Friday, December 9, 2022  |  Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland 

Each December Educate Maine convenes hundreds of educators, business leaders, policymakers, and diverse citizens from across our state's communities at our annual Education Symposium. After two years of virtual engagement, we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Holiday Inn by the Bay for a full day of in-person learning, networking, and engagement.

This year we have chosen proposals that showcase: 

Innovative school models or classroom learning that connects to Maine industry Examples: Rural STEM education, environmental education, career exploration

Youth focused workforce and education partnerships supporting and creating pathways to experiential learning Examples: CTE and higher education partnerships, Pre-apprenticeship, bridging in and out of classroom learning

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that have a positive impact on underrepresented groups entering the workforce Examples: Business connections to diverse student groups, affinity group leadership, connections to new Mainers, creative recruitment strategies 

Youth leaders and/or groups who are making a difference in their school and communities 


Our Tentative Agenda for the Day will Include:

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

Welcome and Plenary Session

Breakout Sessions #1 

Breakout Sessions #2

12:00 pm – 12: 35 pm Lunch/ Plenary Session

Leadership Luncheon Awards

Breakout Sessions #3

Breakout Sessions #4 - New for 2022!

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm Reception and Networking


Tickets will be on sale here in October 2022!