Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Changemakers event is Sold Out

Where is the 2023 Changemakers event being held?

Rita Rossi Colwell Center
701 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

The Rita Rossi Colwell Center is an architecturally striking 250,000 square foot multi-functional facility in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. >>More info.

What are the hours of the event?

  • 5:00pm doors open/event begins
  • 5:30pm program begins
  • 6:30pm program ends/reception begins
  • 8:30pm event ends

How much are tickets?

Tickets are sold out for the 2023 Changemakers event!

If the event must be canceled for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule.

The tickets to Changemakers are non-refundable.

I bought a ticket but can no longer attend, can someone else use it?

Yes, please email mkincaid@mdlcv.org or call 410-280-9845 ext 108. 

You can transfer your ticket to someone else if you provide their name and email address, or you can donate your ticket(s) to the US Wind All Access Event Fund to enable frontline and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community members, social justice leaders, local environmentalists, business owners, and partner organizations to attend the Changemakers event.

Where can I park?

Reduced price parking is available next door at the Pier V Garage (711 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202). Event staff will provide you a validation discount ticket upon completing your registration at Changemakers. When departing from the garage, you insert the original ticket, then insert the discount ticket, and then pay the $15 reduced flat rate.

Are there public transportation options to the event?

Yes. Charm City Circulator.

What’s on the menu?

We’ve put together a delicious menu including  vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. 

Passed Appetizers

  • Grilled Cheese and Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Shooter [vt – with grilled cheese // gf, vg – without grilled cheese]
  • Roasted Garlic and Saffron Risotto Cakes with vegan sundried tomato aioli [vg
  • Chicken and Waffles Belgian waffle, syrup, tabasco caviar [df]
  • Mushroom Flatbread truffled goat cheese, fig, arugula [vt]
  • Seared Scallops tomato jam, everything cracker [df, contains shellfish].

Stationary Appetizers

  • Hot Maryland Crab Dip served with pita and gourmet cracker selection [gf*, contains shellfish]
  • Crudite shots: crop top carrots, blanched asparagus, and red pepper in a shot glass with green goddess dressing [gf*, vg]
  • Cheese Display: Brie, Reggiano Parmigiano, Cheddar, Manchego, Bleu Cheese, served with aged balsamic vinaigrette and gourmet cracker selection [gf*, vt]
  • Bruschetta Bazaar: diced roasted vegetable brushetta, olive Muffaletta brushetta, and tomato basil bruschetta served with garlic crostini  and gourmet cracker selection [gf*, vt]

Grab & Go Station

  • Salad Martini: arugula, cardamom carrots, shaved fennel, whipped goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette [gf, vt // vg & df without goat cheese]
  • Sweet Potato Fries [gf, vg]
  • Mini Turkey Burger: avocado, pepper jack, spicy aoili [df]
  • Fried Mushroom Po-Boy Slider: shredded lettuce, pickles, vegan sundried tomato aioli on sub roll [vg]

Oyster Raw Bar

  • Blue Oyster Environmental will provide Hoopers Island Oyster Company’s farm raised oysters, including their signature “Chesapeake Golds,” freshly shucked and served on-site with condiments.  The shells will be recycled back to replant additional oysters.

Dessert

  • Assortment of macaroons and cake pops available in the Ørsted experience area (can be packaged to take home)

What’s to drink?

Signature Cocktails 

  • Changemaker Cider – whiskey, apple cider, lime juice, and simple syrup served over ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick
  • Mover & Shaker – Tito’s vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge and fresh mint.

Beer

  • RAR Nanticoke Nectar IPA
  • Guinness Blonde
  • Union Duckpin Pale Ale 

Wine

  • San Pietro Pinot Grigio
  • Dry Creek Fume Blanc
  • Josh Cellars Legacy Red Blend
  • Torresella Prosecco

Beverages

  • Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, ginger ale, club soda, tonic

What’s the suggested dress code?

Business cocktail attire is suggested for the event.

Can you tell me about accessibility at this event?

This event meets the following ADA standards including:

  • Accessible restrooms
  • Mainly flat ground
  • Elevator available between floors
  • Dedicated seating
  • Wide doorways and walkways
  • Curbside drop off. Please contact Melanie Kincaid in advance of the event if you need assistance with parking, mkincaid@mdlcv.org or 410-280-9855 x108

COVID protocols

We request that all guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated or feeling unwell, we request that you take a rapid COVID test the morning of the event and if positive, stay home. Masks are optional and will be available onsite, as will hand sanitizer. Event space is a huge tensile structure with ventilation and ample square feet of airspace per attendee.

Are there hotel accommodations nearby?

There are several hotels located near the Colwell Center. Pier 5 Hotel is a five minute walk from the venue and currently has a room block available for event participants.

Other – Have a question which we haven’t addressed? Please contact Melanie Kincaid at mkincaid@mdlcv.org.