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.