Professional Development Conferences are held in the  fall of each year in various cities in the United States. These conferences are the sites for workshops which enable participants to improve their skills and learn more about braille code revisions, new techniques, software, hardware, and production equipment. Social functions offer the additional stimulation of informal visits with NBA members, members of other organizations, and agencies.


After two years of COVID precautions preventing an in-person conference, we are very excited to be with you all again face-to-face in 2022! We'll post more information it becomes available, but for now you'll want to mark the dates in your calendar to join us for three days of learning!


WHEN: November 2nd-4th, 2022

WHERE: San Antonio, Texas


...stay tuned for more!


National Braille Association would like to thank these proud sponsors for their generous support with the virtual 2020 Professional Development Conference.


The Mary Archer Scholarship Fund is used to provide scholarships equal to the amount of the cost of registration to those attending an NBA conference for the first time. Only current NBA members qualify to receive the grant.

There will be a maximum of two scholarships offered for any one conference and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. We ask that those of you who already have the benefit of your employer or other resource paying for your conference registration forego applying. This will leave the scholarship funds available for those who pay registration with personal funds.

To help fund this process, please send checks to the National Braille Association and mark them for the Mary Archer Scholarship Fund.

To apply for this scholarship, please find an application in your most current Bulletin and submit to our office.