DSB @ NFBW 2024

Tapping into the Future: Embracing Innovation and Progress!

You are invited to the 2024 National Federation of the Blind Washington’s Annual Convention! DSB is excited to sponsor students to attend this year’s NFBW annual convention in Vancouver, Washington.

This is a wonderful opportunity to network with other youth and adults around the state, learn about new tools and technologies, and explore the possibilities of the future.

Immerse yourself in a diverse array of events–informative, educational, recreational, and inspirational. This all-ages gathering promises a blend of insightful discussions, engaging activities, and moments of pure enjoyment. Reserve your spot for a weekend that resonates with navigating new horizons and embracing a future full of possibilities.

Blind, low vision, or deaf-blind students ages 14-21 and parents/guardians.

Students must have an open VR plan with DSB to have registration, hotel, and transportation costs covered. Students not in a VR plan and interested in attending the convention should contact Jen Scheel at jennifer.scheel@dsb.wa.gov or 360-999-3138.

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
Note: Events and breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the day on Friday. Students/parents are welcome to show up anytime Friday as their school/work schedules allow. Convention agenda will be sent to registered participants when available.

Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662

Please register online at dsb.wa.gov/events by February 7, 2024. Contact Jen Scheel at jennifer.scheel@dsb.wa.gov or 360-999-3138 with questions or to sign up for DSB services.

The National Federation of the Blind of Washington knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day NFBW raises the expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and their dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. Together with love, hope, and determination, NFBW transforms the dreams of blind Washingtonians into reality.


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Mar 01 - 03 2024


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive Vancouver WA


Washington State Department of Services for the Blind