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State Convention

The National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. It is the premier event for training, support, and information for the blind community. It also serves as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing each year's organizational priorities.

National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia 2022 STATE CONVENTION

Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2022
Location: Anywhere & Everywhere

Register and make a difference in the lives of blind West Virginians!

The National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia is proud to announce our 2022 State Convention! Once again, this event will be held virtually with free registration! Please save the dates of Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30.

Please note that we will be live streaming portions of the convention that will be recorded for archival purposes on the website.

Note: The agenda will be finalized, distributed, and posted on the state website in early to mid October. Yes, the agenda will be available on NEWSLINE® too!

Here is your chance to participate and learn more about the NFB’s programs and goals on the state and national level. Hear from the NFB national representative. Also, hear from speakers on topics of national and state importance, membership, seniors, technology, Braille, students, seniors, guide dog users, and parents’ concerns, meet the scholarship class of 2022 and much more!

We are proud to announce that Dan Frye, NFB of New Hampshire, will be serving as our national rep for this year's convention.

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 2022 state convention of the NFB of West Virginia. Get Involved. Make a Difference! Please share with others, everyone is welcome!

Registration

How many reasons do you need to register by Thursday, October 27, 2022? Here are just a few:

  • By registering for the state convention before the deadline, you will be eligible to win door prizes!
  • If you are a current paid member with a NFBWV chapter, and your dues are paid by Saturday, October 1, and you register, you are eligible to vote in the NFBWV election at the convention!
  • Registration is free: no travel costs, no hotel fees, and no expensive restaurants!
  • You’ll help the NFBWV collect current contact information for everyone who registers!
  • You can wear casual comfy clothes and footwear of your choice to all of the sessions, even the banquet! No need to get up early!
  • All of the money you save can be donated to your favorite organization, the NFB of WV!

To register, click on the link below:
https://nfbwv.org/state-convention/registration

Re-Visions 2022

RE-VISIONS is the opening session of the 2022 Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia—open to all stakeholders in the blind community throughout the state and beyond. It is the culmination of Blind Equality Achievement Month in West Virginia, intended to recognize and elevate the achievements, contributions, and personal stories of blind West Virginians, both past and present; examine and address some of the challenges currently facing blind West Virginians; showcase and assess the opportunities, programs, and services available to blind West Virginians from a variety of agencies and organizations in the wake of the COVID pandemic; and create a foundation on which to cultivate, strengthen, and mobilize the state's blind community to find ways of working together toward a more promising future for the next generation of blind West Virginians. Click here to learn more about Re-Visions 2022.

State Convention Donations

To make a donation via PayPal, click on the link below:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2GW82WJT3V9NQ

To donate by check or money order, please make your checks or money orders payable to NFBWV and mail to: National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Marcus Soulsby, President
5309 Venable Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
In the memo please write, state convention donation.

Code of Conduct

As an attendee at our convention, you not only represent yourself but also represent our greater organization. We want you to enjoy our time together and to make new friends and renew old acquaintances. Although we encourage members to socialize and have fun, the convention also provides a valuable opportunity to come together to continue the work of our organization, to learn about the important initiatives that we are involved with on local and national levels, and to plan our work for the future.

The National Federation of the Blind seeks to provide a convention environment in which diverse participants, including members, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers, may learn, network, and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect and professionalism. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and uphold that atmosphere for the benefit of all. Some behaviors are therefore specifically prohibited:

  • harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, physical appearance, or other group identity
  • harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact
  • public drunkenness and associated behaviors (e.g., belligerence, yelling, hostility, destruction of property)

Participants are expected to abide by these rules and behaviors in all convention venues, including online arenas, social media, and social events. Participants who are asked to stop a behavior that the recipient considers hostile or harassing are expected to comply immediately. We are committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas. Please visit https://nfb.org/code-conduct for more information.

Additional Information

Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Check back often. For more information, please contact us at 304-206-4044 or msoulsby@nfbwv.org.

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