State Convention

60th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Doubletree Hotel, 2431 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO 417-831-3131

March 31-April 3, 2022


We would like to welcome you to Springfield which is the birth place of Route 66, Bass Pro Shops, Cashew Chicken, and the NFB Springfield Chapter. At our 2022 convention, the NFB Missouri Affiliate will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary. In honor of our affiliate’s Diamond Anniversary, there will be some special guests and a few surprises. We hope you come and make new friends, but also reminisce with old buddies. We want to let everyone sparkle and shine during this Diamond Anniversary. The old saying goes Diamonds last forever, and so does our affiliate.


Come to the Doubletree Hotel with room rates of $102 a night (plus 14.1% tax). To make reservations, call 417-831-3131 before March 17. The hotel is pet friendly and has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, ATM, free Wi-Fi, new parking garage, and complimentary airport transportation. This is a smoke-free hotel. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is at noon.


Houlihan’s opens at 11:00 AM daily and closes at 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday. Gracie’s is open daily for breakfast. Room Service is available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Attention anyone looking for a good deal this year we have the Frugal Federationist Package for $55 if bought by March 22. This includes convention registration, a banquet ticket, and a Saturday lunch ticket, saving you up to 25%. We will also have a planned lunch for Friday and Saturday, and the Prayer Breakfast Sunday. After March 22 the cost for registration and all meals will increase. There will be few tickets available for Friday’s lunch on site. Registration will be open from 8:15 to 8:45 AM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, and 8:00 to 8:25 AM Saturday. Hospitality will be Friday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


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. See the information on the following pages for details on Kid’s Zone, children’s meal prices, and exhibitor/sponsorship. To donate door prizes, please contact Chairs Carolyn McGee and Gary Horchem; Gary’s phone number is 417-353-7493.


NOTE – Child Registrations and Child Meals or only available to children ages 12 and under.


Online Registration - Coming Soon


2022 Convention Packet


Thank you to all of our 2022 Convention Sponsors

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