Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

The National Federation of the Blind 2020 National Convention offers a variety of opportunities for organizations to demonstrate support for the blind community, increase brand awareness, showcase products and services, and connect with consumers. As the largest gathering of blind people in the world, our convention provides direct marketing opportunities and access to thousands of blind people, their families, and blind professionals that you will not find anywhere else.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Becoming an elite, platinum, gold, silver, bronze, or white cane sponsor of the national convention is a great way to demonstrate your support for America's blind community. The benefits that correspond to each level are listed below.

All sponsors receive:

  • Ad in the convention agenda (size varies by sponsor level; ad deadline is May 15)
  • Tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors
  • Complimentary convention registrations (number of registrations varies by sponsor level)
  • One or more tables in the convention exhibit hall
  • If exhibiting, listing on the NFB website under exhibitors at national convention, with a direct link to sponsor’s website
  • Special listing in convention agenda schedule mentioning the sponsor and their special preview in the hall
  • If exhibiting, special sponsors-only preview in the exhibit hall for convention attendees, plus use of the exhibit hall sound system for announcements and special promotions
  • Prime placement at NFB National Career Fair and additional opportunities to connect with job seekers
  • Organization name included in the 2020 National Federation of the Blind annual report

Sponsor Application

Please complete the 2020 National Convention Sponsor Application. If you have any questions contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or aadler@nfb.org. The deadline for inclusion in the convention agenda is May 31. 

Elite Sponsorship Level - $50,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to serve as named sponsor for 2020 banquet and one table of ten. Estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500; note: this opportunity only available to the first elite sponsor to register
  • An interview segment on The Nation's Blind podcast
  • Thank you message displayed for the duration of the 2020 National Convention on our digital sign rooftop billboard, customized to fit your brand within our sign specifications
  • Your email advertisement posted to our discussion lists (approximately 7,500 unique subscribers)
  • Special recognition in the NFB e-newsletter, with link to sponsor’s website (distribution is approximately 30,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2020, dependent on mutually agreed upon copy
  • Premium signage in a central and highly visible location at the convention
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2020 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2020, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • Choice of four tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location), or two tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location), and one special event
  • Premium placement of full-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Fifteen complementary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Platinum Sponsorship Level - $25,000

  • Special recognition in the NFB e-newsletter, with link to sponsor’s website (distribution is approximately 30,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2020, dependent on mutually agreed upon copy
  • Premium signage
  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2020 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2020, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • Two tables in the convention exhibit hall (prominent location)
  • Full-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Twelve complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Gold Sponsorship Level - $15,000

  • One table of ten and special recognition at the NFB banquet; estimated attendance at the banquet is more than 2,500
  • Organization logo prominently featured during general session and banquet on dais banner
  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2020 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2020, at appropriate level, with direct link to organization's website
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Half-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Ten complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Silver Sponsorship Level - $10,000

  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2020 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2020, at appropriate level
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Half-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Eight complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Bronze Sponsorship Level - $5,000

  • Sponsor logo to appear on our 2020 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2020, at appropriate level
  • Social media recognition
  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Third-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Five complimentary convention registrations and tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

White Cane Sponsorship Level - $2,500

  • One table in the convention exhibit hall
  • Quarter-page ad in the convention agenda
  • Two complimentary convention registrations tickets for the convention kick-off reception for sponsors

Exhibiting Opportunities

Our exhibit hall is one of the highlights of the convention, with nearly every attendee visiting the hall. Being an exhibitor is the perfect opportunity for you to meet your blind consumers and show them your products and services.

The exhibit package includes:

  • Two complementary convention registrations, including full credentials and name badges identifying each person as an exhibitor
  • Organization name listed on the exhibit hall webpage
  • One six-foot table, two chairs, and overnight security in exhibit space
  • Opportunity to promote special offerings and promotions available during the convention on the NFB’s online exhibit hall

The exhibit fee is $1,100 per table (electricity, internet, and drayage can be purchased at an additional cost).

Exhibitor Application

Please complete the 2020 National Convention Exhibitor Application. If you have any questions contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or aadler@nfb.org. Any exhibitor that registers after May 31, 2020 will incur a late fee of $250 and will not be listed in exhibit materials.

Exhibit Hall Schedule and Guidelines

  • Exhibit setup: July 14, noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit hall hours:
    • July 15, sponsors-only preview 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; all exhibits open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • July 17, noon to 1:45 p.m.; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • July 18, noon to 1:45 p.m.
  • Exhibit teardown: July 18, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please see the exhibitor guidelines for more details and information including setup times.

More Information

For more details, download our 2020 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities document (PDF). If you have questions about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or aadler@nfb.org.

NFB National Career Fair

The NFB National Career Fair is the largest job fair for blind and low-vision job seekers anywhere in the world. If you don’t know how capable blind people can be, this is a great place to learn. 

More details about the 2020 career fair will be published here in the coming months.

Please contact Dick Davis at 612-872-0100 or ddavis@blindinc.org for more information about the NFB National Career Fair or other employment committee events.