The Future is Now at MLA 2018!
Monday & Tuesday, October 1 & 2 at Sunday River Grand Summit Resort
Preconference Sunday, September 30th
Maine libraries have long histories, but we are constantly looking toward the future for ways to serve our communities. With change happening ever more rapidly, the future is now--and it turns out that some of the biggest new ideas are ones that libraries have been championing all along!
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Sunday, September 30th: Sharing in Maine: a Maine InfoNet Pre-Conference
A morning keynote will be followed by networking at lunch, and afternoon sessions about the libraries and the sharing economy in Maine.
Attend as a stand-alone event, or combine with the MLA Annual Conference!
10:30 - Registration
11:00 - Keynote
12:00 - Lunch
12:45 - Activities relating to the keynote
2:00 - Maine InfoNet Summit:
5:00 - Finish
Monday, October 1st
Tuesday, October 2nd
For full details of sessions, including times and presenters, download the presentations guide here.
Journalism, Democracy and the Informed Citizen (Monday)
Discussion with prominent Maine journalists from the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News about their work, the current media-scape, and the relationship between journalism and democracy; moderated by the Executive Director of the Maine Humanities Council.
Phil Bowermaster (Tuesday)
Phil Bowermaster, acceleration strategist, is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live.