2018 LEC Friday Night Festivities

Cocktail Hour
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Maryland Foyer

Grab a drink from the hosted bar and unwind while networking with your colleagues. One lucky attendee will walk away the winner of a free dinner (up to $75.00 value), compliments of our Friday Cocktail Hour Partner, APTMetrics

Networking Dinners
6:30 PM
Various local restaurants

What better way to wrap up the day than with good food and great conversation at a premier Baltimore restaurant? We have selected several outstanding dining options for this year’s Networking Dinners, a popular optional feature of the Leading Edge Consortium. The Networking Dinners are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Diners are responsible for the cost of their dinners.

Reservations are open to registrants only. If you are registered, you must sign in at the top of this page to access the sign-up form.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
0.1 mile from Renaissance

Part of the widely known Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is an unmatched fine dining restaurant perfect for an upscale reception. SIOP guests will have exclusive use of The Main Dining Room for the evening. This open room, with partial views of the kitchen allows guests to relax, network and nosh on passed hors d'oeuvres.

Kona Grill
0.2 mile from Renaissance

Located on Pratt Street, Kona Grill is conveniently close to the Baltimore Convention Center as well as the Inner Harbor. A popular stop for the Baltimore crowd, Kona's Asian-inspired menu is more than sushi. Here you can find flatbread pizza, fried calamari, a variety of sushi rolls, chicken, sandwiches, all prepared in their scratch kitchen. atmosphere, complimented by a creative array of passed Hors D’oeuvres.

Pratt Street Ale House
0.4 miles from Renaissance

Conveniently located in Historic Downtown Baltimore, Pratt Street Ale House is a restaurant and pub one block from Camden Yards. Pratt Street Ale House offers a casual experience offering upscale American fare and award-winning ales. Pratt Street Ale House’s story begins in 1888 when W. Pratt Street was first constructed. SIOP guests will be able to feel the rich history of Baltimore while dining at one of Baltimore’s favorite spots.

Phillip's Seafood
0.2 mile from Renaissance


The state of Maryland is famous for its crabs, and Phillips Seafood is Baltimore’s premiere restaurant for award-winning crab cakes! Phillips Seafood in Baltimore is a casual yet polished restaurant with a revitalized feel. They offer an extensive menu of classic seafood dishes, along with plenty of dining choices for non-seafood lovers. Their open kitchen concept is a model of clean efficiency and provides a birds-eye view of the chefs in action.

Tír na nóg
331 feet from Renaissance

Tír na nóg is your friendly neighborhood Irish bar located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The menu offers Irish & Maryland specialties along with tasty pub-style items. Offering several dining areas with the best harbor view, including a covered patio. The view overlooks the Inner Harbor, USS Constellation, Aquarium and Science


MEX Tequila Bar
0.4 miles from Renaissance

MEX Tequila Bar offers a cool, eclectic hangout with great Mexican food, a lively atmosphere and disarmingly good margaritas. MEX offers south of the border flavor including in-house specialty salsas, and a menu that brings unique style and approach to Tex-Mex dining. After the dinner plates are cleared, MEX turns up the heat!


La Tavola
0.5 miles from Renaissance

La Tavola, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Little Italy district. Offering the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked foccacia, garlic, oregano and seafood from the market waft from the kitchen where Chef Carlo Vignotto blends his classical training and innovative style to create memorable dishes.