Location Info

Conference Location

The 2020 ACVIM Forum takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.


Book Your Stay

Why not stay at one of the official conference hotels where your friends and colleagues are staying? Don't miss the networking opportunities that naturally happen at these hotels where everyone is under one roof.  Check back soon for more information.

Discover All Baltimore Has To Offer

Downtown Baltimore is not only the home to the Baltimore Convention Center and a beautiful harbor, but you’ll find sports arenas, live music, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 100 restaurants!

Hotel Rates


Hotel Reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.

  Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor 
(HQ Hotel)
0.1 miles $229
  Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards 0.2 miles $220
  Days Inn by Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor 0.1 miles $169 
  Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor 0.2 miles $184 
  Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 0.1 miles $229
  Lord Baltimore Hotel 0.4 miles $129
  Radisson Hotel Baltimore  Downtown - Inner Harbor 0.4 miles SOLD OUT
  Sheraton Inner Harbor  0.1 miles $209

*All rates are based on single / double occupancy and additional occupants will incur additional fees.
Rates do not include state and local taxes or services fees.

Hotel Information

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor (HQ Hotel)


Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor  (HQ Hotel)
401 W Pratt St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Hotel Cut-Off Date: May 21, 2020

Directly connected to the Baltimore Convention Center, the Hilton Baltimore hotel lies in the exciting Inner Harbor district downtown, a prime business, historic and cultural district in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Located right next door to Camden Yards, and steps from the National Aquarium at Inner Harbor.

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.



Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards


Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S Eutaw St 
Baltimore, MD 21201-1608

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 Non-Pet Friendly

Hotel Cut-Off Date:
 May 21, 2020

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards is located on the west side of the Inner Harbor/downtown area. It has the easiest and quickest access to all major highways and BWI airport. Located directly across the street from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, just 1 block from Baltimore Convention Center and 5 blocks from the Inner Harbor. The Marriott features a restaurant with bar/lounge, room service (limited hours), and exercise equipment. The business center offers computers with high-speed Internet access, and the lobby offers wireless Internet access (surcharge for both). Concierge services are available. 542 guest rooms

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Days Inn by Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor


Days Inn by Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor
100 Hopkins Place
Baltimore, MD 21201-2602

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Hotel Cut-Off Date: May 21, 2020

Just three blocks from the fabulous Inner Harbor, two blocks from Camden Yards, and directly across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. Amenities include 250 spacious guest rooms and suites, an outdoor pool and a full service restaurant and bar. 

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor


Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor 
301 W Lombard St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201-2507

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 Non-Pet Friendly

Hotel Cut-Off Date:
 May 21, 2020

Experience all of the "charms" that have given Baltimore its nickname of "Charm City." Located only three blocks from the famed Inner Harbor attractions and across from Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Baltimore Convention Center, and 1st Mariner Arena, the ideal lodging for business or leisure traveler.

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201-1012

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Hotel Cut-Off Date: May 21, 2020

A blend of urban luxury and local charm, the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel is the perfect business and vacation destination on the picturesque Inner Harbor. Relax in stylish rooms with stellar views of the city and lifestyle comforts that give you a sense of home. Enjoy creative local cuisine and a trendy vibe at Bistro 300 or meet for share plates and cocktails at our Lounge. Connected by skywalk to the Baltimore Convention Center and Inner Harbor attractions.

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Lord Baltimore Hotel


Lord Baltimore
20 W Baltimore St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201-3203

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Hotel Cut-Off Date: May 21, 2020

The Lord Baltimore, towering over the Baltimore Skyline at 23 stories, is only 3 blocks from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Baltimore Convention Center.  The hotel completed a 25 million dollar renovation and conversion to a 4 star property.  All guest rooms and public spaces feature authentic and unique designs that incorporate state-of-the-art technology while embracing historic ambiance.

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown - Inner Harbor


Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown - Inner Harbor
101 W Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-3703

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Hotel Cut-Off Date:
 May 21, 2020

Located in the heart of downtown and just a half mile from the Inner Harbor and the Baltimore Convention Center. The arts and entertainment district is packed with attractions within a half mile of the hotel.  Head to the rooftop pool to soak up the sun before meeting friends or colleagues for drinks at Balto Tavern & Tap, our on-site restaurant. 

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Sheraton Inner Harbor


Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 S Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2405

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 Non-Pet Friendly

Hotel Cut-Off Date:
 May 21, 2020

The Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel features first-class amenities and services, and 338 guest rooms that offer spectacular views of the city and harbor. The hotel, which is connected to the Baltimore Convention Center, is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, only 1 block from the Inner Harbor. Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Ravens Stadium are also nearby. The Sheraton's extraordinary restaurants - Orioles Grille & Morton's Steakhouse - offer unparalleled cuisine and service.

Please contact the hotel direct for more information or stipulations as terms are subject to change.


Official ACVIM Forum Hotels

Booking Your Hotel

Access to book accommodations for the 2020 ACVIM Forum is only for registered attendees and exhibitors. Upon registering, you will receive a link to book your hotel in your emailed registration confirmation. Please note that hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them direct. 

Upon reserving an exhibit booth for the 2020 ACVIM Forum, the company's booth contact will receive an email containing a link to book hotel accommodations. This email will also include login information for the housing website, specific to your company. 

Every year we receive reports of companies posing as official travel vendors offering lodging. They are NOT endorsed or affiliated with the conference. To book your lodging, please book directly through the OFFICIAL housing link provided by Experient, Inc. Please do not become victim of these companies' scams as the ACVIM will have no recourse.

Benefits of Booking within the Room Block

ACVIM negotiates the lowest available rates with our hotel partners, and the rates are continuously monitored to ensure we are providing you with the greatest value.

More rooms booked in the block means we can better meet the needs of our attendees and exhibitors for future Forums and help keep out registration fees at a competitive market price. The important announcements and information the organization may share with attendees at check-in are provided only at hotels within the group block.

By staying in the official hotel block you will receive complimentary extras like free internet access, restaurant discounts, spa discounts and much more. 

Official hotels are inspected by the ACVIM prior to your arrival. To better accommodate each guests needs, reservation protection is provided before, during and after your stay if any unexpected challenges should occur.

The closer you are to the Forum, the greater chance of informal networking opportunities at hotels within the group block (as this is where majority of attendees are staying).

There are numerous ground transportation options available at BWI Marshall Airport. Ground Transportation information areas are located within multiple terminals, please click here to find which mode of transportation best meets your needs. 

Ground transportation information is subject to change at any time.

Shuttle Services

To access shuttle services at BWI Marshall Airport, proceed to Zone 4 of the airport’s Lower Level passenger arrival area. Local shuttle companies are working in partnership with the 2020 ACVIM Forum to provide attendees discounted rates. Advanced reservations are required.

Battle's Transportation, Inc.
Phone: 202-462-8658 #1
Receive 10% off: 
• Airport Sedan
• Minibus
• Motor Coach Bus 
• Van Transfers
Discount also applies to group charter rentals. 

KD Elite Transportation
Phone: 443-777-5553 or 888-808-1212
Up to 45% off Group Transportation: 
• BWI to Downtown Baltimore up to 5 passengers $70.00
• IAD to Downtown Baltimore up to 5 passengers $180.00
• DCA to Downtown Baltimore up to 5 passengers $130.00
Use Code KD2017; RSVP@kdelitetrans.com

MTA Light Rail
The MTA Light Rail system services downtown Baltimore, Timonium, and Hunt Valley from BWI Marshall Airport with a current rate of $1.90 and approximately 30 minutes each way. The BWI Marshall Airport Light Rail Station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. 

The closest light rail station to the Baltimore Convention Center is located one block away, at the corner of Pratt/Lombard St. and Howard St. A full map of light rail stations can be found here

Rates are subject to change.


• Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the downtown Baltimore area and surrounding counties. The taxi stands are located just outside of the baggage claim area on the Lower Level of the BWI Marshall Airport terminal near doors 5 and 13. 

• Check with your taxicab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. Please ensure they accept credit cards prior to departure if that is your preferred method of payment. All taxicabs dispatched at BWI Marshall Airport must have and use taxi meters.

Water Taxis 

Water taxi service is available to and from The Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, the East Harbor being just a short walk into Baltimore’s Little Italy, the historical Fells Point harbor and Federal Hill Park. Pricing is approximately $10 per person for an unlimited day pass. Water taxis run on a pre-set arrival and departure schedule. For schedules and to purchase tickets, click here.

Ride Share Services
• Uber and Lyft provide prearranged transportation between BWI Marshall Airport and passenger-specified locations. Passengers arrange service online, typically using a smartphone app. Drivers use their personal, non-commercial vehicles to transport passengers.

• Ride share services pick up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs on the Departures/Ticketing Level between doors 9 and 11.

Hotel Courtesy Vehicles

No downtown Baltimore hotels provide courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport.

Rental Car
The rental car center at BWI Marshall Airport is located at its own facility, with free shuttle service carrying travelers to and from the airport approximately every ten minutes. Passengers arriving on flights should take the free shuttle from the lower level terminal for a ten-minute ride to the facility. Advanced reservations are recommended. 


Current hotel parking rates are listed below. Please check with your hotel prior to your arrival as parking rates are subject to change:

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor (HQ Hotel) $32.00 USD Daily  $46.00 USD Daily
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards $34.00 USD Daily  Not Available
Days Inn by Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor $31.00 USD Daily  Not Available
Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor $30.00 USD Daily  Not Available
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor $30.00 USD Daily $42.00 USD Daily
Lord Baltimore Hotel $25.00 USD Daily $33.00 USD Daily
Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown - Inner Harbor Not Available $40.00 USD Daily
Sheraton Inner Harbor $32.00 USD Daily  Not Available

Getting To & Around Baltimore

Air Travel

BWI Thurgood Marshall (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport) 

Just 15 minutes from downtown, BWI Thurgood Marshall offers more than 650 flights daily to more than 70 international and domestic destinations. The airport features easy access to the Light Rail as well as the BWI Amtrak Station.

Other Airports:

Come before or stay after – experience the charm of Baltimore for yourself! 

After receiving your daily, cutting edge education, be sure to explore this historical destination and fall in love with its unique vibe. 

With the world-famous Inner Harbor; renowned museums and attractions; award-winning restaurants; a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods, get ready to explore the truly authentic American city or Baltimore, Maryland. 

Featured Event

Don't miss out on one of Phoenix's Largest Events!

Downtown Phoenix    Friday, June 7    6:00-10:00 pm    Price: Free
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When it comes to local art events, Phoenix is bustling with activity year-round, but the famous First Friday Art Walk is one of the biggest such events in the country.

As the name suggests, the event takes place on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. First Friday features self-guided tours of downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios, and creative spaces and is "dedicated to bringing together artists, the public, and businesses for a greater understanding, appreciation, and promotion of the arts and the development of a strong and vital downtown Phoenix arts community."

Free shuttles departing from the Arizona Center provide service along three different routes through the art districts of Phoenix, but you can hop on at any stop along the way including the Phoenix Art Museum, CityScape, Unexpected Gallery, and Oasis on Grand. Phoenix First Friday Art Walk typically features between 70 and 100 participants situated from Indian School Road to Buchanan Street and from 12th Street to 17th Avenue.

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Top Downtown Baltimore Attractions - Stay, Play, & Shop

Inner Harbor

The centerpiece of downtown Baltimore is the world-famous Inner Harbor, the vibrant and beautiful waterfront that was transformed into a major tourist destination.



Lexington Market

Since 1782, the market has provided fresh meats, seafood, produce, international cuisine, prepared foods and in-market dining. Above the 130 merchants' stalls, affordable, catered meeting facilities are available.

Maryland Science Center

Located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Science Center has three levels of hands-on exhibits waiting to be explored. Don't forget to save time for an IMAX film or Planetarium show.




National Aquarium

Stunning exhibits and more than 20,000 aquatic animals, including Blacktip Reef, make this Inner Harbor destination Baltimore's most popular attraction. Buy your tickets online at aqua.org.


Power Plant Live!

This exciting area features entertainment, restaurants and nightclubs, all spilling out into a common plaza with outdoor seating.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Baltimore

Features hundreds of unbelievable interactive exhibits, a 4-D moving theater and the Marvelous Mirror Maze.

Top of the World Observation Level

A spectacular and unforgettable view of Baltimore awaits you from the top of the world’s tallest pentagonal building. New exhibits about local landmarks, famous people and “firsts” and historic events will engage and inspire you to explore more of Charm City!

Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails & Tours

Discover Baltimore – Hear stories of America’s Charmed City – exploring landmarks associated with the War of 1812 as our nation defended itself; the Civil War which tore apart our City and the nation; learn about industry and commerce in a port city and the struggles and triumphs of the diverse peoples of America.

Baltimore Spirit Cruises

Spirit Cruises in Baltimore offers a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else with beautiful sites of the city, delicious food and live entertainment. Our cruises will take you along the Patapsco showcasing the beautiful sites of the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Fort McHenry, the Key Bridge and much more! We offer lunch, dinner and sightseeing tour cruise options. We have a rooftop deck with a bar and games including shuffleboard, foosball, Jenga and Connect4!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll want to plan a trip – or rather, a pilgrimage - to Baltimore to catch an O’s game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. There’s plenty to do in and around the stadium, as well – including discovering the baseball greats immortalized in the sculpture garden, and soaking in the atmosphere of the stadium complex at night.

Culinary Scene

Nationally recognized by definitive culinary-travel outlets, Baltimore is a must-visit destination for food lovers. While we will always be known for crabs and fresh seafood, our cuisine is now as diverse as ever, featuring flavors from Italy, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and beyond. With the emergence of the city’s growing craft beer and cocktail scene, neighborhood restaurants, local trends and award-winning chefs, diners are sure to get an authentic culinary experience. The city’s hip, historic neighborhoods feature an array of dining spots, from casual pubs to lavish waterfront restaurants offering full five-course meals – and everything in between. 


Public Markets in Baltimore
Baltimore's six public markets, all established in the 18th- and 19th-centuries, attract customers to their stalls where butchers, bakers, and fish mongers still ply their trades today.  More»
  Maryland Crabs
In Baltimore, Maryland crab feasts are taken seriously – and are also serious fun. If you’re in Baltimore in the summer or early fall, you’ll want to experience a crab feast for yourself. More»
Baltimore Craft Beers
It’s no secret that Baltimore takes its beer seriously. One of the city’s first manufacturing industries was the brewing of National Bohemian beer, lovingly called "Natty Boh" by the locals. More»
  Late Night Dining
Baltimore’s dining scene is ever evolving and growing. And, there is now a demand for more places to eat beyond the usual dinner hours. Here’s a list of some of the city’s best places to eat late into the night. More»
Vegetarian & Vegan Options
You may have heard that Baltimore is famous for its seafood, but that doesn’t mean our restaurants aren’t vegetarian and vegan-friendly, too! Baltimore’s animal-free menu items continue to expand every day.  More»
  Dine Around the World
Baltimore welcomes cultures from across the globe with its expanding culinary scene – take your palate on an international journey with this guide to worldly dining in Baltimore. More»


Pet Friendly Places







Baltimore is all a-wag and eager to welcome you and your four legged companions with several great dog parks, chic pet boutiques and pet-friendly accommodations all around downtown and beyond. Baltimore also welcomes pets with pet groomers and spas, dog walkers and pet sitters, animal day cares, veterinary services and pet-welcoming restaurants. 

You and your canine – or feline – friends will agree . . . Baltimore really is Best in Show.

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It’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors in Baltimore. Whether you’re up for an early morning paddle around the Inner Harbor, a game of golf on an urban course, a bike ride through the woods, or a historic walking tour through city neighborhoods, there is an outdoor activity for every taste and style. Here are a few ways to get back to nature in Baltimore.

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Arts & Culture






Bustling Baltimore greets visitors with its renowned Inner Harbor, its nautical heritage and popular sports facilities. From Mount Vernon, the city’s cultural hub, to historic Fell’s Point and the artsy Station North Arts and Entertainment District, you are sure to find something to delight, excite, thrill or entertain. And, you’ll find that not all of our art is indoors – striking architecture, monuments and statues and murals enliven Baltimore at every turn.

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Helpful Resources


While exploring the city, you’re likely to see a Downtown Baltimore Guide picking up litter, safely escorting individuals within the 106 core blocks of downtown, patrolling public areas and not to mention, standing as an advocate for the city by being a source of information to tourists and locals alike. 

Downtown Baltimore Guides are available:

• Monday–Friday, 10:30 am-7:00 pm  |  Call (410) 802-9631
• After hours escorts are available,  7:00-10:30 pm  |  Call (443) 401-3156

In addition to the Downtown Baltimore Guides, the city offer’s security services along the waterfront. Safety Escorts are available 7 days a week, in partnership with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore (WPB), in addition to evening presence by Wolf Security Officers.

• WPB Safety Escorts: (443) 278-4701  |  Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 am-9:30 pm & Friday - Saturday: 9:30 am-10:30 pm
• Wolf Security: (443) 379-3386  |  Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 pm-4:00 am


Metropolitan Baltimore is massive as it is home to seven counties, with a combined population of over 2.8 million residents, so there is no shortage of food options, entertainment and activities in the city. Effortlessly search for attractions, dining, shopping and more though the city’s interactive map, or download maps to print and take with you. 

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Baltimore has a humid subtropical climate that can be characterized by hot, humid summers with most days remaining warm and pleasant. With June recognized as the highest average UV index of 9 out of 11, do not forget to pack your sun block and sunglasses!

Baltimore averages during the month of June

• 15 hours of daylight; 9.2 hours of daily sunshine
• 68.4% humidity
• 85°F - average high temperature
• 67°F - average low temperature
• 10.5 days of rainfall