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2018 Events

2018 Events

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Events promises an unparalleled presentation of exhibit, events and activities. There are numerous Co-Chair opportunities available, select the one that's right for you.

Ring of Freedom Credential Pick-Up

Wednesday, May 2 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

NRA Ring of Freedom Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 3, 2018

There's no better way to kick-off the NRA Annual Meetings! Come meet and greet new Ring of Freedom members, or reconnect with old friends.

National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction

Thursday, May 3, 2018

An evening of food, fellowship and firearms. The auctions feature one-of-a-kind firearms, hunts and merchandise—proceeds help fund programs such as youth and women education, hunter services, conservation, and firearms and marksmanship training and safety.  

NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

Friday, May 4, 2018

NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media and the entertainment industry. The Forum is also a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office-including governor, congressman, Senator or President of the United States.

Women's Leadership Forum Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 2018

Connected by their commitment to freedom, women from all walks of life come together at the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction for an exciting day of auctions, food and entertainment. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Access to NRA Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite

Friday - Sunday

The Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite is a much-appreciated benefit of our Co-Chairs. The suite is your place to take a break from the crowds and sit back and recharge, or meet like-minded people. The suite is open the following dates and times:

Friday, May 4, 2018 – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

NRA Ring of Freedom Brunch

Friday, May 4, 2018

All Ring of Freedom members are invited to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to celebrate freedom with fellow patriots. In past years, officers have delivered moving speeches and tributes, while thanking supporters new and old.

Co-Chair Reception

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join other Ring of Freedom Co-Chairs for fellowship and a lively reception before the Saturday Night Celebration!

Cigar and Bourbon Reception

Saturday, May 5, 2018

There's no better way to top off another successful NRA show than by relaxing and unwinding with a cigar and a Bourbon. This after-hours reception is the perfect nightcap.

Saturday Night Celebration

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join NRA Country as we celebrate freedom and honor our brave men and women serving our country. Always a favorite among attendees, this event will sell out fast.


“I love the access to Ring of Freedom events. It gives me a good feeling to know that I am part of making the NRA Annual Meetings possible and successful.”

“Being a Co-Chair is an excellent opportunity to make new friends from all over the country. It is a worthwhile experience, and I will urge all of my friends to participate. I am already looking forward to Nashville!”

“I love to take my kids and grandkids and pass on our shooting sports heritage.”

“The NRA Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite is a much appreciated benefit. It is a great way visit with like-minded people and take a break from the crowds.”

I hope you'll take advantage of this chance to experience the NRA Annual Meetings like no one else will be able to. Thank you for your membership and continued support. I'll see you in Dallas!

You choose your level of commitment — whether it’s a $1,000 co-chair or a bronze, silver, gold or platinum sponsorship.

NRA Ring of Freedom Co-Chairs serve a critical role in defending our most cherished values, rights and traditions.