[Nfbnet-members-list] Almost There! National Convention News & Updates

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Here are the latest convention updates.

National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind
July 14 through July 18
Anywhere & Everywhere

The convention is right around the corner. Please 
continue to stay tuned for more announcements as 
they become available. We encourage you to share 
this information with chapter members who may not receive emails.

More information can also be found at 
en Español.

Next Week: Attend the Rookie Roundup

This year is a first for all of us. All 
convention attendees are cordially invited to 
attend a welcoming Zoom meeting Tuesday, July 7 
from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT. President Riccobono 
and Pam Allen will be on hand to kick off the 
convention a week before it starts and preview its activities.

Click this link to join: 
Or dial: +1 301 715 8592
Zoom Webinar ID: 912 5089 3803
One-tap mobile: +13017158592,,91250893803#

To learn about Zoom, read the Braille Monitor 
Room is Zoom: An Overview for Many of the National Convention Sessions.”

Agenda Now Available

National Convention agenda is now available for 
your review. Zoom links are coming soon. Please 
note that some divisions require registration for their sessions.

Attention Members: Voting Update

NFB members registered for the 2020 National 
Convention are invited to enroll to vote. If you 
are an active member of the Federation, you will 
receive a separate email regarding how to enroll. 
You must enroll a single phone number and vote 
only from that number. Voting will be done via 
text or phone. Enrollment is optional, but 
members are encouraged to participate actively in 
the convention decision making. The voting 
enrollment deadline is 12:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 12.

Legal Office Hours

Disability rights attorneys will be available to 
discuss employment discrimination, access 
barriers, and other concerns with individuals 
Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, from 
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Schedule your private, 
twenty-minute appointment by emailing 
<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=17600&qid=3870574>vyingling at nfb.org.

Host a Banquet Party

Formal attire. Favorite dishes. Federation 
family. The annual banquet is the highlight of 
each convention. Following local guidance, host a 
banquet party with members near you! During the 
banquet, we will drop into parties, giving you a 
chance to say hello to the whole convention. If 
you'll be hosting a banquet party, please email 
<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=17601&qid=3870574>rstevens at nfb.org 
or call 410-659-9314, extension 2246, with your 
contact information by Monday, July 13.

Pre-Convention Activities

$20 Campaign
Discussion on Facebook
Discussion on Twitter

Coming Soon

Check your inbox next week for more information 
about accessing the convention mobile app and the virtual exhibit hall.


Accommodations and Captions

Requests for specific accommodations were due to 
us thirty days prior to the convention. We are 
committed to providing captioning for every 
general meeting and for those meetings attended 
by deafblind participants. If you have questions 
about accommodations, please email 
<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=17603&qid=3870574>jerniganinstitute at nfb.org.

Code of Conduct

Please review 
code of conduct. Prohibited behavior or misuse of 
the NFB National Convention platform will not be 
tolerated and may result in removal from the 
convention and/or other consequences. For 
assistance or to report an incident during the 
convention, call 410-659-9314, extension 2475 or 
<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=17605&qid=3870574>coc at nfb.org.

We look forward to a great convention! 

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