State Convention

61st. Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Hilton St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Rd. St. Louis, MO.

April 13 - April 16, 2023

 

Members of the Lewis & Clark Chapter welcome you to the St. Louis Metropolitan area, where you can find everything from; lakes to rivers, caves and hiking trails, numerous shopping experiences, and any kind of food you’re craving.  In addition, St. Louis has more free tourist attractions than anywhere else besides Washington D.C.  In 2022, the Lighthouse for the Blind published a PDF called Exploring St. Louis From A Blind Perspective.  For foodies, neighborhood restaurants abound.  The neighborhood called The Hill offers numerous Italian restaurants, delicatessens, and bakeries.  Located in historic Irish Dog Town, the High-Point-Drive-In serves up burgers, floats and fountain sodas, and Pat Connolly’s Tavern beckons patrons to stop in for a wee drop. Upper Crust and Mom's Soul Food Kitchen and Catering add to the mix with their down-home southern cooking. Lastly, long lines form daily at Ted Drewes for frozen custard located on Chippewa Street which is part of historic Route 66. best of all the 61st annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri is being held here! We invite you to catch up with old friends, make some new friends, and enjoy all that this year’s convention has to offer. 

 

Come to the Hilton Airport Hotel with room rates of $103 a night (plus 17.338% tax). To make reservations, call 314-426-5500  before March 27. The hotel is pet friendly and has a fitness center, EV Charging, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary airport transportation. Constellations lounge is open for dinner and Worlds away is open for breakfast and lunch and there is 24 hour room service. This is a smoke-free hotel. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM and check out is noon.

 

Again this year we have the Frugal Federationist Package for $70 if bought by April 4. This includes convention registration, a banquet ticket, and a Saturday lunch ticket, saving you up to $30. We will also have a planned lunch for Friday and the Prayer Breakfast Sunday. After April 4 the cost for registration and all meals will increase by $5 each. Registration will be open from 8:15 to 8:45 AM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, and 8:00 to 8:25 AM Saturday. Hospitality will be open Friday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 

 

We will be offering the Kid’s Zone for children in need of supervised care. 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/sponsorship's. To donate door prizes, please contact Chair  Charlotte Bellmyer.  Her email address is cebellmyer@gmail.com and those bringing door prizes should drop them off at the registration table.

 
Note: All attendees are required to adhere to Our Code of Conduct and we will abide by all government issued Covid protocols.

 

Sponsors/Exhibitors

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for companies and organizations to either exhibit or sponsor our 2023 convention. This year we will be at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel 10330 Natural Bridge Road St. Louis, MO. from April 14-16. Exhibits will be open on Friday, April 14 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Below is the information on sponsorship's. Forms must be submitted by April 4.

Sponsorship's:

NON-Sponsor exhibit table only $40.  (fee waved for NFB Chapter or division exhibit). 

Bronze $100 includes exhibit table, 25-word informational message in agenda, and a mention on the NFBMO.org State Convention Page until April 30, 2023.

Silver $250 includes exhibit table, 60-word informational message in agenda, a thank you at opening ceremony and banquet, and a mention on the NFBMO.org State Convention Page until April 30, 2023.

Gold $500 includes exhibit table, 100-word informational message in agenda, a thank you at opening ceremony and banquet, and a mention on the NFBMO.org Home Page and State Convention Page until April 30, 2023.

Diamond $1,000 same as Gold plus  a one hour showcase Friday morning and the ability to include your company logo on the NFBMO.org website until April 30, 2023.

 

Important Convention Dates

3/27/23,  Last day to reserve your hotel room for State Convention.

4/4/23,  Last day to submit all Online State Convention Forms.

4/13/23 - 4/16/23, NFB of Missouri State Convention.

 

Convention Registration

 

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration

 

2023 Convention Packet

 

NFBMO Exhibit Table Request