Maritime Conference Center

Meetings made easy!

Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

Maritime Conference Center (MCC) is located on the beautiful 80 acre campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), a nonprofit vocational maritime training and simulation center. Founded in 1967 by the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (IOMMP) and its contracted shipping companies, it moved to the Linthicum Heights Campus in 1972. The non-profit trust is dedicated to enhancing mariner professionalism through the development of internationally recognized programs in leadership, education, training and safety.

Your guests will walk through hallways adorned with 7-foot models of seafaring vessels and centuries of Merchant Marine history.  They'll enjoy our well equiped meeting and breakout spaces, morning and afternoon centralized breaks, meals in our Chesapeake Dining Room, and utilizing our swimming pool, fitness center, recreation room and lounge during their downtime.  

Ask about adding a reception in our Memorabilia Room adorned with interesting maritime history, or adding a simulator tour.  MITAGS is home to two full-mission simulators and a tugboat simulator. Picture the bridge of a tanker ship surrounded by an IMAX Theater screen that’s 60 feet high and can simulate any port in the world, and any weather condition or obstacle. In addition to this very impressive technology, we also have 8 all-weather navigation bridges and 12 desktop simulators.  Utilize our beautiful grounds to create fun events like a luau, cookout, teambuilding or exercise activity.  


Maritime Conference Center (MCC) is located on the beautiful 40 acre campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), a nonprofit vocational maritime training and simulation center. Your guests will walk through hallways adorned with seven-foot models of seafaring vessels and centuries of Merchant Marine history.

MCC is conveniently located within minutes from the Baltimore Washington International Airport. With Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C., all nearby, the Maritime Conference Center is located in a central hub for all kinds of gatherings. Whether it’s conference rooms, dining services or lodging that you need, MCC has you covered.

Maritime Conference Center offers 232 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, divided among 55 classrooms including an Auditorium with seating for 350 and Dining Room with seating for 500. MCC also offers a fitness room, recreation room, indoor swimming pool, Deck Club Lounge, and lots of outdoor space. Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from BWI Airport and Amtrak Station, and free on-site parking.

Booking your meeting or conference at Maritime Conference Center is made simple and convenient with all-inclusive, high-value Day Meeting Packages and Complete Meeting Packages. Our Sales & Conference professionals are excited to help ensure your next conference or event is a success!


Food & Beverage Options

Maritime Conference Center Dining Room

Our dining room seats up to 500 people and offers both a Day Meeting Package and a Complete Meeting Package.  The Day Meeting Package includes general session meeting space, a basic AV package, morning and afternoon centralized breaks and lunch for all participants.  The Complete Meeting Package includes everything you need!  Offering all all that the Day Meeting Package offers, we also add, breakfast, dinner and overnight accommodations.  One price per person covers all your meeting necessities.
Seating Capacity: 500


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 400
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 232
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Complimentary
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • WiFi

Standard with One Queen Bed

Our single queen rooms are a comfortable place to rest following a day of learning at the Maritime Conference Center.  All rooms come equipped with complimentary WiFi access.  All rooms have private bath accommodations.
56 Rooms | 56 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Standard with Two Queen Beds

A perfect place to relax after the meetings are over!  All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi so you can stay connected.  Private baths in all room.
170 Rooms | 340 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Business Center
Complimentary Parking
Fitness Center
Flexible Floor Plan
Game Room
Hosted Bar
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Open Bar
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Pet Friendly
Private Parking
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


692 Maritime Boulevard,

Building 2,

Linthicum Heights Linthicum Heights, 21090



Nearby Airport

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 9 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 0 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: No

Nearby Cities

Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C.

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes


Check out our AV Information and Pricing List online here: https://www.mccbwi.org/uploads/1/1/7/3/117335752/mcc_av_info__price_list_updated_june_2020.pdf

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System


"I can only imagine what a difficult time it has been for the Maritime Conference Center and its staff, having to navigate through a global pandemic while keeping your facility operational and adhering to very strict safety protocols.

On behalf of the entire Executive Council members and staff, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and congratulations to you and your team for hosting our meeting last week. Not only were we able to gather together in person for the first time in over 18 months, we all felt a sense of safety, comfort and belonging knowing that we were back at the Maritime Conference Center.

You and your team, especially Stacey Hahn, our Audio-visual technician, Rick, and the team in the kitchen and dining areas worked tirelessly with my staff to implement many new protocols including changing room set ups to accommodate physical distancing, and moving the Crab Feast indoors, which turned out to be a huge success!

For our first face-to-face meeting since March last year, it seemed appropriate for us to hold it at the Maritime Conference Center, a venue which has always welcomed The Episcopal Church with warmth and hospitality.

With sincere thanks,"

The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, Secretary of Executive Council

"All, I just wanted to say how well MCC performed for this very first large scale conference during the height of COVID. We got lots of very positive feedback about the food, the constant replenishment of coffee, snacks in the break area, the friendliness of staff and the general overall feeling of being taken care of by the MCC. The conference ran even more smoothly than past pre-covid conferences. I believe that Crystal's herculean focus on pre-set up details and our needs was a decisive factor in our very positive experience. So thank you all for your efforts, flexibility and attention to our needs. It was great."

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church

"We have been so appreciative of MCC's overall approach in addressing the two event cancellations our organization had due to the pandemic. MCC could have held us to contract obligations no one anticipated arising from a global crisis, but instead compromised with us in finding solutions that worked for everyone given the very difficult decisions we all were faced with at that time. MCC was the first venue of a number of venues we work with that went right to the task of researching and devising sensible protocols to provide for safe gathering environments once that was possible again. This was all done in the spirit of preserving relationships for future collaboration. MCC will be the first venue we go to once we are able to begin scheduling in-person programming again."

Heather Healy, Director, Employee Assistance Program

“I've been organizing a large, single-day conference at the Maritime Conference Center for about 14 years. The Center's staff have always provided outstanding services to our conference planning committee and our attendees. They are always extremely accommodating and willing to accept large and small changes to the conference plans - sometimes at the last minute. Our attendees have always appreciated the ample free parking (with complimentary shuttle service), delicious snacks and lunch, ample space for breakout sessions and perhaps most importantly, the reasonable conference price. The Center's wide corridors are ideal for our poster presentations and exhibit tables and the new-and-improved simulcast was an added bonus during our 2019 event. Planning a conference at the Maritime Conference Center is highly recommended."

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

"The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers has been utilizing Maritime Conference Center’s meeting space and accommodations for over 5 years. Their excellent staff, all-inclusive package pricing and easy planning process makes continuing to work with MCC for our training needs an easy decision. They also have a great location, just 4 miles from BWI Airport, and provide complimentary shuttle service. Our attendees love the delicious food, both in the dining room and on the breaks. As the Administrator for the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund, I also appreciate that the workers at this facility are all union-represented."

Krista Clements, Programming Director

Leadership Collaborative

Dan Boward Environmental Program Manager

MWMC Executive Secretary

Thomas Haun

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers