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National Federation of the Blind of Nevada 2020 State Convention

November 13th through 14th, 2020

Register and make a difference in the lives of blind Nevadans!

The 2020 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

We are proud to announce that Julie Deden, executive director of the Colorado Center for the Blind, will be serving as our national rep this year. Her bio can be found later on this page.

Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 2020 state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada. Get Involved. Make a Difference! Please share with others, everyone is welcome!


Registration for the 2020 State Convention is FREE due to the convention being conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. The registration form can be completed at

Code of Conduct

As an attendee at our convention, you not only represent yourself but also represent our greater organization. We want you to enjoy our time together and to make new friends and renew old acquaintances. Although we encourage members to socialize and have fun, the convention also provides a valuable opportunity to come together to continue the work of our organization, to learn about the important initiatives that we are involved with on local and national levels, and to plan our work for the future.

The National Federation of the Blind seeks to provide a convention environment in which diverse participants, including members, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers, may learn, network, and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect and professionalism. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and uphold that atmosphere for the benefit of all. Some behaviors are therefore specifically prohibited:

  • harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, physical appearance, or other group identity
  • harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact
  • public drunkenness and associated behaviors (e.g., belligerence, yelling, hostility, destruction of property)

Participants are expected to abide by these rules and behaviors in all convention venues, including online arenas, social media, and social events. Participants who are asked to stop a behavior that the recipient considers hostile or harassing are expected to comply immediately. We are committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas. Please visit for more information.

National Rep's Bio

Julie Deden – Colorado Center for the Blind Executive Director

Julie Deden began working at the Colorado Center for the Blind in the fall of 1997 and became its Executive Director in March of 1999. She has thirteen years’ experience as a rehabilitation counselor with Colorado DVR and has served in many leadership positions with the National Federation of the Blind. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Julie has been blind since birth, and for several years she limited herself because of her blindness and her lack of belief and confidence in herself as a blind person. That is one of the reasons she is so passionate about working with students and others so that they will gain belief in themselves in order to live exciting, full lives. Julie says, "There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing a student complete an independent route or shop and prepare a meal. Each accomplishment that is made truly propels all of us towards freedom. I can never give back what I have received from the National Federation of the Blind and the Center!" Julie has a son and enjoys cooking, traveling and reading in her spare time.

Additional Information

Check our website for further details, scholarships, and more announcements at

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If you have questions and need additional information, please contact:

Terri Rupp, President
PO Box 20041
Reno, Nevada 89515
Cell Phone: 702-524-0835

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