100th National Convention!
The American Legion will be conducting its 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 24 – 30, 2018. Minneapolis will be welcoming approximately 10,000 American Legion Family members to its fine city for this historic Centennial event.. The Department of Indiana will be lodging at the Radisson Blue Hotel. Learn more about what Minneapolis has to offer at: www.minneapolis.org.
The American Legion’s largest annual meeting is the national convention. Each of the Legion’s 55 departments – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and Philippines – is entitled to a minimum of five voting delegates to the national convention.
A department is granted one extra delegate, a member in good standing, for each 1,000 members (or major fraction thereof) 30 days before the convention.The five annually elected vice commanders round out the group of delegates present. The national convention delegates alone have the authority to approve changes to the Legion’s constitution and bylaws.
The group is also responsible for passing programs that determine the course of the Legion, setting membership dues for the upcoming year, and electing a national commander and five national vice commanders to serve until the next convention.
This year The American Legion will be conducting its 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 24 – 30, 2018. The Legion is proud that the state of Nevada and specifically the city of Reno will be welcoming approximately 10,000 American Legion Family members to its fine city. These members gather at the National Convention to help further their cause of patriotism and support for our servicemembers past and present.
The National Convention of The American Legion includes the following separate events: the American Legion Auxiliary’s National Convention, the Sons of The American Legion’s Convention and The American Legion Riders Legacy Run. The combined membership of these organizations is nearly 3 million worldwide.
President Donald Trump, President Trump speech in Reno, Nevada. Aug 23, 2017 at the 99th National Convention of the American Legion and signs the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
Along with the above-mentioned and the annual business meeting, other significant elements of the National Convention include a parade, patriotic memorial service, exhibits, general sessions with nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, color guard and band contests, receptions and banquets.
Convention cities are selected through 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 departments. Bids are accepted from cities wishing to host the convention.
National Convention Parade
Watch the American Legion, Department of Indiana Family proudly represent Indiana at the 2017 American Legion National Convention Parade in Downtown Reno, Nevada. Indiana will march in the Historic 100th National Convention in Minneapolis this year on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Stay tuned!
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Links & Resources
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Meet Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association
National Meetings Schedule
Click below for the tentative meetings and events agenda and plan your participation in the 100th National Convention of The American Legion!
Convention City Tour Information
Should you wish to take advantage of any tours, please keep in mind you are responsible for registering and paying for any and all charges associated with each tour.
Shuttle Bus & Accessibility
"Minneapolis is one of the most accessible cities you will ever find." — Richard F. Jost, Executive Director of the Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America. Click below for shuttle and accessibility information.
Department Commander's Party
Celebrating a Century of Service. Parties like this only come once in 100 years!
Join your Department of Indiana Commander for a Century of Service, Mississippi River Boat Casino Dinner Cruise!
This luxurious 4-hour cruise will offer dinner, four free dink tickets, gambling for prizes, gifts, photo-ops, magicians, palm readers and more!
Tickets are limited, RSVP your tickets today!
Be sure to select how many tickets you wish to reserve on the National Convention Registration Form below.
Indiana Delegate Lodging
Radisson Blu Hotel
35 S 7th St,,
Minneapolis, MN 55402
A landmark of the Twin Cities skyline, the upper upscale Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown welcomes you with its outstanding location in the middle of the city. You’ll be within walking distance of Target Field, the theaters of Hennepin Avenue, Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium, and the hotel has direct access to the Minneapolis Skyway system. Our 360 stylish rooms and suites feature amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet, great for checking the forecast before heading to a Twins game. All rooms are non-smoking.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, head to the on-site FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, a popular downtown restaurant serving farm-to-table cuisine with a Midwestern flair. If you need dining suggestions while in the city, ask our concierge team for advice and helpful tips.
When staying at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, don’t worry about where to find downtown parking. The PwC Plaza Seven public parking ramp is located beneath the hotel for your convenience. The parking ramp is heated, well-lit and features a direct connection to the Radisson Blu lobby. Simply take the elevator to the first floor.
You will have unlimited in-and-out access to the parking garage, so you don’t need to worry about extra fees. Self-parking is available daily for $22 plus tax per night. Or, let us handle the parking for you. Valet service is available for $38 plus tax per night. Unfortunately, the garage will not accommodate motorcycles or oversized vehicles.
Parking fees are billed directly to your room folio, so you don’t have to deal with paying at the gate.
The parking ramp entrance is directly off South 7th Street between Nicollet and Hennepin avenues, right next to the hotel’s main entrance. The parking ramp is open to the public and is not owned or operated by Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Parking fees may vary based on downtown events. For event rates, hourly rates or more information on parking, contact Denison Parking at 317-633-4003.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking is easy to find at the conveniently located Minneapolis Convention Center. Across the street from the Minneapolis Convention Center is an underground ramp that is connected by a climate-controlled skyway system to the Minneapolis Convention Center and several downtown accommodations and attractions.Within easy walking distance of the MCC there are a dozen parking ramps, most connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center by skyway.
Parking is available on Third Avenue directly east of the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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Early Bird: <6:00-8:00am, out by 5:00pm $9.00>