Folks we are starting to make plans for the 137th NGAUS Conference which is being hosted by the Tennessee National Guard in Nashville, Tennessee. With live music of every genre being performed any night of the week, more than 180 recording studios, and some 5,000 working musicians, Nashville is known the world over as Music City. Music put Nashville on the map, but it's not their only claim to fame. From two major-league sports teams, to an extensive park system, to world-renowned attractions such as the Parthenon and the Ryman Auditorium, the Nashville region has something to keep everyone entertained. Come enjoy their famous Southern hospitality. Who knows -- you might even run into a celebrity!
The registration fee includes conference bag and supporting materials along with access to business sessions, separate sessions, Governor's Reception, Trade Show Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Georgia Hospitality Room, Hospitality Night, trade show meals and coffee breaks, and the All States Dinner.
This conference allows members to gather and vote on the top legislative priorities for NGAUS, share information and celebrate the camaraderie of being National Guard, NGAGA, and NGAUS members.
Note: Conference Event Information and Register Links are at the bottom of this page
We will be networking with more than 4,000 fellow National Guard men and women from all 50 States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. During the day you will:
- Hear from guest speakers from the Pentagon and Congress during business sessions
- Learn about the state of the Army and Air Force in separate sessions
- Have an opportunity to attend a variety of professional development workshops
- Discover the latest products and services in the largest defense industry trade show that caters to the National Guard
- See the Beautiful City of Nashville.
WHO: National Guard Association of United States
WHAT: 137th General Conference and Exhibits
WHERE: Nashville, Tennessee
WHEN: 10-14 Sept 2015 – 10 and 14 September are scheduled travel days
HOTEL: We will be staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214, Phone Number : 844-823-4533.
Room rates are $176 (plus taxes) per night run of the house. Deposit of $100 will hold your room and will be credited to your account when you check out.
REGISTRATION: Conference registration fee will be $185 for the general conference and will include all events except for the following : Golf on Thursday, 10 Sep will be $115; Motorcycle Rally will also be on Thursday 10 Sep and will be $75; Fun Run on Friday, 11 Sep will be $20; Retiree Luncheon on Saturday, 12 Sep and is $5 for members and $25 for non-members.
TRANSPORTATION: I would also encourage you to make your airline reservations now but feel sure this destination will be close enough for most of us to drive. Get a group together and share expenses!
NGAUS WEBSITE: The NGAUS website www.ngaus.org has a lot of good information about the conference just click on the 137th link. It will provide general information about the conference, what is going on in the city during the conference, site maps etc.
NGAGA POC: Marshall Kennemer, Executive Director, NGAGA, 912-369-6138,