Community Conversation – Swan’s Island

Join us for a virtual community conversation with the Island Institute! Be part of a discussion about the challenges and opportunities you see for Swan’s Island, and learn more about the Island Institute’s work to navigate change—including the challenges ahead for transportation to and from islands, fluctuations in island populations, and opportunities around broadband connectivity.… Read more »

Accountability for Costs of Climate Change—Who Pays?

Join MDI’s A Climate to Thrive and the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) to learn more about CCI’s work supporting communities across the country as they hold corporate polluters accountable for the impacts of climate change and explore how this type of action might help MDI communities alleviate the cost of resilience and repair. Speakers… 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 »

Let’s Talk: The Superpowers of Seaweed

Join us for a short film and virtual panel discussion looking at the “superpowers” of seaweed, and the research being done here in Maine to study the potential this sea vegetable offers to protect shellfish from the impacts of climate change.

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 »

Virtual conversation with Island Institute President Tony Chatwin

We invite all Island Institute members and donors to join us for this special virtual conversation with the Island Institute’s new president, Tony Chatwin! Hear from Tony about the Island Institute’s strategic priorities and goals as we move into 2022 and beyond, and learn more about our work helping Maine communities navigate change along our coast.

Community Conversation – Chebeague Island

Join us for a virtual community conversation with the Island Institute! Be part of a discussion about the challenges and opportunities you see for Chebeague, and learn more about the Island Institute’s work to navigate change—including the challenges ahead for our marine-based economy, sea level rise, and opportunities around broadband connectivity. Meet the Island Institute’s… 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.

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 »