Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

The National Federation of the Blind 2019 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)
  • Prime placement at NFB National Career Fair and additional opportunities to connect with job seekers
  • 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
  • One or more tables in the convention exhibit hall
  • Organization name included in the 2019 National Federation of the Blind annual report

Sponsor Application

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2019 National Convention, please 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 2019 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 2019 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 28,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2019, 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 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, 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

  • Opportunity to serve as a named sponsor of one special convention event that is appropriate to organization’s business type, mission, and model; note: limited to the first five platinum level sponsors
  • Special recognition in the NFB e-newsletter, with link to sponsor’s website (distribution is approximately 28,000)
  • Use of NFB logo on sponsor’s website for remainder of 2019, 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 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, 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 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, 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 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, 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 2019 National Convention webpage for the remainder of 2019, 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

If you're interested in becoming an exhibitor at the 2019 National Convention, please contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or aadler@nfb.org. Any exhibitor that registers after May 31, 2019 will incur a late fee of $250 and will not be listed in exhibit materials.

Exhibit Hall Schedule and Guidelines

  • Exhibit setup: July 7, noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit hall hours:
    • July 8, sponsors-only preview 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; all exhibits open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • July 10, noon to 1:45 p.m.; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • July 11, noon to 1:45 p.m.
  • Exhibit teardown: July 11, 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, you can download our 2019 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.