Baltimore--Maryland's largest city and economic hub--lies just about 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., a little over an hour from Philly, and 2.5 hours from NYC by train. Commonly known as "Charm City," Baltimore has a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic spirit. It's a place where people dream big and celebrate who they are, where they've come from, and who they aspire to be through the arts, history, and diverse ethnic traditions. Join ICMA for its 104th Annual Conference and see for yourself!
Check out Visit Baltimore
ahead of time or the Host Desk in the convention center for entertainment and
ICMA and the 2018 Host Committee
are planning the following
evening social events for conference attendees, their families, and
Maryland Science Center
Saturday, September 22 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Situated next to
Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center is one of the original
structures that drove the revitalization of the harbor from its industrial
roots to a thriving downtown destination. Three levels of modern, hands-on
exhibits focus on space, physical science, Earth science, the human body, and
the Chesapeake Bay’s native blue crabs. Catch up with colleagues and enjoy
drinks and hors d’oeuvres while exploring this fascinating venue and its great
views of the Inner Harbor.
$45; under 6 free. Price
includes light hors d’oeuvres, venue rental, entertainment, coordination, and gratuities. Visit the Host Desk in the convention center
before the party for restaurant information and dinner reservations.
Welcoming Reception: A Taste of Baltimore
Sunday, September 23 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Experience the diversity of Baltimore and Maryland and
delight in the area’s distinctive flavors with the opening of the ICMA Exhibit
Hall in the Baltimore Convention Center.
The cost of the reception is included with
the registration fee. Tickets for complimentary registrants are $45 for adults
and $35 for youth ages 6-16: children under 6 come for free. Price includes hors
d’oeuvres, coordination, and gratuities. Visit the Host Desk in the convention
center before the party for restaurant information and dinner reservations.
B&O Railroad Museum
Tuesday, September 25 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark and part of
the Smithsonian Institution, the B&O Railroad Museum has one of the most
significant collections of railroad treasures in the world as well as the
largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the United States. A major
restoration following a snow-related roof collapse in 2003 allowed the museum
to upgrade many of its facilities so that it now can double as a beautiful
event venue where ICMA attendees will enjoy food, drink, and entertainment.
$60; under 6 free. Price
includes dinner, venue rental, entertainment, transportation, coordination, and