Baltimore, Maryland, is an ideal location for the 105th Annual Convention, “Communication for Survival.” Baltimore, also known as the “Monumental City,” is near the early hunting grounds of the Susquehannocks and mere miles from both NCA’s headquarters and the United States Capitol. The largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is a city rich with abundant cultural opportunities, educational resources, and a thriving urban space. These spaces include the Mount Vernon neighborhood, just north of downtown, featuring fine dining and an exuberant nightlife, as well as the Hampden and Canton neighborhoods. Baltimore is home to Fort McHenry, whose defense during the Battle of Baltimore inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. Finally, the city is the former home of Freddie Gray, who lost his life while in police custody in April 2015, an event that helped spark a national movement.