State Convention

58th Annual Convention National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

 March 26-29, 2020

Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center 811 north 9th Street Saint Louis, Missouri

314-421-4000

 

The Lewis and Clark Chapter would like to welcome you to one of the oldest cities west of the Mississippi. St. Louis was settled in 1763 as a Fur Trading Post. The delicious ice cream cone was introduced here at the 1904 World’s Fair. Anheuser Busch was founded in 1860.

 

We are also home to some more recent iconic attractions such as the Gateway Arch, which has a newly remodeled and more inclusive museum. The well-known Union Station has also been revitalized and now has an Aquarium which opened in December of 2019 and there is also a new 200-foot lighted Ferris Wheel. Do not forget our great sports teams. We are proud to be the home of the St. Louis Blues who are the defending Stanley Cup Champions, and our 2019 National League Central Champion Cardinals.

 

Come to the Holiday Inn Downtown with room rates of $104 a night (plus 16.929 % tax), make reservations by calling the hotel direct. The hotel features a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, guest laundry and free internet. The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Registration will be open from 8:15 to 8:45 AM Friday and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday and 8:00 AM to 8:25 AM Saturday. Hospitality will be open on Friday evening from 5:00 to 10:00. Come eat, drink, and enjoy the fellowship!

 

All attendees should plan to come to the banquet on Saturday evening which is the highlight of our convention. We will also have a planned lunch for Friday and Saturday and our annual Prayer Breakfast Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of these meals as there are not many other restaurant facilities nearby. After March 16 the cost for registration and banquet increases by $5, lunch by $4, and prayer breakfast by $3.

 

We will be offering the Kid’s Zone for children in need of supervised care. There is no cost for children who are registered for the convention. Registration for children 14 and under is $10.00. This year we are offering children’s pricing for our meals; check the accompanying children’s registration form for all of the details. Important: we must receive requests for child care by March 5.

 

Exhibit space and convention sponsorships are again available; see the accompanying Exhibit and Sponsorship Form for details. Exhibit and Sponsorship Forms and payment must be received by March 16, 2020.

 

To donate door prizes, please contact Door Prize Chair Jenny Carmack Phone: 314-239-9776.

 

Important Convention Dates

2/14/20, Last day to select your room type when making your state convention hotel reservations.

3/4/20, Last day to make your state convention hotel reservations.

3/5/20, Last day to request child care for state convention.

3/16/20, Online Registration & Pre Registration for state convention ends.

3/26/20 - 3/29/20, NFB of Missouri State Convention.

 

Please note

1. Only one registration form per household/organization.  For additional households/organizations please submit separate registration forms.

2. All Children prices are for children ages 14 and younger ONLY.

3. Child care requests must be submitted no later than March 5, 2020.

 

Introducing, the new & Improved, all in one, Online Registration Form.

Online Registration ends 3/16/20

Online Registration

 

NFBMO Affiliates Request Form

 

2020 Convention Packet

 

Rittgers Fund/Convention Assistance

 

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