Friday, December 13, 2024  |  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. 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.

We are currently seeking presenters to host a variety of engaging breakout sessions for participants.

The theme of the 2024 Symposium is innovation.

Maine continues to see an increase of innovative partnerships across all stages of the educational pipeline and industries, resulting in the design and implementation of innovative pathways to support learners and increase career achievement. We encourage proposals highlighting innovative collaborations to and through education and employment, along with information about models, policies, pathways, programs, and beyond that will help Maine reach our statewide education attainment goal that 60% of Mainers will hold degrees or credentials of value by 2025.  

We are seeking proposals that showcase:   



We will begin accepting proposal submissions on May 23, 2024. The deadline for submission is July 10, 2024. Proposals must be submitted online through the Educate Maine website.


session format

All sessions will be 50 mins - one topic, often a panel, presentation, or brief workshop


evaluation criteria

Educate Maine welcomes a diverse audience of educators, business and industry leaders, policymakers, and beyond to our symposium each year. Successful proposals will include one or more of the following:  


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All submissions must be made online through our proposal form, which can be accessed through our website. Please have the following information ready

If you have any questions about the RFP process, please contact us at We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

Submit Proposal

Note: Singular vendors and other organizations wishing to highlight their products or services can request a booth in our exhibition area when registration opens but will not be considered for session presentation. 

Become a sponsor for the 2024 Symposium! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact James Murphy to learn more.