Event: 2019 Annual Education Symposium
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland

The Educate Maine Symposium is a convening of over 350 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 a morning plenary followed by interactive workshops on a range of education topics spanning early childhood through adult workforce development. The event includes 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.

REquest for proposals:

Do you have an engaging and current topic of interest you would like to present at this year's Education Symposium? We are now accepting proposals for presentations. We are looking for dynamic speakers and engaging presentations that cover a wide range of educational topics. 

For a guideline to developing and submitting your proposal, please refer to our Request for Proposals Overview document. 


When you are ready to submit your proposal, please complete the form in the link below. The deadline for submission is June 3, 2019.


2018 Program Agenda

(subject to possible changes)

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Networking
9:00 am - 9:55 am  Welcome and Plenary Presentation
9:55 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 11:00 am Breakout Session 1
11:10 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Session 2
12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Lunch
12:40 pm - 1:20 pm Leadership Luncheon Awards 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout Session 3


If you would like to be a sponsor please email us at

Lead Sponsor


For a map of the venue location and directions, click here.

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For Portland area parking information,  click here.