Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Meetings and Conventions

Plan a convention with a view.

Whether you’re planning for a small conference or a large event, Ocean City, Maryland’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center can easily accommodate your needs! Our newly renovated rooms, gorgeous views and a beautiful bayfront promenade are the perfect place for trade shows, sporting events, meetings, competitions and more! And coming January 2022, you can look forward to plenty of additional exhibit space, a new 15,000-square-foot gallery overlooking the bay and additional restrooms and meeting rooms.

While you’re in Ocean City, you’ll always find something to do outside of the Convention Center. Enjoy 10 miles of free beach, our 3-mile Boardwalk, 200+ restaurants, our 17 championship golf courses and much more. Plus, with a variety of accommodation options, many also offering meeting space, Ocean City is the convenient, drive-to destination you deserve when planning your next event.

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10,000 Hotel Rooms & Thousands of Rentable Condos

200+ Restaurants

10-Mile White Sand Beach

3-Mile Boardwalk

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Convention Center Expansion

Coming January 2022, an additional 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 15,000-square-foot gallery overlooking the bay and additional restrooms and meeting rooms, so you’ll have even more space available for your next big event!

The Convention Center Bayfront Ballroom

The Convention Center Bayfront Ballroom offers breathtaking, panoramic bay views and Ballroom-specific climate and audio controls. With 19,126 square feet of space and 35’ ceilings, it’s the perfect space for your convention.

Variety of Hotels with Meeting Space

Throughout Ocean City, there are 30 hotels that offer meeting space — from ballrooms to boardrooms — so you don’t even have to leave the hotel to fulfill your meeting needs! The Ocean City Convention Visitors Bureau is happy to help distribute your RFP and any meeting requirements to our properties.

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Centerplate Catering

The Roland E. Powell Convention Center partners with Centerplate to provide catered food of the utmost quality, whether you are hosting a meeting of 10 or serving plated meals for a banquet of 3,000. Choose from one of the existing Centerplate Catering menus to accommodate the event, or customize a menu from start to finish with the help of the Centerplate team.

Performing Arts Center

With 1,200 seats, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, box office, concession area and spacious dressing rooms, the Performing Arts Center is that touch of elegance you need for your next seminar, meeting or performance.

Things to Do in OCMD

Bring along the family because Ocean City offers endless fun things to do! Check out the 10 miles of free beach, explore more with the educational and sightseeing boat tours, take a stroll on the world-famous, 3-mile Boardwalk, relax with a golf outing on one of our 17 championship golf courses, cast your lines on a charter boat fishing trip, and much more!

Close Proximity to Major Cities

Ocean City is a convenient, drive-to destination for you and your group, just less than 3 hours from major Mid-Atlantic cities and 30 minutes from the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY).


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  • Convention Center

    Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec & School - CANCELLED

    February 20-21, 2021

    Cheerleading National Competition Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterFor event details visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com or call 410.579.8668

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    Reach the Beach: Dance National - CANCELLED

    February 27, 2021

    Cheerleading National Competition Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterFor event details visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com or call 410.579.8668

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    Home, Condo, & Outdoor Show plus Art and Craft Fair

    March 19-21, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterThe HOME SHOW will display an exciting array of new products and services as well as the basic necessities for the home or condo. Ex...

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    Reach the Beach: All-Star National

    March 26-28, 2021

    Cheerleading National Competition Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center For event details visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com or call 410.579.8668

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    Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show

    April 2-3, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterVisit https://oceanpromotions.info/events/easter-arts-cr... for more information!Contact events@oceanpromotions.info

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    Cruisin' Ocean City

    May 20-23, 2021

    30th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Inlet LotCar Show featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars and classics plus vendors, music, celebrities...

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    Jay Leno

    May 20-21, 2021

    All tickets for the October 2020 shows will be honored for the May 2021 shows.However, refunds will be available from June 1 through June 30, 2020. If you purchased your tickets on...

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    Mox Nox (or Soon Comes the Night)

    May 28-29, 2021

    The performances for MOX NOX for May 22 & 23, 2020 have been rescheduled. The May 22nd show is rescheduled to May 28, 2021, 8pm. The May 23rd show is rescheduled to May 29, ...

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    Endless Summer Cruisin'

    October 7-10, 2021

    24th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin' at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Inlet LotCar Show featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars and Trick Trucks plus vendors, music, cel...

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