Midwest Student Spring Seminar

2020 Mid-West Regional Seminar

Hosted by: the National Association of Blind Students (NABS) and the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI)

Offering opportunities for professional growth, confidence building, and employment readiness with regional peers and national mentors! Take advantage of empowering panel discussions, engaging presentations, and social networking possibilities. Attendees will have chances to learn about social, environmental, and academic issues that blind students face, along with strategies and skills to successfully navigate them.

Our leadership team has been closely monitoring the coronavirus/COVID-19 circumstances to ensure the safety and health of our attendees. Of course, our priority is health and safety. Given the recent guidance from the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Institute, we regret to inform you that we will be postponing the 2020 Midwest Regional Student Seminar to a later date. We will certainly communicate the later date immediately upon securing it, so stay tuned!

Eligible Participants:

Blind high school and college students living or studying in the Midwest states. Students from other areas are welcomed to attend.


Postponed to a later date


Holiday Inn O’Hare
5615 N. Cumberland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
For Room Reservations: Call 773-693-5800. Mention NFB of Illinois to get the group rate.


Registration is now closed.

Direct inquiries to Illinois Association of Blind Students President, Emma Meyer, (meyeremma13@gmail.com) or 815-735-4714. If you need to apply for financial assistance, please go to www.nfbofillinois.org, download and fill out the Chappell Dennis application. Applications must be returned to Denise Avant, NFBI President at davant1958@gmail.com by February 10, 2019.

This seminar aims to show students that they are in control of their future. Together, we will highlight how to set goals, create ways to attaining them, and own your achievements. Each step is a stride toward greatness and with our help, you have an opportunity to shine in the academic and employment arenas. The power of networking starts here but opens a door of possibilities for your growth. Live the life you want, by owning your future and creating success!

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