Invitation for Proposals for November Conference

Invitation for Proposals for November Conference

The 2nd Biennial
Building Thriving Communities:
Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances Conference

Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd, 2017
at Point Lookout Resort, Northport, Maine

Proposal Deadline: September 8, 2017

Panel sessions over the two days will feature the variety and diversity of initiatives happening throughout Maine designed to share vision, ideas, experiences and opportunities designed to build Thriving Communities throughout Maine.

Individual, agencies, schools and other organizations interested in presenting a break-out session focusing on your local efforts are invited to submit a brief proposal in one or more of the following tracks or categories:

•Neighborhood and “Built”Environments
•Health and Health Care
•Social and Community Context
•Economic Stability

The local initiatives discussed may range from well-seated, fairly long-term initiatives to start-ups. Small team presentations (1-2 individuals) are encouraged including those focused on:

•Building Resilience
•Creating/Engaging Coalitions
•Specialty populations or critical issues (ex: early childhood, substance use disorder, etc.)
•Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Attendees will include a wide audience: K-12 and post-secondary educators; medical, healthcare mental health and behavioral health providers; juvenile justice; social service agencies; law enforcement; early care and education; child welfare; clergy; business leaders; policy makers and legislators; and community residents of all ages.

Each Breakout session will consist of 1-2 Teams, depending upon the topic, each with a 25 minute presentation on their initiative or topic. The remainder of the breakout session will provide time for Q&A and discussion. Each presenter will be limited to seven (7) Powerpoint slides, although presentations without slides are strongly encouraged!

All conference materials (presentations and handouts) will be available electronically for participants.

We will also provide opportunities for a poster session, which we encourage you to consider and indicate in your proposal response.

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Please click here to learn more and to access the proposal form, which must be completed by September 8th. Questions? Please contact

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