Friday, October 26

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Convention First Timers

Meet NNFBW leaders and mentors, learn how the convention works and participate in a fun activity

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Ballroom Foyer

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NFB of Washington Board of Directors meeting

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Resolutions Committee meeting

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“Take the Stage”

Karaoke and performances

Hotel RL stage

(Hotel lounge open until 12:00am

Saturday, October 27

8:00 am

Convention Registration

Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Announcements

Cheryl Selby, Mayor, City of Olympia

9:15 am

NFB National Report

Mark Riccobono, NFB National Representative and President National Federation of the Blind

9:45 am

NFBW State Report

Marci Carpenter, President, NFB of Washington

10:05 am

Sub-Minimum Wages Bill Update

10:30 am


10:40 am

My First NFB Convention

Amandeep Kohr

10:45 am

DSB Panel

Moderated by Crystal Jones

11:25 am

Scholarship Winner Introductions

11:30 am

Washington Agency Panel Discussion

  • Scott McCallum, School for the Blind
  • DSB
  • Corey Grandstaff, moderator

11:50 am

Reports and Resolutions

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Spruce Room

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Choose one to attend

Technology for travel and Leisure
Hemlock Room
Accessible Gaming
Cedar Room

2:50 pm – 3:35 pm

Technology at home
Hemlock room

Health and Wellness

Cedar room

3:40 pm – 4:25 pm

Technology at Work
Hemlock Room
Cedar room

4:30 pm


6:00 pm

Reception and Cash Bar

7:00 pm

Convention Banquet

  • Gary Mackenstadt, Master of Ceremonies
  • Banquet Address, Mark Riccobono
  • Presentation of Scholarships, Bennet Prows and Tim Paulding

(Hotel lounge open until 12:00am)

Sunday, October 28

9:30 am


9:35 am

Closing Remarks

National Representative, Mark Riccobono

9:45 am

Chapter Reports

10:15 am

Building Membership in the NFB of Washington

11:00 am


11:20 am

Convention Wrap-up

11:30 am