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DLF Social and Wellness Activities

Are you looking to get to know your fellow conference attendees, fit in some fitness while you’re at the conference, or check out a museum tour while you’re in town? Our 2022 DLF Community Committee has you covered with a variety of social and wellness activities to help you get to know other attendees in a more relaxed setting!

Keep checking this page as there may be new additions over the next few weeks.

2 pm: American Visionary Art Museums visit (offsite)
If you’re a fan of outsider art, you’ll want to check out AVAM – the only Congressionally mandated museum for visionary art in the country. See the work of artists such as Holocaust survivor and textile artist Esther Krinitz’s 36 autobiographical embroidered panels, the matchstick sculptures of Gerald Hawkes, and Devon Smith’s family of robots made from 100% recycled materials. Tickets are $16 for adults. For those interested in getting a great view of the city we can visit Federal Hill Park right next door. Meet in the hotel lobby at 2pm to depart together.

2 pm: Twelfth Night (offsite)
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is presenting Twelfth Night throughout the month of October. They’re located just three blocks from the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, where the CLIR’s fall events will take place—less than a five-minute walk. CLIR staff member Lizzi Albert appears in the production as Viola. 

The two performances closest to CLIR events are Sunday, October 9th at 2 p.m.  and Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m. The theater is offering 30% off adult ticket prices for the Thursday 10/13 performance using the code DLF30. Tickets are available here. (The code is only valid for the 10/13 performance—not the Sunday 10/9 performance.)

To learn more about the theater and this special 20th anniversary production, visit  https://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

10:30-11 am: Newcomers’ Coffee Break (Maryland E)
First time at DLF or have not been to DLF in a while? The Newcomers’ coffee break, taking place on Monday, October 10, at 10:30am, is a chance to meet others who are new-ish attendees. Come learn and share with others about your work, your favorite styles of coffee, and other interests and maybe connect with a new conference buddy or future collaborator! And of course, have coffee (or other beverage if you don’t like coffee).

6:30-7:30 am: Strength with Guy (Fells Point)
Join local Baltimore fitness instructor Guy Cragwell for an all-levels strength workout to get you pumped up and ready for your day. Masks required. Class is free for conference attendees; donations accepted.

11-11:30 am: Mentor / Mentee Coffee Break (Maryland E)
On Tuesday, October 11, at 11am, there will be a coffee break dedicating time for mentors and mentees to meet and catch-up. This can be a great time ask questions, share experiences, and learn how you each take your coffee.

12:30-1:30 pm: Chair Yoga with Sarah (Fells Point)
Join local Baltimore yoga instructor Sarah Mayhew for a rejuvenating and restorative all-levels chair yoga class. Masks required. Class is free for conference attendees; donations accepted.

5 pm: DLF Forum Dinearounds (offsite)
Meet new people and explore Baltimore by participating in one of these dinners. Small group reservations (~8-10 people) have been made at our Local Committee’s favorite restaurants around the city. This is a fun and intimate way to get to know your fellow Forum-goers (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Put your name and contact information down in advance to attend a planned dine-around, or lead your own.

Check spreadsheet for locations and contact organizers for details.

6 am: Workout with Baltimore’s November Project (offsite)
Join Baltimore’s chapter of November Project for a library-themed workout on Wednesday morning. Depart from the hotel lobby at 6 am to walk or run to the meetup (about 0.5 mi from the hotel). Workout is from 6:30-7:15 am or so.

8:30-9 am: Meditation Break (Fells Point)
Conferences can be stressful! Some of the benefits of meditation are reduced stress, increased focus, and improved ability to listen to others. Take a moment for yourself to recharge and relax during this scheduled meditation break. There will be some guidance and soft music.

11 am-5:30 pm: DigiPres Crafting/Knitting/Puzzle Space (Fells Point)
Take a brain break from the conference and drop into our quiet space! Open to all attendees, we’ll provide crafting supplies, coloring pages, and puzzles available to use in the space, but we also encourage you to bring anything you’re currently working on. Meet other crafty DigiPres-ers and strike up a casual conversation with new friends over a shared love of creating things!

12 pm: DHC Symposium Dinearounds (offsite)
Catch up with old friends, meet new people, and explore Baltimore by participating in one of these dining experiences. Small group reservations (~8-10 people) can be made at our Local Committee’s favorite restaurants around the city. This is a fun and intimate way to get to know fellow Symposium attendees (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Put your name and contact information down in advance here to lead or attend a dinearound.

Check spreadsheet for locations and contact organizers for details.

7 pm: DigiPres Dinearounds (offsite)
Catch up with old friends, meet new people, and explore Baltimore by participating in one of these dining experiences. Small group reservations (~8-10 people) can be made at restarurants around the city. This is a fun way to get to know fellow DigiPres attendees (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Put your name and contact information down in advance here to lead or attend a dinearound.

Check spreadsheet for locations and contact organizers for details.

7 pm: DHC Symposium Dinearounds (offsite)
Catch up with old friends, meet new people, and explore Baltimore by participating in one of these dining experiences. Small group reservations (~8-10 people) can be made at our Local Committee’s favorite restaurants around the city. This is a fun and intimate way to get to know fellow Symposium attendees (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Put your name and contact information down in advance here to lead or attend a dinearound.

Check spreadsheet for locations and contact organizers for details.

8 am: DigiPres Harbor Walk (offsite):
Grab a coffee or tea and join attendees for a harborside walk before the day’s sessions begin. Weather permitting, we’ll meet in the lobby and then walk at a leisurely pace approximately 15 minutes to visit local celebrity, Mr. Trash Wheel, to learn how he keeps Baltimore Harbor clean of plastic and other pollution before returning to the hotel.

9 am-12 pm: DigiPres Crafting/Knitting/Puzzle Space (Fells Point)
Take a brain break from the conference and drop into our quiet space! Open to all attendees, we’ll provide crafting supplies, coloring pages, and puzzles available to use in the space, but we also encourage you to bring anything you’re currently working on. Meet other crafty DigiPres-ers and strike up a casual conversation with new friends over a shared love of creating things!

5:30 pm: DHC Symposium Dinearounds (offsite)
Catch up with old friends, meet new people, and explore Baltimore by participating in one of these dining experiences. Small group reservations (~8-10 people) can be amde at our Local Committee’s favorite restarurants around the city. This is a fun and intimate way to get to know fellow Symposium attendees (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Put your name and contact information down in advance here to lead or attend a dinearound.

Check spreadsheet for locations and contact organizers for details.

7:30 pm: Twelfth Night (offsite)
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is presenting Twelfth Night throughout the month of October. They’re located just three blocks from the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, where the CLIR’s fall events will take place—less than a five-minute walk. CLIR staff member Lizzi Albert appears in the production as Viola. 

The two performances closest to CLIR events are Sunday, October 9th at 2 p.m.  and Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m. The theater is offering 30% off adult ticket prices for the Thursday 10/13 performance using the code DLF30. Tickets are available here. (The code is only valid for the 10/13 performance—not the Sunday 10/9 performance.)

To learn more about the theater and this special 20th anniversary production, visit  https://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

2016 DLF Forum attendee with a young boy sitting on her shoulders

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