Check out our recorded webinars, podcasts, and video footage from past events to learn practical skills, listen to inspiring stories, and stay digitally connected and informed. To view upcoming webinars and other virtual convenings, click here.

Commercial Currents Podcast

Listen to small business owners on Maine's coast discuss solutions to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar - Community Learning for ME Website Launch and Virtual Tour

This webinar offers a quick virtual tour of the new Community Learning for Maine (CL4ME) website. CL4ME is a Maine-based web resource that aims to support schools, organizations, and communities through crisis-schooling and beyond, working together to build long-term school-community collaborations and vitality. This tool unifies Maine’s unique organizational assets to support a wide variety of instructional methods and programs that connect what is being taught in schools to the surrounding communities.



Webinar - Building a Resilient Business in Uncertain Times

This virtual panel discussion cuts across sectors and brings together Maine business owners and community leaders who are working hard to respond effectively to the global pandemic. During this video conference, a panel of local business leaders addresses the pivots and innovations they have been working through during this time. Come hear what they're doing to be agile and resilient during this time of uncertainty.



Webinar - What the World Can Learn from Maine's One-Room Island Schools

Mandy Metrano, Monhegan Island's teacher and Yvonne Thomas, Island Institute Education Specialist discuss the lessons that can be learned by remote island schools. With schools closed and digital learning as the new normal, there are tips to be learned and resources to be shared that can address the complexities and challenges that come with remote educational relations.



Virtual Learning Projects and Protocols from the Outer Islands TLC

In this follow-up to our webinar, “What the World Can Learn from Maine’s One-Room Island Schools,” participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of the specific components of the Outer Island Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC). We share the processes and protocols we use for virtual student academic/social collaborations and professional learning and support for teachers.



Webinar - Get Paid Online

In our increasingly cashless world, and during the global pandemic, small businesses have been trying to find ways to get cash in the door. This workshop is an overview of ways to take a payment using the power of the internet




Waypoints 2020

4 Videos

The 2020 Waypoints Forum offered an opportunity to address the multitude of challenges facing our coast. The theme, "Courageous Leadership in Disruptive Times" tied in the importance of courageous leadership with the workforce and economy of Maine's working waterfronts which will be pressured as never before in the coming decades.


Broadband Summit 2019

8 Videos

Maine's annual broadband summit is focused on inspiring and empowering community leaders to address the challenges of bringing reliable, high-speed internet to Maine. 


Shoreup 2019

5 Videos

ShoreUp Maine 2019: Sea Level Rise—Who Pays and How? was a daylong conference highlighting innovative strategies to help communities pay for projects to increase their resilience to sea level rise and severe storms.


Artists and Makers Conference 2019

6 Videos

The 6th annual Artists & Makers Conference  welcomed close to 200 artists and makers from across the state to Hedges Hall at Point Lookout in Northport for a full day of information, networking, and presentations tailored to the needs of Maine's arts-based businesses.


Waypoints 2019

4 Videos

The Island Institute hosted the third annual Waypoints Forum, an afternoon of discussions focused on the future of our coastal and island communities and the challenges facing Maine's rapidly changing coast. The theme—"Intersections and Impacts—Collaborating for Maine's Changing Coast"—highlighted the defining issues impacting our working waterfronts, our workforce and economy, and our coastal communities preparing for threats from sea level rise and climate shifts.