Event: Attract. Build. Retain: Talent for Maine
Time: 7:30am-3:00pm
Location: Cross Insurance Center, Main St., Bangor

Attract, Build, Retain: Talent for Maine

A full-day summit focused on education, workforce, and leadership in Maine, September 28th in Bangor!

In the morning, recognize and celebrate the existing talent in Maine at the Maine Development Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Next, enjoy lunch and hear from keynote speaker Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of the Lumina Foundation and author of America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating, and Deploying the 21st Century Workforce. Then participate in the launch of Maine’s post-secondary achievement goals and cross-sector discussions about the implications for your work and the state. 
The Maine Philanthropy Center, Maine Development Foundation, and Maine Workforce & Education Coalition are pleased to be collaborating to bring you this full-day event.

7:30 – 9:00 am – Leadership Maine Alumni Breakfast
9:30 – 11:45 am – Maine Development Foundation Annual Meeting
11:45 am – 3:00 pm – Talent for Maine
• Lunch and Networking
• Keynote Speaker: Jamie Merisotis
• Launch of the Maine Workforce & Education Coalition 2025 Post-Secondary Goals
• Cross-Sector Discussion & Questions for Jamie and the Coalition

Register now for a full day summit focused on education, workforce and leadership in Maine.


Event: Manufacturing Day
Location: Statewide

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. National MFGDAY is October 6, 2017. Maine will celebrate this year on October 5, 2017 with statewide events. MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is - and what it isn’t.

MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges.

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Event: 2017 Education Symposium and Leadership Luncheon
Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

The Educate Maine Symposium is a convening of over 300 business, policy, and education leaders who gather to hear from education experts, to learn from one another, and to honor talented Maine educators. The agenda includes keynotes from leading state and national education experts as well as interactive workshops on a range of education topics spanning early childhood through adult workforce development. The event culminates with the annual Leadership Luncheon, where we honor the accomplishments of educators from across Maine and where the Weston L. Bonney Leadership Award is presented to an individual or organization championing student achievement in Maine.