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Waypoints Forum: Futures of the Maine Waterfront

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The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street

Portland, ME 04101

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You are invited to join us for the Island Institute's 2018
Waypoints Forum: Futures of the Maine Waterfront


The Forum will feature panel discussions on the future of our coastal and island economy, presented with trends and analysis by key coastal leaders.

Topics:

  • Big Ideas on the Waterfront – highlighting innovations in our large and small communities
  • Small Scale Aquaculture in a Global Marketplace
  • Futures of our Working Waterfronts in Maine – providing visions of what a working waterfront could look like in the next 10-15 years

Speakers:

  • Barton Seaver, Author and Chef
  • Abigail Carroll, Nonesuch Oysters
  • JB Turner, Front Street Shipyard
  • Boe Marsh, Community Shellfish
  • Luke Holden, Luke's Lobster
  • Susan Corbett, Axiom Technologies
  • And panels featuring today's waterfront innovators

Cocktail Reception & Dinner:

The Forum will be followed by a cocktail reception and dinner highlighting the bounties of the Maine coast. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and exclusive Maine seafood and sea vegetable dishes, featuring a multi-course meal with locally sourced food including Bangs Island Mussels and Casco Bay Cod, designed by Executive Chef James E. Griffin, co-author of our 2017 Edible Seaweed Product Development Study.

Dinner Keynote – Jeffery C. Becton, Maine visual artist

One of the pioneers of the digital revolution, Jeffery Becton is a visual artist who has lived and maintained a studio in Deer Isle Maine since 1977. He received formal training at the Yale School of Art earning an MFA in graphic design in 1976. Although he received his degree almost a decade before the arrival of the first personal computers employing a graphic user interface, Becton had already had use of an early software application for formatting type digitally on the mainframe computer in Yale's computer science lab. It was an experience that primed him to welcome the new digital tools which became available in the mid 1980s.

As an islander, Becton is especially drawn to the ocean, finding meaning and inspiration in its challenging and mercurial presence, the embodiment of the beauty and harshness of life and proximity of death. With material drawn from his natural surroundings, local homes, and personal imagery, Becton also draws from a vast collection of his ongoing photography to create his compositions. The resulting images exist as a medium somewhere between photography, collage, and painting that he refers to as digital montage. For more information about the artist and his work, visit http://www.jefferybecton.com/.

Host committee:
Dan and Joan Amory, Roger Berle, Joe Higdon, Lee International, Yemaya and Lucas St. Clair, and Dan Tishman




Waypoints Forum: Futures of the Maine Waterfront
The Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street, Portland, Maine

Forum:
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Winslow Homer Junior Ballroom

Cocktail Reception:
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Space

Dinner:
6:30 p.m.
Eastland Grand Ballroom




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The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street

Portland, ME 04101

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