Thirteenth Annual Leadership Conference - Wells, ME. April 6 - 7, 2019
ADVANCING CIVILITY IN A DIVERSE NEW ENGLAND
Register now for the League's thirteenth annual New England Regional Leadership Development Conference!
Our theme this year is:
State League leaders from CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT have developed a dynamic agenda for 2019 that is sure to address the most compelling issues of the year
Our plenary sessions will be at the York County Community College, 112 College Drive in Wells, ME, less than a mile from our hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn, 900 Post Road, Wells, ME.
Saturday, April 6
9:00--9:30 Registration at York County Community College, coffee, and welcome.
9:30--10:15 Keynote Speaker: Nancy Thomas, Director of Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Tufts University, will adress the question of what populations did not vote in the 2016 elections. Who are they? Why didn't they vote? What would motivate them to vote? What are the tangible and psychological barriers to voting? What was different in 2018?
10:15--10:45 Questions & Answers
11:00--12:15 Workshop Communicating Across the Divide: Challenges and Tools: Susan Clark, author of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back home
1:00--2:45 Panel of Three Experts: What does `diversity' look like in New England? We know that gender/race/ethnic/generational differences influence our democracy. We also know that other factors divide us.
3:00--4:45 Break-out sessions: Deeper discussion of how those differences affect how these factors divide or engage us
5:30 Dine Around: Sign up for dinner at one of the Wells/Ogunquit restaurants. This is a good time to get together with others from a different state.
Sunday, April 7
Until 9:00 Breakfast at the Hampton Inn included with room reservation.
9:00--10:00 Takeaways from Saturday's sessions
10:15--11:45 Getting ready for 2020: LWV 100th anniversary
LWVME Education Fund
PO Box 863,
Augusta, ME 04332