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.

Eligible Participants:

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


Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22, 2020


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.


Register at www.nfbofillinois.org/midwest-students-spring-seminar/registration.

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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