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2023 Agenda

Welcome To Our State Convention! Registration will be held Thursday, Nov. 9th from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and on Friday, Nov. 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. outside of Ballroom A and B, 2nd Floor A table featuring materials of the National Federation of the Blind will be available in the Exhibit Hall, … Read more

Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrisburg, the site of the 2023 NFB of PA State Convention.

Reservations for Crowne Plaza Hotel

We are happy to be returning to the Crowne Plaza at 23 South Second Street in Harrisburg for our 2023 State Convention. The hotel is now accepting room reservations for the State Convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, please visit our room reservation booking link or dial 717-234-5021 and state that you are … Read more

2023 State Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in supporting the 2023 National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania State Convention on November 9, 10, 11, and 12 at the Crowne Plaza in Harrisburg, PA. These opportunities will be available through October 15, 2023 If you have any questions, please email Emily. Sponsorship Levels All sponsors will be recognized … Read more

2023 Exhibit Hall Registration

We appreciate your interest in becoming an exhibitor at our 2023 State Convention. The Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT. Sponsor levels include the exhibit hall and other perks. Check out our sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please email Emily or call us at (215) 988-0888 Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday, November 9: 11:00 AM to 5:00 … Read more

Graphic that has #nfb23 at the top above a heart around a outline of the state of Texas with the Texas flat in the shape. Below that is the word Houston in black.

Preparing for National Convention: #NFB23

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is gearing up for its highly anticipated National Convention, set to take place in the vibrant city of Houston. With #NFB23 just around the corner, blind and visually impaired individuals, advocates, professionals, and allies eagerly prepare for an event that promises inspiration, knowledge, and connections. And the NFB … Read more

Black and White head shot of Angelina with her chin resting on her arms that are crossed in front of her.  She is wearing John Lennon-style circle sunglasses and a black dress.

Unleashing Talent: Angelina Defies Blindness in Captivating Lion King Jr Performance

You may have heard Angelina singing the National Anthem at State or National Convention or you may have enjoyed her performances at the affiliate piano bar.  Now she is taking her talent to the community theater.  Angelina does not let her total blindness stop her creative passion, and she has found a place to showcase … Read more

Charles Morgenstern and his wife, Esther, seated at a table at Longhorn Steak House.

Happy 90th Birthday Chuck!

Happy 90th birthday to Chuck Morgenstern, the NFB of PA’s long-serving member! The Mckeesport, PA native joined the affiliate in 1964! He has held various positions at the chapter and affiliate levels over the years, including Treasurer of the affiliate. Chuck was a guest on episode 050 of White Canes Connect. Listen on Apple Podcasts, … Read more

Greater Philly Member LyVette Byrd Featured in Article

LyVette Byrd, a former Philadelphia counselor, suddenly lost her vision in 2017. As a result, she had to navigate life as a blind person, facing unique challenges. Byrd sought help from government agencies but encountered limited success. She struggled to adapt to her new circumstances, ultimately leaving her job. Attempts to obtain resources for reentering … Read more

From left to right, NFB of PA President Lynn Heitz, US Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and NFB of PA Legislative Director Emily Gindlesperger.

Shaping Policy for Blind Americans: NFB Washington Seminar 2023

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Washington Seminar is a remarkable annual event that brings together blind individuals from across the nation to advocate for equality, accessibility, and independence. With its unwavering commitment to fostering positive change, the NFB Washington Seminar is a driving force behind legislative advancements that empower the blind community.  The … Read more

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