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Packing Agenda

 Annapolis weather in the spring is cool and rainy. Though most of the conference is held indoors, we will transit to and from venues around campus.

Keep in mind that you will need to make preparations for five days of conference events and travel (arrive Monday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn, and depart on Friday morning).

The attire for the three days of round table sessions and speakers will be business casual. For example, men could wear slacks, a button-down shirt and a tie. Women can wear slacks, a skirt, a blouse, a sweater or a blazer. We encourage you to wear walking-appropriate shoes. For our military attendees, the uniform is your service specific dress uniform (example - Navy Service Dress Blues).

The evening Forrestal Lecture will be in business profesional. For men, this is a suit. For women, the equivalent business wear. For our military attendees, the uniform is the equivalent of Service Dress Blues (dress uniform).

The final banquet will be in Formal attire. For men, this is a suit. For women, this could range from cocktail dress to a gown. For our military attendees, the uniform is the equivalent of Mess Dress (dinner dress uniform). 

We encourage you to bring casual clothing for after-hours social gatherings, travel and exploring Annapolis.

All participants must bring a valid government ID.

Access to the Academy grounds is limited.
Anyone with a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DOD credential, including military retirees and dependents may drive onto USNA. All others will need to park outside the Academy and walk in through Gate 1. All visitors 21 years of age or older must have a valid picture ID (see the list of Acceptable Forms of ID). Visitors under the age of 21 who do not have a valid picture ID must be escorted by an adult with a valid form of identification. Please check the current security restrictions before planning a visit.
Please note that as a result of the REAL ID Act, some state/territory IDs are not sufficient for access to the Academy. Please check the Current Status of States/Territories to see if your state or territory's ID is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Drivers' licenses and state IDs from states that aren't compliant must be accompanied by an acceptable second form of ID (SSN Card, Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate, U.S. Citizen ID Card, etc.). Please refer to the list of acceptable forms of ID.

April 9-11, 2019

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