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National Federation of the Blind of Iowa 35th ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

October 25th through 27th, 2019

The 35th Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa will be held at the:
Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 35th annual state convention of the NFBI. Get Involved. Make a Difference!

Room Reservations

The Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines Northwest is now accepting room reservations for the state convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please dial 515-278-4755 or online at, and use the group code of NFB. The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 2019 room rates is $83 a night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which at present is 12% and will be in effect at the time of check-out.

For early arrivals, there are a number of rooms reserved for Wednesday, October 24th. Don’t hesitate, please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Our block of rooms are available until October 3rd, then they are released to the general public. In years past, the block sells out prior to the deadline, so please don’t hesitate!

When making hotel room reservations,you need to secure via credit card. There will be no charge to your card until you arrive at the hotel. In addition, there are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and if needed, don’t hesitate, make it known when you are making your room reservation.

With this said, if you are thinking about attending, if you are somewhat positive that you will attend, not quite sure you will attend and to those that know that they will attend, PLEASE make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Note: if you can not attend and you have made hotel reservations, don’t call the hotel to cancel. Please call Scott Van Gorp at 515-720-5282. Scott usually has a waiting list to review as many learn about the state convention after the date of October 3rd. if the block is not sold out, the remainder of rooms will be released to the public. In years past, the block sells out prior to the deadline and therefore, Please, don’t hesitate!

Additional Information

If you have questions and need additional information, please contact:
Scott Van Gorp
PO Box 93071
Des Moines, Iowa 50393
Phone: 515-720-5282

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