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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 2019 Leadership Conference at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from Monday January 21, 2019 to Thursday January 24, 2019.

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?

Requests to attend NALC 19 can be submitted through our email:

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 LC19 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 Monday and conclude at 7:30 pm.

2. The conference will conclude no later than 12:05 pm on Thursday.

3. The official schedule will be released no later than two months prior to the conference.

Is there a map of the Naval Academy Campus available?

Yes, download it from this link > USNA Visitors Map

How many delegates are we allowed to bring?
As of now, there is no set cap as to how many delegates you may bring.
What is the cost of lodging?
Delegates have two options for lodging with discounted rates at either the Annapolis Westin Hotel or the Hotel Annapolis, each priced at around $95 a night.
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 attend.
What is the uniform for the conference?
The uniform for military members is service dress uniforms (Ex. Navy personnel would wear SDBs). The uniform for civilians is business casual.
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