and 5:00pm
Prices start at $47.50 (one way)


Phone Number: 1-800-231-2222


For your convenience, several menus have been made available by Eric Clegg for you to download:

Convention Preview

The representative from the NFB National Board will be Shawn Calloway, president of the Washington, DC affiliate.

Friday Events

NFB Legislative Agenda, About Informed Choice, Exhibit Hall

Meetings of Blind Students, Dog Guide Users, and Deafblind Division

Parents of Blind Children Seminar

Resolutions Committee Meeting – State Board Meeting- Hospitality

Auction items and Door Prizes – Wanted: Please bring nice items for the auction.

Saturday Events

NFB National and State Reports

Reports on Services for the Blind in Pennsylvania

Saturday Evening Banquet

Door prizes given throughout the General Sessions and the Banquet

Sunday Events

Chapter Breakfast – State Business Meeting

Adjourn at Noon