25th Anniversary Celebration of Island Institute Fellows

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Island Institute’s Fellows program, a cornerstone of our work in island and coastal communities. Island Institute is proud to have supported 149 emerging leaders who are making a tangible difference in their communities. Meet our current Island Institute Fellows, alumni, advisors, and the community of supporters who have… Read more »

Island Institute Fellows Program: Past, Current, and Future Roles in Supporting Coastal Resilience

The preparedness of coastal communities in Maine to major weather and climate threats is being tested by increasing physical and economic damages, social justice implications among mitigation and adaptation choices, and interrelated challenges for community wellbeing. On Thursday, March 31st, Session 4 of the 2022 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will bring together exemplary projects… Read more »

Island Fellows Information Session

Learn more about the Island Fellow position and the application process at our Zoom information session! Our final Fellows information session for the 2022 application period will be held on March 7th, from 4-5 p.m. EST. This session will provide an overview of the fellowship and application process, plus time to ask staff and current… Read more »

Island Fellows Information Session

Learn more about the Island Fellow position and the application process at one of our upcoming Zoom information sessions! Our first session is being held on February 17th, from 12-1 p.m. EST, and a second session will be held on March 7th, from 4-5 p.m. EST. Each session will provide an overview of the fellowship… Read more »

Young Leaders Series 2022

Are you a young person looking to build leadership skills and connect with other young leaders? Join us for our 2022 Young Leaders Series, featuring four virtual, interactive sessions exploring key aspects of leadership. The 4-week series will offer participants the opportunity to actively take part in each discussion and also leave the sessions with… Read more »

Virtual Island Summit 2021

Resilient leaders are those who can take action in the face of uncertainty and rapid change. Join us online September 8th for our 2021 Virtual Island Summit session, “Building Leadership as a Community Development Strategy for Small Islands,” and hear from community leaders, groups, and innovative organizations about how they are leading the way in creating resilient communities—by building from the inside out and fostering strong leadership across generations.

The Climate, Our Coast, and Our Communities

The Island Institute presents an evening of inspiring films about the climate, our coast, and solutions for a changing world. Join us at the Shotwell Drive-in in Rockport on July 28th to hear personal stories from those living on the frontlines of climate change and leading the way in planning for change and creating solutions.

Workforce Pathways Conference

Thank you for attending! If you missed the event, you can view the recordings from all conference sessions here. 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… Read more »

Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is one of the most pressing challenges facing the state of Maine. Join Maine Conservation Voters for this Lunch & Learn event to learn more about the Maine Legislature’s efforts to analyze the impacts of sea level rise. Speakers include: Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Representative Lydia Blume… Read more »

Island Fellows Virtual Information Session

Interested in becoming an Island Institute Fellow? Join us for a virtual information session designed to get you up to speed on this unique opportunity on the Maine coast. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Island Institute staff and current Fellows, learn about the application process, and ask questions.