2019 National Convention Information
Indianapolis, IN – August 23 – 29, 2019
LOCATION OF HOTEL – The Sheraton City Center Downtown Hotel is located at 31 W. Ohio St in Indianapolis, IN; Phone: (317) 635-2000; the https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/indsc-sheraton-indianapolis-city-centre-hotel/. Form ore information download the Marriott BonVoy App. The hotel is approx. 14 miles from the airport. The hotel does not offer shuttle service.
RESERVATIONS – The Department Headquarters will make all reservations, we will work with the Hotel to arrange confirmation of your reservation. If you are sharing a room with someone else and they are not on the housing list, please let this office know.
HOTEL ROOMS – Room rates are $126.00 plus tax, single or double with two occupants. Extra Occupant is $25.00 per day for each additional person. Room tax is 17.0%. This means that a single or double room, plus tax will be approximately $147.42 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 credit card each day to cover any room charges, if not use it will be refunded.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES ON YOUR HOUSING – If you decide to change or cancel – YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL DIRECT, please contact the Department Adjutant also – If you need to change arrival or departure date – CALL THE HOTEL, please 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 $25.00 registration fee to Department, upon arrival in Indianapolis please check in with the Department Office to receive your packet and credentials.
PARKING – The hotel offers self-parking at $25.00 +tax per day and valet parking at $44.00 + tax per day. Self-parking is located at the Sheraton Hotel. There is other offsite parking options listed on the national convention website.
LEGION CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. in the Meridian Center Room located on the lower level of the Hotel.
AUXILIARY CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. in the Meridian East Room located on the lower level of the Hotel.
LEGION OFFICE – Will be located in the Executive Boardroom located on the 1st floor to the right of the hotel check in desk.
AMERICAN LEGION OFFICE HOURS –
- Thursday, August 22nd: 2 – 4 pm
- Friday, August 23rd: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Saturday, August 24th: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Sunday, August 25th: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
- Monday, August 26th: The office will officially close on Monday to pack up supplies.
PARADE – Will be held on Sunday, August 25th starting at 4:00 p.m. More details will be provided at the Caucus meeting.
UNIFORM FOR TEXAS PARADE – Please bring your western hat and your Texas Flag Convention Shirt. You may order the convention shirt from our office (512/472-4138). Men should bring a pair of blue slacks or jeans. Ladies should wear blue skirts, if they are not wearing jeans.
AFTER PARADE PARTY – The Department of Minnesota will host an After Parade PArty, inside the Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom B, Level 1.
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S DINNER – Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 P.M. We currently have a few tickets available, check with Department Adjutant to purchase.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY STATES DINNER – Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 P.M. Contact the Auxiliary to purchase tickets.
SEE YOU IN INDIANAPOLIS
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.
SCOOTER & WHEELCHAIR RENTALS
The following discounted rates have been prepared for The American Legion National Convention, August 23 – 29, 2019.
Future Dates and Locations
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.
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Phoenix, AZ – August 27 – September 2, 2021
Milwaukee, WI – August 26 – September 1, 2022
Charlotte, NC – August 25 – 31, 2023
New Orleans, LA – August 23 – 29, 2024