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Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St,
Denver, CO 80202
United States

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Get to know the culture and attractions in the bright and beautiful Mile High City by visiting the Denver website here.

The National Guard Bureau chief has signed a memo authorizing each state and territory to send a small number of company-grade and junior warrant officers to the 141st General Conference & Exhibition, Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Denver for professional development. A copy of the memo is available here.

Please take a moment to read the statement welcoming everyone to NGAUS and support of the National Guard in Congress from the Co-Chairs of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus, Reps. Tim Ryan (D,Ohio) and Steven Palazzo (R, Miss.) found here.

Registration

NGAUS members must contact their State Association to register for the 141st General Conference & Exhibition.

Need Assistance with Registration?

If you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact us by phone or email.

Schedule
NGAUS Golf Tournament
Friday, August 30, 2019

Fossil Trace Golf Course

The tournament and the Partners Tournament the day before are set for one of the premier courses in Colorado and one of the best golf experiences anywhere. Located in nearby Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, the layout is challenging and unique, not only for its undulating fairways but for its spectacular views rich history. The Jim Engh-designed course gets its name for the fossilized triceratops footprints and palm founds adjacent to the 12th green. You will also see remnants of the region’s mining heritage throughout the course.

Fourteener Climb
Friday, August 30, 2019

SOLD OUT!

One of the most popular trails in the Fourteener portfolio, Quandary Peak is a 6.7 mile trek beginning near Breckinridge, Colorado. The trip has been described as a "difficult, but rewarding hike" according to alltrails.com. At 14,265 feet at the peak and an elevation gain of 3,340 feet from the base, be prepared for a breathtaking view from the top.

Motorcycle Rally
Friday, August 30, 2019

Peak to Peak Highway

The motorcycle rally returns with a spectacular ride through the Rockies. The route runs through the Peak to Peak Highway, one of Colorado’s most scenic byways. Starting in downtown Denver, you will ride past the Front Range and Rocky Mountain national parks, through the Indian Peaks and Long Peak landmarks and into the picturesque towns of Estes Park, Nederland, Central City and Black Hawk.

TAG Reception
Friday, August 30, 2019

The Pinnacle Club

The adjutants general, conference sponsors and distinguished guests will gather on the 38th floor of the former Quest Tower adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Denver. With its floor–to-ceiling windows, the Pinnacle Club provides unsurpassed panoramic views of the downtown skyline, the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak more than 100 miles away. Originally established to satisfy an energy-industry executive's demanding tastes, this private dining club also boasts quality food and excellent service.

Company Grade / Warrant Officer Mixer
Friday, August 30, 2019

Mile High Station

Meet hundreds of company-grade and warrant officers at the historic Mile High Station, a preserved World War II-era shipbuilding ironworks. Visit Denver calls the landmark “a rare find with an ‘urban chic’ vibe.” There will be plenty of food and drink. And the entertainment includes a silent disco, which will enable you to put in your earbuds and dance to the music of your choice. The main attraction, of course, is the chance to network with your peers from across the country.

Senior Warrant Officer Mixer
Friday, August 30, 2019

[email protected]'s

[email protected]’s is a locally owned restaurant and live music venue located in downtown Denver, on the top floor of the Denver Pavilions. Known for offering a unique blend of funk, pop, jazz, blues, soul, 90’s, karaoke and tribute shoes, the business was established in 1998 as a partnership between local Jazz band Dotsero and a local doctor.

Fun Run
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Auraria Campus

Always a great way to see more of the conference host city, the foot race treks through the historic 9th Street Park, Tivoli Commons, Tivoli Square and other greenway areas on Denver’s scenic Auraria Campus. The 150-acre campus encompasses three separate and distinct institutions of higher learning: the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver.

Governor's Reception
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wing Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

This conference’s premier social event is inside a museum thecrazytourist.com says tops the list of the 25 best things to do in Denver. The facility preserves the history of Lowry Air Force Base’s operations in a giant, refurbished World War II hangar. Artifacts include B-1A and B-52 Stratofortress bombers and many other military planes. There are also aircraft simulators for you to pilot and, on this evening, a mechanical bull to ride. The fare will include a Black Moose and a Honey Amber Ale brewed from recipes provided by two home brewer in the National Guard.

Spouse Luncheon
Sunday, September 01, 2019

Hyatt Regency Denver-The Centennial Ballroom

Take a break from the conference and trade pins, share experiences and eat lunch with Guard spouses — men and women — from across the country. The event is across the street from the convention center in a recently renovated ballroom. The space is magnificent, one of the largest in Colorado, featuring 30-foot ceilings and glass lighting fixtures in the shape of mountain peaks. And the fare is sure to match.

Ticketed Event

Retiree Luncheon & Caucus
Sunday, September 01, 2019

The Colorado Convention Center

More than just a meal, the event is your opportunity to help shape the NGAUS legislation agenda for retirees. But it does begin with a buffet-style lunch. The caucus follows. The agenda includes association updates, a chance for you to provide your input and the election of the retired/separated Air representative to the NGAUS board of directors. The Army rep position will be up for election next year.

Warrant Officer Luncheon & Caucus
Sunday, September 01, 2019

The Colorado Convention Center

This is your opportunity to network, talk shop and help advance your unique portion of the profession of arms. The event attracts annually attracts a couple hundred warrant officers — serving and retired — from across the country. The under-development agenda will include an election for representatives from the NGAUS Area I, III and V to the association’s Committee on Warrant Officer Issues.

Hospitality Night
Sunday, September 01, 2019

Various Locations

State/territory associations take over the festivities on this night. Many will hold parties in their hotel hospitality suites. Others will rent local bars for a few hours. The conference planning committee will be helping state/territory associations make such arrangements with establishments on the 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian-friendly street lined with bars and restaurants. The five conference hotels and the 16th Street Mall are within a few blocks of each other, which will make your rounds easy.

TAG Spouse's High Tea
Monday, September 02, 2019

Brown Palace Hotel-Onyx Room

This event is a High Tea at the historic Brown Palace with a step back into history. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, is the second-longest operating hotel in Denver. At the heart of the boutique hotel is the atrium lobby, soaring eight stories above the ground floor and crowned by a beautifully detailed stained-glass skylight. Dramatic Florentine arches surround the atrium, and intricate wrought iron panels decorate six stories of balconies. Timeless elegance and modern amenities best describes this luxury hotel.

State's Dinner
Monday, September 02, 2019

The Colorado Convention Center

Dinner with a couple thousand of your brothers and sisters in arms and their spouses — always the exclamation point to a busy few days. The recommended dress as selected by our hosts is Denim & Diamonds. The menu will include some of the finest from Colorado ranches and farms. Multiple Grammy nominee Michael Martin Murphey, an American singer-songwriter known for Western music, country music and popular music, will provide post-dinner entertainment.

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Speakers
Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel
Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel
Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel is the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau. In that role, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and serves as a...

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Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel is the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau. In that role, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and serves as a military advisor to the president and a link to states on matters pertaining to the National Guard.

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Gen. James C. McConville
Gen. James C. McConville
Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army

Gen. James C. McConville was sworn in as the 40th chief of staff for the U.S. Army on Aug. 9. An aviator, he has previously commanded the 101st...

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Gen. James C. McConville was sworn in as the 40th chief of staff for the U.S. Army on Aug. 9. An aviator, he has previously commanded the 101st Airborne Division and most recently was vice chief of staff of the Army.

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Gen. Stephen W. Wilson
Gen. Stephen W. Wilson
Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Gen. Stephen W. Wilson is vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. He presides over the Air Staff and serves on the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

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Gen. Stephen W. Wilson is vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. He presides over the Air Staff and serves on the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group.

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Gen. John M. Murray
Gen. John M. Murray
Commanding General of U.S. Army Futures Command

Gen. John M. Murray is the commanding general of U.S. Army Futures Command. The command was created in 2018 to oversee the Army’s modernization...

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Gen. John M. Murray is the commanding general of U.S. Army Futures Command. The command was created in 2018 to oversee the Army’s modernization efforts. It’s six priorities include long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicles, future vertical lift, a mobile and expeditionary network, air and missile defense, and soldier lethality. 

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Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice
Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice
Director of the Air National Guard

Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice is the director of the Air National Guard, overseeing all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Air...

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Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice is the director of the Air National Guard, overseeing all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Air Guardsmen and civilians. He previously served as adjutant general of the Massachusetts National Guard.

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Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson
Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson
Director of the Army National Guard

Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson is director of the Army National Guard, overseeing all policies, plans and programs affecting the nearly 350,000 Army...

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Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson is director of the Army National Guard, overseeing all policies, plans and programs affecting the nearly 350,000 Army Guardsmen. He previously served as vice chief of the National Guard Bureau and is the former adjutant general of Oregon.

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Maj. Gen. Allen M. Harrell
Maj. Gen. Allen M. Harrell
Assistant Deputy Commanding General for National Guard Affairs at U.S. Army Materiel Command

Maj. Gen. Allen M. Harrell is assistant deputy commanding general for National Guard affairs at U.S. Army Materiel Command. He was previously the...

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Maj. Gen. Allen M. Harrell is assistant deputy commanding general for National Guard affairs at U.S. Army Materiel Command. He was previously the deputy commander of the 167th Theater Sustainment Command of the Alabama National Guard and served as director of the Joint Staff for the Joint Force Headquarters in Alabama.

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Exhibitors

The NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition brings more than 4,000 professionals, including defense leaders, from the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Generate leads, meet industry experts, and showcase your products at this three-day event.

Partners

Rocky Mountain High Partners

Interested in conference sponsorship opportunities?

Contact Dick Findlay to become a conference sponsor.

Travel

Hotels

Hyatt Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-436-1234

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, NGAUS, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Sheraton Denver
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
303-893-3333

Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Virgin Islands


Grand Hyatt
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-295-1234

Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont


Hilton City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-297-1300

Delaware, Iowa, Michigan, Oklahoma


Westin Tabor Center
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-572-9100

Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio

NGAUS members must contact their State Association to book a hotel room within their state block.

Conference Belt BuckleGet your NGAUS 2019 Belt Buckle!

Interested in some patriotic flair to wear at the conference? Let your state representative know you’d like to include the NGAUS 2019 belt buckle in your registration. For $75, receive a belt buckle with the Minuteman embossed in silver, flanked by stars with red, white and blue gems set inside them. Guests who pre-purchased the buckles can pick them up at the NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition.

Future Conferences
142nd General Conference & Exhibition

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143rd General Conference & Exhibition

September 9 - 12, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina

144th General Conference & Exhibition

August 26 - 29, 2022
Columbus, Ohio

145th General Conference & Exhibition

August 18 - August 21, 2023
Reno, Nevada

Contact

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact SPARGO by Phone or Email.

Toll-Free: 800-739-8716

Local: 571-549-4514

Registration Email [email protected]

Housing Email [email protected]

Exhibitor Email [email protected]

 

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