The 2021 NOPBC Conference was held virtually July 6-10, 2021, in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind.

Each year, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) hosts an annual conference within the NFB National Convention, and 2021 was no different. Federation members and friends of all ages gathered to learn and share, reconnect with old friends, and form new friendships. The NOPBC annual conference includes many sessions and workshops on a wide variety of interesting topics.

Find out more at Empowering Our Children: Maximizing Skills, Opportunities, and Dreams.

2021 NOPBC Conference Agenda, PDF version, formatted for printing

2021 NOPBC Conference Agenda, Word file, with headings for screen readers

 

The NOPBC Annual Conference includes:

Workshops 

We hold concurrent sessions that address the needs of blind and low-vision children at different ages and with additional disabilities.

Youth Track 

Youth Track was open all blind and low vision students, children of blind adults, and sighted siblings aged 11-18. 

Kid Track 

Kid Track offered activities for youth, ages 2-10. 

Family Game Night 

A great gathering of playing new or family favorite accessible games.

Exhibitor Open House 

We learned the latest on technology and other organizational resources.

NOPBC Annual Meeting 

Keynote address by the 2021 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children; Kid Panel; Parent Power; Business meeting; Elections, and more. 

IEP Workshops

 

In addition to the sessions for families and educators of blind children, registration also included access to the National Federation of the Blind, such as the general sessions. Throughout general sessions, we heard how the National Federation of the Blind is helping us tear down the obstacles that separate blind people from our dreams.