Training Conference and Expo

October 9 – 13, 2023
Hyatt Regency Crystal City,
Arlington, VA

The annual Training Conference and Expo, hosted by NIB and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB), brings together hundreds of representatives from NIB associated nonprofit agencies, industry leaders, federal customers and agency representatives, and other partners to learn, network, and exchange ideas.

  • Hear keynote speeches from government leaders
  • Attend training sessions and gain insight on today’s most relevant topics
  • Learn about how technology can make jobs accessible
  • Explore our product Expo featuring nearly 100 exhibitors
  • Enjoy unparalleled networking and business opportunities

Hear keynote speeches from
government leaders

Steven N. Burke

Deputy Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General for the AbilityOne Commission

Megan Dake

Deputy Assistant Secretary (Procurement)
Department of the Army

Chai Feldblum

Vice Chairperson
U.S. AbilityOne Commission

Erv Koehler

Assistant Commissioner
Federal Acquisition Service
U.S. General Services Administration

John M. Tenaglia

Principal Director
Defense Pricing and Contracting
U.S. Department of Defense

Kimberly Zeich

Executive Director
U.S. AbilityOne Commission

Collage of the 2023 Employees of the Year

Explore Thought-Provoking Topics

The agenda is packed with intriguing subjects including growing employment for people who are blind, combating program erosion, complying with new policies from the U.S. AbilityOne Commission®, and proposed legislative changes to the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act.

Review the Training Tracks for the NIB/NAEPB Training Conference and Expo

Reserve Your Hotel Room

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, Virginia, 22202
NIB’s conference rate is $239/night plus tax.

Hotel reservations at the discounted conference rate will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15, 2023, or until the designated room block is full.

Reserve your hotel room

Expo and NIB Marketplace

October 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Expo and NIB Marketplace will feature nearly 100 exhibitors, including NIB associated nonprofit agencies, business partners, and government organizations.

Register as an Exhibitor

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring this year’s event? View the prospectus and email conference@nib.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, either online or in person at the conference registration desk. Full refunds are available only if requested before September 30, 2023, via email to conferences@nib.org. Refund requests received after September 30 will not be honored for any reason including non-attendance at the event. Cancellation requests received, and registrations made, after the September deadline will not be eligible for refunds.

Photo and Video Release

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NIB/NAEPB conferences and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow NIB to use and distribute, both now and in the future, the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, audio, and other digital or print media of such events and activities.

Health Safety Acknowledgement

Attendees acknowledge the health risks associated with attending in-person meetings, events, and activities associated with the NIB/NAEPB Training Conference and Expo, including the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other illnesses.  NIB and NAEPB take preventative measures to reduce the spread of illness and, consistent with CDC guidelines, encourage all attendees to practice hand hygiene and social distancing and to wear masks at their discretion.  Nevertheless, attendees acknowledge that these measures, both as designed and as implemented, may be insufficient to prevent attendees from contracting COVID-19, influenza, RSV, and other illnesses, and all participants, volunteers, partners, and others in attendance assume the risk of contracting such illnesses as well as any personal injuries that may result therefrom.