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AMVETS 77th National Convention

August 16-20, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana

The 77th National Convention is slated for August 16-20, 2022 at the beautiful Marriott New Orleans!

Parking – The only on-site parking option is valet, which is $50.71 per night. Several parking garages not owned by the hotel are within walking distance, prices and availability range. Airport parking (would need to shuttle, ride-share, or taxi to hotel) is $15 per night.

Airport to Hotel – The “official” shuttle service at Louis Armstrong Airport is $44 per person roundtrip. Ride shares can be less expensive if traveling with at least one other (about $33 one-way for up to four passengers), but prices can suddenly go up at peak times of the day. Taxis in New Orleans operate on a flat rate of $36 per person ($15 per person if traveling in a group of three or more), one-way.

Scooters – There is no official scooter company for this convention or hotel. Scootaround is one company that services the area’s hotels.

AGENDA

(Full PDF agenda viewable here)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Committee Meetings – all day
Finance and Service Foundation meetings – morning into early afternoon
First-timers orientation – 1 PM

Wednesday, August 17
Pre-Convention NEC meeting – 8:30 AM
Committee meetings – morning
AMVETS Family Joint Opening Ceremony – 1 PM
AMVETS Family Joint Memorial Service – 3 PM
First Business Session (AMVETS) – 4 PM
 * Committee reports
Silver Helmet Awards Reception – 7 PM

Thursday, August 18
Training sessions – morning
Second Business Session (AMVETS) – 10:30 AM
 * Awards for Membership. Programs & Communications
Second Business Session continues – 1 PM
 * First nominations for national officers elections
Roundtables – 2:30 PM

Friday, August 19
Third Business Session (AMVETS) – 9 AM
 * Resolutions & CBL Amendments / 2026 Convention Site Picked
National District Meetings – 2:30 PM
National Commanders & Presidents Banquet – 6 PM

Saturday, August 20
Final Convention Registration – 8-10 AM
Final Business Session (AMVETS) – 8:30 AM
 * Doors closed, national elections begin at 10 AM
Post-Convention NEC – 12:30 PM
AMVETS Family Joint Officers Installation – 2 PM
Post-Convention National Service Foundation meeting – 3 PM
Commanders Hospitality Suite – 3:30 PM

2021 Convention NEC Book

Future Convention Sites

Pittsburgh – 2023
Springfield, Illinois – 2024
St. Charles, Missouri – 2025

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