Session Information

Networking & Wellness Activities

Monday, June 13

1:00 p.m. - By Land and By Sea: Baltimore Inner Harbor Tour

Led by NEEP Founder, Sue Coakley

Take a walk around the Inner Harbor. We will start in the hotel lobby and finish the walk across the bay at Federal Hill Park. A fun water taxi ride will bring walkers back to Pier 5 next to the hotel. This 1.5 mile walk and water taxi ride will pass a number of beautiful sites and landmarks such as the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, Historic Ships, the Baltimore National Aquarium and Science Museum, and more. NEEP’s founder, Sue Coakley, will keep things interesting with conversation and fun facts.

2:00 p.m. - Chessie Paddle Boats and Electric Pirate Ships

Have fun and get a good workout by paddling around the Baltimore Harbor in a “Chessie” paddle boat or coast and steer in the “Pirate Ships of Baltimore!” The original Chessie Dragons have become an iconic fixture of Baltimore’s waterfront landscape and have served hundreds of thousands of visitors since opening in 1975. A clean energy alternative, the Electric Pirate Ships operate on lithium ion battery power, are fueled by solar energy, and provide fun for children and adults of all ages who want to storm the harbor.

We will meet as a group and then pair off in boats or pirate ships. There is a fee for this event and will be due upon boat/ship rental. Chessie Boats can hold up to four people and rent at $20 for 30 minutes. Pirate Ships hold up to six people and rent for $35 for 30 minutes.

* Language regarding the paddle boats and electric ships has been compiled from various sites dedicated to Baltimore tourism

Tuesday, June 14

6:30 a.m. - Baltimore Inner Harbor Walk, 1.6 miles

Where Baltimore’s shipbuilding and steel mills once stood, you’ll now find a busy destination for fun. One of America's oldest seaports dating back to the 1600s, the Inner Harbor is an important landmark and popular tourist destination today. It has everything, from scenic waterfront views to fresh seafood restaurants to spectacular museums. The architects of Baltimore’s Harborplace, Benjamin Thompson and Associates, also played a role in the development of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market in Boston.

On the walk we will pass:

  • President Street Station: One of the oldest urban train stations, today it is home to the Baltimore Civil War Museum and an Underground Railroad site.
  • Eastern Avenue Pumping Station: Built in 1912, this stately structure near the Inner Harbor held the key to providing Baltimore with modern sanitation.
  • USS Torsk: Historic submarine now part of Baltimore's "fleet" of historic ships
  • USS Constellation: Civil-War Era sloop of war now a landmark of the Inner Harbor
  • World Trade Center/Top of the World Observation Level: Take in the stunning views from the tallest pentagonal building in the world.
  • Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse: The oldest surviving Chesapeake Bay screw-pile lighthouse now stands tall in the Inner Harbor.
  • National Aquarium: Thousands of animals are on display at one of the nation's most exciting aquariums.
  • USCGC Taney: The Queen of the Pacific now part of Baltimore's "fleet" of historic ships

* Language describing the Inner Harbor and landmarks has been compiled from various sites dedicated to Baltimore tourism.

7:00 a.m. - Little Italy and Jonestown Walk, 1.3 miles

Located just a few blocks from Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor, Little Italy holds its own as a cozy haven of Italian culture and delicacies. This cozy and colorful neighborhood just east of the Inner Harbor may be small, but you’ll find at least 20 authentic Italian cafes and eateries in Little Italy. As you stroll through the charming narrow streets, you may happen upon outdoor movies, evening bocce matches on the courts at D’Alesandro Park, or one of many Italian festivals throughout the year. Jonestown in Downtown Baltimore offers centrally-located rowhomes at affordable prices convenient to both Downtown and the Johns Hopkins Hospital East Baltimore campus. Large, three-story rowhouses are the norm here as the area was once home to some of the wealthiest families in Baltimore. Jonestown contains numerous landmarks, including the 1828 brick Phoenix Shot Tower, once used to manufacture shotgun pellets, and the 1793 Star Spangled Banner Flag House museum.

On the walk we will pass:

  • President Street Station: One of the oldest urban train stations, today it is home to the Baltimore Civil War Museum and an Underground Railroad site.
  • Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum
  • Carroll Mansion: The home of Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll is now a house museum and venue for special events.
  • Phoenix Shot Tower: Over a million bricks were used to construct this tower for manufacturing ammunition.
  • Fish Market Building: This former market building is now home to the city's children's museum.
  • Eastern Avenue Pumping Station: Built in 1912, this stately structure near the Inner Harbor held the key to providing Baltimore with modern sanitation.

* Language describing the neighborhoods and landmarks has been compiled from various sites dedicated to Baltimore tourism.

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Headshot Booth

Take two minutes to update your professional brand with some new headshots. Ed Collier Photography is onsite to provide stress free, efficient, simple, and fun photo shoots for all attendees. Walk-in

12:30 p.m. - Waterfront Lunch Walk, .5 mile

We will walk from the hotel and across the harbor ways to the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and Pier 5 Waterfront Garden.

6:00 p.m. - Dinner Clubs

An optional opportunity to dine at local restaurants with NEEP staff and small groups of conference attendees. NEEP will handle reservations, and we will all cover our own tabs. Sign-up at the Summit.

Wednesday, June 15

7:00 a.m. - Morning Yoga, Hotel 5th Floor Patio

Begin the day outside with yoga as you overlook the Inner Harbor. NEEP Founder, Sue Coakley, will present and join our yoga instructor, Milan Sandhu.

Milan Dhir Sandhu ERYT 500, YACEP. ACL, Reiki Master

Milan has taught yoga for over 20 years, having started simply as a means to deepen her own journey into a more meaningful and grounded existence. As she learned and grew in this space, both physical and mental pain were diminished, moments of joy expanded into days and weeks, and it occurred to her that this was a lifestyle. Her lifestyle. This was something that needed to be shared so that others who were ready could discover their own path to finding a deeper connection to the people and life that surrounds us. We are all somewhere on that path, and she looks forward to discovering others along the way. Will move indoors in needed.

 

 

7:15 a.m. - Fells Point Walk, 1.5 miles

Established in 1763, Fell’s Point is a city, state and National Historic District and boasts more than 300 buildings on the National Register, including the oldest standing residence in Baltimore City, the Robert Long House. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore, Fell’s Point was once a bustling shipbuilding port. Its visage has remained largely unchanged since its founding—picture Belgian block streets, waterfront restaurants and cozy boutiques just a few blocks east of the Inner Harbor.

On the walk we will pass:

  • Douglass Place - An early effort for affordable housing led by Frederick Douglass
  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation - Modest original home for the city's first Jewish congregation
  • Broadway Market - Baltimore’s public markets comprise the oldest continuously operating public market system in the United States. The land for Broadway (or Market) Square was donated by the Fell family for use as a public market. Broadway Market was established in 1784, occupying its current location since 1797.
  • City (Recreation) Pier - The Fell's Point landmark was once a recreation center for the neighborhood.
  • Fell Family Tomb - Three generation of the Fell Family lay at rest in this small tomb in the neighborhood which takes their name.
  • Ann Fell House - One of the oldest structures in the historic Fell's Point neighborhood

* Language describing Fells Point and landmarks has been compiled from various sites dedicated to Baltimore tourism

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Headshot Booth

Take two minutes to update your professional brand with some new headshots. Ed Collier Photography is onsite to provide stress free, efficient, simple, and fun photo shoots for all attendees. Walk-in

 

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