Conference Venue

Night scene of the Columbus Center's glowing, sail-like roof and the USCG Cutter 37 at dock.

Photo by Colin Lloyd

Dates and venue for ICMB XII in 2025 have been announced!

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Information on this page refers to the conference held in 2023. Check back soon for updates.

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at the Rita Rossi Colwell Center

ICMB XI will be held at the Colwell Center, home to the University System of Maryland's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), at the foot of Pier 5 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

701 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

+1 410-234-8814

IMET scientists engage in marine and environmental research that drives the creation of new technologies designed to protect and restore coastal systems, and to foster improvements in sustainable resource use and human health. Research, training, and technology transfer work at IMET spans a broad range of topics, including: using aquaculture and genomics to conserve and create marine resources and bioenergy, environmental sensor development, environmental remediation, developmental biology, marine biomedicine, molecular and cellular systems, and sustainable urban ports and ecosystems.

The Rita Rossi Colwell Center is an architecturally striking 250,000 square foot multi-functional facility containing event spaces, offices, and wet labs. Alongside IMET, it houses a collaborative community of private entities working in the fields of human and environmental health and start-up companies in IMET's Harbor Launch Incubator.

Conference Lodging

ICMB XI will not have a designated conference hotel, but the Colwell Center is conveniently located in Baltimore's central convention and tourism district, with dozens of nearby hotels at a range of price points. Check out our Where to Stay page for more information on local lodging options.

Navigating the Conference

Conference Entry
  • The entrance to all conference spaces is along the western side of the Colwell Center building, facing the historic ship U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 37 (Taney). Please do not try to enter through the north door that faces Pratt Street, as this is reserved for use by other building tenants.

  • Please remember to wear your conference badge at all times, so that building security can recognize that you are a registered attendee of the event.

Satellite image showing the Colwell Center's two entrances, with icons indicating which is the correct one to use.

  • An elevator serves all levels.
  • All-gender single-stall restrooms can be found on the second floor (the first and third floors have only multi-stall, single-gender restrooms).
  • Accessible seating will be reserved at the front of each session room.
  • A quiet room is available (not shown on maps). Please ask for directions at the registration desk.
  • A lactation room is available (not shown on maps). It is a shared facility also used by other building tenants, so please ask at the registration desk to learn how to access it.
Maps of Conference Spaces

Conference events will be held across three floors of the Colwell Center.

Map of ICMB XI spaces on the first floor of the Colwell Center

Map of ICMB XI spaces on the second floor of the Colwell Center

Map of ICMB XI spaces on the first floor of the Colwell Center