Conventions mount cautious return after ‘brutal’ pandemic losses
The pandemic brought conferences to a sudden halt, emptying convention centers and shuttering hotels. Over a year later, in-person meetings are on the rebound.
Baltimore lands 2016 Urban League conference
The National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based civil rights organization, formally announced today it has chosen Baltimore as the host city for its four-day 2016 annual conference. “We are especially excited to bring the 2016 conference to Baltimore – a city with a long and rich civil rights history and much to […]
AAJ swears in new officers in Baltimore
An AAJ spokeswoman said the American Association for Justice chose Baltimore this year in part because of the city’s growing reputation as a tourist destination.
Comic-book convention organizers clash over name
Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.
Baltimore to host 2016 NAACP convention
The National NAACP Convention will be coming to Baltimore in 2016, the president of the city's branch announced from the current meeting in Las Vegas.
Boat show floats into Baltimore
The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show is docked at the Convention Center through the weekend. The show features more than 250 boats as well as an appearance by Capt. Dave Marciano from National Geographic TV's "Wicked Tuna."
The man who wrote the book on conventions
Like a lot of lawyers, Stan M. Haynes loves to read American history. Unlike most lawyers, Haynes loves it so much he’s written a book about it.
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Upcoming conventions give Baltimore tourism a chance to shine
Two large conventions and more than 6,000 visitors will descend on Baltimore starting Friday, and officials say the week will be the city’s best chance ever to boost its tourism reputation. The U.S. Conference of Mayors begins Friday, and will draw mayors from all over the country. Then, an international meeting of convention planners starts […]
Baltimore hotels project rise in revenue this fall
Baltimore-area hotel revenues are projected to be on the rise in October and November, thanks in part to increased attendance at conventions. Visit Baltimore, the official convention sales and marketing arm of the city, projected Monday that groups will spend $47.3 million this and next month, an 18 percent increase over October and November 2009. […]