Events

The NFB of Virginia is an active organization. We invite you to take advantage of the following opportunities to get involved and meet your fellow Virginia residents.

To add an event, please drop us a note and include the following:

  • Title of the event
  • Location:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Description
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Also, please consider signing up for the Virginia Announcement List to have event updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Upcoming Events

Winter Board Meeting and Richmond Seminar 2020

The NFBV Winter Board Meeting will be held in conjuction with Richmond Seminar. The Board Meeting will be held:

Monday, January 20: 1 - 4 PM

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Library and Resource Center
395 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227

Teams for the subsequent Richmond Seminar on Tuesday will be assigned on Monday at the board meeting. Please contact President Soforenko if he is not yet aware of your intentions to participate on Tuesday. Visit our Advocacy page for further details on Richmond Seminar.

Washington Seminar

Join us in the halls of Congress to advocate for our national legislative priorities.

Monday, February 10 - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

These year's congressional priorities include:

  • Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA) (H.R. 2086/S. 815)
  • Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act (H.R. 3929)
  • Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act (H.R. 5312/S. 3095)

Visit the National site for more details.

Spring Board Meeting

Saturday, May 16: 1 - 4 PM

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Library and Resource Center
395 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227

National Convention 2020

Start planning your trip today and help us celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the NFB!

Tuesday, July 14 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Visit the National Convention landing page for complete details.

Summer Board Meeting

Saturday, August 8: 1 - 4 PM

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Library and Resource Center
395 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227

State Convention 2020

Our annual highlight event comes back to Northern Virginia! Come celebrate our 62nd birthday:

Friday, October 30 - Sunday, November 1, 2020

Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Phone: (703) 893-1340.

Visit our State Convention landing page for complete details.

Recurring Events

The following information is as accurate as it has been provided to us. If there are changes to be made, please let us know.

NFB Open-House Gatherings

Many people do not know the National Federation of the Blind, and they are reluctant to attend a local chapter meeting where they may have their questions
answered. We will be hosting teleconferences for individuals that are curious about the National Federation of the Blind. The teleconference will present
them with an opportunity to receive information from and ask questions of Federationists. We will be able to dispel the myths and misconceptions about
the NFB and highlight the benefits of membership. These calls are specifically intended for individuals who are curious about our organization and would
benefit from learning about us in an educational environment. Chapters and affiliates should share this invitation on their social media and disseminate
it with anyone who may be interested in joining.

The calls will take place on the third Sunday of each even numbered month and the third Wednesday of each odd numbered month. Our first two calls will be Sunday, August 18, at 4:00 p.m. eastern and Wednesday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m. eastern. We would like to keep the list of participants small enough so that it will be impactful. Therefore, in order to participate, individuals will need to RSVP by emailing membership@nfb.org or calling 410-659-9314, extension 2509, and let us know which call date works best for them. Individuals selected to participate will receive the call-in information.

At Large Chapter Conference Call

  • 2nd Tuesday at 8 PM
  • Dial: 877) 394-5901
  • Pass Code: 6149670

Senior Division Conference Call

  • 4th Wednesday at 7 PM
  • Dial: 605-472-5481
  • 304571

Blind Parents Group

  • Last Sunday 8:30 PM
  • Dial: 218-339-0926
  • Pass Code: 2019#