At the Convention

See You in Baltimore!

We're excited to see you in Baltimore! Check here for information about events, activities, restaurants and more that you'll find in when you're at the convention! The convention takes place from Wednesday, February 22nd - Saturday February 25th.

Program and Events

The Program Chair, and our Section Program Chairs, have worked hard this summer putting together a great program. We also have many events, meetings and receptions that you're welcome to attend! 

The Program Chair, and our Section Program Chairs, will be working this summer to put together the program. We will also have many events, meetings and receptions that are already being scheduled.

Hours and Details

Day Registration Desk Exhibit Hall Travel Grant Check-In
Tuesday, 21st 11:00am - 6:00pm (Closed) (Closed)
Wednesday, 22nd 7:30am - 6:00pm 1:00pm - 6:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, 23rd 7:30am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 24th 7:30am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 25th 8:00am - 4:00pm 9:00am - Noon (Closed)

Checking in on Site

If you have registered online, we will have your badge printed and ready to pick up in the pre-registration area - on the Second Floor of the Hilton Baltimore. Our staff will also be there to help with any questions you have about your membership, registration, letters of participation, and more.

Exhibit Hall

Entrance to the exhibit hall requires your badge. The hall is located in the Key Ballroom, on the Second Floor, Hilton Baltimore next to the ISA Registration desk. You can see the floorplan here.

Travel Grant Check-In

If you have been awarded a travel grant from ISA, you'll need to check in at the desk in the registration area. Note that this service will only be available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the hours listed above.

Coat Check

  • At the Baltimore Hilton, coat check services are available from 7am to 7pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The coat check room can be found on the 2nd floor of the Baltimore Hilton. The coat check fee is $2 per coat, cash only.
  • The Baltimore Marriott will have a large coat rack on the 2nd floor, outside of the meeting rooms, with a tear-tag available for coats that are dropped off in order to find coats upon return. This coat rack is non-secured and attendees would leave their belongings at their own risk.
  • There is no coat check is available at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Hotel and Travel

Need help finding a room or getting a visa? Learn more about our convention hotels and other travel details in our hotels and travel area.

Check Out Baltimore!

Learn more about traveling to, and all things the exciting things to do in, Baltimore - including the Aquarium, which is pleased to extend a $5 off general admission price to all who show their convention badge at their ticket window.

Visit Baltimore!
National Aquarium in Baltimore

First Time at ISA?

Is this your first time attending the ISA Annual Convention? The First-Time ISA Toolkit is a great way to help you navigate your first convention and learn about all of the resources that ISA has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

First-Time ISA Toolkit

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