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Leadership Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference?

The United States Naval Academy, the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law, along with the Hart Foundation and the USNA Class of ’38, are proud to sponsor the 2017 Leadership Conference at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland January 22 - January 25, 2017.

The U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference's mission is to bring together the best minds in the practice and study of leadership to exchange ideas, experiences and methodologies with both military and civilian undergraduate students of leadership.

Since 1984, the Naval Academy has hosted an annual leadership conference for senior cadets and midshipmen from each of the service academies. In 2002, the conference expanded to include students from civilian universities and broadened its scope to include leadership topics relevant to government, business, and academia, as well as the military. Made possible through the generous support of the Class of ’38 and Mitch and Linda Hart, the USNA Leadership Conference now includes more than 200 participants from over 45 military and civilian colleges. In 2006, the Leadership Conference incorporated a student generated and professionally published conference report that addressed key issues related to the conference theme. In recent years, the Leadership Conference has varied presentation formats and increased the amount of small group interaction and discussion in order to foster learning experiences among attendees.

How do I attend?

Participants for the 2017 U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference are being selected. Please contact MIDN 1/C White at if you are interested in participating

Are there fees associated with the conference?

There are no registration fees for the conference, however, please see below for payment requirements:

1. Individual School will cover the cost for the following:

  • Faculty and student travel to and from the conference. (Either to BWI if flying, or to the conference hotel if driving)
  • Faculty Lodging (see accommodations provided FAQ)

2. LC17 will provide the following:

  • Lodging for student participants (see accommodations provided FAQ)
  • Meals for faculty and students.
What should I wear?

The uniform for the duration of the conference will be Service Dress for military & business casual for civilians with the exception of dinner on Tuesday, 24 January in downtown Annapolis. The uniform for all participants on Tuesday evening will be business casual. Annapolis in January is quite cold and often snowy, be sure to come prepared!

Are accommodations provided?

1. Student Participants: Yes, accommodations will be provided. Your room for the duration of the conference will be assigned upon arrival.

2. Faculty Participants: Rooms will be reserved by the conference, however you will be required to call and provide payment information.

Is transportation provided?

Yes, transportation will be provided from Baltimore Washington International Airport to the hotel (TBD). Upon arrival at BWI there will be a USNA LC17 sign where a Midshipman will direct you to the van/bus that will transport you to the hotel. A bus schedule that will outline the duration of the conference will be provided upon hotel check-in. At the conclusion of the conference there will be transportation provided to BWI departures.

When should I arrive/depart?

1. Conference registration will begin as early as 3:00 pm on Sunday and conclude at 7:00 pm.

2. Conference will conclude no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday.

3. Please see the schedule for more details.

Is there a map of the Naval Academy Campus available?

Yes, download it from this link > USNA Visitors Map

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