December Days of Cheer in Archipelago

Archipelago’s December Days of Cheer are here! Archipelago, the Island Institute store, is celebrating the holiday season and their customers with a special 20% discount off of special collections of Maine-made items from December 1st to December 11th. Shop online or in the store. Store hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10-4. Curbside pickup available for local… Read more »

2021 Maine Broadband Summit

Join the Maine Broadband Coalition for the third annual(ish) Maine Broadband Summit, November 18-19, 2021. The broadband landscape in Maine has evolved since the last summit, and it’s time we convene to share and learn together as we continue forward toward statewide reliable internet access. Through two, half-day virtual sessions, the Summit will cover complex… Read more »

Digital Equity: The Great Imperative of Our Time

The income gap is widening at an alarming rate, and nothing short of revolution is likely to turn the tide. At the same time, the nation’s digital access gap, though equally distressing, is a source of hope. Technology provides the means to level the playing field. Being offline today means missing out, not just on… Read more »

Archipelago: ‘Currents and Channels’ artists’ reception

Join Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery, on Friday, August 6th, from 5-8 p.m., for a special artists’ reception to celebrate its summer gallery show, “Currents and Channels: Four Coastal Maine Artists.” This new show celebrates summer in Maine and looks at the Maine coast through the art of four local artists—each with unique perspectives,… Read more »

Archipelago: ‘Currents and Channels’ gallery show

Join Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery, for its summer gallery show, “Currents and Channels: Four Coastal Maine Artists,” currently on display through September 25th. “Currents and Channels” looks at the Maine coast through the art of four local artists—each with unique perspectives, both geographically and conceptually, of the landscape and culture of their… Read more »

Workforce Pathways Conference

The Workforce Pathways Conference is a two-day, virtual conference building on our 30+ years of hosting the Island Teachers Conference. The conference will be held online on Thursday, October 7th and Friday, October 8th. With the theme of “Connecting the Dots from Kindergarten to College and Career,” our goal is to connect island and coastal… Read more »

2021 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Broadband 101

Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community The Maine Philanthropy Center’s popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference (May 18-20) provides an important and rare opportunity for hundreds of funders and nonprofits working across Maine to speak frankly about common issues and current challenges. Through stories, experiences, discussion sessions, and relationship-building activities, attendees share successes, learn about new… Read more »

Digital Frontiers: Natural Resources

Join the Maine Broadband Coalition for the third installment of Digital Frontiers! This month’s topic is Natural Resources, looking into broadband use in the Farming, Forestry, and Marine sectors. Speakers feature: Alex Ingraham, President of Pingree Associates Rommy Haines, Former Director of the Maine Farm Bureau Boe Marsh, CEO of Aquaculture and AQ Innovation at… Read more »

A Short Conversation on The Long Coast

The Island Institute is teaming up with the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) and the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association to bring you The Long Coast, a new documentary by Wicked Delicate Films about the people who make their living on the water in Maine and whose lives are inextricably connected to the ocean. The film shows… Read more »