NFBO 71st Annual Convention

The Dream Convention – Transforming Dreams into Reality

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, 29, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Ave.
Columbus, OH 43235

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio invites you to join us for our 71st annual state convention to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. As Ohio’s oldest organization comprised of blind people working together to change what it means to be blind, our convention will inspire, empower, and celebrate our accomplishments. Join us to learn more about issues confronting blind people today, and walk away ready to advocate for change.

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Hotel Information

Reserve your room at the DoubleTree by calling 614-885-3334 and provide them with the group code “National Federation of the Blind.” The room rate is $89.00 plus tax per night for a room with a king bed (sleeps 2 adults) or a room with 2 double beds (sleeps 4 adults). Act now to reserve your room. This rate is good through October 6 or until all rooms in our block are reserved. Room reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours prior to your check-in date.


Our 71st annual convention entitled “The Dream Convention – Transforming Dreams into Reality” will showcase inspirational stories about the work of our movement, history, and philosophy. The complete agenda will be available prior to convention. In the meantime, here are a few convention highlights:

      • Shawn M. Callaway, President of NFB of the District of Columbia and Chair of the 2017 NFB Convention Host Committee, will deliver the keynote address at our Banquet.


      • Network with blind people from all parts of the country


      • Attend Workshops designed to promote leadership, membership building, and successful employment strategies.


    • Visit Exhibit Hall to explore the latest technology and low-vision products.


Exhibit Hall will be open to shoppers and information gatherers on Sat. ,Oct. 28th ,from noon to 5:00 PM. Space is limited and all exhibitors are subject to approval. Please reserve your table by contacting Rachel Kuntz at 937-245-0547 or by email at


Enhance your convention experience through volunteer work. Please consider donating a couple of hours of your time while in attendance at convention. A variety of opportunities are available to you. Reach out to Sheri Albers at 513-886-8697 or by email at for more information.


The work of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio changes lives. Join us in our efforts by becoming a Convention Sponsor today. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Richard Payne at 937-396-5573 or by email at