NGAUS is bringing the 142nd General Conference to you

In a year like no other, the association will conduct a conference like never before — live streamed from the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., to your computer, tablet or mobile device. You will have a front-row seat to see and hear senior defense officials and to catch up with old friends.

The event is set for August 27-30. Help craft NGAUS priorities for fiscal 2022 budget deliberations. Learn the way ahead. Enjoy some state and Guard pride. You won’t want to miss it!

In honor of the year NGAUS was founded, 1878, NGAUS is offering registration for only $18.78. Every registration includes this year’s commemorative challenge coin, designed to look like a laptop and mailed to your home. Register soon, coins are in limited supply!



Virtual 5K

Monday, August 24, 2020

Participants can walk or run in the first virtual 5k anytime from August 24-30th.

Resolutions Training and Committee Meetings

Friday, August 28, 2020

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Committees meet to review and vote on resolutions that will become a part of the NGAUS agenda for the upcoming legislative cycle. (Closed meeting/invitation only)

General Session

Friday, August 28, 2020

2:00 PM-3:30 PM EST

Opening remarks and association business.

General Session

Saturday, August 29, 2020

12:00 PM-5:00 PM EST

Roll Call of States, keynote speaker and National Guard leadership.

NGAUS is hosting its very first virtual 5k during the conference this year. Registration is $30 and participants will receive a commemorative medal by mail and can engage in 5k in either a walk or run category. Registration opens on August 1st and the 5k will take place from August 24-30th


The great tradeshow you have come to expect will still be available. View all exhibitors through our digital platform, experience their products and services and meet with them one on one with just the click of a button.

Virtual exhibit hall booth sales are now available.


Q: Why did NGAUS decide to cancel the 142nd General Conference & Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts?

A: Due to concerns over the health and safety of attendees and participants, the NGAUS board of directors has accepted the host state’s recommendation to cancel the 142nd General Conference & Exhibition.

Q: What is a virtual conference?

A: A virtual conference is an online event designed for the NGAUS community that can be attended from the comfort of your home. The conference will provide a safe and entertaining experience.

Q: I have registered, now what?

A: We will be sending you correspondence leading up to the conference on what to expect. Two weeks prior to the conference you will receive a link to the virtual conference platform where you will have the opportunity to discover the many aspects of the conference before it begins.

Q: I am a resolutions delegate or nominations delegate, how do I vote?

A: All delegates will be contacted directly in the near future with instructions regarding the virtual process and voting capabilities.

Q: Do I have to attend the entire conference?

A: The virtual conference will bring the experience of an in-person conference to your personal computer, so just like an in-person conference, you have the freedom to choose what you attend. But attending the event in its entirety—the Roll call of states and speaker sessions—will help you to get the most out of the experience.

Q: I registered for the conference but am no longer able to attend. Can I get a refund for registering?

A: All registrations paid to attend the 142nd General Conference, A Virtual Experience are nonrefundable.