The 2018 National Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN from August 25- August 30; the actual business session of the convention for all non committee members starts August 28. The convention hotel for Montana is the Hilton Minneapolis, located at 1001 Marquette Ave, which is 2 blocks from the Convention Center. All delegates must stay at the convention hotel. The room rates are $155.36 a night for doubles (2 beds – 1 or 2 persons, King (1 bed – 1 or 2 persons), this includes all taxes. Parking is $18.00 per day self and $27.00 valet. Convention registration for our Department will be on Thursday evening, Friday morning, and late Friday evening.

Via skyway, the hotel connects to shopping, dining, entertainment and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Spacious guest rooms with refrigerator, safe and 50-inch TV offer scenic downtown views and reflect a sophisticated urban finish. The open lobby welcomes travelers to indulge in lively offerings from Ten 01 Social, the centrally situated bar and restaurant; enjoy Starbucks and provisions-on-the-go at Ten 01 Market. The hotel has a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and sauna.

Although at this time the parade route is not known, if it follows the most recent route our hotel is on the parade route, which means we should not need a bus for staging.

The National Commanders Banquet will be $47.00 and is non refundable. The entertainment is unknown at this time. National Commander Banquet tickets should be reserved and paid for no later than 1 February, and are only refundable if I can sell them to someone else. Please do not wait.

The convention center is 2 blocks from the hotel, a shuttle service will be operated starting on Friday August 24.

All convention registrations and deposits will be due no later than 1 July 2018.

The convention locations for the upcoming years are

2019 – Indianapolis, IN

2020 - Louisville, KY

2021 – Phoenix, AZ  

2022 – Milwaukee, WI

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