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

 

door.

 

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

 

Registration

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.