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CIAA Baltimore 2021

Raising the Game!

Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore Sports Tourism Development Council cannot wait to welcome CIAA to Baltimore this coming February 2021.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®), the nation’s first African American athletic conference, has selected Baltimore as the official site of the 2021-2023 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Hop Around

There are so many exciting things to do in Baltimore while you are here for the tournament:

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Kanesha H. from Kannapolis, NC, on winning Visit Baltimore’s sweepstakes at the 2020 CIAA tournament! She has won a trip to Baltimore for the 2021 CIAA tournament and we cannot wait to host her in our city!

Promoter/Venue/Member Based Needs:

We encourage you to register your event with Visit Baltimore via the Visit Baltimore Related Event Registration form above, but due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19 we ask you to hold turning in Related Event Applications to the Baltimore Liquor License Commissioners and Special Events Permits to the Department of Transportation until further notice. If you have a registered event with Visit Baltimore, we will contact you when departments are ready to again accept applications.

February 18, 2020 Community Summit

February 18, 2020 Community Summit Presentation
Click here to view presentation

Important Contacts

Visit Baltimore – CIAA Inquiries/ Event Inquiries

Sonjie DeCaires
Visit Baltimore CIAA Event Consultant
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 659-8361


Visit Baltimore – Local Baltimore Information

Morgan Simonet
Convention Services Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 659-8362

Thomas Akras
Deputy Executive Secretary
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 396-4385

Staci Russell
Assistant Executive Secretary
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-396-4383

Michelle Abbott-Cole
Operations Officer III
Department of Transportation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 396-1916


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