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State Convention

 National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey 44th ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

November 18th through 21st, 2020
Theme: Live the Life You Want; We Care, We Share, We Grow, We Make A Difference!
Host: State Affiliate

Register and make a difference in the lives of blind New Jerseyans!

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey is proud to announce our 44th Annual State Convention: “Live the Life You Want; We care, We Share, We Grow, We Make a Difference!” And for the first time ever, this event will be held virtually with FREE registration! Please save the dates of Wednesday, November 18, Thursday, November 19, Friday, November 20, and Saturday, November 21.

Note: The agenda will be finalized and distributed and posted on the state website in late October or early November. Yes, the agenda will be available on NEWSLINE® too!

Here is your chance to participate and learn more about the NFB’s programs and goals on the state and national level. Hear from the NFB national representative, Ron Brown, Second Vice-President of the NFB Board of Directors and President of the Indiana Affiliate. You can read his bio at Also, hear from speakers on topics of national and state importance, membership, seniors, technology sports/recreation, Braille, diabetes, students, and parents’ concerns, meet the scholarship class of 2020 and much more!

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 44th annual state convention of the NFBNJ. Get Involved. Make a Difference! Please share with others, everyone is welcome!

Room Reservations

If you have made a room reservation at the Delta by Marriott, formerly known as the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, your room has automatically been canceled by the hotel due to the convention taking place virtually.

Rookie Roundup

We will be conducting a Rookie Roundup for all members and nonmembers attending the state convention on Wednesday, November 11, at 7 pm. We will be highlighting the procedures to attend, provide an overview of the agenda, answer questions and much more. Details on attending via the Zoom platform will be forwarded by the end of October.


How many reasons do you need to register by Thursday, October 10, 2020? Here are just a few:

  • By registering for the state convention before the deadline, you will be eligible to win door prizes!
  • If you are a current paid member with a chapter and or division, and your dues are paid by Saturday, October 10, and you register, you are eligible to vote in the NFBNJ election at the convention!
  • Registration is free: no travel costs, no hotel fees, and no expensive restaurants
  • You’ll help the NFBNJ collect current contact information for everyone who registers!
  • You can wear casual comfy clothes and footwear of your choice to all of the sessions, even the banquet! No need to get up early!
  • All of the money you save can be donated to your favorite organization, the NFB of NJ!

To register, click on the link below:
Using the arrow keys will greatly improve your ability to view all of the information on this form when navigating with a screen reader. If you need assistance registering, please call Linda Melendez at 732-421-7063 or Jane Degenshein at 973-736-5785. Leave a message and they will get back to you promptly.

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
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
In the memo please write, state convention.

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:
Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

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