Climate Symposium

Join us at the Island Institute’s Climate Symposium— Sharing Climate-Forward Innovations! This inaugural event will bring together individuals from diverse industries and backgrounds to exchange ideas on how communities and businesses can tackle climate challenges and build resiliency here on the coast.

Through an interactive Shift and Share (think science fair), select presenters–including business owners, operators, and community leaders–will share insights and co-facilitate discussions on climate resilience. Participants will shift from table to table, listening to presenters and participating in dynamic discussions that aim to inspire new perspectives and implement tangible solutions.

Following the Shift and Share, we will be screening our new Climate of Change short film, “Clean Energy Solutions for the Working Waterfront.

The event will conclude with a Keynote presentation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab, co-founder of the climate initiative The All We Can Save Project, and co-creator of the podcast How to Save a Planet. Find her @ayanaeliza.

Attendees may register for the full-day event (Sessions One and Two in the schedule below)and also have the option of attending Session Two only following the Shift and Share.



Time: 10:00 AM  
Location: Holiday Inn By The Bay Portland, Maine    
297 Bath Road
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
T: (207) 882-4271 • F: (207) 882-5188