The 2018 Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia will be held Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, located at 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at (800) 682-1049 or (540) 786-8321. Special room rates have been negotiated for registered convention attendees. When you call the hotel, make sure to tell them that you are attending the convention so that you will receive the special convention rate. The deadline to make hotel reservations is Friday, October 26, 2018. After the deadline, there is no guarantee that you will get a room at the convention hotel.
Child care is available to the children of registered convention attendees (ages infant through 5th grade) during 6 sessions of convention. These sessions are:
- Session 1 Friday morning 8:45 am to 12:15 pm
- Session 2 Friday afternoon 12:15 pm to 5:15 pm
- Session 3 Friday evening 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Session 4 Saturday morning 8:45 am to 12:15 pm
- Session 5 Saturday afternoon 12:15 pm to 5:15 pm
- Session 6 Saturday evening 6:45 pm to ½ hour after banquet adjournment
Snacks will be provided during Sessions 1, 2, 4 and 5. Even though child care will be open and fully staffed during lunch on Friday and Saturday, lunch will not be provided. Parents should either pick their child up for lunch at the end of Sessions 1 and 4 or provide a lunch for their child to eat in the child care room. Also, dinner will not be provided on Friday or Saturday evening. Parents should feed their child dinner prior to bringing them to Sessions 3 or 6. The cost of child care is $10 per family per session. If you need more information, please contact
- Michael Kasey
- (540) 760-3885
Please indicate the number of children per session on the Convention Pre Registration Form.
On Friday and Saturday, box lunches will be available for a cost of $17.00 if purchased in advance on the convention pre registration form. Box lunch tickets are specific for each day and are not interchangeable. Box lunches can only be guaranteed for those purchased on the convention pre registration form. A limited number may be available for purchase at the convention.
On Saturday, student lunches will be available for a cost of $7.00 if purchased in advance on the convention pre registration form. Student lunches can only be guaranteed for those purchased on the convention pre registration form. A limited number may be available for purchase at the convention.
To register for the convention, you may do one of the following:
- Link Here for Online Registration with Brown Paper Tickets;
- Call Toll Free: (800) 838-3006 to speak with a Brown Paper Tickets representative to assist you with your registration; or
- Download the Pre-Registration form. and mail it with payment included to:
- NFB of Virginia
- 3230 Grove Avenue
- Richmond, VA 23221
For more information about the contvention, visit our State Convention page