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2024 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

This page shows all events, meetings and workshops that will take place over the two days of Conference. More detailed descriptions of workshops will be available soon. 

Friday, April 12 AM @ Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham 

9:30am – Workshop Registration and coffee 

10:00am-12pm – A Pathway to Commitment to Cultural Access on Conservation Lands

  • Speakers: Anthony Sutton and Ciona Ulbrich 
  • Includes stretch & snack break from 10:45-11:15am 

Friday, April 12 PM @ locations as indicated 

1:30-4:30pm – Ash Protection Collaborative Across Wabanakik: What can land caretakers do in the face of EAB?, Androscoggin Woods, Topsham 

1:30-3:30pm – Executive Directors Meeting, Topsham Library

5:00-8:00pm – Social gathering, Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick 

  • $15 per ticket includes pizza 
  • 125 tickets to be sold, if weather permits this number may increase 
  • Cash bar  

Saturday April 13 All Day @ Mt. Ararat Middle School & Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave, Topsham 

7:30am – Land Fair registration and exhibitor set up in the gymnasium 

8:00-8:45am – Registration, breakfast, and Land Fair in the gymnasium 

8:45-10:00am – Plenary session in the Orion Theater 

  • Welcome 
  • Keynote Address: Weaving Wisdoms: Introducing the New NSF Science Technology Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledge and Science  

Our keynote speaker will be Bonnie Newsom Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Faculty Associate Climate Change Institute, Co-PI Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science 

  • Presentation of the 2024 Espy Land Heritage Award 

10:00-10:30am – Break, Land Fair 

10:30am-12:00pm – Workshop Session A, 13 concurrent topical workshops

12:00-1:15pm – Lunch 

1:15-2:45pm – Workshop Session B, 13 concurrent topical workshops

2:45-3:10pm – Break, coffee, snacks get back to auditorium 

3:15-4:30pm – Closing session in the Orion Theater

  • Learning to Do Conservation Better: Cross-Cultural Collaborations
  • Facilitator: Gabriela Alcalde, Executive Director of Elmina B. Sewall Foundation 

We will all return to the Orion Theater for a facilitated conversation with partners involved in innovative efforts to: restore Wabanaki presence in land stewardship and support land return; and connect New Americans to agricultural lands and lands & waters for recreation and well-being. 

4:30pm – Adjourn