The annual National Convention is the governing body of The American Legion. Each of The American Legion’s 55 Departments (one in each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines) is entitled to a minimum of five delegates to the National Convention, plus one delegate for each 1,000 members or major fraction thereof, as of 30 days before the convention. The National Commander, members of the National Executive Committee, all living Past National Commanders, and the five National Vice Commanders are also delegates to the National Convention.
Convention cities are selected on a basis of a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, the availability and price of hotel rooms, meeting space, city services and the needs of the National Organization and the Departments. Bids are accepted from cities that wish to host the convention.
2015 National Convention Information
Baltimore, MD – August 28 – September 3, 2015
The 2015 National Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD, from Aug 28th to Sept 3, 2015 and the registration fee is $25.00 per individual.
We will be staying at the Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel and our room rate is $154.00 per night, with 2 people per room. $10.00 for each additional person, the Tax rate is 15.50% so the total daily room rate price is $178.00
The Housing deadline will be MAY 15, 2015. After that date we cannot guarantee you will be in our hotel. If you think you are going to attend please submit your housing form to us by the deadline. All registration forms can be found below.
The Texas Party will be held on Sunday, August 30th at 7pm at TBA, the cost is $40.00 per person. Tickets need to be order by May 15th to provide head count for buses and food. (Must have a 100 people to hold event)
The National Commanders Dinner tickets cost $45.00 per person and tickets need to be pre-order. Please contact the Department Adjutant by May 15th to order tickets.
The National Convention registration fee is $25.00 per person and must be paid to the Department, as all delegates, alternates and guests to the National Convention are registered by their Department Headquarters.
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Future Dates and Locations
Cincinnati, OH – August 26 to September 1, 2016
Louisville, KY – August 25 – 31, 2017
The 100th Anniversary celebration will begin with the 100th National Convention being held in Minneapolis, MN in 2018 and will end with the 101th National Convention in Indianapolis, IN in 2019.
2018 – Minneapolis, MN – August 24 – 30, 2018
2019 Indianapolis, IN – August 23 – 29, 2019