Conventions occur annually at the state and national level. Seminars are held during the conventions to introduce new technologies, to present new developments in various fields, and to discuss blindness-related issues. Prominant venders frequent the conventions to allow hands-on interaction with their products, to provide training, and to introduce new features and models. Many organizations attend the convention as presentors, vendors, trainers, or just to interact with their patrons and clients.
Each year hundreds of Federationists attend the Washington Seminar. There are seminars, workshops, committee meetings, and most importantly an opportunity to present the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year.
Each year the National Federation of the Blind holds its national convention. More than 3,000 delegates participate from across the United States as well as many foreign countries.