national convention

2023 National Convention

August 25-31, 2023
Charlotte, NC

The annual National Convention is the governing body of The American Legion.  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 convention. A department is granted one additional delegate for each 1,000 members (or major fraction thereof) 30 days before the convention. 

Delegates and Alternates for the Department of Iowa are selected at the Spring District Conferences and ratified at the annual Department Convention.  Those not elected as a Delegate or Alternate at the Spring District Conference, you may still attend the Natioanl Convention as a Guest.

Registration for Delegates, Alternates, and Guests to the National Convention is $35.  Registration forms are available at district conferences or can be downloaded below.

All room reservations for 2023 must be made online at   

Forms and Instructions

National Convention Schedules

Meeting Room Floor Plans

Additional resources