National Federation of the Blind of Illinois 51st ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

October 18 – 20, 2019

The 51st Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois will be held at the:
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 51st annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois. Get Involved. Make a Difference!

Room Reservations

The Wyndham Springfield City Centre is now accepting room reservations for the state convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please 217-718-5519 and use the group code NFBI. The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 2019 room rates is $99 a night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which at present is 8.75% and will be in effect at the time of check-out.

For early arrivals, there are a number of rooms reserved for Thursday, October 17th. Don’t hesitate, please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Our block of rooms are available until October 7th, 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. 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 Denise Avant at 773-991-8050. Denise usually has a waiting list to review as many learn about the state convention after the date of October 7th. 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!

Materials from Past Conventions

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

Additional Information

If you have questions and need additional information, please contact:
Denise Avant, President
3410 North Lake Shore Drive, Apt. 4-L
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Phone: 773-991-8050