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Baltimore National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    Baltimore Convention Center
    1 W Pratt St
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • Fair Hours:

    Monday, October 21, 2019 to Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    October 21, 2019
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    October 21, 2019
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    October 22, 2019
    9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

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  • Contact Us:

    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Location:
Baltimore Convention Center
Halls A-B
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-649-7000

Fair Hours:
Monday, October 21, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Please see important information about security and entering the Convention Center on setup and fair days under Loading/Unloading below.

Directions for the Baltimore Convention Center can be found online.

**There is no parking available at the Baltimore Convention Center. Information about parking in Baltimore can be found online. View a list of surrounding parking garages.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Sunday, October 20, 2019
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 21, 2019
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Estimated Attendance: 5,000

Loading/Unloading:
If you set up on Sunday, you must use the Public Safety entrance located on South Charles St. You will need to give your exhibitor school name and event name (NACAC College Fair) to security upon arrival. After walking inside the Public Safety entrance door, you must stop at the Public Safety office window sign in, show photo ID, and receive a wrist band. You will enter the exhibit halls through the back of the hall.

The loading dock will be available for temporary unloading only. There is no on-site parking.

*On the days of the fair, Monday and Tuesday, the front entrances of the Convention Center will only open 30 minutes before the fair at 8:30 a.m.

**If you come before 8:30 a.m. on either day, whether you have items or not, you must enter through the Public Safety entrance located on South Charles St. You must tell security your exhibitor school name and the event name (NACAC College Fair) upon arrival. After walking inside the Public Safety entrance door, you must stop at the Public Safety office window sign in, show photo ID, and receive a wrist band. You will enter the exhibit halls through the back of the hall.

Please view map of Public Safety location.

You may only temporarily park in the loading docks to unload materials. There is no on-site parking at the Convention Center. After moving your car, you will still enter through the Public Safety entrance.

The Baltimore Convention Center's Loading Dock Area can be accessed by turning right onto South Charles Street from Pratt Street or making a left onto South Charles Street from Conway. The Entrance to the loading dock area and Public Safety is located between the Center and the Sheraton Hotel at the entrance to the Public Safety Office.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Arata Expositions, Inc., 301-921-0800, customerservice@arataexpo.com.

Please view the exhibitor kit for other booth decorating orders.

Shipping Information:
Payments must be made for all handling charges to Arata prior to receiving shipment.

Authorized Advance Shipping Address:

[Institution Name] and [Booth Number]
NACAC Baltimore 2019
Arata Expositions, Inc.
15928 Tournament Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Shipping Deadline:
Materials must arrive between Friday, September 6 and Friday, October 11, 2019. Please keep all tracking numbers of your packages.

Material Handling Charge:
All fees for handling and receiving must be paid to Arata prior to receiving your shipments. Please view exhibitor kit (link to exhibitor kit) for additional information and rates. See page 5 for shipping addresses and dates. Starting on page 9 are payment instructions. Starting on page 80 are prices and more shipping instructions. Rates are subject to change. Contact Arata, 301-921-0800 for current prices and questions.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services. Please use their online form for any orders. For questions, contact Edlen directly at Baltimore@edlen.com or 410-649-7321 or visit their website.

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-1234
NACAC group rate: $170 / night

Deadline/Cutoff Date: Monday, September 30, 2019

To receive the NACAC rate, please make your reservations online using our personalized link.

Authorized Media:
NACAC has a long-standing relationship with The Baltimore Sun, the printer of our onsite guide. This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair. If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Sara Maniatty Kirby at smaniatty@baltsun.com.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this Baltimore NCF, email Sarah Smith or call 703-299-6853.

Busing Information

If you are bringing a bus to the fair, please submit the Google Busing Form in advance as much as possible. 

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