Conference Receptions & Social Events

Welcome Reception

Sunday, February 16th, 17:00-19:00
Location: Marriott Waterfront, Grand Foyer West, 3rd Floor

Welcome to Baltimore! We invite you to learn more about the historic seaport city of Baltimore and the great state of Maryland as you meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. (Conference registration and information desks will be open.)

Sponsored by the Marriott Waterfront and UMBC.

Interaction Reception

Monday, February 17th, 17:00-19:00
Location: Marriott Waterfront, Grand Ballroom 5 & 6, 3rd Floor

Come meet with the authors of work-in-progress posters, interact with demonstrations of innovative new systems, enjoy our video program, and learn about the activities of our doctoral colloquium and workshop participants. This highly interactive session is an annual highlight of the conference.

Sponsored by Facebook

Facebook Reception

Monday, February 17th, 19:30-22:00
Location: Heavy Seas Alehouse

Please join us at Heavy Seas Alehouse for drinks and fun with fellow CSCW attendees. Beat the Baltimore cold with a beer and stimulating conversation! Chat with qualitative and quantitative research ninjas from Facebook, which is hosting this party for all CSCW attendees who are 21 or older. To attend, please register online and bring your identification to the party.

An Evening at the National Aquarium

Tuesday, February 18th, 18:00-19:00
Location: National Aquarium, Pier 3 Pavilion

Join us for a one-hour private walk through of the five levels of central exhibits in one of the Nation’s most spectacular aquariums. Now in its 33rd year of operation, this architectural focal point of the Inner Harbor is home to 17,000 water-loving creatures. Don’t miss this “must see” stop on any visit to Charm City.

Conference Reception

Tuesday, February 18th, 19:00-22:00
Location: National Aquarium, Pier 4 Pavilion

An evening of dinner, drinks, and high-energy networking in the heart of the Aquarium’s Pier 4 Pavilion. The Atrium provides two stories of social space with plenty of conversation nooks. Two adjoining exhibits will remain open during the reception: “Dolphin Discovery,” the residential complex for the Aquarium’s dolphin community, and “Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance” an mesmerizing exhibit showcasing different species of jellyfish.