Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
Find ground transportation options to/from the airport, local transportation to get around town and learn about the walkability of the area.
Looking for a potential ride-share? Check out our form below.
For guests traveling with families, we’re compiling a list of things to do near to Baltimore. Nursing/pumping mothers will have easy access to appropriate facilities on-site.
Sustainability at AESS
AESS strives to meet benchmark standards for sustainability at our events. However, we are often limited by the capabilities of our site hosts and financial constraints. We welcome feedback and suggestions on our events and hope you appreciate efforts that go into making our event as sustainable as possible. We look forward to improving our environmental footprint year-to-year.
We encourage guests to take advantage of the hotel room block procured.
Looking for a potential roommate? Check out the room-share form below.
Food and Beverages
AESS 2022 registration will include morning coffee/tea service plus access to fresh water daily. Guests will have the option to add other meals to their registration or eat elsewhere. AESS is working closely with the venue to develop options that adhere to all state/local guidelines and best-practices to ensure our community health and wellness is at the forefront of consideration.
Health and COVID
Please refer to the Sheraton Baltimore FAQ for venue-specific policies and protocol information. Our in person conference will follow all the national, state, and local protocols recommended at the time of the planned gathering to ensure a safe event.
AESS Annual Conference COVID protocols
- We strongly recommend that all participants are vaccinated and boosted before attending the conference. Any unvaccinated attendees should test themselves daily to be sure they are COVID negative and wear masks at all times.
- Masks in indoor meetings and events throughout the conference are encouraged. We also encourage you to exercise caution and use preventative measures as you travel to the conference, wearing masks during public travel.
- If you test positive for COVID in the days leading up to or at the conference, we ask that you stay home or isolate yourself.
- Free test kits are available to order for your household.
- Please bring your own masks to the event. We will have some extra masks.
- We will not be asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the venue, but instead trust you to be a responsible member of our community.
- Please be thoughtful about the range of needs others may have in terms of social distancing and physical contact and respect their preferences.
- Remember that other members of the public will be at the hotel, and currently there are no local government mandates in place.
The pandemic remains an evolving situation and it is possible our guidance will evolve, so please keep an eye out for our communications.
AESS Managing Director
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AESS Conference Chair
for questions related to proposals and sessions
Lodging and Travel Details
Hotel Room Block
AESS has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Baltimore North.
- $129/ King per night
- $129/ Double per night
- plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.5% per night occupancy tax.
Reservations are the responsibility of individuals. All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card individually. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Reservations must be received by May 20, 2022.
Individual reservations are made by clicking the link above of calling the hotel directly at 410-321-7400 or 1-888-627-7147. To receive the established group rate, individuals must identify themselves as members of the AESS 2022 group initially when making the reservation. All reservations must be received by the cut-off date and guaranteed with a credit card.
Once the room block fills, the hotel will honor the group rate only if rooms are still available prior to the cut-off date.
See Sheraton website for full list of hotel amenities and policies.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Continue to I-195 W for 5 min (1.0 mi). Take I-695 N to MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd in Towson. Take exit 27A from I-695 N for 26 min (25.7 mi). Continue on MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd to your destination for 2 min (0.4 mi). Merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Southerly Rd for 354 ft. Turn right. Destination will be on the right for 0.1 mi.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Driving Directions: From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Get on I-395 N from George Washington Memorial Pkwy for 3 min (2.1 mi). Take Baltimore-Washington Pkwy, MD-295 N and I-695 N to MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd in Towson. Take exit 27A from I-695 N for 1 h 1 min (56.9 mi). Continue on MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd to your destination for 2 min (0.4 mi). Merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Southerly Rd for 354 ft. Turn right. Destination will be on the right for 0.1 mi.
Campus Housing – TBD
Due to the pandemic, university housing and facilities have modified their policies for external event reservations. We have reached out to Goucher and Towson to hopefully secure some dorm space, but as of January 2022, we do not have confirmation of usage. Should this change, we will notify the AESS community at large via email.
Walkability of Conference
More information coming soon!
Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Meeting spaces and ballrooms
- Pool accessible
- Pool pathway
- Public entrance alternative
- Registration Desk Pathway
- Registration desk
Accessible Hotel Features
- Accessible Self-parking
- Self-parking, accessible spaces
- Service animals are welcome
Guest Room Accessibility
- Accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways
- Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
- Alarm clock telephone ringers
- Bathroom grab bars
- Bathtub grab bars
- Bathtub seat
- Deadbolt locks, lowered
- Door night guards, lowered
- Doors with lever handles
- Electrical outlets, lowered
- Flashing door knockers
- Hearing accessible rooms and/or kits
- Roll-in shower
- Shower wand, adjustable
- TTY/TTD available
- TV with close-captioning
- Toilet seat at wheelchair height
- Transfer shower
- Vanities, accessible
- Viewports, lowered
- Coffee, tea and breakfast will be provided in the morning Monday-Wednesday.
- Fresh water will be available throughout the event. Please bring your preferred refillable drinking bottle.
- Grocery and eateries are within walking distance.
- The area is also serviced by various meal-delivery services like Instantcart, GrubHub and Door Dash.
- Check the status of the on-site eateries at the hotel.
Local Restaurants in and around Baltimore – a small list of many!
Eateries Near the Hotel
- Pollo Amigo: Pint-sized, no-frills restaurant offering rotisserie chicken & other typical Peruvian food.
- Wicked Sisters Tavern: New American tavern offering burgers & crab cakes, with 20-plus beer taps, TVs & a game room.
- Bread and Circuses Bistro and Bar: Quaint bistro specializing in contemporary American food & seafood, with a full bar & late hours.
- Villagio Cafe: Laid-back nook preparing family-style, halal Persian meals in a quaint, storefront backdrop.
- Perennial: Upscale and a delicious treat: Chef Jay Rohlfing and his culinary team imagine and create dishes steeped in American tradition with a focus on our Mid-Atlantic enclave. Sourcing local ingredients strengthens Perennial’s ties with its community and lays the foundation for an extraordinary dining experience. A robust cocktail program features a lineup of classic spirits highlighted by hometown and neighboring new age favorites.
Options for Visitor Parking:
The parking garage adjacent to the hotel is owned and managed by the Dulaney Center (not Sheraton Baltimore North0. Hotel guests are permitted to access and use garage at all times. There is a hotel preferred rate of $5.00 per car up to 3 hours and $12.00 per car per day (up to 24 hours).
Electric car charging stations are also available.
- Maryland Zoo
- American Visionary Art Museum
- Baltimore and Ohio RR Museum
- Baltimore Orioles MLB
- National Aquarium
- Maryland Science Center
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- Visit a State Park – we love Gunpowder Falls and Patapsco Valley
- Tour Fort McHenry
- Experience Fell’s Point where you can satisfy your foodie cravings and also feel the presence of legends such as Edgar Allan Poe and Frederick Douglass.
- Urban Pirates
- Sherwood Gardens
More information coming soon!
Important Venue Information
All AESS sessions will be held in conference rooms at the Sheraton Hotel. Please review the hotel website for the most up-to-date information about their amenities, policies and protocols.
As part of Marriott International’s family of brands, we have implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with our high standards of cleanliness and commitment to providing excellent service. We have also made a few adjustments to the services, amenities, and facilities available during your stay.
Here is what to expect during your stay at Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel. LINK
AESS has committed to the following Green Initiatives for in-person events.
Please note that 2022 might require modifications due to state/local policies and protocols.
- Providing only vegetarian meals, with an emphasis on local sourcing.
- Reducing waste through:
- Use of digital program
- Eliminating use of single-serve, pre-packaged food items
- Collaborating with host site sustainability office
- Reducing food waste by collaborating with catering.
- Reducing plastic waste by:
- Asking all participants to bring their own reusable water bottles.
- Not offering plastic bottles.
- Requesting that caterers reduce plastic packaging, when possible.
- Collecting and reusing plastic badge holders from previous AESS conferences.
- Encouraging environmental education through:
- Including a sustainability tour in our field trip options.