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International Members Guide to the 2013 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Overview
     Program Book
          Mobile App
     Exhibit Hall
Getting Around Baltimore
     Light Rail
     Charm City Circulator
     Taxis
     Shared-Ride Vans
     Shuttles from Hotels to Baltimore Convention Center
Sessions Especially for International Members
Meeting and Networking with Colleagues
Prayer Space

Accessibility
     Getting Around the Annual Meeting
          Annual Meeting Program Accessibility
     Additional Information about Accessibility in Baltimore
Need Help?
Annual Meeting and Beyond
     Dietary Restrictions
          Vegetarian and Vegan
          Kosher
          Halal
     Show Your Badge
     Places of Worship
General Information about Travel to the U.S.
Appendix A: Hotel Map

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Annual Meeting Overview

The Annual Meetings are cohosted by the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), making it the largest yearly convention of scholars in the fields of religious studies and theology. Combined, there are over 1,000 academic sessions offered by the AAR, SBL, and other related scholarly organizations.

The sessions at this year’s Annual Meetings are held in the Baltimore Convention Center and seven hotels nearby: Hilton Convention Center, Hyatt Regency, Marriott Inner Harbor, Renaissance Harborplace, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Sheraton City Center, and the Sheraton Inner Harbor. All locations are within walking distance of each other.

 

Program Book

The Program Book is your primary guide to all academic sessions, breakfasts, and receptions officially sponsored at the Annual Meetings. If you registered for the meeting prior to September 1, 2013, you should have received your Program Book in the mail. If you registered after that date, you can pick up your Program Book, along with your tote bag, in the registration area inside the Baltimore Convention Center, Charles Street Lobby.

Look on page seventeen of the Program Book for a guide explaining how to use it to navigate Annual Meetings sessions. Last minute changes to the program will be highlighted in the At-A-Glance supplement, which will be inside the tote bag that you pick up in the registration area.

You can search for sessions of interest in other ways, as well. The AAR has posted a searchable program book online where you are able to search for sessions by keyword and session type. Visit http://papers.aarweb.org/program_book.

The Annual Meetings Mobile App is the most functional and up to date way to search for specific topics, speakers, and program unit sessions. See below for more information.

Mobile App

You can access the entire Annual Meetings program on your mobile device. With the mobile app you can create and customize your schedule, make notes about sessions, search for participants, share your schedule with friends and colleagues, and get interactive information about exhibitors.

The app allows users to search for sessions by keyword, by participant, and by program unit.  Schedule changes are downloaded in the background when Internet access is available. Find the app in the App Store and Google Play. Just search for AARSBL13AM or scan the QR code below.

An introductory guide to the app is available here: https://www.aarweb.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Annual_Meeting/2013/2013MobileAppGuide.pdf.

A web-based solution is available for attendees without Apple or Android devices. Go to http://ativ.me/sblaar13 to access many of the app features on your browser. The Mobile App Help Desk is located in the registration area of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Exhibit Hall

There are over 100 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall this year, and many offer special discounts on books and items purchased during the Annual Meetings. Each exhibitor has a booth with representatives from the company or press. The Program Book contains an index of exhibitors and a map of the Exhibit Hall on pages 494­–496. An interactive map is available on the mobile app.

The Exhibit Hall is located in Halls A–C of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Getting Around Baltimore

The easiest way to get from Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to the Baltimore Inner Harbor area is by public transportation, shared shuttle services, or by taxi.

Light Rail

Light Rail service is available to go downtown, but your hotel might not be along the direct route. Many passengers will have to transfer to the Charm City Circulator or walk some distance after riding the Light Rail. Please refer to the hotel map for reference and contact your hotel if you have any questions.

To get to the Baltimore Convention Center from the airport using the Light Rail, follow signs down to ground transportation and baggage claim. The Light Rail station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. You will proceed to door #19 and the Light Rail picks up outside. You may purchase tickets at the vending station just outside door #19. A one way ticket is $1.60. Do not purchase a round trip ticket, as it expires within 24 hours. You will take either line to the Convention Center stop. The Baltimore Convention Center is on your right and the Hilton is on the left.

For schedules, maps, fare details or other general information, call 410-539-5000 or go to mta.maryland.gov/light-rail.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator is a fleet of twenty-one free buses that run four routes throughout Baltimore. For more information, visit http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/content/about. Service is approximately every ten to fifteen minutes.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday 9:00 a.m. –  8:00 p.m.

Taxis

The taxi stand is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the airport BWI terminal. Please note that this service is available from BWI only. For cab service to BWI, call Checker Cab, who can be reached at 410-685-1212. BWI taxis are prohibited from charging flat rates. For more information, call 410-859-1100 or visit www.bwiairporttaxi.com. An average fare to the Inner Harbor is $35.

Shared-Ride Vans

The AAR and SBL are partnering with two airport shuttle companies this year. Super Shuttle offers 24-hour service and has counters at the airport located at lower level baggage claims 1 and 10. GO Airport Express tracks arriving passengers' flights and passengers are met at curbside. Service with GO is not available from midnight to 3 a.m.

Super Shuttle

Airport

Shared Ride Discount

Exclusive Van Discount

BWI

$14 one way
$26 round trip

$5 off one way
$12 off round trip

IAD/DCA

$2 off one way
$5 off round trip

$5 off one way
$12 off round trip

To receive your group discount:

  • Make your roundtrip reservation by following this link:
    http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=YH99H
  • Click on Book Online on top left hand side of page
  • Provide the requested information, to include roundtrip service, your name, flight details (to and from the airport), and a local contact phone #
  • Provide the hotels name if hotel has not populated
  • Provide a credit card for payment
  • Print your confirmation page (or you can e-mail it to yourself)

You may also call 1-800-258-3826 to make reservations. Please make sure to mention group code (YH99H). **Discount will not be applied if this information is not provided to reservation agent.**

GO Airport Shuttle

Airport and Train Station Ground Transportation Fare Special: GO Airport Shuttle is offering discount rides to and/or from your Baltimore hotel or the Convention Center. They serve BWI Airport, Amtrak Penn Station Baltimore, Reagan National Airport, Dulles Airport and Washington, DC Union Station. For phone and web discount details, click here: Airport & Train Discount TransfersIf you would prefer to reserve directly from www.theairportshuttle.com, enter AAR&SBL in the Booking Code/Rider ID box, then click the GO button. You may also call them directly at 800-776-0323 or 410-381-2722, press 2 and say, “My profile number is 165289.”

Shuttles from Hotels to Baltimore Convention Center

Since some AAR conference hotels are located farther from the location of sessions and receptions than others, the AAR and SBL have provided a shuttle service for attendees going to and from these hotels.

Shuttles will load and unload at the Charles Street entrance of the Baltimore Convention Center.

View Shuttle Schedule

Sessions Especially for International Members

There are several breakfasts, receptions, and sessions that may be of particular interest to international members of the AAR. They include:

International Members’ Reception
A24-400
Sunday, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center – 314-315

This reception is for international members of the AAR and will include a question and answer session. Amy L. Allocco (Elon University), chair of the International Connections Committee, will preside. Drop by the Member Services desk Sunday to pick up a complimentary drink ticket. The reception includes light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar after your complimentary drink.                                                                                                               

The AAR and the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)

A24-251
Sunday, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Convention Center – 313

The AAR joined the IAHR in 2010 in order to strengthen and formalize its relationships with IAHR members and affiliates and to foster more international and collaborative scholarship in the fields of religious studies and theology.

Join Tim Jensen (University of Southern Denmark), Rosalind I. J. Hackett (University of Tennessee), and Amy Allocco (Elon University) to learn about the benefits this partnership offers to individual AAR members located in the U.S. and abroad.

New Members’ Breakfast
A23-1
Saturday, 7:30 AM–8:45 AM
Convention Center – 316

Are you a new member of the AAR? First-time members in 2013 are cordially invited to a continental breakfast with members of the Board of Directors.

AAR Welcome Reception

A22-400
Friday, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Convention Center – 314-315

Are you a new or returning member of the AAR? Join your friends and colleagues for conversation and fun at the AAR Welcome Reception. Light refreshments, cash bar, and live jazz combine to make this a great way to catch up with friends old and new.

Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group

A23-126
Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30AM
Hilton Baltimore – Key 11

This session reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Schempp decision and the continuing relevance of its distinction between devotional and academic approaches to the study of religion. What are the theoretical and pedagogical issues and challenges associated with the idea of a “neutral” or “objective” approach to teaching about religion in public schools? How portable is this distinction beyond the United States? Panelists will explore perspectives from the English, Australian, and Turkish contexts.

The Emerging Discipline of International Religious Demography

A24-262
Sunday, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Convention Center – 303

The increased prominence religion has assumed in academic fields, including history, sociology, and international relations, is one of the unexpected developments of the early twenty-first century, necessitating an in-depth examination of global religious adherence. This panel will explore the emerging discipline of international religious demography, the quantitative analysis of religious populations worldwide. Panelists will provide a brief history of the discipline, placing it within major trends in the history of sociology. They will address the major findings of Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. Grim’s The World’s Religions in Figures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), the first comprehensive overview of the discipline of international religious demography, detailing what is known about religious adherents around the world and the methodology undergirding that knowledge. The session will also present detailed case studies and offer suggestions about where the field is headed in the future, including the potential for beneficial interactions with other academic disciplines.

Meeting and Networking with Colleagues

International Members Lounge

This year the AAR is proud introduce the International Members Lounge at the Annual Meeting. This is a specially designated space for international members to relax and greet each other during the Annual Meeting. The lounge is located on the fifth floor of the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in the Mt. Washington room.

Women’s Lounge

The Status of Women in the Profession Committee cordially invites all women to the Annual Meetings Women’s Lounge on the second floor of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in the Severn Room I. The AAR Women’s Lounge is a quiet haven for women seeking a meeting space, nursing mothers, and a place to take a break from sessions.

Friend Finder and Social Media

The AAR website allows you to search for friends and colleagues who might be attending the Annual Meetings. Go to www.aarweb.org/look-whos-coming to see who’s coming to the Annual Meetings!

Take your Annual Meetings experience to the web! Use #AARSBL to continue the conversation on Twitter, and check out the AAR’s Facebook page.

Prayer Space

There is a nondenominational prayer and reflection space located in room 304 of the Baltimore Convention Center. For local places of worship, please see below.

Accessibility

AAR members with disabilities or any attendees who may have difficulty getting around the meeting are encouraged to note this during registration. AAR will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate you, whether by arranging services such as sign language interpreters, assigning accessible hotel room space, or through the AAR’s taxi reimbursement policy. Please contact Soraya Shahrak, Associate Director of Meetings, at SShahrak@aarweb.org if you have any questions.

Getting Around the Annual Meeting

Access to and between the Convention Center and Main Hotels

AAR and SBL sessions will primarily be held in four main locations—the Convention Center and three adjacent hotels: the Hilton Convention Center, the Sheraton Inner Harbor, and the Hyatt Regency. These three hotels are all connected to the Convention Center and to one another via a wheelchair accessible Skybridge, which runs between the second floor of the hotels and the Convention Center. The Skybridge connects with the Convention Center between the 200/300 levels from the Hilton, so attendees will need to take the elevator or stairs up or down to the 300 level, where sessions will be held. Note that the Skybridge is closed when sessions are not in the Convention Center, 8:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m., although there is an extended closing Sunday at 10:30 p.m.

Distances within and between Buildings

The Hilton is 305 meters (1000 ft) long from the east side of the building to the west side. The Skybridge from the Hilton to the Convention Center is 89 meters (291 ft). The Convention Center is 305 meters (1000 ft) long, from the east side to the west side of the building. The Skybridge from the Convention Center to the Hyatt is 220 meters (720 ft) long.  The Skybridge from the Convention Center to the Sheraton Inner Harbor is 132 meters (434 ft). The skywalk distances include the ramps, rather than walking down the stairs.

Shuttle Service between the Convention Center and Other Hotels

The AAR has arranged for shuttle service between the Convention Center and other area hotels.
Shuttle Route and Schedule

ADA Mini Shuttle

An ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Mini Shuttle will be available on an on-call basis, whenever the standard shuttle is in operation. Please call the Transportation Desk at 410-649-6118 at least 30 minutes prior to your desired pick up time to arrange for service. Pickups can be arranged as far in advance as you know your schedule. The Transportation Desk will be staffed Friday through Monday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., with a break in the afternoons when the shuttles aren’t running, and 7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday. A staff member will also be available to answer the phone after hours, until the shuttles stop running for the night.

Wheelchair or Electric Scooter Rental

Attendees who wish to rent a wheelchair or electric scooter for use during the Annual Meeting are welcome to contact one of the following providers to arrange for service:

Aronson Medical & Respiratory (www.aronsonmedical.com) is $250 including rental and delivery, must be paid in advance. Questions: 1-443-460-1700.

Scoot Around America (www.scootaround.com) is $245 for the rental with $70 delivery. Questions: 1-888-441-7575.

If enough people are interested in this service, starting in 2014, we might be able to make a group reservation, thus lowering the cost of the rental. Look for details next year!

Taxi Reimbursement

In the case that shuttle service is not adequate to meet an attendee’s physical needs in navigating official Annual Meeting locations, AAR will reimburse the attendee the cost of making alternative arrangements (i.e., a private taxi). To receive the reimbursement, please submit all taxi receipts with a letter detailing the nature of your physical disability and the Annual Meeting locations that were inaccessible. Only travel between official Annual Meeting locations (i.e., hotels and convention center) will be covered. Questions may be directed to SShahrak@aarweb.org.

Annual Meeting Program Accessibility

ASL Interpreter Services

AAR provides interpreter services for attendees who request ASL interpretation in advance of the meeting. To request interpreter service, contact AAR at annualmeeting@aarweb.org no later than September 1 to ensure that AAR has sufficient time to arrange for appropriate interpreters. If members inform AAR about their anticipated attendance at particular sessions, AAR staff will coordinate with presenters and session presiders to secure advance copies of papers for interpreters.

Assisted Listening System

The Baltimore Convention Center is equipped with an assisted listening system. AAR will provide receivers to attendees who request them in advance. If you would like to make use of this service, please email Soraya Shahrak at SShahrak@aarweb.org by November 15.

Assisted listening services will be available in Convention Center 317, which is designated for sessions sponsored by the Religion and Disability Studies Group and the Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities. Advance notice is needed to provide assistive listening device support in other convention center rooms. If you would like to use the system, please provide Soraya with a schedule of sessions and their room numbers as soon as possible so that the technology can be set up in advance for the sessions.

Materials in Alternative Format

Attendees who need materials in alternative formats should contact the presenters directly. If you need contact information, please email annualmeeting@aarweb.org. If members inform AAR about their needs and their anticipated attendance at particular sessions, AAR staff will do their best to coordinate with presenters and session presiders to facilitate the availability of handouts or other session materials in alternative formats.

Accessibility for Presenters

The room format at AAR sessions commonly includes a podium with a microphone designed for standing presentations. Most session rooms are flat, but Convention Center Rooms 307-308 and 301-302 have a riser for the head table. Rooms 303 and 313 have a tiered head table with half on the floor and then the rest on a riser. Presenters who need an alternative format (such as a tabletop microphone or podium) or who anticipate a problem with the riser should contact annualmeeting@aarweb.org to arrange for appropriate presentation technology.

Designated Room for Religion and Disability Studies Group Sessions

AAR has scheduled all sessions sponsored/cosponsored by the Religion and Disability Studies Group and the AAR Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee in the same room at the Convention Center, #317.

Employment Center Accessibility

AAR is committed to maximizing accessibility for employers and job seekers who are making use of the Employment Center. AAR can arrange for a quiet booth, to minimize noise or distraction from adjacent booths, or may be able to arrange for a private interview room if space is available. If you need a quiet room or have other accessibility needs, please contact careers@aarsbl.org.

Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee

In 2013, AAR established a Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession (PWD), which works to assure the full access of people with disabilities within the Academy and to advance their status within the profession. PWD will be having an open forum at the annual meeting on Sunday from 1–2:30 p.m., in Convention Center 317. We encourage interested members to join us for conversation.

Additional Information about Accessibility in Baltimore

BWI Airport: 
http://www.bwiairport.com/en/service/disability

Maryland Transit Administration:
http://mta.maryland.gov/content/accessibility

Accessible Taxi: 
http://www.accessibledispatch.com/2013/03/baltimore-adds-wheelchair-accessible-taxis-to-city-fleet/

The Convention Center: 
http://www.bccenter.org/index.php?target=64

Mayor's Commission on Disabilities:
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/BoardsandCommissions/Disabilities.aspx

Baltimore Eats:
http://www.baltimoreeats.com/guide.php

Baltimore Museum of Art:
https://www.artbma.org/visit/accessibility.html

Baltimore Aquarium:
http://www.aqua.org/visit/baltimore/~/media/Files/AccessibilityGuide2013.pdf

Need Help?

If you have questions about the program, your membership, or events at the Annual Meeting, the staff at the Member Services desk, located in the registration area of the Baltimore Convention Center, will be able to assist you.

The Baltimore Convention Center also has its own staff to answer questions about local attractions and restaurants. Look for their Information Booth, also located in the registration area.

For questions and concerns about international membership with the AAR, and to provide feedback about how we can better serve international members, you may e-mail Amy Allocco (aallocco@elon.edu), Chair of the International Connections Committee, before, during, and after the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting and Beyond

Dietary Restrictions

There are several eateries and restaurants situated around the city that cater to specific dietary needs.

Vegetarian and Vegan

The Vegetarian Resource Group has compiled a long list of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in the Baltimore area, many of which can be reached by public transportation. It can be accessed at http://www.vrg.org/travel/baltimore.pdf. Be sure to check the eatery’s hours of operation before dining.

Listed below are vegetarian and vegan eateries located within one mile/1.6 kilometers from the Baltimore Convention Center.

Land of Kush
410-225-5874
840 North Eutaw Street
www.thelandofkush.com

Voted Baltimore’s best vegan restaurant 2011 by Baltimore City Paper.

Caribbean American Gourmet
410-385-0530
519 W. Lexington St.

Take-out. Several vegetarian Caribbean options, no lard used in food preparation. Closed Sunday.

Liquid Earth
410-276-6606
1626 Aliceanna Street
www.liquidearth.com

Many vegan and raw food options. Includes a juice bar.

Akbar
410-539-0944
823 N. Charles St.
www.akbar-restaurant.com

Indian cuisine with many vegetarian options and some vegan options.

Kumari
410-235-8744
911 N. Charles St.
http://kumarirestaurantnbar.com/

Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan cuisine with many vegetarian options.

Ban Thai
410-727-7971
www.banthai.us

Vegetarian and vegan options.

Kosher

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore provides a list of kosher dining restaurants in the Baltimore area, which can be accessed at http://www.associated.org/page.aspx?id=247129. Many kosher restaurants and markets are located in the Pikesville neighborhood, especially along Reistertown Road, which is 40-minute metro ride from the Baltimore Convention Center. Nevertheless, there is some kosher dining closer in-town:

Van Gough Café
410-558-1958
300 South Ann Street
http://www.vangoughcafe.com

Kosher Dairy. Opens on Saturday one hour after sundown.

Me Latte
410-502-2936
1550 Orleans Street
http://www.melatte.com

Kosher certified restaurant.

Halal

There are several halal restaurants within walking distance of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Halal Food Cart
443-889-5299
126 West Baltimore Street

Well rated food cart within a short walking distance from the Baltimore Convention Center.

Al-Pacino Café
410-653-6868
900 Cathedral Street
www.cafeisis.com

100% halal restaurant serving Egyptian, Mediterranean, and American cuisine.

Cazbar
410-528-1222
316 North Charles Street
www.cazbarbaltimore.com

Turkish cuisine with halal meats. Serves alcohol. Belly Dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Shiraz Middle Eastern
410-528-2121
1005 North Charles Street
www.shiraz-kabob.com

Middle Eastern take-out/delivery. Order by phone or online.

Show Your Badge

During the Annual Meetings, from November 22 through the 26, the Baltimore Visitors’ Bureau is offering discounts at local restaurants and attractions through the “Show Your Badge” program. Show you badge for a discount at the following locations:

Caesar’s Den Restaurant
223 South High Street
410-547-0820
http://www.caesarsden.com/

15% off food portion of bill when you show your convention badge

DaMimmos Finest Italian Cuisine in Little Italy
217 South High Street
410-727-6876
http://www.damimmo.com/

10% off your entrée, enjoy entertainment nightly and complimentary limo service from hotel and back.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
1000 Lancaster Street, Suite B
410-230-9501
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/baltimore

10% off your entire entrée including alcohol when you show your convention badge

Hard Rock Café
601 East Pratt Street
410-576-2210
http://www.hardrock.com

Preferred seats and $5 off your $25 purchase when you show your convention badge

Heavy Seas Alehouse
1300 Bank Street
410-522-0850
http://heavyseasalehouse.com/

15% off of food & beverage purchase when you show your convention badge

Howl at the Moon
22 Market Place
410-783-5111
http://www.howlatthemoon.com/locations/location-baltimore

Free admission when you show your convention badge

Langermann’s & Langermann’s on Light
2400 Boston Street and 1542 Light Street
410-534-3287 & 410-528-1200
http://www.langermanns.com

15% off total bill when you show your convention badge

Lebanese Taverna
718 South President Street
410-244-5533
http://www.lebanesetaverna.com/

$5.00 off $30.00 purchase (not including tax) purchase when you show your convention badge. One coupon per table; cannot be combined with any other promotions

Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
34 Market Place
443-208-3316
http://www.leiniebeergarden.com/

$3 Leinenkugels and $3 rail drinks when you show your badge

Luckies Baltimore
10 Market Place
410-564-5477
http://www.luckiestavern.com/

$3 domestics, $4 imports, and $5 well drinks when you show your convention badge

Marble Slab Creamery & Great American Cookies
201 East Pratt Street
443-835-1873
http://www.marbleslab.com
http://www.greatamericancookies.com/

20% off store wide when you show your convention badge

Mex Tequila Bar
26 Market Place
410-528-0128
http://www.mexbaltimore.com/

1/2 price apps, $3 Miller LTs, and $4 call drinks when you show your convention badge

Morton’s The Steakhouse
300 South Charles
410-547-8255
http://www.mortons.com/baltimore/

Free New York Cheesecake when you show your convention badge

PBR Baltimore
43 Market Place
443-680-9433
http://www.powerplantlive.com

$2 Miller LT Drafts and $3 rail drinks when you show your convention badge

Phillips Seafood
601 East Pratt Street
410-685-6600
http://www.phillipsseafood.com/

15% off your total bill when you show your convention badge

Pickles Pub
520 Washington Boulevard
410-752-1784
http://www.picklespub.com/

Free basket of Baltimore Fries when you show your convention badge

Queenstown Premium Outlets
441 Outlet Center Drive
410-827-8699
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=99

Complimentary VIP coupon book when you show your convention badge

Regis American Bistro
1002 Light Street
410-539-7344 ext. 1
http://regisamericanbistro.com/

$10 gift card when you show your convention badge

St. Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site
600 North Paca Street
410-728-6464
http://www.stmarysspiritualcenter.org/

Free admission

Supano’s Steakhouse
110 Water Street
410-302-3395
http://www.supanossteakhouse.com/

20% off dinner when you show your convention badge

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
1 East Pratt Street
410-962-5503
http://sullivanssteakhouse.com/baltimore

Offering a 3 course menu all day in both the main dining room and in the bar for only $39

TATU
614 Water Street
410-244-7385
http://www.tatubaltimore.com/

50% off select sushi and starters, $3 Miller LTs, $4 rail drinks, $5 call drinks when you show your convention badge

The Owl Bar
1 East Chase Street
410-347-0888
http://www.theowlbar.com/

10% off regularly priced food when you show your convention badge

UNO Chicago Grill
201 East Pratt Street
410-625-5900
http://www.unos.com

10% off food purchases (dine in or take out) when you show your convention badge

Wine Market Bistro
921 East Fort Avenue
410-244-6166
http://winemarketbistro.com/

10% off in the dining room for guests who show their convention badge. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers (including the 3 course prix fixe menu for $33 Tuesday-Thursday).

Places of Worship

AME

Ebenezer AME Church
20 West Montgomery Street
410-783-0190
http://www.ebenezer-amec-baltimore.org/

Baha’i

Baltimore Baha’I Community
P.O. Box 2015, Baltimore, MD 21203
410-929-5679
http://www.baltimorebahais.org

Prayer meetings and study circles held across the Baltimore Baha’I community. Call, write, or use the contact form on the webpage to check if any community events are planned for the week of the Annual Meeting.

Baptist

Leadenhall Baptist Church
1021 Leadenhall Street
410-752-5191
http://leadenhallbc.org/

Buddhist

Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
2937 North Charles Street
410-243-3837
http://www.meditationmd.org/

Catholic

St. Alphonsus Church
114 West Saratoga Street
410-685-6090
http://www.stalphonsusbalt.org/

National Register of Historic Places site with Sunday masses in English, Tridentine Latin, and Lithuanian.

St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
2401 Eastern Avenue
410-675-7557
http://www.baltoukrainiancathparishes.org/

Ukrainian-language services on Sundays and Holydays. English liturgy on Saturdays.

Episcopal/Anglican

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
223 North Charles Street
410-685-3404
http://www.stpaulsbaltimore.org/

Hindu and Jain

New Kulina Gram Dham (ISKCON Baltimore)
200 Bloomsbury Avenue
Cantonsville, Maryland
410-719-1776
http://www.iskconbaltimore.org

Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple
2909 Bloom Road
Finksburg, Maryland
410-861-8387
http://www.baltimoretemple.org

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
4320 Ammendale Road
Beltsville, Maryland
301-931-3135
http://www.swaminarayan.org/globalnetwork/america/washington.htm

Jewish

B’nai Israel Congregation
27 Lloyd Street
410-732-5454
http://www.bnaiisraelcongregation.org/

Modern Orthodox congregation located adjacent to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beth Am Synagogue
2501 Eutaw Place
410-523-2446
ww.bethambaltimore.org

Conservative synaogogue.

Methodist

Old Otterbein United Methodist Church
112 West Conway Street
410-685-4703
http://oldotterbeinumc.org

A LGBTQI-friendly church just around the corner from the Baltimore Convention Center.

Lutheran

Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
City Hall Plaza
400 East Lexington Street
http://www.zionbaltimore.org/

A bilingual (German–English) community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
900 Madison Avenue
410-523-6081

Muslim

Masjid Ul Haqq
514 Islamic Way
410-728-1363

Sunni, predominantly African American congregation.

Masjid us Salaam
240 North Howard Street
410-528-8248

Sunni salafi congregation.

Imam Mahdi Islamic Education Cebter
2406 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville, MD 21234
http://www.imiec.org/

Shi’a community center.

Orthodox Christian

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
24 W. Preston Street
410-727-1831
www.goannun.org

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
1723 East Fairmount Avenue
410-276-6171
http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/

Seventh-day Adventist

Berea Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church
1901 Madison Avenue
410-669-6350
http://www.bereatemple.org

Sikh

Sikh Association of Baltimore
3423 Chapman Road
Randallstown, Maryland
410-521-7568
http://www.worldgurudwara.com

General Information about Travel to the U.S.

Check https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/information-on-travel-to-the-us for detailed information and tips for international travelers to the U.S.

Appendix A: Hotel Map

1. Admiral Fell Inn
2. Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor
3. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
4. Brookshire Suites
5. Days Inn Inner Harbor
6. Embassy Suites
7. Fairfield Inn
8. Hampton Inn Downtown
9. Hampton Inn Inner Harbor
10. Hilton Convention Center
11. Hilton Garden Inn Inner Harbor
12. Holiday Inn Express

13. Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
14. Home2 Suites
15. Homewood Suites
16. Hotel Monaco
17. Hyatt Regency
18. Mount Vernon
19. Peabody Court
20. Pier 5 Hotel
21. Lord Baltimore Hotel
22. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
23. Residence Inn Downtown
24. Renaissance Harborplace

25. Sheraton City Center
26. Sheraton Inner Harbor
27. Springhill Suites Inner Harbor
28. Courtyard Downtown
29. Quality Inn

 

*Colored routes indicate Charm City Circulator stops.