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2019 Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland

The Society's 131st annual meeting will be held October 16–19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations will be encouraged but not required, is "Community Driven."


Preliminary Program

The preliminary program is now available at It reflects all the information that has been submitted to date. A more complete, revised program will be released by August 1.

Please review this preliminary program carefully, and email us about any issues at

We must receive all corrections by June 30. 



Preregistration is available until August 31; after that, you may register at the meeting at a higher rate.


Hotel and Local Information

Some preliminary resources are available now, including the reservation link for the conference hotel. More local information will be added as the meeting nears. 


Ticketed Events

Take a look at the preconference events being offered at the meeting this year. These events require advance registration or tickets. Seats are limited and first-come, first-served.

The deadline for pre-registration or the purchase of tickets is August 31.



New this year: no registration refunds will be issued to those who must withdraw after their proposals are accepted for the meeting program. Anyone whose proposal is not accepted may request a full refund until August 31. See Annual Meeting Polices for more information.


Letters of Invitation

Contact us at as soon as possible to request a letter of invitation if it is needed for your organization or visa application.


General Meeting Information

Images of Baltimore

Our 2019 Annual Meeting image is a detail from "Baltimore Cityscape," a painted screen by Dee Herget, 1989. The images on our website header are: 1) skipjack races, Edwin Remsberg Photograghs; 2) an arabber on Baltimore Street in 2006, ©Martha Cooper.



This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (



Contact Lorraine Walsh Cashman at with any annual meeting questions or concerns.

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