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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
Phone: 505-245-7100

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!”

Convention Highlights

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

Convention Agenda

The agenda for the 2020 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico will be posted soon.

Child Care

Arrangements for child care should be made before March 15, 2020 by emailing Raquel Ortega at raquel.p.ortega.68@gmail.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 chong.curtis@gmail.com.

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.

Convention Contacts

Sarah R. Villavicencio, Registration Chair
Phone: 505-550-4220
Email: NFBNM.ABQchapter.Treasurer@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
860 Manzano Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Alamogordo, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, Curtis Chong, at 303-745-0473.

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Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.