Skip to Content

State Convention

National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut 2021 STATE CONVENTION

October 29th through 31st, 2021

The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (NFB of CT) will host our 50th Annual State Convention on October 29th, 30th, and 31st 2021. The NFB is the largest membership organization of blind people in the United States. We hope to have an in-person convention to celebrate 50 years of the NFB of Connecticut educating and helping blind people of our state. We will be having our first ever Hybrid convention. Part of our convention will be held on Zoom for those not yet comfortable meeting in person. The other portion will be held at the Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capitol Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Please visit this space often for further details including the registration form, the agenda and the Zoom information, which will be posted when it becomes available.

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 2021 state convention of the NFBCT. Get Involved. Make a Difference! Please share with others, everyone is welcome!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Excellent exposure for your business!

Our 2021 NFB of CT State Convention offers promotional opportunities for organizations that want to show support for the blind. Sponsorship of our convention provides an ideal way to give your company exposer to hundreds of attendees. Below is information about sponsorship opportunities for our 2021 Annual State Convention.

Becoming a sponsor of NFB of CT’s 2021 50th State Convention will show your commitment to assisting the blind in our state. You will find this a great opportunity to learn about the capabilities of blind people in leading productive lives, both professionally and in their community.

Platinum Sponsorship Level: $1000

  • Your company name and logo will appear on any convention-related materials.
  • Complimentary state convention registration.
  • Link for sponsor’s website on our state convention webpage and on all emails
  • Special recognition at our Saturday evening banquet.
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity to speak to our convention on Saturday morning.

Gold Sponsorship Level: $500

  • Your company name and logo will appear on any convention-related materials.
  • Complimentary state convention registration.
  • Link to sponsor’s website on our state convention webpages and on all emails
  • Special recognition at our Saturday evening banquet.
  • Social media recognition

Silver Sponsorship: $250

  • Your company name will appear on any convention-related materials.
  • Complimentary state convention registration.
  • Special recognition at our Saturday evening banquet.
  • Social media recognition

Complete a Sponsor Registration Form by September 15, 2021 for your complimentary convention registration and sponsorship recognition in our press releases, brochures, emails, and agenda. Click here to complete the sponsorship registration form!

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 about this event, please contact the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut outreach coordinator Lucia Lee at 860-289-1971 or info@nfbct.org, or contact our affiliate president, Maryanne Melley at 860-212-5549 or maryanne.melley@gmail.com.

Back to top