2023 NFBK State Convention

Please join us for our state convention, October 6 through 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast in Louisville.  If you would like a room, the rate is $123 per night and you should call 800-774-1500 or reserve online using group code NFBKY3 before September 5 to reserve your NFBK group rate.  Friday is the TAD symposium, where you will learn about the latest in technology and techniques to navigate our world; we are offering a free box lunch for this event due to its popularity and desire to share our program. On Friday evening, we will get together to make some good memories!  Saturday, you will help guide the direction of the Kentucky affiliate of the NFB as well as receive updates to current efforts of organizations around the commonwealth to further the cause of the blind.  Saturday evening is our annual Banquet, when we share our comradery and spirit in sealing our decisions of the convention. Sunday morning, you will experience the annual business meeting in person! Don't forget: there's always door prizes!

Childcare is available up to age 5 during Friday’s Symposium, Saturday’s General Session, and the Banquet for $20 per child per day.  Children should be picked up immediately following the Symposium,  following morning and afternoon General Sessions, and immediately following the Banquet. PLEASE NOTE no meals will be provided. You are welcome to bring snacks for your child. We will provide light snacks and water.

Registration is available at this registration link.

Kentucky State Convention

The purpose of the annual NFB of Kentucky Convention is to solidify the democratic direction of how the state affiliate will expend assets (time, money, effort) to improve the lives of blind individuals in Kentucky and in the US. The Kentucky convention is a chartered affiliate of the national convention (information available at NFB.ORG). During convention, we elect our leaders who guide our efforts and we vote on our resolutions which address state and local issues that affect blind individuals. Kentucky's state convention resolutions are voted on by the convention and, if passed, forwarded to affected organizations. See the National Convention Resolutions for more information about NFB national resolutions.

Our content at the state-level convention includes updates on previous convention years' resolutions, meetings of the various divisions as it is likely the only time in a year that all participating individuals from across the state can meet face to face, election of either the state officers or the state board (these elections alternate every other year for continuity according to the state constitution posted on the website), and speeches from officials from all facets of organizations and government that affect the daily activity of blind individuals. We will hear from our national representative who is sent by our national president. In order to keep the organization functioning, we also fund raise. We host a pledge drive for the affiliate during the Saturday night banquet to support the monetary expenses of mandates by the NFB convention members.

You can listen to the Convention Streaming on Spreaker, or by looking for NFBK & NFBGL Events on iTunes or iHeart. We also have a YouTube channel with some convention content.