Social and Partners' Program

Social Program

Baltimore's Host Committee has developed some wonderful social events to give you an opportunity to learn more about this great city.  Commonly known as "Charm City," Baltimore has a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic spirit. It was named one of the "10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018" by Forbes magazine. Top attractions include the National Aquarium, the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Civil War Museum, and Camden Yards, one of the few major-league ballparks in the middle of a downtown business district. If you haven't been there before, you'll find that you fit right in, and if you have been there already, you'll be glad you're back. Check out the events listed below and make the most out of your time in Baltimore.

Evening Highlights

Join your colleagues for some down time at our evening receptions whether it's mixing and mingling at the amazing Maryland Science Museum or the Grand Opening of this year's exhibit hall. The Evening Highlights are a great opportunity to network and meet up with friends, old and new.


Tours are booked separately from other conference offerings and are outsourced this year to CSI Baltimore. Pricing includes transportation, admissions, guides, and taxes. If you prefer to explore the area on your own, browse through the Visitor Center in the convention center, or stop by the Host Desk for advice. Register for tours at CSI Baltimore.


No need to miss out on your workout routine while you're away from home. Baltimore's Host Committee has worked hard to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to stay in shape while you're in town.

Partners Program

ICMA's Partners' Program recognizes the significant role that the partner and family play in the success of a local government professional's career. In addition to the events described, partner conference registration includes a ticket to the Sunday Welcoming Reception, attendance at any of the general educational and keynote sessions, and access to the exhibit hall.