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

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 »

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 »