Our History

“The opening of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center will no doubt serve as another venue to bring together naval professionals, historians, government officials, midshipmen, students, and interested civilians for conferences, lectures, workshops, wargames, and networking. I have no doubt that this facility will help elevate diversity of thought, promote face-to-face engagements, and spark innovation and change across all of our Sea Services.”

VADM Sean Buck, USN
Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy

“Oftentimes the challenges that our Sea Services encounter require imagination, they require thinking – thinking outside of the box – in a space where those ideas, and shared visions can come together to be collaborated and form solutions. This truly impressive building enables both.”

ADM Karl L. Schultz, USCG
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

“We need a safe haven for individuals to get their ideas on the table, some place where a different opinion doesn’t get shattered down before it’s even looked at or listened to – that’s the real promise of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center…a place for individuals to come, for our young leaders of today to think about tomorrow.”

Gen Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)
Chair, Naval Institute Board of Trustees, and 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

U.S. Naval Institute

291 Wood Rd.

Annapolis, MD 21402