State Convention

59th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

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

March 25-28, 2021


We are excited to have two great chapters hosting our convention this year as the Show-Me and Old Drum chapters are combining together to make this convention memorable. The Show-Me Chapter would like to welcome our Federation family to Springfield. We are so glad you could join us this year. The Show-Me Chapter is the at-large chapter of the NFB of Missouri. We have members from all over the state who meet monthly via conference call. We appreciate the opportunity to co-host the 2021 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri.

The Old Drum Chapter is our chapter in Warrensburg, located in west central Missouri. Recently the Old Drum Chapter celebrated their fifth anniversary. The name Old Drum comes from a court case about a dog named Old Drum where the term “man’s best friend” was first used.

Come to the Doubletree Hotel with room rates of $102 a night (plus 14.1% tax). To make reservations call 417-831-3131. 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 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday and 11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday. Gracie’s is open daily for breakfast from 6:00 to 10:00 AM Monday through Friday and 7:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday and Sunday. Room Service is available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Attention anyone looking for a good deal this year we are introducing the Frugal Federationist Package for $55 if bought by March 18. This includes convention registration, a banquet ticket, and a Saturday lunch ticket, saving you up to 25%. Do not miss the banquet. We will also have a planned lunch for Friday and Saturday, and the Prayer Breakfast Sunday. After March 18, the cost for registration and all meals will increase. There will be few, if any, tickets available for Friday lunch on site. Registration will be open from 8:15 to 8:45 AM and 5:00 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 again this year. 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/sponsorships. To donate door prizes, please contact Door Prize Chair Amy Wilson, Phone: 660-441-1907.


Online Registration Coming Soon


To book your hotel reservation:

Call (417) 831-3131 and mention the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri block

or Book Online


2021 Convention Packet