ngaus 140The NGAUS 140th General Conference and Expo will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 24-28. New Orleans, the birth place of jazz, is turning 300 in 2018, so lets get in on the celebration! It is home to the French Quarter/Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, Cajun Food, the Saints, and don’t forget Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning. The 140th General Conference & Exhibition will take place August 24-28 2018. Travel dates are 23 and 28 August.

At conference, you will learn the way ahead from senior leaders. Discover the latest military and emergency response products, vote on the top legislative priorities for NGAUS, share information and celebrate the camaraderie of being National Guard, NGAGA, and NGAUS members! We will be networking with more than 4,000 fellow National Guard men and women The refrain reflects our pride in the force’s deep connection with the American people and its dual role as both a warfighter abroad and the military’s first responder at home.

The Georgia delegation will be housed in the Sheraton located at 500 Canal Street. The Sheraton is centrally located in New Orleans. Louisiana will provide commercial bus transport for conference attendees to and from the convention center and back to their hotel. Rooms are $114 + tax with self-park $20. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel boasts an excellent location on the historic Canal Street streetcar line, steps away from the French Quarter. Catch a relaxing ride up Canal Street to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art or ride down to St. Charles Avenue and explore the beautiful Garden District. Our hotel is also a short walk away from popular things to do like Harrah's Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, Mardi Gras World, the IMAX Theater, Audubon Insectarium, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Zoo, Saenger Theater, the Shoppes at Canal Place, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, JAX Brewery and the French Market.

We will host a hospitality room in the Sheraton to enable our delegation to relax, unwind and get a drink or snack. The Hospitality Room is located in the Jefferson Presidential Suite - a beautiful room with great views of the city.

Registration is available ONLY through NGAGA. Upon receipt of your $200 conference registration and $100 room deposit, NGAGA will reserve your room at the Sheraton. The registration fee includes admission to the business meetings, exhibit area, Governor’s Reception, spouse luncheon, a mixer for company grade/warrant officers and all the hospitality night venues. The grand finale will occur at the State’s Dinner with the dress being Mardi Gras attire. Optional events not covered in your registration fees include a golf tournament, fun run and retiree dinner.
More conference detail can be found at

Register today to attend. Links to a printable registration form and an online registration form are below. Contact the NGAGA office at 912-369-6138 if you have any questions.

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WHO: National Guard Association of United States

WHAT: 140th General Conference and Exhibits

WHERE: New Orleans, LA

WHEN: 24-28 August 2018. 24 and 28 August are scheduled travel days.

HOTEL: We will be staying at the Sheraton, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans. Room rates are $114 + tax with self-park $20 (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 $200 for the general conference and will include all events except for the following: Golf on Friday, 24 August will be $125 per person; Fun Run on Saturday, 25 August will be $25; Retiree Luncheon on Saturday, 27 August and is $5 per person (members).

TRANSPORTATION: Go ahead and make your airline reservations now to get the best prices but I feel sure this destination will be close enough for some of us to drive. Get a group together and share expenses! For those that choose to fly, the following discounts are available:

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Will offer up to 10% discount based on advance purchase and availability at time of booking.
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NGAUS WEBSITE: The NGAUS website has a lot of good information about the conference just click on the 140th General Conference & Exhibition 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

140th NGAUS General Conference

The 140th Annual NGAUS National Conference, held in New Orleans, LA at the Morial Convention Center from 24 Aug 2018 through 27 Aug 2018.

NOTE:  To register as a couple, please select the Register (Group) option.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-24-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 08-28-2018 10:00 am
Registration Start Date 06-06-2018
Cut off date 08-23-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price $200.00
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Location Map

The following schedule features a top-level list of events. For additional meetings, rehearsals, luncheons, exhibitor move-in/move-out dates, bus schedules, room locations, and more, view events on the NGAUS site.

Subject to change

August 24, 2018

NGAUS Golf Tournament

Personally designed by legendary golfer, Jack Nicklaus, English Turn Golf and Country Club stands out as an unmatched example of a luxurious environment with superb recreational facilities.

Hotel pick-up for NGAUS Golf Tournament at 6:00 AM.

​Shotgun start at 8:00 AM.
English Turn Golf Course
One Clubhouse Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Company Grade / Warrant Officer Mixer

Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans is located right on famous Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter, where it's Fat Tuesday every day of the week!

*Conference badge is required.

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

August 25, 2018

Fun Run

Join the fun for a 5k walk/run along the majestic Mississippi River.

Riverwalk Run
Hotel pick-up for Fun Run at 5:30 AM.
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Officer Professional Development - First Session

Morial Convention Center
Rooms 393-396
8:30 AM - 11:20 AM

First Business Session

Morial Convention Center
New Orleans Theater
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Governor's Reception

Feast your eyes on the amazing parade floats created for Mardi Gras. You will be amazed at the wonders found at Mardi Gras World!

​Transportation to Governor's Reception 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, block hotels to Mardi Gras World.

Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

August 26, 2018

Second Business Session

Morial Convention Center
New Orleans Theater
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spouse Luncheon

Hilton Hotel
LA School of Cooking
(dress is casual)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Retired/Separated Luncheon, Caucus and Elections

Morial Convention Center
Room 354-355
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Officer Professional Development - Second Session

Morial Convention Center
Rooms 393 - 396
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

August 27, 2018

Third Business Session

Morial Convention Center
New Orleans Theater
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Officer Professional Development - Third Session

Morial Convention Center
Room 393-396
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

States Dinner

The Mardi Gras themed States Dinner is our culmination of our event, capturing the distinctive flavors and energy that New Orleans has to offer.

Morial Convention Center
Great Hall
Cocktail Reception in the Great Hall Pre-Function Lobby 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Doors to the States Dinner open at 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM