Jun 182018

Planners and planning affiliates of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond! The 2018 NNECAPA Conference online registration is now open! Go to www.meplan.org/events to find the link to registration.


Resilience. Noun. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

The conference theme this year is “Defining Resiliency for Northern New England,” and with a wide selection of workshop sessions over the two days, it is hoped that this conference will be a chance for planners to delve into understanding what it is to be resilient. Planners increasingly find they are faced with rapid changes in technology, politics, environment, demographics, economy or other factors—so how can we adapt quickly and stay strong? Take a look through the program schedule and the descriptions of the sessions being lined up for October, available on the conference webpage below.


If you haven’t already heard, this year’s conference is at Point Lookout in Northport, ME, on October 25th and 26th. This year’s conference will be a more “retreat style” with a venue that offers great workshop and meeting spaces, excellent food, fun amenities and activities, and a beautiful wooded setting with trails and lovely views. Conference highlights include singer/songwriter/author Dar Williams as the keynote speaker, sharing not only her talents as a singer but speaking about her book What I found in a Thousand Towns, and Maine Association of Planner’s 50th Anniversary lobster celebration on Wednesday, the 24th! The NNECAPA business meeting held during the conference will be the critical next step for members of NNECAPA and the three state associations regarding the proposed reorganization—we need members of all organizations to provide feedback and ask questions as we all enter into new territory.


The details are coming together, and you can find out more at the conference webpage, www.nnecapa.org/conference.

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