The 2019 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas will take place on the weekend of November 15-17, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Austin. The hotel is located at 6121 IH 35 North, Austin, TX 78752. Room rates for the convention are $90.00 per night, plus applicable tax. The current tax rate is 15 percent. The hotel will begin accepting reservations soon, and we will update this site to give you the group code when it becomes available. Check back in the next few weeks to find this information. The cutoff date for making room reservations is October 15. So, once the hotel begins accepting reservations, please get yours in as soon as possible.
You can register online right now. The cost for registration in advance of the convention is $25.00 per person. You may also opt to register onsite, but the cost will be $30.00 per person if you register at the door.
Banquet tickets are available for $35.00 if you purchase them online, in advance of the convention. They will cost $40.00 at the door. So, save yourself some money by making your purchase online.
Agencies or employers sometimes pay the cost of registering and purchasing banquet tickets for individuals who wish to attend the convention. If your TWC or Blind Children's Program counselor will pay your fees, please go ahead and register online, but use the box that tells us someone else will pay to alert us to the fact that TWC or the BCP will pay your fees. It would be helpful if you can list both the agency or program, and the name of your counselor in that space. If one of these programs is paying your fees, please let them know that they should submit a service authorization to us so that we can send them an invoice. They should send service authorizations to firstname.lastname@example.org. They should use vendor #1-742056167-6-000 when writing their authorizations. Please supply them with this information. Or, you can direct them to this page so they can find it. Counselors who have questions should write to the above email address or call 281-968-7733 for additional information. Please note that these agencies will not typically pay these fees after the fact. So, you should consult with your counselor to make sure they are willing to pay before registering with us. This will minimize confusion.
Occasionally, errors happen when people complete the registration process. If that happens, please do not register again. Instead, give us a call at 281-968-7733 during regular business hours so that we an work with you to correct the problem. Receiving multiple registration forms from the same person creates confusion. So, your help would really be appreciated.
Finally, if you have difficulty completing the online registration process, give us a call. We are happy to offer help. Someone is usually available to assist you between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM weekdays.
Bookmark this page so that you can check back for regular updates regarding program content and other information that may help you to navigate the process of getting ready for the convention.
National Federation of the Blind of Texas
1600 E Highway 6, Suite 215
Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 968-7733 * (281) 809-4860 (Fax)