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NFBV 2019

Empowerment: Owning Your Future


Essential Details

The Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia will be held Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3 , 2019, with special programming by invitation on Thursday, October 31.

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth
425 Water St
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone: 757-673-3000

The room rate this year is $86 for singles and doubles. The rate is valid three days before and three days after for anyone who would like to build site seeing into their visit to Portsmouth.

The deadline for reservations is: 5 PM, Thursday, October 10.

Please Note: The group rate is the best rate. Government and military discounts do not apply. For the rate to be honored, please contact the property directly. Do not use a travel site for booking.

Reservations for the Event should be made directly with Marriott reservations. Book your room online or call them directly at (888) 839-1775. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 61st Annual State Convention at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival.

You will find the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel where charming local history meets modern comfort. Ideally located in the heart of the historic arts and culture district, our hotel near Norfolk, VA wows guests with impressive Elizabeth River views, best enjoyed from each of our immaculately appointed guest rooms. Appointed with 25 well-equipped meeting rooms, our waterfront hotel offers business travelers prime proximity to the Portsmouth and Norfolk Naval Bases, Sentara, Bon Secours and Dominion Enterprises. Seasoned travelers visiting on business or pleasure will equally appreciate our elegant outdoor terrace and welcoming Foggy Point Bar & Grill, serving a selection of fresh-caught seafood and daily specials. Our hotel is also proud to provide guests with Navigators, experts who can recommend the top local restaurants, sightseeing attractions and museums in the area. Opt for one of the best hotels in Portsmouth, VA, and reserve your stay online today.

Convention Registration

Information will be coming soon.

Calling All Sponsors

Meet the largest collection of students, parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals, and community partners the weekend of Friday through Sunday, November 1-3, 2019 in Portsmouth. We invite you to spend the weekend with us at a beautifully appointed hotel using our competitive group rate of $86 for both king and doubles. Stay tuned for information on how to become a part of this year's hottest program.

Travel Details

If you have questions about traveling to and from Portsmouth, please drop us a note.

Train Information:

The closest Amtrak station is located in Downtown Norfolk -- 280 Park Avenue. There are two daily trains that come into the station from Richmond and Northern Virginia. Book your Amtrak online or call them directly at: (800) 872-7245.

Bus Information:

Greyhound Lines offers four buses daily to their station located in Downtown Norfolk -- 700 Monticello Avenue. There are also two bus connections that go to the Amtrak Norfolk station from trains terminating in Newport News. Book your Greyhound online or call them directly at: 800-231-2222.

Ground Transportation to the Hotel:

An Uber or Lyft trip will set you back about $10 from either station to the hotel. For taxi service, you can call Coastal Rides at 757-855-3333.

Driving Information:

Those driving from Richmond and Northern Virginia should use the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel to get to the hotel. There is no toll in the tunnel. See the map below for driving directions.

Parking is $7.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 per day for valet parking.