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 »

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 »

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 »

More Broadband, Less Sprawl

Equitable and universal access to this essential service, regardless of geography and income, requires investments in locations urban to rural. Providing widespread access to high speed internet is comparable to the electrification efforts of the early 20th century—a way to bring all parts of the state up to the basic level of service needed to… Read more »

Artists & Makers Week: Instagram Office Hours

Join Hannah Richards, brand content strategist at Ethos in Westbrook, Maine, on Thursday, April 8, from 10-11 a.m. EDT, for a special follow-up to Tuesday’s “Instagram Worthy” workshop with this hour of open Q&A.

Artists & Makers Week: A Conversation with Gabrielle Melchionda

Join us Wednesday, April 7, from 10-11 a.m. EDT, for a special virtual keynote session with Gabrielle Melchionda, owner of Mad Gab’s. A lifelong writer and storyteller, Gabrielle will talk about her personal relationship with inspiration and share how she pursues inspiration each day while running her 28-year-old business.

Artists & Makers Week: Instagram Worthy

Join us Tuesday, April 6, from 10-11 a.m. EDT, as Hannah Richards, brand content strategist at Ethos in Westbrook, Maine, walks us through the ins and outs of Instagram, and how to use it as a tool to tell your story.