2020 NFBN State Convention Announcement
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF NEBRASKA
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE
2020 VIRTUAL STATE CONVENTION
When – October 23-24
Where – Anywhere and Everywhere
In order to protect the health and safety of members, presenters and convention attendees, the 2020 National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska State Convention will be virtual. There will be no cost for registration. So, if you have never attended a state convention due to cost or transportation barriers, this is your year! Attend the convention from the comfort of your home, totally free! We will be hosting all meetings, breakouts and the banquet on the Zoom conferencing platform.
The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska is excited to celebrate our fiftieth year with this opportunity to welcome the blind of Nebraska from points near and far as we celebrate the past 50 years of accomplishments and make plans for collective action and dreaming together what we can accomplish in the next 50.
The celebration gets under way with rookie round-up and BYOB reception Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday mornings are full of break-out sessions and division meetings. The afternoon general sessions are sure to challenge, motivate and inspire. There’s something for everyone whether you are new to blindness or a veteran; a blind student or a blind senior; parent of a blind child or a blind parent; or a professional in the blindness field, With sessions on accessing everything from books to banking, shopping and more on-line, and how to vote privately and accessibly in Nebraska, you won’t want to miss out. As customary, we’ll have updates from entities serving the blind like NCBVI, Talking Book and Braille Services and others. Show off your talent at the showcase Friday evening or come to cheer on your friends.
You won’t want to miss a minute as there are door prizes to win, knowledge to be gained and shared and other surprises and fun. Special presentations from former Nebraskans and other notable Federation leaders and friends.
Speaking of notable friends, we are so pleased to welcome to our first ever virtual convention the immediate past president of the National Federation of the Blind, Dr. Marc Maurer! A fierce and consummate lawyer and advocate, Marc is also a dedicated father and husband. He has accomplished much and boasts of an impressive biography that you can read here:
All that being said, I am confident he’d tell you that despite all the honors and accolades, perhaps his most important title is that of MEMBER of the National Federation of the Blind.
“You don't have to be a perfect blind person to join us, just someone on the journey to a better life.” – Norma Crosby, President, NFB of Texas and Member, Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind
Join us and learn how we are building today for a better tomorrow!
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Even though convention is free, we still need you to register in order to be eligible to win door prizes and to vote. You can register by filling out the form here.