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.
2023 National Convention Information
August 25 – 31, 2023
HOTEL INFORMATION – The Sheraton / Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex is located at 555 S. Mc Dowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204. Phone: (704) 372-4100. We will be housed in the Le Meridien Side so please check in on that side of the hotel. The hotel is approx. 6 miles from the airport. The hotel does not offer a complimentary shuttle service. The hotel offers self-parking at $20.00 + tax per day and valet parking is $25.00 + tax per day.
RESERVATIONS – The Department Headquarters will make all reservations; we will work with the Sheraton / Le Meridien Hotel to arrange confirmation of your reservation. If you are sharing a room with someone, they must be on the housing list.
HOTEL ROOMS – Room rates are $159.00 plus tax, single or double with two occupants. Room tax is 15.25%. This means that a single or double room, plus tax will be approximately $183. 25 per night. The Hotel requires a credit card or debt card to hold your reservation. The hotel will place a $50.00 hold on your card each day to cover any room charges, if not used it will be refunded.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES ON YOUR HOUSING – If you decide to change or cancel – YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL DIRECT and contact the Department Adjutant – If you need to change arrival or departure date – CALL THE HOTEL, then inform Department too – Department cannot return your deposit nor change hotel reservation arrangements; you must contact the hotel.
DELEGATES, ALTERNATES AND GUEST PACKETS – All Delegates, Alternates, and/or Guests must pay their $35.00 registration fee to Department, upon arrival in Phoenix please check in with the Department Office to receive your packet and credentials.
LEGION CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. in the Mecklenburg 1 Room located on the 2nd Floor level of the Hotel.
AUXILIARY CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. in the Mecklenburg 2 Room located on the 2nd Floor level of the Hotel.
LEGION OFFICE – Will be in the Governor’s 2 & 3 room, located on the 2nd Floor level of the hotel. Hours of operation:
- Thursday, August 24th: 2 – 4 pm
- Friday, August 25th: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Saturday, August 26th: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Sunday, August 27th: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Monday, August 28th: The office will officially close on Monday to pack up supplies.
AFTER PARTY – Is still in the planning stages and we will provide information when received.
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S DINNER – Tuesday, August 29th, tickets will be limited again this year.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY STATES DINNER – Contact the Auxiliary to purchase tickets.
The National Convention registration fee is $35.00 per person and must be paid to your respective organization for all delegates, alternates and guests.
In order to be a delegate or alternate to the National Convention you MUST stay in the assigned Department Hotel for a minimum of three (3) nights, unless authorized by their respective National Organization to stay in their assigned national headquarters hotel.
SCOOTER & WHEELCHAIR RENTALS
The following discounted rates have been prepared for The American Legion National Convention, .
Future Dates and Locations
New Orleans, LA – August 23 – 29, 2024
Tampa Bay, FL – August 22 – 28, 2025
Louisville, KY – August 28 – September 3, 2026
Kansas City, MO – August 27 – September 2, 2027