Make the Most of the 8th Annual BBQ on the Bay with the following information:
EVENT DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 PM
There's no way around it, parking is limited. Please SHARE THE RIDE or better yet COME BY WATER!
SHARE THE RIDE: Please no single-person vehicles! We can't possibly park 400+ cars, but 200 we can manage! We will have Towne Park attendants on hand to direct your parking and Towne Transport shuttles to shuttle attendees from satellite lots.
EVENT LOCATION 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21403 [Click Here for a Map]
Towne Park attendants will greet guests and direct parking in the limited spaces at the event site. Once those spaces are filled attendees will be directed to two satellite lots on the way to the venue (Edgewood/Bembe Beach Road) that will be marked with BBQ on the Bay Signage. Towne Transport shuttles will shuttle attendees from these lots to BBQ Registration.
In addition to these spaces we have parking spaces sponsored by Zu Coffee and Scott Brothers Wine and Spirits available at the Bay Forest Shopping Center (934 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, 21403).
PLEASE NOTE: The approved area for BBQ attendees and the area where the Towne Transport shuttles will pick up and drop off attendees is PARKING AREA 1 in front of our Sponsor businesses (far end of the lot adjacent to Georgetown Rd.). Please follow the Towne Park attendants and do not park in other portions of the shopping plaza.
COME BY WATER
To bypass the parking drama and start your evening with a Boat Ride, park your car at the Annapolis City Dock (Susan Campbell Park) and take the Watermark Water Taxi to Bembe Beach (A.K.A Annapolis Sailing School). Metered Parking is in effect until just 7:30pm so you can park at 5:30 and pay for 2 hours of meter parking then hop on the water taxi ($4 per person each way) and arrive relaxed and ready to mix it up! At the end of the evening CRTC staff will be happy to call the water taxi to take you back to the City Dock.
Got your own boat? We have space to dock a handful of boats on floating piers. Click here to request space to dock your boat. [1st Come, 1st Served Basis; If space is available your request will be confirmed via email.]
The theme of this year’s BBQ is "Technaritaville” – designed to take the edge off the suit and tie format of typical tech networking by creating an island oasis in the heart of Annapolis – so the dress code is casual and shorts (and flip-flops) are welcome.
Your BBQ registration gets you unlimited beer, wine, soda & water available at Silver Gold and Title Sponsor tables plus a wonderful BBQ menu and unlimited NETWORKING! This year, in addition to beer and wine, Tech-naritas will be available for purchase. Click here to view the exhibitor layout.
- PRIZES- Win an iPad3 and MORE with BBQ Bingo!!
We have lots of incentive to make your way around to all of the exhibitors! We'll raffle off an iPad3 (Members-Only) and Apple Store Gift Card ($50) for completed BBQ Bingo Cards at 7:30pm. Most exhibitors will offer a chance to win additional cool prizes in exchange for your business card so bring plenty of cards and come ready to make your way around to all of the exhibitors by 7:30p!
Click Here to see who's already registered to attend and reach out in advance to folks you know and would like to connect with at the event. If you see someone you would like to meet, reach out to your Ambassador in advance of the event to see if he/she can introduce you or look for CRTC staff at the BBQ and see if they can assist with an introduction!
Click Here to scroll the list of Sponsors. Click on their logos to jump to their websites and learn a thing or two about their business. Then click here to check out the exhibit layout and arrive at their booth with something to talk about!
GOT QUESTIONS? Click here to shoot us an email and we'll get back to you pronto! See you at the BBQ!