Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Conference Center located?

The Jack C. Taylor Conference Center is located on Hospital Point on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. Our physical address is 291 Wood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402.

I am not a U.S. Naval Institute Member. Who can rent the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center?

It is not a requirement to be a member of the U.S. Naval Institute to rent spaces at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. Military and government individuals and organizations, corporations, nonprofits, as well as the general public can rent the Conference Center.

What types of events can be held at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center?

Examples of professional events include all-day or multiple-day conferences, lectures, workshops, wargaming training exercises, executive meetings, corporate cocktail receptions, and fundraising galas. Personal social events may include, military or corporate anniversary celebrations, promotion and retirement ceremonies and receptions, class reunions, and memorials.

How many guests can the Center accommodate?

Please refer to our capacity chart here for the capacities of each individual space.  

Can I host a classified meeting?

Yes! The Jack C. Taylor Conference Center is certified as a Temporary Secure Working Area (TSWA) in the Lockheed Martin Auditorium and Meeting Rooms #2-5. In 2022, SSO Navy approved these spaces to hold classified discussions up to the TS/SCI level, on a per-waiver basis.

How early can I arrive at the Conference Center to set up?

Clients can arrive at the Conference Center 2 hours prior to your event start time for set up. Clients are not permitted to arrive at the Conference Center without prior written communication of your arrival time to our staff in advance of your event date. 

Is onsite parking available for guests and attendees?

Limited onsite parking (up to 50 parking spaces) is available for all events. Due to parking limitations and security requirements, however, we recommend that you provide shuttle transportation to the Conference Center for your guests and attendees from a nearby parking lot owned and managed by the U.S. Naval Academy. Guests may park in the lot at no cost. Please refer to our vendors page for transportation companies. All visitors are required to have a valid ID (driver’s license, passport, etc. ), and further instructions and information will be shared by your Conference Center event coordinator to make parking and arrival an easy and seamless process for your guests and attendees.

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U.S. Naval Institute

291 Wood Rd.

Annapolis, MD 21402