Travel to Baltimore

Also known as Charm City, Baltimore is a fitting location for SWE’s annual convention. Founded in 1729, this major East Coast sea port is steeped in history as significant and enduring as the legacy of women’s contributions to engineering. Baltimore boasts a plethora of historic milestones and monuments, all of which are yours to explore during WE13. Learn more about the city’s past and how you can enjoy all it has to offer during WE13 at


Baltimore Convention Center (BCC)
One West Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2499
(410) 649-7000
Nestled in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the Conference Center’s location is an attendee’s dream – surrounded by a series of overhead walkways to Baltimore’s renowned Inner Harbor, hotels and fine dining.  Across the street from the convention center, you will find Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens Stadium.  Most daytime educational events, as well as select social events, will take place at the BCC. 

Airports and Ground Transportation

Baltimore Washington airport is about 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore. There are many ground transportation options available.  Please visit for details. 

Local Rail

Baltimore’s Light Rail System travels through the heart of the city. There are 32 stops along the route, including near the Baltimore Convention Center at Camden Yards. Tickets are available onboard. To learn more about Baltimore’s Light Rail System, click here.

The MARC Commuter Rail System serves the Baltimore / Washington, D.C. corridor with regular, timely routes. Click here for more information about the MARC Commuter Rail System.

Driving Directions

From New York:
95 south to exit #53 (395 South - Downtown exit). Follow 395 South towards inner harbor. Proceed on 395 south and make a right at the third light, which is Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on the right.

From Washington , D.C.
95 North to exit #53 (395 North - Downtown exit). Follow 395 North towards Inner Harbor, proceed on 395 North and make a right at the 3rd light which is Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on the right.

From York & Harrisburg, Penn.
83 south to 695 west. Proceed on 695 west and take the next 83 South exit. Follow 83 South to Lombard Street.  Turn right.  Continue on Lombard Street and make a left to Hopkins Place. Proceed on Hopkins Place (Hopkins Place will convert into sharp street) and make a left to Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on the right.

From Baltimore Washington International Airport
From Baltimore Washington International Airport take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 395 Downtown. Proceed straight off of the exit onto Howard Street. Make a right to Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on the right side of the street.

The Baltimore Convention & Visitors Bureau is the WE13 official housing agent. 

To make your reservation visit the Baltimore hotel accommodations page. The hotels in the WE13 block are all within walking distance of five blocks or less. 

Hotel room blocks close Friday, September 20th. 

Note that the only authorized housing agent for the Society of Women Engineers is the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau.  You will most likely receive calls from companies representing themselves as SWE agents, and we ask that you not use them to book your hotel.  Please support the Society of Women Engineers by only booking with our official contracted hotels through the Baltimore Housing Bureau. 

Relive the history of Baltimore and write your own story during WE13. With a variety of technical tours and fun excursions, Charm City promises new experiences and opportunities for all attendees.

Technical tours are limited to (1) per registrant only.  You may buy additional sightseeing tour tickets, based on availability for your family members or guests. Our tours sell out every year, so secure your space in these enlightening excursions now.  All tour times listed are the actual times that our buses will leave, so plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before tour start time.