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Convention Accessibility

2024 NFA Convention
August 1-4, 2024
San Antonio, TX

The NFA is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all convention participants.

This page includes all available accessibility information for the 2024 Convention in San Antonio, TX. More details will be added as they become available. If you have a specific question, please contact Daniel Pozzebon, Convention Director, at or call the NFA office at 312-332-6682

For guests wishing to rent a motorized scooter, please contact the provider below to make arrangements:

Tom’s Wheelchairs & Scooter Rentals  
210-223-7878 (link opens in new window)

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

The Henry B. González Convention Center falls under Title II (State & Local Government) of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is maintained and operated with regard to the requirements of the Act.  For events in the Lila Cockrell Theatre, accessible seating is available in the front and back of the Orchestra seating level.

Convention Hotels

The NFA has secured hotel room blocks at the Marriott Riverwalk and the Marriott Rivercenter (please note the similar hotel names). Both hotels offer accessible guest rooms and common areas. For detailed information, refer to the information below. Guests with mobility concerns should note that, of the two hotels, the Marriott Riverwalk is located closest to the Henry B. González Convention Center.

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Address: 889 East Market Street

Website: Click here (includes list of specific accessible features)

For specific questions about the hotel, please call them at 210-224-4555

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Address: 101 Bowie Street

Website: Click here (includes list of specific accessible features)

For specific questions about the hotel, please call them at  210-223-1000

River Walk/The City of San Antonio

Since the early 1980’s, the City of San Antonio has been active in eliminating architectural barriers and in creating wheelchair accessibility to and along the River Walk. The City has improved more than 50 locations during these two decades, generating new ramps, pathways and, with the help of private businesses, new elevators. The City continues with improvements that fulfill both the spirit and the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This Riverwalk ADA Map includes elevators, ramps, and other details for the River Walk area surrounding the Convention Center. More information about River Walk accessibility is available here

The blog post "Experience an Inclusive and Accessible Vacation in San Antonio," provided by Visit San Antonio, lists many accessible destinations you can visit while in town. 

Financial Accessibility

The NFA strives to make the convention accessible for those with limited financial means. To that end, we offer the following:

  • A Lower Income membership tier, making all of our benefits available at a lower rate
  • A Lower Income convention registration price
  • Convention Registration Scholarships to offset the cost of registration (note that these are not performance-based - anyone wishing to attend the convention may apply. Information and application to be posted soon)
  • Payment installment plans that break the registration fee into manageable monthly payments
  • Internships and registration assistant positions will be available in 2024. Details to be posted soon. 

Other Information

  • For accessibility information and questions, contact the Accessibility Coordinator: Daniel Pozzebon, Convention Director.
  • The convention program book will be available on the NFA website and the convention app, in addition to print.
  • The repertoire guide and convention bios will be available on the NFA website. (They are not printed in the program book.)
  • Livestream segments posted on Facebook and/or YouTube will include closed captioning
  • Video-conference convention segments will include closed captioning