December 2019 Business Planning Course

Registration Information:

Registration is now closed. Please check back for our 2020 course dates or sign up for our email list.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15th, 2019

The $550 fee includes all course materials, plus lunches and refreshments during the two course days. The course fee does not include accommodation and other meals, or travel to and from the course.

Preparing for the Business Planning Course:

We are asking all participants to complete several small tasks prior to the Business Planning course to ensure you can “hit the ground running.”  Be sure to check out the advance preparation page for more information!

Agenda & Location:

Check back for the detailed agenda for the course.

Our December 2019 Business Planning course will be held on December 10-11, 2019 in Baltimore, MD at the Maritime Conference Center.

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Building 3, Classroom A302

Please plan to arrive by 8:00am on December 10th so that you can check in for the course.

The course will conclude at 5:30pm on December 11th please plan your travel so you can stay to the end.

Accommodation and Meals:

We have reserved a block of rooms onsite at MCC. Please call  (866) 900-3517 and mention that you are part of the “ESA SBI Course” to access the special rate of $159/night. This price includes dinner and breakfast at the MCC Dining Hall for each night of lodging. (no rebate for missed meals.)

Dining Hall Hours

  • Breakfast: 7 am – 9 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am – 2 pm
  • Dinner: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

The deadline to book a room is Friday, November 22nd, 2019.

Please do not wait until you have a final itinerary to book a room. Room reservations can always be modified, but you will not be eligible for the special rates if you fail to book before the deadline.

Your course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all course days.

Getting There:


Airport Courtesy Shuttle: MCC offers a complimentary shuttle from the airport and nearby light rail station. Please call 410-859-5700 and press 0 when you need a ride.

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