State Convention

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. It is the premier event for training, support, and information for the blind community. It also serves as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing each year’s organizational priorities.

National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey 46th ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13, 2022br />
Theme: Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; We’re On The Move
Hosts: NFBNJ Garden State Chapter & NFBNJ Seniors Division

Thank you for attending the 46th Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey. Stay tune for details regarding our 47th annual state convention.

State Convention Donations

To make a donation via PayPal, click on the link below:

To donate by check, please make your check payable to NFBNJ and mail to:
National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey
7 Mayfair Road
Southampton, NJ 08088
In the memo please write, convention donation.

Convention Sponsors

Companies and individuals can support the programs and projects of the NFB of NJ by becoming a sponsor. There are four levels of sponsorship for all to consider and can be paid via PayPal or by sending a check to our Affiliate Treasurer Annemarie Cooke (7 Mayfair Road, Southampton, NJ 08088) and writing convention sponsor in the memo section.

  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; We’re On The Move: $500+
  • Blind with Vision: $250 to $499
  • Live the Life You Want: $100 to $249
  • Raising Expectations: $50 to $99

All sponsors will be listed in our agenda, on our website and in all convention agenda email communications throughout our NFB Network. Sponsors who register at the “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; We’re On The Move” category by donating $500+” will also be given the opportunity to include a website link in our program materials.

2022 Exhibitors & Sponsors

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey thank all exhibitors and sponsors for their support to change what it means to be blind. To view the listing of exhibitors and sponsors for our 46th state convention, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; We’re On The Move,” please visit and then click on the appropriate link to view info for either the sponsors or the exhibitors. Each exhibitor has provided a short audio/video clip to describe what they have to offer.

Please use the following link to register as a sponsor.

You can also register as a sponsor by indicating you want your donation of $50 or more to be listed as a sponsorship donation while either completing the convention registration form or the convention donation form.

Integrity and Respect

To allow all attendees the chance to benefit from all aspects of the convention, we are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone. We appreciate your assistance in cultivating an atmosphere in which participants from diverse backgrounds may learn, network, and share with each other in an environment of mutual respect. Thank you for doing your part to contribute to our community and the high expectations we strive to maintain.

Please visit the following link for the code of conduct:

Past State Conventions

Please visit our Past Conventions page to access audio and video highlights from previous state conventions.

Additional Information

If you have questions and need additional information, please contact us at 908-590-1747 or via our contact us form.

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Contact Information

Linda Melendez, President
PO Box 185
Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: 908-590-1747

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Send contributions to:
Annemarie Cooke, Treasurer
7 Mayfair Road
Southampton, NJ 08088

Coming Soon

2023 NFB National Convention

July 1 through 6, 2023
The Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

2023 NFBNJ BELL Academy

July 31 through August 11, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Raritan Bay Area YMCA
357 New Brunswick Ave.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

PayPal Donations

To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey via credit/debit card or with a personal PayPal account, please visit our Online Donations page.  

Fundraising Opportunities

2023 NFBNJ Calendar Fundraiser

Now through July 6, 2023
Select a calendar date for a chance to win $500! The drawing will take place during the banquet at the 2023 NFB National Convention in Houston!

2023 NFBNJ Pennies from Heaven Fundraiser

March 1 through May 31, 2023
Help raise funds for the 2023 NFBNJ BELL Academy!