Welcome to the 64th AALAS National Meeting in Baltimore!

Are You Ready for the Races? The 64th Annual AALAS Meeting is fast approaching, and the race to Baltimore is on – literally! The excitement continues to grow as we anticipate seeing colleagues and friends. The Local Arrangements Committee have been working diligently to capture the “pounding hooves” of “Charm City”, as the city of Baltimore is affectionately known. I encourage you to scroll through the website, join the race and enjoy what Baltimore has to offer.

Lisa K. Secrest, 2013 Local Arrangements Chair

Pre-Order Your Harbor Pass!

Experience the lovely city of Baltimore! Five attractions in 4 days, all with just one pass!

Maryland Science Center Baltimore National Aquarium Top of the World
Port Discovery Children's Museum or

Passes are $49.95 per adult, and $39.95 per child. You can order below via our encrypted Paypal form. Purchased passes can be picked up at our booth, so order yours now!

Baltimore AALAS Horse Race Registration!

Would you like to contribute to the AALAS Foundation while attending the conference in Baltimore? “Charm City” is known for many things – one industry is horse racing. The Pimlico Racetrack is located here and the famous Preakness race is run every May. With this theme in mind, the Local Arrangements Committee has designed a “horse race” for all attendees to participate in and enjoy.


In the past cities have had contests where they have decorated an animal and then placed them out on the streets for the public to enjoy. Then these animals were auctioned off to raise money. For example: Cincinnati - pigs, Chicago - cows, Miami - dolphins, and Baltimore had fish.


Baltimore AALAS will use horses. We encourage any branch, company, institution or individual to participate. The idea is to creatively decorate and bring to the National Meeting your horse for participatation in the AALAS Foundation Race. All entries will be put on display at the Foundation Booth.


Throughout the week attendees will be able to place “bets” on their favorite horse.


Meeting attendees “bet” on the horse(s) of their choosing. The “bet” is actually a donation to the AALAS Foundation. The winning horse is the entry that has collected the most money throughout the week. The top three entries (Win, Place and Show) will be automatically entered into the live auction on Wednesday night.

Order Deadline is September 15, 2013


Each entry must be designed in such a way that the designated Race Registration number, a saddle, reins and a saddle blanket be included on the horse. It can be painted, sewn or glued onto your entry. Be creative!

Entry Price is $50


Sightseeing tours have been arranged to help you experience the nearby attractions. These excursions will not conflict with the scientific meeting and are a great way to spend time exploring the Nation’s capital during your stay in Maryland.

  • · Arlington Cemetery plus a Taste of DC Tour
  • · Gettysburg Tour
  • · Spy City Tour
  • · Washington After Dark Tour
  • · Arlington Cemetery plus a Taste of DC Tour

Download the PDF for descriptions and registration information. Some points to keep in mind:

  • · Registration deadline is September 15th, 2013.
  • · Each tour requires a minimum of 25 people, otherwise the tour will be canceled and monies refunded.
  • · If space is available on a bus, the tour can be purchased on site.
  • · Pre-paid tickets can be picked up at the Local Arrangements Booth near the AALAS Registration Lobby. This is the same booth you will pick up your conference bag.
  • · Tour groups will be picked up and dropped off at the Baltimore Convention Center
  • · Tour times exclude travel to and from the Baltimore Convention Center


  • When is the registration deadline?
  • Registration deadline is September 15th, 2013.

  • Where can I pick up my prepaid tickets?
  • Pre-paid tickets can be picked up at the Local Arrangements Booth near the AALAS Registration Lobby – this is the same booth you will pick up your conference bag.