52nd Annual State Convention!!
November 3, 4 & 5, 2023
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut will hold our 52nd Annual State Convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 3, 4 & 5, 2023 at the Holiday Inn, 35 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London. Rooms will be available for Friday and Saturday nights for a convention discounted rate of $102.80 including tax, per night. To reserve a room, call the Holiday Inn at 860-443-7000 or go on the hotel website
Friday night dinner will be on your own this year. An excellent option is the hotel’s restaurant, La Luna, which is an Italian restaurant that serves very good food at reasonable rates. The hotel will have firepits on their outdoor patio in time for our convention. We will be holding our Vendor Fair on Friday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
On Saturday morning, a full breakfast buffet will be served at 8:00am followed by our general session which starts promptly at 9:00am. We will hear from Affiliate President Maryanne Melley, our National Representative Gary Wunder, and a variety of innovative speakers.
Lunch will be served from 12pm-1:00pm. Speakers will continue after lunch. We will also hold open discussion sessions, including one regarding Uber and Lyft usage. The CT Association of Blind Students meeting will be held from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and the CT Association of Guide Dog Users meeting will be held from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Our Banquet will begin at 6:00pm. National Representative Gary Wunder will address our convention during the banquet Saturday evening. Also, we will present Academic Scholarship Awards.
We will, of course, have our 50/50 and basket raffles!
On Sunday morning at 8:00am, a full breakfast buffet will be served before our 9:00am Annual Business Meeting. We will elect two board positions.
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut acknowledges with gratitude our convention sponsors listed below:
Silver Sponsor: Retina Consultants, Manchester, CT 06040
Registration deadline is October 15th. Send your check payable to the NFB of CT with your registration form to:
NFB of CT, 111 Sheldon Road, Unit 420, Manchester, CT 06045
Attendees who register at the door will be charged an additional $10