2025 Conference

Naval Leadership Weekend 2025

The Staff and Midshipmen of the University of Notre Dame’s Naval ROTC Unit are excited to host the 30th annual Naval Leadership Weekend (NLW) on Friday and Saturday, January 31-February 1, 2025. Visiting units will arrive January 30th and depart February 2nd. 

This weekend provides Midshipmen with an opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives on leadership from their peers across the country and outstanding leaders in today’s Navy and Marine Corps team. Midshipmen will hear from retired and active duty military personnel and participate in discussions, providing them with tools and information that will help guide them to success as officers. 

Last year’s guest speakers include:

  • Keynote Speaker: LtGen. David Bellon, USMC
  • RDML Scott Sciretta, USN
  • CAPT Chris Cassidy, USN (Ret.)
  • Col. Reginald McClam, USMC
  • Warrant Officer Anthony Viggiani, USMC (Ret.)
  • CMDCM John Walker, USN
  • SgtMaj. Al’Kedra Tyler, USMC

Please view the Naval Leadership Weekend 2024 Schedule below:

Thursday, 8 February
As needed Transportation from SB airport
1000-0000 Check-in
1300/1500 Campus Tours for Arrived MIDN
1830-2000 Introduction and MIDN Dinner
2000-0000 Midshipmen Free Time
Friday, 9 February
0730-0830 Midshipmen Breakfast
0945-1000 Official NLW Picture
1000-1045 Take Seats & Welcome Aboard
1045-1145 Symposium Speaker #1 – CAPT Cassidy
1145-1300 Lunch
1300-1315 Enter & Take Seats
1315-1415 Symposium Speaker #2 – Col. McClam
1415-1430 Break with Snacks
1430-1530 Symposium Speaker #3 – CMDCM Walker
1530-1545 Break with Snacks
1545-1645 Community Breakout Rooms
1645-1700 Transition
1700-1830 Dinner
1830-0000 MIDN Free Time
2200-2300 MIDRATS
Saturday, 10 February
0730-0830 MIDN Breakfast
0845-0900 Enter & Take Seats
0900-1015 Symposium Speaker #4 – Gunner Viggiani
1015-1030 Break with Snacks
1030-1145 Symposium Speaker #5 – SgtMaj. Tyler
1145-1200 Transition
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1315 Transition
1315-1445 Symposium Speaker #6 – RDML Sciretta
1445-1700 MIDN Free Time
1700-1800 Cocktail Hour
1800-2100 Keynote Dinner and Address (Symposium Speaker #7 – LtGen. Bellon)
2100-2130 Transition
2130-0000 MIDN Free Time
2200-2300 MIDRATS
Sunday, 11 February
0000-1200 Check-out
0500-0700 MIDN Breakfast
As needed Transportation to Airport

Click the links below for the Google Maps pin/address for each of our venues. Both Apple and Google Maps work great to navigate Notre Dame campus.

South Bend Airport

Sacred Heart Parish Center (SHPC)

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Corbett Family Hall (east side of stadium, Keynote Dinner located on 7th floor)

Pasquerilla Center (PC)

Get the official Notre Dame Campus Map.

Please see the following pages for more information:

Guest Arrival Information

Registration and Online Payment

Frequently Asked Questions

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