Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thanks for coming and have a safe trip home!

It's been a pleasure to host you all here in Charm City. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Have a safe trip home and we'll see you in Denver.

SLA MD Blog Coordinator

Friday, June 09, 2006

Personal Safety in Baltimore

We have gotten several questions about personal safety in Baltimore.

Baltimore is a big city. Like all other big cities, there are better parts and worse parts. The Inner Harbor area is fairly safe, but there are some common sense precautions everyone should take.
  • Try not to walk alone at night. Try to go in groups.
  • Be vigilant of your surroundings.
  • Do not carry tons of cash with you.
  • If you drive
    • lock your car as soon as you get in and keep the door locked
    • place your valuables including computers, checkbooks, mp3 players out of sight
    • lock your car when you leave it
    • look around your car before you get in when you come back
  • Bring a cell phone
Don't let this scare you. You should be doing this anyway (Thanks, Mom!).

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Can't say this enough: DO NOT TAKE THE WILSON BRIDGE THIS WEEKEND! (June 9-12)

Sorry for the yelling! Please, if you're planning on coming up I-95 from the south any time between Friday and Monday, go around the DC beltway to the west. John Adams provided instructions at the link above. The Wilson Bridge is undergoing construction and there will be back-ups miles long. This press release (pdf) has more information.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dine Arounds - Come Join Us!

There are still spaces available for anyone that would like to join the MD SLA Chapter Hosts for the Tuesday, June 13th dine-around (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - meet in Hyatt Lobby @ 6:15 pm).

If you are interested in joining us you can either email me now at with your restaurant selection or you can sign up at the MD Chapter's hospitality booth at the Conference. The restaurant selections at this point are Burke's, Tir Na Nog and Uncle Lees. All the restaurants are reasonably priced for the area. You can also email me if you have any questions regarding this event.