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5/18/12 - Innovation Meets Main Street - 2012 Maine Downtown Conference - Downtown Farmington

Innovation Meets Main Street

2012 Maine Downtown Conference - Downtown Farmington

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MAY 17

Pre-Conference Event 6:15 PM

The conference kicks off the previous evening, May 17 at 6:15 p.m. with a free reception and screening of the 60 minute national award-winning film, The Greenest Building. Following the film, dessert is included in the Question and Answer conversation with producer and film maker, Jane Turville, from Portland, Oregon. A $5 donation is suggested. Location: Roberts Learning Center, Lincoln Auditorium, UMF campus.


MAY 18

Conference Day 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Breakfast open at 7:00 AM

This year's featured conference speaker is inventor, entrepreneur and author, Doug Hall. A Maine native, Doug is the internationally-recognized founder of Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering. The conference features 12 concurrent sessions and three specialized walking tours providing exceptional training, idea sharing and real solutions for Maine. Included in the conference are the highly-anticipated Downtown Achievement Awards, the announcement of Maine's newest Main Street community and four new Maine Downtown Network communities. A special celebration will honor Main Street Bath - a 2012 winner of a Great American Main Street Award, one of five nationwide and a first for Maine. And new this year, the conference concludes at the historic Franklin County Courthouse with a reception and announcement of the Downtown Pitch Contest winners!

Pre-Registration is Required - Pricing Includes:

Conference tote bag provided by Renys (with all handouts and materials and a few surprises), continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, all sessions, complimentary van service to and from session locations, great opportunities for networking and inspiration:

$65 Member of Maine Development Foundation, a Main Street Maine or a Maine Downtown Network Community

$90 Non-Member

Maine Downtown Center
Maine Development Foundation
295 Water Street Suite 5
Augusta, Maine 04330

For Questions or FMI: Contact Roxanne Eflin, Senior Program Director, at 207.626.3117 (office), 207.229.9465 (mobile) or via email.

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