Located in the heart of our central business district just steps from the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Convention Center offers the right mix of exhibit space, meeting rooms, advanced technology and convenience to meet your needs.
A World-Class Facility for Your Event
The Baltimore Convention Center is a premier, centrally located venue for organizations to host conventions, meetings, banquets and other events. Discover the Center’s outdoor terrace, complete with a working herb garden and green roof canopy made of drought-resistant, native vegetation. The terrace doubles as space for receptions or networking with colleagues. Experience the perfect combination of advanced technologies and professional services, each successfully executed and delivered by the Center’s dedicated team, including its partners: Centerplate (catering), Projection Presentation (audio-visual), MC Dean, Inc. (telecommunications) and Edlen (utility services). The Center brings together all of the essential elements needed for a successful event.
By the Numbers: Baltimore Convention Center
- 300,000: Square feet of contiguous exhibition space
- 85,000: Square feet of meeting space (50 rooms)
- 36,672: Size of multifunctional ballroom, in square feet
- 27,000: Size of outdoor terrace, in square feet.
Preview the Flexible Space
The Baltimore Convention Center has the square footage, capacity and flexibility needed for hosting a variety of meetings and professional events. Available floor plans showcase the Exhibition Halls, Mezzanine, Meeting Rooms and Ballroom levels.
Convention Center Goes Green With Diversion By Donation Program
At the end of every trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC), exhibitors break down booths and box up wares. But a lot also gets left behind — chairs, shelving units, hardware and more.
Now the BCC has found an innovative way to put those abandoned goods to use, right here in Baltimore, with its Diversion by Donation program.
Diversion by Donation is part of the BCC’s ever-evolving corporate social responsibility strategy. By working with local partners, BCC diverted 33.3% of its waste in 2017. Surplus furniture—71 tons of it—went to nonprofits like Second Chance, which provides job training for city residents. Thirty-six tons of food went to the Maryland Food Bank. Soil and plants from gardening expos found new life with Baltimore’s Department of Recreation & Parks.
BCC is able to capture and divert so many of these supplies from becoming waste by working hand-in-hand with clients before, during and after their events. When the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) selected Baltimore for its 2018 Annual Conference, sustainability was built into the planning process, reports Carylann Assante, Executive Director of SYTA and SYTA Youth Foundation. SYTA was happy to take part once it knew how local organizations would benefit, she adds. Overall, she says, “Baltimore was an incredible experience. They have a great team. They’re focused on serving their own community as well as making it a great place to hold a meeting, so they have that synergy.”