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2017 IBSC Annual Conference

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
25 – 28 June 2017

On-site Information

Most conference events take place on the campus of The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, located at 822 West Lake Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. On Monday, travel by bus from the Boys’ Latin campus to Johns Hopkins University for afternoon sessions. Monday evening, enjoy a reception while visiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore, located in on Baltimore famed Inner Harbor. You have Tuesday evening free to explore Baltimore on your own, or you may sign up at the Information Desk to dine with a Baltimore resident at a favorite local restaurant.

During the conference, you may reach the school’s main switchboard between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM at 410-377-5192.

Conference Dress Code

Late June in Baltimore can get very sunny, hot, and humid. Afternoon showers may occur daily. Daytime temperatures generally range in the high 80s and low 90s during the day; evening temperatures usually fall to the low 70s. For all conference events, comfortable casual attire is appropriate. All buildings are air conditioned, so you may want a wrap or sweater for indoor comfort. Seating for breakfast, lunch, and the opening dinner include both indoor and outdoor seating. The tented area for meals is on a grassy area, so please wear proper footwear.

Check in at Registration

Delegates and Spouses/Partners

Conference registration runs 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Sunday, 25 June, in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House at The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. On Sunday, conference buses run from the conference hotel to the registration area.

After checking in at registration, please enjoy a variety of activities such as campus tours, robotics demonstrations, and tours of the center of military history. Find a list of activities posted in the registration area. The conference opening plenary session starts at 3:30 PM in Gelston Athletic Center.

Workshop Presenters

After checking in at the registration desk, all workshop presenters should report to the Workshop Presenter Desk, also located in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House, to confirm their attendance and review technology requirements and logistics.

Information Desk

On Sunday, 25 June, you may find the Information Desk in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House during registration hours. After Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the lobby of Hopkins Hall. Volunteers at the Information Desk can provide technology support, advice, and information about the conference, school, and city throughout the conference.

Watch for guides posted throughout the upper school to direct you to workshop locations.

IT and Wi-Fi Services and Support

IT support and Wi-Fi access are available during the conference. IT support is available at the Information Desk in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House during registration hours on Sunday. After Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the lobby of Hopkins Hall.

Meal Locations

As part of your conference registration, please partake in a continental breakfast and buffet lunch each day in Charles T. Bauer Student Commons located on the south side of the Boys’ Latin campus. You may sit in the dining hall or outside in the dining tent, which is easily accessed from Charles T. Bauer Student Commons.

Join us Sunday 5:30 – 8:00 PM in the dining tent located behind the Charles T. Bauer Student Commons for the opening night dinner Welcome to Baltimore.

Monday 7:00 – 9:00 PM please enjoy a special reception at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Tuesday you have a free evening to visit any of the wonderful restaurants in the nearby Baltimore neighborhoods. Stop by the Information Desk for restaurant recommendations or take advantage of the option to dine with a Baltimore resident at their favorite local restaurant.

Grab and Go Snacks

Beverages are available at the Julian S. Smith Alumni House during conference hours. In addition to the water stations, there are water fountains throughout the upper school building, Smith Hall, Carolyn Smith Library, and Gelston Athletic Center.

During morning breaks, find snacks in the Grab and Go Snack Tent located on the side of the Julian S. Smith Alumni House.

Conference Bookstore

Visit the Ivy Bookstore on-site during the conference. It offers book selections by keynote speakers and other books related to the conference theme. The bookstore is on the first level of the upper school.

Bookstore Hours:

  • Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Monday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Campus Store

The Boys’ Latin campus store is open on Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Center for Military History

Feel free to tour the recently opened Center for Military History. Established in 2017, the Boys’ Latin Center for Military History houses one of the most extensive private collections of military memorabilia dating back to the U.S. Revolutionary War. The center showcases thousands of original and reproduction artifacts, as well as documents, photos, diary accounts, military paperwork, and manuals in hard copy and digital formats. The center not only pays tribute to Boys’ Latin’s own veterans and the sacrifices they made to serve their country but also provides a tremendous educational resource for other schools, universities, and military organizations. The center is located on the first level of the upper school next to the Student Center.

You may visit the center during the following times:

  • Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Monday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Morning Run

If you want to join a morning run, please meet in the conference hotel lobby at 5:00 AM. A Boys’ Latin faculty member will lead a 45-minute run in the harbor area on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. You may run the full distance (4-5 miles), or loop back for a shorter run.


If you want to attend a morning worship service, you may board St. Paul's buses in front of the conference hotel at 7:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday to go to chapel service at St. Paul's School. At the end of the service, you may take the bus to Boys' Latin for the conference.

A Place to Unwind

If you want a space to take a break, relax for a few moments, charge phones, or get organized for your next workshop, please consider going to the Student Center. The Student Center is located on the first level of the upper school next to the Center for Military History. There are plenty of comfortable seats, charging stations, water fountains, and monitors displaying conference information.

The Carolyn Smith Library on the south side of the campus and the Chambers room near the exhibitors’ space serve as internet hotspots during posted hours.

Conference Logo

Upper School Art Teacher Amy Digges and Katie Reid, Director of the Bauer Digital Media Center, designed the conference logo, which depicts a common symbol of creativity and innovation — the lightbulb — shattering into pieces to forge a path beyond innovation. Using the colors of the Maryland flag underscores the exceptional potential of the conference's location to tap into local leaders in innovation, both in Baltimore and around the state.

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