National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey 43rd ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION
November 7th through 10th, 2019
Theme: Live The Life You Want; We Got This
The 43rd Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey will be held at the:
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel (soon to be DELTA Hotel by Marriott)
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Access Link accessible
Cross street: Gill Lane
For those arriving via Access Link, please reserve your trip with the hotel located in Woodbridge. Access Link won’t be able to find the hotel if you use Iselin.
If traveling via train, the station nearest the hotel is the Metro Park Station. The hotel provides a shuttle from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
The address to use for those driving is 4 Gill Lane. It is a bank that is across the street from the hotel.
The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey is proud to have its Northern Chapter, Seniors Division, and Technology Division as hosts of this year’s convention.
Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 43rd annual state convention of the NFBNJ. Get Involved. Make a Difference!
The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, soon to be DELTA Hotel by Marriott, is now accepting room reservations for the state convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please dial 732-634-3600 and use the group code of NFB. The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 2019 room rates is $115 a night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which at present is 14.625% and will be in effect at the time of check-out. Breakfast Buffet included in rate for up to two guests per room.
For early arrivals, there are a number of rooms reserved for Wednesday, November 6th. Don’t hesitate, please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Currently 62 rooms in our block have been reserved! Our block of rooms are available until October 18th, then they are released to the general public. In years past, the block sells out prior to the deadline, so please don’t hesitate!
When making hotel room reservations,you need to secure via credit card. There will be no charge to your card until you arrive at the hotel. Refrigerators will be available in all sleeping rooms this year. In addition, there are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and if needed, don’t hesitate, make it known when you are making your room reservation.
With this said, if you are thinking about attending, if you are somewhat positive that you will attend, not quite sure you will attend and to those that know that they will attend, PLEASE make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Note: if you can not attend and you have made hotel reservations, don’t call the hotel to cancel. Please call Joe Ruffalo at 973-743-0075. Joe usually has a waiting list to review as many learn about the state convention after the date of October 18th. if the block is not sold out, the remainder of rooms will be released to the public. In years past, the block sells out prior to the deadline and therefore, Please, don’t hesitate!
NFB Code of Conduct
The National Federation of the Blind Code of Conduct will apply during our gatherings at the convention.
Videos from Previous State Convention
Videos from a previous year’s state convention can be viewed on our YouTube channel, NFBNJTransformDreams.
Here are the direct links to the playlist for previous state conventions.
- NFBNJ 42nd State Convention (2018)
- Morning General Session – Saturday, November 3rd
- Afternoon General Session Part 1 – Saturday, November 3rd
- Afternoon General Session Part 2 – Saturday, November 3rd
- Banquet – Saturday, November 3rd
- NFBNJ 40th State Convention (2016)
- NFBNJ 39th State Convention (2015)
NFBNJ Presidential Reports
Here are the NFBNJ Presidential Reports given by affiliate president Joe Ruffalo during our state conventions.
If you have questions and need additional information, please contact:
Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003