Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards,
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, (410) 962-0202. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the reduced rate between June 6 and June 11, 2021. The deadline to book at this rate is May 7, 2021.

You can book the hotel at the conference rate through the following telephone number: 1-800-228-9290 or online at

Travel Information

There are three large commercial airports within a 50-mile radius of Baltimore:

Visa Information

  • European countries and Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan do not need visa.
  • All other countries including China and Russia need visa.


Welcome to Baltimore

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Baltimore, city north-central Maryland, U.S., about 40 miles (65 km) northeast of Washington, D.C. It lies at the head of the Patapsco River estuary, 15 miles (25 km) above Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is Maryland’s largest city and economic center and constitutes the northeastern hub of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Once pegged as a blue-collar town with a high crime rate and a gritty underbelly, dramatized by pop culture portrayals in series like “The Wire” and “Serial,” Baltimore today has a new sheen, transforming itself into a vibrant, culture-rich East Coast mainstay. And though it clings to its working-class roots, Baltimore – or “Balmer” as some residents say – also boasts contemporary museums, a sophisticated dining scene and a reimagined Inner Harbor that’s luring art-loving types, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. This revitalized Charm City offers Yankee-Southern fusion architecture and a rich and eclectic culture, jam-packed with trendy art galleries, lively theaters and world-class collections at the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

You can opt for a traditional Baltimore experience, filled with forays to historical sites like Fort McHenry National Monument, leisurely strolls along the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill Park and, of course, freshly caught blue crabs steamed and seasoned with a heavy dose of Old Bay. Or, if you’ve traveled to Charm City before, experience Baltimore’s literary side with a trip to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum before blending in with other baseball aficionados as you cheer on the Orioles at Camden Yards. And there’s no way better to get a sense of Baltimore’s quirky culture than at HonFest in June, when swarms of ladies sport leopard prints and sixties-era beehive hairstyles to support Baltimore’s hard-working women. As the sun goes down, take back a pint of locally crafted beer at one of the up-and-coming gastropubs and nightlife venues scattering Fell’s Point or Federal Hill. With its laid-back vibes, plentiful historical and cultural attractions and picturesque setting along the Chesapeake Bay, there’s a good chance Baltimore will charm you. No visit to Baltimore would be complete without a visit to Maryland’s largest paid tourist attraction, the National Aquarium, Baltimore. Here you’ll find more than 16,000 animals and 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals.

One of the major things that Baltimore is known for is its delicious crabs, and crab cakes with Old Bay seasoning. In some places, if you order a crab cake, you get either filler, fish, or breading inside of the crab cake and hardly any crab. It does depend on where you go, even in Maryland. However, a majority of the time, the crab cakes are filled with crab, spices and deliciousness in every bite. It’s also very common in the summertime for locals to have crab feasts or invite people to their homes to eat crab.