Frequently Asked Questions  

Bancroft Hall in the spring with midshipmen

How do I apply to be a delegate?

First NAFAC must make contact with your individual school in December. Once your school commits, it then decides internally how to select a delegate. That person's name is then forwarded to NAFAC, who makes the final decision regarding delegate selection. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Is it too late to register for this year's conference?

Yes, registration closed March 15th. However, please refer any registration inquiries to NAFAC@usna.edu

Will I be able to connect to the internet during NAFAC?

Yes, the hotel (including hotel bar, restaurant, and lobby) have free wireless internet. Though the Naval Academy does not support a wireless network due to security concerns, the conference is working to secure hotspots in the round-table rooms.  


I am driving to the conference. Where should I park my car?

There is a public garage connected to the hotel property. You may leave your car there for the duration of the conference for a fee. Unfortunately, you cannot drive onto the Naval Academy grounds, but transportation will be provided for all delegates for the duration of the conference.


When will I find out what roundtable I am in?

Roundtable assignments will be sent out after the registration deadline.


What are some of the activities delegates take part in?

In past years delegates have taken tours of the Naval Academy campus, gone sailing on the school's yachts, and tried the rock climbing wall. This year promises to include even more activities.


What time should I arrive on April 7th?

All delegates should arrive on the 7th between 0900 and 1700 if possible.


What time should I depart?

This is the tentative schedule. With that being said, the last event is currently scheduled for 1730 on Thursday, April 10th. Lodging will be provided the night of the 10th, and most delegates choose to leave the morning of the 11th. 


What airports do I fly into?

NAFAC provides transportation from BWI, Reagan National, and several local train stations. NAFAC does not provide transportation to or from Dulles International Airport. For more information, please go to the 'Delegates' page under transportation.


Where am I going to stay?

NAFAC provides lodging at the Westin Hotel in downtown Annapolis. 


How was the topic decided this year?

The topic is decided every year by the Midshipman Directors. Throughout the summer and early fall the Academic Director researches relevant issues in foreign policy. By consensus, the Directors pick a topic to discuss and ask for final approval from Senior Academy leadership.


What is the best way to prepare myself for the Conference?

Keeping abreast of current events through newspapers, periodicals, and the news is essential. Background research into the particular topics' literature is essential to writing a good and well balanced paper. Many agencies and think tanks in Washington, DC have information regarding this year's topic. The website will post links to certain websites that provide valuable information in the near future.

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