There’s a lot of talk surrounding the 2015 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference (AFPIC) taking place in Baltimore on March 29-31. If you’re like us, you’re in the midst of planning your conference schedule—the speakers you want to hear, the sessions you want to attend and the expo booths you want to visit—while also thinking about some of the unique Baltimore sights that you want to check out while you’re visiting. We’ve highlighted some of the must-sees at both AFPFC, as well as in the historic city that’s hosting us.
What to see at AFPIC:
Sunday, March 29
- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Opening of the Marketplace and Lunch
- 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Opening General Session with Whoopi Goldberg
Monday, March 30
- 8:30 am – 11:15 am Educational Sessions
- 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm General Session with Seth Godin
- 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibitor Events and Networking
Tuesday, March 31
- 9:00 am – 10:30 am General Session with Isabel Allende
- 9:00 am – 4:15 pm Educational Sessions
What to see in Baltimore
- Maryland Chapter of AFP “Charms of the City” Event on Sunday, March 29 from 7-9 pm presented by CCS at theMaryland Science Center. Enjoy cocktails, light fare, a view of the Baltimore skyline over the Chesapeake Bay Inner Harbor and a special IMAX presentation of “Anthem of Liberty.” Cost: $55
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards. A great site for baseball fans, Oriole Park is located in downtown Baltimore. Book a tour of the park, catch a game or pick up some Oriole swag. Tour cost: $9
- Fort McHenry National Monument. History buffs: You may want to make a trip to this historical fort, famous for its role in defending Baltimore Harbor from the British navy in 1814 during the War of 1812, as well as the roots of the Star-Spangled Banner. A visit usually requires about two hours, which includes a short orientation video and a self-guided tour. Cost: $7
- EAT! The Travel Channel highlighted the 5 best five best places to eat in Baltimore, but we think that anywhere you can find some crab cakes or pit beef will be a great place to hunker down for a hearty dinner.
- The Walters Art Museum. The museum is internationally renowned for its vast collection of art, which ranges from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe. Check out the special events going on at the museum, or just take an afternoon to explore. Admission is free.