2020 National Convention


Houston Site of 2020 NFB Convention


The 2020 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take


place in Houston, Texas, July 14 to July 19, at the Hilton Americas-Houston


hotel, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010. Make your room reservation as


soon as possible with the Hilton Americas-Houston. Call 1-800-236-2905 to


reserve your room in the main hotel. If you wish to stay in our overflow


hotel, the Marriott Marquis Houston, the number to call is 1-877-688-4323.


The 2020 room rate at our main hotel is $105 per night and applies to


singles and doubles as well as triples and quads. Hotel and sales taxes in


Houston are 13.38 percent and 8.25 percent, respectively. The rate for the


overflow Marriott Marquis is slightly higher at $119. As with our main


hotel, hotel and sales taxes are additional, and the nightly rate covers up


to four in a room. Both hotels will take a deposit of the first night’s


room rate for each room and will require a credit card or a personal check.


If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your card


immediately. If a reservation is cancelled before Friday, June 1, 2020,


half of the deposit will be returned. Otherwise refunds will not be made.


Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Reservations may be made before June 1, 2020, assuming that rooms are still


available. After that time the hotels will not hold our room block for the


convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.


Both hotels offer complimentary in-room wireless internet (though the


Marriott requires a free-to-establish Marriott Bonvoy account) and fitness


center access for all guests. All rooms are furnished with mini


refrigerators along with many of the usual amenities such as in-room safes,


irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. After the day’s events, you can


get your swim on at either hotel. The Hilton has an indoor pool on the 23rd


floor, while the Marriott features an outdoor pool adjacent to its Texas-


shaped lazy river pool. Both hotels have several on-premise dining outlets


with a broad range of additional options within a short walk from the front




The schedule for the 2020 convention is:


Tuesday, July 14 Seminar Day


Wednesday, July 15Registration and Resolutions Day


Thursday, July 16Board Meeting and Division Day


Friday, July 17Opening Session


Saturday, July 18Business Session


Sunday, July 19Banquet Day and Adjournment



Please register online at nfb.org/registration.

Registration is $25 per person and banquet tickets are $70 per person prior to May 31, 2020. Register online now or via mail by downloading the PDF version of the registration form and submitting it no later than May 31. After May 31, registration will be available on site in Houston. Costs for on-site registration and banquet tickets are $30 per person and $75 per person, respectively.