The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

2021 State Convention

The 2021 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) will be held the weekend of Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Embassy Suite by Hilton USF in Tampa Florida.

We are eager to gather once again with all of our members and most of all those who are first timers to our convention. The excitement is building and we are feverishly planning on welcoming you to the return of our in person convention. We will be streaming portions of the convention so you can be a part of our gathering.


You can register for convention and select your banquet choice using our online site at Brown Paper Tickets .
You can call for your reservation at 1-800-838-3006 and use code nfb florida2021. Also, you can call the hotel or use the hotel online booking at Hotel Reservation Online usingbooking code: FBD

Date and Location

October 1 to October 4, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton USF
3705 Spectrum Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612

2021 Convention Notes

The Miami-Dade and Tampa Bay are our hosting chapters and they are seeking members who would like to be a part of the planning of our convention. Meeting are being posted in the Florida listserv to ensure we are reaching out to our membership. If you would like to be a part of these events please contact Camille Tate using the following information:

Camille Tate

This year we are once again using the services of Brown Paper Tickets for our banquet and registration process. The registration is now available at convention web page.

2021 Student Scholarship Information

The 2021 Student Scholarship packet is now available using the following links:

2021 Student Scholarship Application Form in Microsoft Word format.
2021 Student Scholarship checklist in Microsoft Word format.
2021 Student Scholarship Guidelines in Microsoft Word format.

For questions rgarding the scholarship process please contact the chair of the committee Jorge Hernandez at

Our History

Listen to our 50 years of history as narrated by our own Dan Hicks.

The opening ceremony of our 50th Anniversary State Convention presented by Merry Schoch and Marion Gwizdala.

The National Federation of the Blind is not an organization speaking for the blind - It is the blind speaking for ourselves.