Changes for 2021 and Reminders

It is most important to the League that all attendees be safe and feel comfortable participating in conference events. 

The League and Convention Center have made several changes to the “normal” process to satisfy the latest State and local Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines. We ask you maintain social distancing, wear masks at all times, and to not attend the live conference if you feel ill or have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. We ask that you follow these guidelines and understand why they are in place. 

Changes for 2021 – Live

The Covid-19 epidemic requires we modify our usual practices and reduce capacity limits to ensure everyone’s safety. The League will update as protocol restrictions are hopefully eased. 

  • Face to Face Networking – Attendees will have dedicated time on schedule to visit your booth. 
  • Floor Plan – Attendee meals and vehicle displays have been removed from the expo hall. See website for updated diagram.
  • Booth Location - Locations may be seen in real time here. Locations are subject to change based on updated Covid-19 requirements.
  • Staff - Booths include 2 live registrations per booth. Includes lunches and Welcome Reception tickets. NEW a third live person may be addded to the in person booth online. $95 plus meals. Main Street booths are still limited to 2 booth staff.
  • Monday and Tuesday Lunches - Exhibitor meals will be delivered to the Exhibitor Lounge.
  • Hours - In-person booths must be staffed during expo hours on Monday and Tuesday (10 – 4 pm both days).
  • Move-in - Booth set up will be Sunday afternoon, June 27, between 12 noon and 4 pm. Tear down will not begin until 4 pm (tentative) on Tuesday. June 29. 
  • Access to Sessions - Exhibitors are welcome to attend conference sessions, workshops, and events within the convention center. Exhibitors are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and to purchase tickets for the Closing Reception Tuesday evening.
  • Attendees - Due to reduced capacity limits, attendance is currently limited to 600 attendees plus exhibitors. Attendees will be split into two groups. While one group in session the other half will be in the Expo hall. As restrictions ease we plan to increase attendance.
  • Appointments - Appointments to meet with attendees are not needed. Everyone is free to explore the expo hall and engage with attendees and exhibitors same as in past years.
  • Vehicle and Equipment Displays – All display vehicles and equipment will be located outside the convention center in the front parking lot. Vehicles and equipment that will easily fit within your booth space along with your booth staff and display, may be located inside the exhibit hall.  MML must be notified in advance to ensure your equipment will have access to your booth space. There is no additional charge for equipment located within your booth.


      Changes for 2021 – Virtual 

  • Access - Exhibitors registered for the live event are also welcome to attend all virtual sessions, events, workshops, and fun breaks.
  • Staff - Additional virtual staff registrations are available ($95). 
  • Resource Solutions Showcase – This is your virtual company profile. Here attendees and the public will see your organization’s description, arrange meetings, display whitepapers, demos, videos, links, etc. You will be able to add items to your profile. Sample
  • Hours – The Showcase must be staffed during expo hours on Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm (tentative). 
  • Move-in – The Showcase will open on June 30. Please send/upload your profile contents by June 10.
  • Visibility - Year-round exposure on MML website

Covid-19 Related 

  • By participating in the MML 2021 Summer Conference you acknowledge that MML, the Convention Center, and MML official hotels have done their due diligence to keep everyone safe. Full waiver of liability is located on the MML website
  • In the event that the League is unable to safely host this conference in person, the event will transition to a virtual only online platform. Details and options will be provided in that case. from Above

Conference Mobile App - MMLCon21

The live and virtual conference details, schedule, updates along with access to all sessions and workshops will be available via the app. App information is coming soon.

Exhibit Hours

The live exhibit hours will be:

Monday, June 28, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The virtual Resource Solutions Showcase exhibit hours are: 

Monday, July 19, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (tentative)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (tentative) 

Virtual online Resource Solution Showcase exhibitor profiles will be available to the public June 30 through the end of the year, 24/7. 

Check List - Have you...

  • Made your hotel and other travel reservations? 
  • Have you reserved additional items or internet for your booth? 
  • Registered your booth staff?

Helpful Links

Deadline DateReminder

May 1, 2021
Booth reservation deadline to ensure listing in promotional materials
May 15, 2021
Last day to cancel booth space without incurring a fee
May 20, 2021
Discount hotel room deadline, see Hotel Information
June 10, 2021Last day to make booth and booth staff changes. No refunds will be made after June 10
June 10, 2021
Virtual Showcase Booth profile should be complete
June 10, 2021

Live event Exhibitor Name Badge Registration information due. No onsite registrations allowed.
June 10, 2021
Last day to provide MML with any special needs (dietary, visual, mobility, etc.)
June 27, 2021Exhibit Move in day, Noon to 4 pm
June 27, 2021Welcome Reception, Clarion Hotel, 5-7 pm (ticketed event). One ticket is included in the registration
June 28, 2021Exhibit Halls open, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (tentative)
June 29, 2021 Exhibit Halls open, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (tentative)
June 29, 2021Closing Reception, Princess Royale Resort, 5-7 pm (ticketed event)
June 30, 2021
Virtual event registration changes/additions deadline. Staff registered for the live event are automatically registered for the virtual event.
June 30, 2021
Virtual Resource Solution Showcase Opens

July 19-20, 2021Virtual Conference - Part 2 of MML's 2021 Summer Conference
July 19, 2021
Virtual Resource Solution Showcase Exhibits open, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (tentative)
July 20, 2021
Virtual Resource Solution Showcase Exhibits open, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (tentative)

June 12-15, 2022
MML Summer Conference 2022, Ocean City, MD

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Exhibitor Alert 

All legitimate correspondence relating to MML’s summer conference is sent only from the Maryland Municipal League office in Annapolis, Maryland.

MML does not contract with third party vendors for hotel reservations, booth furnishing/design, attendee lists, or any sort of listing, guide, or directory.

If you receive any suspicious correspondence regarding MML and MML events please forward to the League for review.
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