2020 NFB of New Mexico Convention
The 2020 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico will be held from April 16-19, 2020. Everyone is invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 16th.
Join us as we work together to shape our future. Be a part of the largest gathering of blind people to be held in New Mexico!
Convention Location and Hotel Rates
Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel and Spa
1000 Woodward Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Convention hotel rates are $93 per night (plus tax) for singles, doubles, triples, and quads. Room reservations must be made no later than Sunday, March 15, 2020. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 505-245-7100. Please remember to inform the hotel that you want the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico” room block rate.
For those of you who are driving to the hotel and parking their overnight, the hotel will charge an overnight parking fee of $5 per night.
click here to make your hotel reservation for the NFB of New Mexico State convention.
Meet Our National Representative
We are happy to welcome Everette Bacon, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Utah. Mr. Bacon is currently a Field Service Coordinator with Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He first became involved with the federation upon moving to Utah in 2004. He became state affiliate president in 2012 and he was unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind at the 2015 national convention. He has been quoted as saying “there are so many reasons to be proud of whom we are as blind people, and the Federation has paved the way for our climb to the top of the mountain of civil rights!”
Highlights planned for the convention include:
- Exhibits displaying technology and other items useful to the blind
- Meetings of seniors, students, and parents of blind children to discuss current successes and challenges
- Program items dealing with the training, education, and employment of the blind
- Friday Feature Event: to be announced
The agenda for the 2020 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico will be posted soon.
Arrangements for child care should be made before March 15, 2020 by emailing Raquel Ortega at email@example.com.
Register For The Convention
If you would like to pre-register for the convention through our website, you can now use our
Online Registration Page.
We are using PayPal to process convention registration payments. You do not need to have an established PayPal account to pre-register for the convention. If you experience problems with online pre-registration, please email Curtis Chong at
Alternatively, you can
click here to download the pre-registration form as a Word document
You can complete this form by hand or by using your computer, then mail it with your payment to the address indicated at the bottom of the form.
Sarah R. Villavicencio, Registration Chair
860 Manzano Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031