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About ICMA Annual Conference

The largest gathering of local government professionals in the world.

About Baltimore

Join us in Baltimore for the 104th ICMA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2018.

Registration Opens June 6 at Noon EDT

Registration rates and deadlines for the ICMA 104th Annual Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.

2018 ICMA Annual Conference Hotel Information

Everything you need to know about hotel information in Baltimore.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The exhibit hall is about networking, education, and finding the best solutions to your local government management issues.

Virtual Conference Archives

Purchase the 2017 Virtual Conference archives and watch it on demand for up to one year!

ICMA 2018 Annual Conference Preliminary Program

Read all about the year’s event in Baltimore, which features an abundance of the educational, information-sharing, and networking offerings you have come to expect.

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Baltimore Neighborhoods

Baltimore neighborhoods are all easily accessible from the Baltimore Convention Center.

Baltimore Dining and Nightlife

Baltimore is a must-visit destination for food lovers. The city’s hip, historic neighborhoods feature an array of dining spots, from casual pubs to lavish waterfront restaurants offering full five-course meals – and everything in between. If you’re wondering where to start your food adventure in Baltimore, start here with these selections from Visit Baltimore before your visit and attendance at the 104th ICMA Annual Conference.  ICMA’s Annual Conference will offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning. You will hear about the innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the challenges facing local governments today. It's an educational and networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss! Registration opens June 6!   Beyond the Crab Cake: Culinary Classics Worth a Bite in Baltimore A look at some of the biggest hot spots in Baltimore for food and drinks.      Beer Experiences You Should Have in Baltimore The city’s beer scene is thriving with craft beer offered by breweries big and small.     10 Places to Get Non-Basic Ice Cream Visit one of these 10 places, and each will have a creative spin, with delicious results.     Crabs: A Baltimore Specialty Gather your friends & pick your way through buckets of steamed Maryland blue crabs.     As Seen on TV Dining Experiences With Baltimore’s quickly growing reputation as a top culinary destination, it is no surprise that a number of its restaurants have been featured on top television shows.     Locally Sourced Restaurants The bounty of Maryland farms and Chesapeake specialties make menus with fresh, seasonal ingredients the norm in Baltimore.       Baltimore Nightlife and Bars The bars and nightclubs in Baltimore include everything from hot dance spots and live music joints to cozy local taverns and craft beer pubs.     See Also: Baltimore History and Heritage | Baltimore Neighborhoods | Baltimore Attractions *All photos and content have been provided by: © Visit Baltimore and/or any accompanying credit as noted by Visit Baltimore. For web site use, www.baltimore.org.

Baltimore Attractions

What doesn't the city of Baltimore have? It offers many museums, galleries, theaters and monuments as well as sporting venues, shops, and markets. Whatever your pleasure, there is truly something for everyone. So enjoy your time in Baltimore and visit some of these places recommended by Visit Baltimore during your visit and attendance at the 104th ICMA Annual Conference.  ICMA’s Annual Conference will offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning. You will hear about the innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the challenges facing local governments today. It's an educational and networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss! Registration opens June 6!   Take an Insider's Tour of the National Aquarium One of the city's most popular attractions, the National Aquarium features an incredible 20,000 animals.    Baltimore Loves Books - Explore Its Literary Scene It’s no surprise that many famous writers have called Charm City their home.   Ghost Tours and Haunted Places Walk throuh the cobblestreets of Baltimore, a place of history and where ghosts roam.   Baltimore's Must See Pilgramage Pieces You don’t have to travel the world to see worthwhile art. Baltimore is home to five world-renowned objects d’art:    Uncover Secrets of Poe's Life in Baltimore Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through an exclusive tour.   Visit the Maryland Science Center Entertaining & educational, the MSC is undoubtedly one of the city's most exciting places to visit.   Sports Places That You Cannot Miss Even if you don’t get the chance to catch a game, there’s plenty of “locals only” sporting sights to add to your itinerary.   Visit Penguin Coast at the Maryland Zoo This exciting penguin habitat provides an enhanced natural environment designed to reflect the home of these unique coastal birds. See Also: Baltimore Dining and Nightlife | Baltimore Neighborhoods | Baltimore History & Heritage *All photos and content have been provided by: © Visit Baltimore and/or any accompanying credit as noted by Visit Baltimore. For web site use, www.baltimore.org.

Baltimore History and Heritage

Baltimore is home to a rich historic legacy and a dynamic creative spirit. Celebrate and explore the legends and legacies that are the backbone of this historic city by exploring the places recommended by Visit Baltimore during your visit and attendance at the 104th ICMA Annual Conference.  ICMA’s Annual Conference will offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning. You will hear about the innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the challenges facing local governments today. It's an educational and networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss! Registration opens June 6!   Explore the Impact of the War of 1812 The “In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland in the War of 1812” experience details the heroes and symbols that emerged during the War of 1812.     The Civil War in Baltimore Visit these sites of historical significance around Baltimore to see how the story of the Civil War unfolded in the city, and to feel its lingering aftermath.   Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visit Fort McHenry, the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became “The Star Spangled Banner”, America’s national anthem.   Harriet Tubman in Baltimore and Beyond Maryland honors Tubman's courage with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park and scenic byway.   Experience African-American Culture in Baltimore Take a walk through history, from the earliest days of American independence to the present. Baltimore boasts a wealth of cultural attractions including museums, monuments and historic sites.    Historic Religious Venues and Colleges From the ethereal glow of the historic Baltimore Basilica, to the storied walls of its historically black universities and churches, exploring the religious sites and colleges will bring to life a side that few come to know.  See Also: Baltimore Dining and Nightlife | Baltimore Neighborhoods | Baltimore Attractions *All photos and content have been provided by: © Visit Baltimore and/or any accompanying credit as noted by Visit Baltimore. For web site use, www.baltimore.org.

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