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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, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and the USNA Class of ’38, are proud to sponsor the 2023 Leadership Conference at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from Sunday, January 22nd to Wednesday, January 25th.

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, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and Mitch and Linda Hart, the USNA Leadership Conference now includes more than 400 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.

What will NALC 2023 look like?

NALC 2023 will take place fully in person. We are looking forward to seeing you back in Annapolis!

How do I attend?

Registration will begin soon.

All requests and questions can be submitted through our email:

We hope you will be able to join us.


Is there a map of the Naval Academy Campus available?

Yes, download it from this link > USNA Visitors Map

Who do I contact to receive an invitation?
If you are interested in attending, reach out to us at
Who can attend the conference?
The conference is traditionally attended by students at fellow universities or places of higher education. ROTC units and civilian programs also regularly attend. 
What is the uniform for the conference?
The uniform for military members is service dress uniforms (Ex. Navy personnel wear Service Dress Blues). The uniform for civilians is business casual.
What are some things to do while visiting Annapolis?

Maryland's capital has a lot to offer outside of the walls of the Naval Academy. Some other attractions include:

  • The city dock in downtown Annapolis
  • Restaurants & shopping along Main Street
  • The historic capitol building
  • 40 minute drive to Washington. DC.
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