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Our conferences and events help to support the unique communities we represent by providing opportunities for people and organizations to connect, share ideas, and create a standing professional network to encourage community dialog and influence policymakers. In 2018, the Island Institute reached 1,243 people in through our conferences and convenings on topics including broadband, education, energy, and the arts. Click here to see a list of upcoming events and make plans to join us soon!
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May 15, 2019

Now in its third year, the Island Institute is hosting its annual Summer Lecture Series, a free lecture series that takes place every Wednesday in July and focuses on the Maine coast. Authors, scientists, community members, and other experts will discuss life along Maine's waterfront and offered their perspectives, reflections, and insights on everything from art and aquaculture to modern-day challenges and connections. Check out this year's featured lectures, and register today!

April 5, 2019

The 6th annual Artists & Makers Conference took place Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5, 2019, welcoming 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. Check out photos and video from the event, presentation highlights, and more!

February 8, 2019

On Friday, February 8, 2019, 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. Presentations and discussions helped provide a better understanding of what we can do to build a more resilient coast.