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NGAUS is bringing the 142nd General Conference to you. 

In a year like no other, the association will conduct a conference like never before — livestreamed 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 28-29. 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!

Conference Recap

'One & Done': NGAUS hosts a conference it never imagined and hopes won't ever happen again (NATIONAL GUARD, September 2020) Photos

Press Releases

Former Vice President Joe Biden to Address Virtual NGAUS Conference (Aug. 28)

Four Joint Chiefs Highlight NGAUS Virtual Conference Agenda (Aug. 20)

Virtual 5K Offers a Chance to Help Tell the Guard Story (Aug. 10)

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

Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

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.


Speaker Details
Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson
Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson
Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Aug. 29 at 1 p.m.

Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson is the 29th 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.

Speaker Details
Joe Biden
Democratic Nominee for President

Aug. 29 at 1:45 p.m.

Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee for president. He served as vice president alongside President Obama from 2009 to 2017. He also served in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. His son, Beau, was a lieutenant colonel in the Delaware Army National Guard.

Speaker Details
Gen. Charles Q. Brown
Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is a United States Air Force four-star general who currently serves as the 22nd chief of staff of the Air Force.

Speaker Details
Gen. John Raymond
Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond
Chief of Space Operations

Aug. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond assumed the duties as the first Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, Dec. 20, 2019; and Commander, United States Space Command, Aug. 29, 2019.

Speaker Details
Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen
Director of the Army National Guard

Aug. 29 at 3:40 p.m.

Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen is a lieutenant general in the United States Army, who serves as the 22nd Director of the Army National Guard. He previously served as the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard from November 2017 to August 2020.

Speaker Details
Gen. Michael Loh
Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh
Director of the Air National Guard

Aug. 29 at 4:10 p.m.

Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh is a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, who serves as the 17th Director of the Air National Guard. He previously served as the adjutant general of the Colorado National Guard from April 2017 to July 2020.

Speaker Details
NGAUS 2020 Commemorative Challenge Coin

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 Aug. 24 to 30. (More information below...Virtual 5K)

Register Now

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)

Professional Development Session
Friday, August 28, 2020
3:00 PM-4:30 PM EST

Opening remarks and association business

  • Gen. James C. McConville, Army chief of staff
    4 p.m. Video
Professional Development Session
Saturday, August 29, 2020
12:00 PM-5:00 PM EST

Roll Call of States, speakers and National Guard leadership

  • Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, National Guard Bureau chief
    1 p.m. Video
  • Joe Biden, Democratic nominee for president
    1: 45 p.m. Video
  • Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air Force chief of staff
    2 p.m. Video
  • Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Space Force chief
    2:30 p.m. Video
  • Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, Army National Guard director
    3:40 p.m. Video
  • Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, Air National Guard director
    4:10 p.m. Video


Virtual 5K
NGAUS 2020 Running Medal

NGAUS is hosting its very first virtual 5K with 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 is now open and the 5K will take place from Aug. 24 to 30. Registration will remain open through Aug. 30, or until the medals run out. 


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.


Four-Star Sponsor


Northrop Grumman


Three-Star Sponsors


Two-Star Sponsors


One-Star Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. View all opportunities.

Interested in conference sponsorship opportunities? Contact Luke Guthrie to become a conference sponsor.

Future Conferences
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 18-21, 2023
Reno, Nevada

146th General Conference & Exhibition

August 23-26
Detroit, Michigan

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: All attendees can expect to receive an email to the address they provide during registration explaining how to access the conference platform. If you have not received your access email, please be sure to check your spam folder for an email with the subject "NGAUS Conference is open!" from 142nd General Conference.

Need help? please contact us at [email protected]. We highly encourage attendees to login prior and explore the many features and exhibit hall. 


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.


Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at [email protected].