Past Homecomings

Homecoming 2019

Our 2019 conference was a truly transformative event with inspirational speakers from a various industries, four engaging field trips led by local organizations, our second Homecoming Hero Awards to recognizes local non-profit leaders, and our first ever Crab Tank Pitch Competition to support Baltimore start-up companies. Check out the details of our latest conference and learn more about the Baltimorean alumni that came home to celebrate with us through our 2019 program guide and event recap and summary book.

  • Field Trip: Revitalizing East Baltimore, Humanim, Inc. & The Choice Program (UMBC)
  • Field Trip: Baltimore’s Creative Neighborhood Economy, Made in Baltimore & Greenmount West Community Center
  • A Homecoming Celebration at the new Broadway Market & The Choptank
  • A special Q&A with creator and former host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe
  • Good Morning Coffee with Duff GoldmanAngel McCoughtry, & Lance Reddick

Homecoming 2018

Our inaugural Homecoming Conference was held October 3-5, 2018. The conference brought together accomplished Baltimore alumni and expats from around the U.S.—from the worlds of sports, entertainment, fashion, finance, industry, philanthropy, academia, and the arts—with our city’s most promising leaders and doers. The event showcased Baltimore’s vibrant arts and culinary scenes, expose guests to the city’s remarkable innovators and entrepreneurs, and encourage discussion about the city’s challenges – and the bright future we can build together. Re-live the memories and excitement of our 2018 conference through our program book.

  • Breakfast & lunch by B-More Kitchen food entrepreneurs
  • Panel discussion of Community Approaches to Violence Reduction
  • Insider field trips to: Station North Arts Districts, Living Classrooms Target Investment Zone, Center for Urban Families & West Baltimore, Beta City VC Pitch Session and Johns Hopkins Technology Venture FastForward Labs.
  • Special performance by Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women’s Lethal Ladies STEP team

Past Co-chairs

Our co-chairs are made up of a notable group of luminaries who are helping us inspire Baltimoreans nationwide to to join us in building a brighter future for Baltimore. Take a look at some of our Co-chairs from previous years!



Duff Goldman

Chef and TV Personality

Mark & Patricia Joseph

Baltimore Philanthropists, The Shelter Foundation

Angel McCoughtry

WNBA All-Star for the Atlanta Dream

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Former U.S. Senator for Maryland

Lance Reddick


Mike Rowe

CEO, mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Melanie Whelan

Managing Director, Summit Partners


Julie Bowen


Calvin Butler

CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Josh Charles


Elijah Cummings

U.S. Representative and Ranking Member, House Oversight Committee

Ron Daniels

President, Johns Hopkins University

Amanda Lipitz


Wes Moore

Noted author and former CEO, Robin Hood

Kevin Plank

CEO & Chairman, Under Armour, Inc.

Joyce Scott

Baltimore City Artist & MacArthur Genius Award Winner

Sponsors of Baltimore Homecoming

Thank you to the sponsors and partners for their invaluable support of Baltimore Homecoming.

Interest & inquiries regarding sponsorship can be directed to Deputy Director, Robbin Lee at