The Top 12 Reasons to attend Summit 2012 – #10!

Summit 2012 - Augusta Civic Center, October 23, 2012

We won't belabor the point – enjoy your holiday weekend! Here's the 10th reason you should be sure to join us in Augusta on October 23


When planning Maine’s future – today’s decisions matter. Summit 2012 aims to investigate how Maine can build a strong foundation to support future growth.
In two different breakout sessions, Summit 2012 envisions what is on the horizon at the intersection of Maine’s economy,
environment and community and how Maine can best prepare for coming changes. In the morning, Tom Welch of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Phil Lindley of ConnectME and Tim Johnston of Summit Utilities explore how natural gas and transmission lines represent potential renewable energy sources and key infrastructure for the 21st century in a discussion moderated by the Hon. Ken Fletcher. In the afternoon session led by Sean Mahoney of the Conservation Law Foundation, former Senator Peter Mills, now head of the Maine Turnpike Authority, Patricia Quinn of Northern New England Passenger Rail and Nancy Grant of the Maine Bicycle Coalition, examine the financing of transportation infrastructure, how transportation impacts our land use patterns and why decisions made today matter.

Summit 2012 Breakout Sessions allow you to explore in-depth the topics and issues that are important to you . At each session a moderator will introduce the topic at hand with panelists providing a brief overview of their work in the relevant area. Plenty of time will be devoted to Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Registration is now open for the Summit 2012.  If you have already registered – thank you! Please forward these emails to a friend so they can come too!  If you haven't yet registered, why wait?  Members and students receive reduced rates, so register today and become a member at the same time. 


We envision a day filled with engaging discussions, new ideas, exciting success stories and inspiring actions. But we can't do it without you. Your insights will expand the discussions, building the collective impact of the Summit and providing the direction and energy needed to move Maine toward sustainable prosperity. Register today and stay actively involved in growing Maine's economy and protecting the reasons we choose to live here.


See you at the Summit!