Am I expected to attend?
Attendance at the Conference is a contractual expectation of all online instructors. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis, and will need to be approved by one’s Program Director. But that said, given the exciting docket of events and opportunities we have lined up, we hope that attending the conference will prove to be a highlight of your summer rather than a mere task to check off.
Do I have to attend in person?
No. While we would love to welcome each and every one of you to our beautiful campus, we understand that not everyone might be able to travel here. Thanks to our upgraded technologies, all of our general and break-out sessions will take place in a hybrid format, allowing for real-time, in-person and remote participation.
If I choose to attend in person, what expenses are covered?
In addition to the cost of the conference itself, all faculty will have their on-campus room and board provided for them throughout the duration of the Conference.
Is there anything to do on campus?
Yes! Our family-friendly campus features a beautiful lakefront with water so clear, it literally serves as the drinking source for the greater Portland area–and it’s usually the perfect temperature in late July! Our 474 acres include forested walking trails, outdoor athletic facilities, and historic farmland. All of our campus facilities will also available to faculty, including the chapel, library, student union (Baggot Street), gym, fitness room, swimming pool, outdoor track, turf field, pollinator gardens, labyrinth, and, of course, wi-fi.
Are there any area attractions?
Yes! Maine is famously known as “Vacationland” and “The Way Life Should Be”—and summertime is Maine at its best! We’re just 25 minutes away from the #1 Ranked Food City in America! Experience Portland’s dining hot spots, cultural events, charming Old Port district, and shopping galore! And as if that’s not enough, Freeport (home of the LL Bean flagship store), Old Orchard Beach, North Conway, the Naples Causeway, and Sebago Lake State Park are all within an hour’s drive. There’s literally something for everyone!
Can I bring a loved one? How about family members?
Yes, absolutely! We’ve coordinated with our events folks to secure affordable room and board packages for loved ones and family members (@ $175 per person, all inclusive for the duration of the Conference).
Will I have any free time to explore the area?
We’ve purposely built some free time into the schedule on Saturday afternoon and are planning on wrapping things up early in the day on Sunday for folks who want the opportunity to explore the many on- and off-campus attractions.