National Convention

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


National Convention Registration Form.pdf

National Convention Room Registration Form.pdf

National Convention Delegate Information Memo.pdf


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.




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