National Federation of the Blind of Maryland 2020 State Convention

The State Convention is Coming!


Rise Up!


Get ready for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  Come and be part of celebrating our accomplishments and planning for the future!


  • Date: November 6-8, 2020
  • Place: Anywhere and Everywhere
  • Explore opportunities through special workshops for parents and teachers of blind children, blind merchants and entrepreneurs, and students.  Check out our Technology Workshops and more.
  • Examine new products at the exhibit hall on Friday.
    Help us raise expectations for ourselves and for officials who manage services for the blind.
  • Meet our National Representative, Pam Allen, First Vice President and Chairman of the National Federation of the Blind Board of Directors, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana, and Executive Director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind.
  • Can a blind person be a famous poet?  How do blind people find and succeed at internships and in their first jobs? What is advocacy and why does it matter?  What is the history of the NFB of Maryland?  At last year’s convention, we met and heard from blind persons who shared insights into these areas and more. To refresh your memory, go to
  • Do you want to meet seniors who are living the lives they want despite losing their vision later in life?  Do you want to meet blind people who are successfully employed in everything from electrical engineering to clerical work?  Do you want to meet blind people who own and operate their own businesses?  By networking at the convention, you will meet all these types of people and more.
  • The banquet on Saturday evening is the highlight of every convention, to include our keynote address, scholarship awards, and a great deal more.
  • The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future.  Come to the convention to find out how you can make sure that blindness does not hold you back. For the latest information go to


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