2023 State Convention Announcement
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
52nd Annual National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska
Dream, Dare, Discover
Come join the largest gathering of the blind in Nebraska!
Convention Dates: March 23-26, 2023
Location: Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln NE
Hotel Reservations: (402) 474-7474 Code: FDBR for the reduced rate of
Before March 2, 2023.
Capitalize on comfort and quality at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.
Step into our elegant lobby, dominated by views of the grand staircase, and
let our attentive staff, modern amenities and convenient services make you
feel right at home. Our hotel is in the heart of downtown Lincoln, near
local sights like the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska State
Capitol, Haymarket, the Railyard District and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Start
your day with breakfast at the Cafe, proudly serving StarbucksR coffee, then
join us for lunch or dinner at Miller Time Pub & Grill. Take a dip in our
indoor pool or work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center. With 46,000
square feet of event space, we're an ideal venue for conferences. Relax in a
hotel room with plush bedding, high-speed internet, and spacious work areas.
Experience hospitality at its finest at our downtown Lincoln hotel.
Pre-Register for this year's convention
Before March 5, 2023, to receive the reduced rate. NOTE: The price of
Registration / Meals will increase by $5.00 if paid after March 5, 2023.
The following choices are included in the registration form:
Convention Registration $25.00 - All attendees must register for the
Friday Lunch $25.00 - Enjoy a keynote speaker and choose from one of the
following wrap options.
Meat: Pesto Chicken Wrap - Pesto Chicken, Tomato Basil Relish, Romaine
Greens, Shaved Parmesan in a Tortilla Wrap
Vegetarian: Veggie Wrap - Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Onions, Mushrooms,
Quinoa, and Hummus in a Tortilla Wrap
Friday Evening Student Event $15.00 - This is for all the students out there
no matter the age.
Saturday Lunch $25.00 - Enjoy a keynote speaker and a choice of one of the
following lunch dishes.
Meat: The Turkey Jack - Roasted Turkey, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Tomato,
Cucumber, Dijon Aioli on Sourdough bread.
Vegetarian: Sun-dried Tomato Basil Hummus with seasonal grilled vegetable
Banquet $50 - Attend the highlight of every convention! This year you have
the option of three different entrees.
Meat: Grilled Choice Filet - Only the best cut of beef sliced daily.
Meat: Spinach and Feta Chicken- Grilled Chicken Breast topped with spinach,
roasted red peppers and feta cheese.
Vegetarian: Mushroom Bourguignon- Wild mushrooms, braised in a rich
burgundy sauce, blistered Cipollini onions, over creamy polenta. (Gluten
free & vegan)
Transportation will be provided to Lincoln on March 23rd with a return trip
on March 26th.
Additional details on pick up/drop off locations will be provided once
Child care will be available throughout convention. Cost is $20.00 for 1
child and an additional $10.00 per child per day. Lunch and snacks will be
Assistance is available through the Gwendolyn M. Mangnall Scholarship.
Although preference is given to first-time attendees, all are welcome to
apply. For more information click
The annual academic scholarship is open until February 15th and affords
students the opportunity to participate in the convention and win some much
needed funds. For more information or to apply click
This is an event you will not want to miss! The agenda will be released on
February 15, 2023.
And available in print or braille at convention.
Here are a few highlights:
* An employment workshop in partnership with the Nebraska Commission
for the Blind
* A senior workshop for the older blind
* A Networking event for blind students
* Breakouts on technology, fitness, guide dogs and art!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Additional information can be
found on our convention page as it becomes available.
Please Note: Attached are the following documents:
* Pre-Registration form.
* Child Care Registration Form.
* Gwendolyn M. Mangnall Scholarship Form.
* Scholarship form.
Let's Dream, Dare, Discover!