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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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Travel to Baltimore

 Travel to Baltimore

Join us in Baltimore

Known as "Charm City," Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland and has become a top tourist destination. Baltimore is an alluring, romantic city with lovely attractions and cozy restaurants. Baltimore features a beautiful waterfront, world-class museums, festivals and cultural events. Baltimore is famous for its Inner Harbor lined with attractions, restaurants, shopping - all within a quick walk of the Baltimore Convention Center.


The National Aquarium is considered one of the world's best aquariums, with its living collection of more than 20,000 animals from more than 800 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks. Receive $5 off admission by showing your conference badge at the ticket office.


Baltimore Airport:

International Airports in Washington, D.C. area:

Ground Transportation

SuperShuttle - Book a reservation online and receive a 10% round trip discount for shared rides from nearby airports, booked at least 24 hours in advance and prepaid with a valid credit card

Charm City Circulator - a free, hybrid bus service featuring four routes that intersect in downtown Baltimore and connect to other transit such as the Light Rail, MARC, Metro Subway and the Baltimore Water Taxi. Call 410-350-0456 or visit online

AMTRAK Train - a quick option to get from Washington, D.C. airports to Baltimore

Light Rail - stations at Baltimore Convention Center and BWI Airport

MARC Train - is a commuter rail system whose service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington D.C.

Metro SubwayLink - a 15.5-mile, 14-station subway system operates every 8-10 minutes during the morning and evening peak periods; 11 minutes during weekday evenings

Uber  and Lyft - on demand car services are also an easy way to get around the city

BWI Airport Taxi


Parking at the Baltimore Convention Center

Best Parking - parking map & garages

Parking Panda provides 100% guaranteed reserved parking spaces near the Baltimore Convention Center.

Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental is the official car rental agency for this event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0024. Discount rates apply for roundtrip rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. (Some one-way rentals qualify for the discount rates based on their pick-up and drop-off locations. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0024. Book Hertz Online

 • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
 • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
 • In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent.
 • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434.

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10 December 2018

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20 March 2019

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