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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 2023 State Convention

Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15, 2023

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

The 2023 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia will be held at:
St. John XXIII pastoral center
100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314

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 mid to late September. 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, guide dog users, merchants, deafblind, and parents’ concerns, meet the scholarship class of 2023 and much more!

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 2023 State Convention of the NFB of West Virginia. Get involved. Make a difference! Please share with others, everyone is welcome!

Room Reservations

Please complete the room reservations form by Saturday, September 30, 2023 to reserve your room at the St. John XXIII pastoral center located at 100 Hodges Road in Charleston. Each individual in need of a room reservation will need to complete a separate form. If you already know who you are rooming with, please list their names on the form. If there are more than two individuals in a room, then you will have to share your bed with another individual. If you don't indicate a room mate when completing the form and wish to have one, we will pair you with someone of the same gender.

Room Rates (per person per night):

  • Regular Single & Double = $60
  • Studio Single & Double = $65
  • Suite Regular & Double = $84

Please note that check-in time is between 5 and 8 PM, and check-out time is 9 AM. Details for paying for your reservation will be found in the form's checkout process. Please do not make your own room reservations, they will be made by the convention coordinator.


Online registration is now open for the 2023 NFB of West Virginia State Convention! Registration with the convention is required in order to be eligible for our discounted room rates at the pastoral center.

Please note that the reduced convention registration rate of $75 per person will only be available up through Saturday, September 30 when the online registration form closes. all on site registrations will incur an additional charge. This year's registration rate includes all convention meals. So don't delay, register for the convention today!

State Convention Donations

To make a donation via PayPal, click on the link below:

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 for more information.

Additional Information

Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please check back often. For more information, please contact us at 304-206-4044 or

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