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2018 Forums & Events


Maine Broadband Coalition 2018 Conference

49th is Not Good Enough; How can we fix the right things?

Thursday May 31, 8a-4p, Thomas College, Waterville

Hosted by the Maine Broadband Coalition || $25

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Community Discussion: Getting from Us & Them to We; A Conversation with Midcoast Maine featuring Maine author Barbara Kent Lawrence

Monday June 11, 5:30-7:30p, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast

Co-Hosted by GrowSmart Maine & Midcoast Leadership Academy || Free & open to the public

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Conference: Build Maine 2018

Thursday & Friday June 14, 15, Bates Mill, Lewiston

Hosted by CNU New England ME, Maine Municipal Association, MEREDA, & Maine Downtown Center

Workshops offered on Thursday, full day conference program on Friday.

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2018 Annual GrowSmart Maine Summit

The Power of Localism: Tapping into a Maine Tradition

Thursday October 11, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Visit our Summit Page for More Information & Registration.

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GrowSmart Maine’s Forums and Tours provide an opportunity for exploration of projects, policies, and developments that highlight examples of smart growth in Maine. Attendees are treated to an in-depth discussion and presentations of practical tools and information in a comfortable, casual setting. Our Forums begin with light fare and networking, followed by a presentation of expert panelists showcasing varying perspectives, and conclude with a discussion.

Past Forums

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