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Once you have registered for the Annual Conference you can build your own personal schedule. As you browse the ICMA Annual Conference website check the boxes next to the sessions and events that interest you then press the “Add to My Schedule” button in the lower right corner of this page.Then visit the "My Schedule" section of the site to view and "Print" your professional conference schedule.You must be logged into the website to build your personal schedule.
*If you have not registered for the Annual Conference, the “add to my schedule button” will take you through the event registration process.

Tours

Tours are booked separately from other conference offerings and are outsourced this year to CSI Baltimore. Pricing includes transportation, admissions, guides, and taxes. If you prefer to explore the area on your own, browse through the Visitor Center in the convention center, or stop by the Host Desk for advice.
 
 
 
Please note: tours cannot be booked by clicking on the boxes below.
 



The United States Capital: Washington, D.C.

Saturday, September 22 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday, September 24 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Historic monuments and famous sites are on display on this driving tour of the nation’s capital. Traveling along the National Mall, you’ll pass the Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. For a lunch break and time on your own, explore the American History Museum. Afterwards, climb the marble steps at the Lincoln Memorial; pass by the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial; and conclude with a view of the White House. Travel time is about 90 minutes each way. Adults/youth, $90


Welcome to Charm City!

Saturday, September 22 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, September 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


This whirlwind driving tour of Baltimore begins at Federal Hill and proceeds to Charles Street to the fashionable brownstones and art galleries of Mount Vernon. Moving on to the city’s cultural center, take in the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Opera House, and Symphony Hall before visiting the hipster Hamden neighborhood immortalized by John Waters’ classic Hairspray and where the term “hon” was coined. The tour ends at historic Fell’s Point and Little Italy.
Adults/youth, $55



Historic Waterways: Annapolis, Maryland

Monday, September 24 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


The vibrant Annapolis waterfront is rife with echoes from four centuries of history. On this walking tour, explore the city’s colonial influence, its architecture, and the impact of its seafaring habitants, as well as the Maryland State House. After lunch on your own, visit the U.S. Naval Academy, where 4,000 future naval officers live and learn. Travel time is about 60 minutes each way.
Adults/youth, $105



Authentic Italia

Monday, September 24 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


One of Baltimore’s most charming neighborhoods, Little Italy is rich with history and authentic Italian culture. Led by an expert guide, you’ll meander through the neighborhood and talk with the residents to learn what makes Little Italy so special. Along the way, you’ll sample Italian specialties and taste recipes, passed down through generations, that will make you think you’re in Rome. Bring your walking shoes.
Adults/youth, $115



Historical Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


With more than 1,450 monuments, markers, and plaques and over 39 miles of battlefield avenues, the 10,000-acre Gettysburg Battlefield deserves the ultimate tour. Starting at the base of Cemetery Hill, it proceeds through town (just like the first Union Cavalry forces did) onto Seminary Ridge, through Reynolds’ Woods, and across to Railroad Cut to view Oak Hill and the valley beyond. It then heads back through town following the route of the Union retreat. After lunch on your own, visit East Cemetery Hill, directly adjacent to the National Cemetery where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Travel time is about 90 minutes each way.
Adults/youth, $125



The Other White House: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Tuesday, September 25 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Travel back in time to the 18th century and the home of George and Martha Washington. From the visitor’s center, you’ll proceed along the garden path to Washington’s home, where docents will describe the rich history and significant events that occurred in the mansion as well as the life that George and Martha lived. You’ll also see the tombs where the two are buried. Then, after lunch on your own at the Mount Vernon food court or the Mount Vernon Inn restaurant, you’ll tour Washington’s Gristmill, which still makes whiskey today. Bring your walking shoes. Travel time is about 90 minutes each way.
Adults/youth $112



Baltimore’s Classic Architecture

Tuesday, September 25 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Discover the charm of Baltimore’s neighborhoods and traditions. First stop will be the Baltimore Basilica, which underwent a major restoration in 2005; built from 1806 to 1821, the Basilica is considered America’s First Cathedral. You’ll then head to Corpus Christi Church; its consecration in 1891 was a major social and liturgical event that lasted more than 14 hours. It is home to five Florentine mosaics on glass depicting the life of Christ, the likes of which can be seen only at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and the Vatican.
Adults/youth, $65



The Nation’s Freedom: Philadelphia

Wednesday, September 26 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Discover one of the nation’s most historic cities on this trip to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Delve into Philadelphia’s legendary sites, pop culture, and foodie scene. At the birthplace of American freedom, visit Independence Hall and snap a selfie in front of the Liberty Bell; then take a guided tour of the National Constitution Center. Climb the steps that brought Rocky to fame, and enjoy lunch and shopping at Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Bring your walking shoes. Travel time is about 1 hour and 50 minutes each way.
Adults/youth, $122




ICMA and the 2018 Conference Host Committee appreciate the support of this year's conference contributors, especially Principal Sponsor ICMA-RC, and Diamond Sponsor Cigna.