This page will detail everything you need to know about NABS at the National Federation of the Blind’s National Convention and will be updated with all important information for our in-person conference from July 5 – July 11 in New Orleans. Make sure to check back on this page as convention draws closer as we will be announcing updates soon! If you would like to be notified when we update this page with information, join our mailing list or fill out this form.


As the formal student division of the National Federation of the Blind, NABS is thrilled to welcome hundreds of blind students to the NFB’s National Convention each year, which stands as the largest gathering of blind people in the world. The conference historically takes place over the summer and is the premier event for training, support, and information for the entire blind community. It also serves as the backdrop for some of the most exciting and important programming that NABS hosts.

NABS Programming

Per our constitution, the NABS Annual Business Meeting is held in conjunction with NFB’s National Convention to carry out official work of the organization, including reports and elections. However, over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic, innovative, and fun meeting that inspires and equips students for their upcoming school year.

We often host additional events during convention week, whether that is NABS Networking, resource fares, or some other exciting opportunity. We hope that any blind student or ally will join us for our programming and spread the word far and wide.

2022 NABS Convention Programming

Dates and Descriptions

NABS Networking

Date TBD

This isn't your typical networking event. come kick off your week NABS style with high energy and interactive activities. Just bring yourself and your readiness to have fun.

NABS Annual Business Meeting

Date TBD

We invite all students, avid learners, and those who support us to join us for our annual national student division business meeting! Let’s reflect on this unique year of virtual learning, celebrate our many organizational accomplishments, and look forward to our next year of success. Make sure to register for the event (registration form coming soon!) anytime before the start of convention to qualify for door prizes. Also make sure to become a dues paying member before June 30, 2022 to participate in elections.


Stay tuned to receive more information

Check back soon for further details about how you can get in on the NABS action at this year’s NFB National Convention!