Once registration is complete, delegates will be assigned to a round table and contacted by their respective moderators. Moderators will send more specifics and reading materials to delegates in order to guide each round table.
Delegates will write a paper taking a stance on their roundtable topic in order to prepare themselves and other delegates for debate and conversation.
Delegates will produce an 800-1200 word research paper that outlines their stance on the roundtable topic. This paper will be well researched and cite a variety of academic sources. A full bibliography of sources referenced will be included with the paper and sources will be cited in Chicago Manual of Style format. These papers have the potential to be published, write them with this in mind. Here are some guidelines from USNI Proceedings that should be applied to the NAFAC delegate papers.
Typed, double spaced, 12-Pt Times New Roman, 800-1200 words. Paper thesis statement will be in bold. The bulk of the paper should consist of facts that support your argument. Consideration should be given to counter arguments and any rebuttals.
All delegate papers will be evaluated for the NAFAC Paper Competition. Moderators will pick the best paper from their roundtable and submit it to be judged by the NAFAC senior staff and USNA professors. The winner and the runner-up will be recognized at the Closing Banquet.
Deadline: 16 March 2018