2022 NGAUS 144th General Conference & Exhibition

August 26-29, 2022 - Columbus, Ohio

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UPDATED NGAUS CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The Ohio National Guard Association has set the motorcycle ride, golf tournament and social events for the 144th General Conference & Exhibition, Aug. 26 to 29 in Columbus, Ohio. The motorcycle ride is scheduled for Aug. 25. It will take riders from Columbus to the Rocky Boots factory in Nelsonville, Ohio, and back through Hocking Hills and the Wayne National Forest. Cost is $25 per rider.

Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio, about 25 minutes from Columbus, will host the NGAUS golf tournament Aug. 26. The course stretches across 167 acres of naturally wooded, rolling terrain. Cost is $100 per player.

The “Chasing the Sun” fun run is later that evening on a 2½- mile route along the scenic Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

Social events begin that evening. The separate Company Grade/Warrant Officer, Senior Warrant Officer and Field Grade mixers are at Huntington Park, the home of the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A farm team of baseball’s Cleveland Guardians. The stadium is three blocks from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. No game is scheduled that day. Cost is included in the $180 registration fee.

Meanwhile, adjutants general and invited guests will gather at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. The museum focuses on the stories of veterans and individuals rather than military accomplishments, with the mission to “honor, inspire, connect, and educate.”

Always the largest social event of the conference, the Governor’s Reception is set for Aug. 27 at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus. The unique 321,000-square-foot facility features 13 major “learning world” exhibits, including a planetarium. Cost is included in the registration fee.

The NGAUS Spouse Luncheon is in the convention center on Aug. 28. This exclusive event with the theme of Sweet Success will celebrate the success of our military and their spouses from across the nation. Attendees are encouraged to wear Red, White and/or Blue to show the unified success of America. Cost is included in the registration fee. (Note: This is a change from what was previously published in the magazine's March print edition.)

Hospitality Night is that evening. ONGA officials anticipate some states will book space in bars and restaurants in the Short North and Arena districts. The Short North is located just north of the GCCC and is known as the “art and soul” of the city.

The concluding event is the States Dinner on Aug. 29. It will be held in the GCCC’s Battelle Ballroom, which features signature LED lighting fins in the ceiling capable of 65,000 color combinations.

Bring Your Sports Teams to CBUS is the theme. Sports jerseys are the recommended attire — college, pro or Olympic. Expect the locals to wear scarlet and grey. After all, the Ohio State football team opens its season Columbus later that week. Cost of the States Dinner is included in the registration fee.

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NGAUS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

All events take place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) unless otherwise indicated. Business Session Uniform - OCP (NOT Class B)

The schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, August 24

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

12 - 5 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

2 - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In | GCCC Hall A, B

Thursday, August 25

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Airport to Hotel Transportation

  • Buses run every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Last shuttle leaves the airport at 9 p.m.
  • By reservation only through registration

6:15 - 6:30 a.m. Hotel Pick-Up for Sponsors Golf Tournament

  • Pick-up from conference hotels
  • 6:30 a.m. Departure

6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Team Ohio State Operations & Admin Center Open | C-170, C-171, C-172

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsor's Golf Tournament | New Albany Links

  • By invitation only
  • 8 a.m. Shotgun Start

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In | GCCC Hall A, B

9 a.m - 4 p.m. Motorcycle Adventure Ride | Southeast Ohio

  • Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Farrow East Harley Davidson (5840 Scarborough Blvd.)
  • Visit to Rocky Boots at 12 p.m
  • Ohio does not require helmets, only eyewear. Full PPE is highly encouraged.
  • Motorcycles may be rented through the following websites:

Rider Share >>

Twisted Road >>

Eagle Riders Renters and Tours >>

4 - 6 p.m. Exhibitor's Reception | GCCC North Atrium Lobby

Friday, August 26

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Airport to Hotel Transportation

  • Buses run every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Last shuttle leaves the airport at 9 p.m.
  • By reservation only through registration

6:15 - 6:30 a.m. Hotel Transportation Pick-Up for NGAUS Golf Tournament

  • Pick-up from Conference Hotels
  • 6:30 a.m. Departure

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. NGAUS Golf Tournament | Bent Tree Golf Course

  • 8 a.m. Shotgun Start

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ohio Team Operations & Admin Center Open | C-170, C-171, C-172

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In | GCCC Hall A, B

1 - 2 p.m. Resolutions Committee New Member Training | A-213, A-214, A-215

1 - 3 p.m. Industry Workshop | C-150, C-151

2 - 2:30 p.m. Committee on Credentials and Rules | B-130

2 - 4 p.m. Joint Resolutions Committee | A-213, A-214, A-215

5 - 6 p.m. Fun Run | Huntington Park (Clippers baseball stadium)

  • 2.5 Mile Run
  • Theme: Chasing the Sun
  • Finish at Huntington Park

6 - 10 p.m. Host State TAG Reception | Veterans Memorial Museum

  • By invitation only
  • Buses run 6 - 10 p.m.

6 - 10 p.m. Company Grade/Warrant Officer Mixer | Huntington Park

  • Conference badge required for entry
  • Buses run 4:30 - 10 p.m.
  • Senior Warrant Officer Mixer: CW3 - CW5

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Field Grade Mixer | Huntington Park

  • Conference badge required for entry
  • Buses run 4:30 - 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

8 a.m - 5 p.m. Team Ohio Operations & Admin Center Open | C-170, C-171, C-172

8 a.m - 5 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

8 a.m - 5 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

7:30 - 9 a.m. NGEDA Breakfast | B-230-235

  • By invitation only

8 - 11:30 a.m. Company Grade Officer Professional Development First Session | Short North Ballroom A, B

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

8 - 11:30 a.m. Air Resolutions Committee | A-223, A-224, A-225

8 - 11:30 a.m. Army Resolutions Committee | A-213, A-214, A-215

9 - 10:30 a.m. National Guard Area I Meeting, Caucuses & Elections | A-110, A-111, A-112

9 - 10:30 a.m. National Guard Area II Meeting & Caucuses | A-220, A-221, A-222

9 - 10:30 a.m National Guard Area III Meeting & Caucuses | A-113, A-114, A-115

9 - 10:30 a.m. National Guard Area IV Meeting, Caucuses & Elections | A-210, A-211, A-212

9 - 10:30 a.m. National Guard Area V Meeting & Caucuses | A-120, A-121, A-122

9 - 10:30 a.m. National Guard Area VI Meeting & Caucuses | A-123, A-124, A-125

10 - 10:10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Hall A Foyer/Lobby

10:10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open | Hall A, B

10:40 a.m - 12 p.m. Brunch | Exhibit Hall A, B

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Committee on Nominations | B-130

12:30 - 5 p.m. First General Business Session | GCCC Hall C

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break | GCCC Hall A, B

  • Beverages Served

6 - 9:30 p.m. Governor's Reception | Center of Science & Industry (CoSI)

  • Conference badge required for entry
  • Buses run 5 - 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 28

7 - 8 a.m. Catholic Religious Service | A-223, A-224, A-225

7 - 8 a.m. Protestant Religious Service | A-213, A-214, A-215

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Team Ohio Operations & Admin Center Open | C-170, C-171, C-172

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Second General Business Session | GCCC Hall C

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

8 a.m - 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open | Hall A, B

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break | Hall A, B

  • Coffee Served

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. NGAUS Spouse Luncheon | GCCC Battelle Grand Ballroom

  • Registration required
  • Theme: Sweet Success, 2022 Spouse Luncheon
  • Colors for theme: Red, White and Blue
  • Attire for the event: Sunday Luncheon/Cocktail – participants are encouraged to wear Red, White or Blue to match with the theme of the conference and to showcase the American spirit of our shared success

12 - 1 p.m. Lunch | Exhibit Hall A, B

12 - 2:30 p.m. Retired/Separated Caucus, Luncheon & Elections | Union Station A, B, C

12 - 4 p.m. Warrant Officer Caucus, Luncheon & Elections | B-230-235

1 - 4:15 p.m. Company Grade Officer Professional Development Second Session | Short North Ballroom A, B

  • Company Grade Caucus & Elections (Army & Air)
  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

1 - 2 p.m. Army Engineer Task Force | A-210, A-211, A-212

1 - 2 p.m. Combat Air Forces Task Force | A-120, A-121, A-122

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Army C4I Task Force | A-220, A-221, A-222

2 - 3 p.m. Joint Personnel/Medical Benefits Task Force | A-213, A-214, A-215

2 - 3 p.m. Army Fire Support Task Force | A-210, A-211, A-212

2 - 3 p.m. Air Combat/Mission Support Task Force | A-123, A-124, A-125

2:30 - 3 p.m. Committee on Nominations | B-130

3 - 4 p.m. Joint Cyber Task Force | A-120, A-121, A-122

3 - 4 p.m. Army Combat Vehicle Task Force | A-220, A-221, A-222

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Army Sustainment Task Force | A-223, A-224, A-225

4 - 5 p.m. Joint Domestic Ops Task Force | A-213, A-214, A-215

4 - 5:30 p.m. Mobility Air Forces Task Force | A-123, A-124, A-125

4 - 6 p.m. Army Aviation Task Force | A-210, A-211, A-212

5 - 6 p.m. Space Task Force | A-120, A-121, A-122

7 - 11 p.m. Hospitality Night | Multiple Locations

  • Check the NGAUS Conference App for a full list of locations

Monday, August 29

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Tea to Start the Day | Hall A Lobby

8 - 9 a.m. Corporate Advisory Panel Meeting | C-150, C-151

  • CAP Members Only

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Team Ohio Operations & Admin Center Open | C-170, C-171, C-172

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. NGAUS Office Open | C-160 A B

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Open | B-130

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open | Hall A, B

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Air Separate Session | Union Station Ballroom A, B, C

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Army Separate Session | GCCC Hall C

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

9 - 10:20 a.m. Corporate Advisory Panel Meeting | C-150, C-151

  • Open meeting

10 - 11 a.m. NGAUS President Forum with Executive Directors | A-213, A-214, A-215

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Third General Business Session | GCCC Hall C

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

12 - 2 p.m. TAG Spouse's Luncheon | Governor's Mansion

  • By invitation only
  • Buses run 12 - 2 p.m.

12 - 9:30 p.m. Exhibitor move out

1 - 4 p.m. AGAUS Working Luncheon | A-220, A-221, A-222

  • AGs and invited guests only

1 - 6 p.m. Free Time

  • Lunch on your own

2 - 4:30 p.m. Company Grade Officer Professional Development Third Session | Short-North Ballroom A, B

  • Military Attire: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform

6 - 7:30 p.m. Chairman's Head Table Reception | B-230-235

  • By invitation only

6 - 7:30 p.m. No-Host Cocktail Reception | Union Station Ballroom A, B, C

7 p.m. Doors to States Dinner Open

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. States Dinner and Entertainment | Battelle Grand Ballroom - Tailgate Party!

  • Conference Badge Required
  • Attire: Bring Your Sports Team to Columbus (Wear your favorite sports team apparel)

Tuesday, August 30

5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Hotel to Airport Transportation

  • Buses run every 30 minutes beginning at 5 a.m.
  • Last shuttle leaves hotels at 9 p.m.
  • By reservation only through registration

SAVE THE DATE NGAUS Conference Future dates:

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NGAAL hotel rooms and hospitality suite are located at the Hyatt Regency adjoining the conference center. Important deadlines for registration are listed below. The registration form is attached for your convenience. Please complete the attached form and return to Tonya Rogers before July 1st.

Room Rates are $128.

The theme for hospitality will be “Sweet Home Alabama,” and our signature drink will be the Yellowhammer (Gallette's recipe). Daniel Thomas and Ricky Edwards will be the 2022 BOCs (Bartenders in Charge) - Go Big Blue!

Important deadlines for registration are listed below

Hotel Reservation Deadline

July 1, 2022

  • All rooms in your room block must have a reservation (name) or they will be returned to the host state for other states who need additional rooms. (July 22, 2022)

August 4, 2022

  • Between July 22 and August 4, the reservations will be transferred from the portal to the conference hotels along with the room deposits.
  • After August 4, 2022, you must contact the hotel directly to make changes or cancel reservations.

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