Day 1

9:00 AM: Arrival / Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM: Welcome / Opening Remarks: Francine Sulinski, Assistant Director, UMaine Cooperative Extension, John Rebar, Executive Director, UMaine Cooperative Extension

9:30 AM: Message and Welcome: Dr. Susan J. Hunter, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

9:40 AM: Getting to Know and Re-connecting with Each Other: Laura Lindenfeld, Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

10:20 AM: Future Direction of UMaine Extension: John Rebar

11:10 AM: Karaoke for the Mind, Videos & Interactions: Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin / Sagadahoc Counties

12:00 PM: Lunch and Celebration for Dr. Robert A. Kennedy, UMaine President

1:00 PM: Appreciating UMaine Extension Successes and Building on Our Success: Jeff St. John, Director of UMaine Center for Teaching and Assessment.

3:00 PM: Educational Technology Showcase: Wells, Room 3

4:30 PM: Wellness and Personal Enrichment Options:

  • Wellness at your Workstation: Taylor Bloedon and Jill Rand. Small Conference Room, First Floor, UMaine Recreational Center.
  • Yoga, Zumba, Walk. Meet at the Recreational Center

5:30 PM: Staffed Poster Session and Social Time: Wells Conference Center Atrium

6:30 PM: Dinner: Wells, Rooms 1 and 2

7:30 PM: Music and Socializing: Wells, Rooms 1 and 2

9:30 PM: End

Day 2

7:45 AM: Arrival / Full Breakfast8:45 AMKeynote Presentation — Future Technology for Maine: Jeff Letourneau, Executive Director, Networkmaine, and IT for University of Maine System

9:30-10:45 AM: Breakout Session 1 (For presenter information, see biography listing)

  • Creating Memorable Learning Experiences. Roger Merchant. Room 100, Lord Hall
  • Situational Leadership. David Scheidt. Room 316, Dunn Hall
  • Social Media and Extension. Anne Adrian. Room 2, Wells Conference Center
  • Using Technology to Connect with Volunteers. Jennifer Lobley. Room 301, Dunn Hall
  • Webtastic! Cindy Eves-Thomas. Room 1, Wells Conference Center
  • Welcome to the Mac! Lars Ljungholm. Room 3, Wells Conference Center

11:00-12:15 AM: Breakout Session 2 (For presenter information, see biography listing)

  • Creating Capacity — One Meeting at a Time. Jane Haskell. Room 220, Corbett Hall
  • eXtension and UMaine Cooperative Extension. Terry Meisenbach and Anne AdrianRoom. 301, Dunn Hall
  • Introduction to Google Apps for Managing Documents. Matt Graham. Room 1, Wells Conference Center
  • Thinking and Learning — Do you know your style? Cathy Elliott, Leslie Forstadt, and Jon Prichard. Room 2, Wells Conference Center
  • Universal Design Strategies. Tina Passman. Room 110, Corbett Hall
  • Welcome to the Mac! Lars Ljungholm. Room 3, Wells Conference Center

12:30 PM: Lunch: Room 1, Wells Conference Center

1:15 PM: Like Type Groups / Topical Groups

  • Classified Staff — Wells, Room 2
  • Eat Well — Wells, Room 3
  • Faculty — 301 Dunn Hall
  • Participatory Action Research — 110 Corbett Hall
  • Professional Staff — 220 Corbett Hall
  • SSI & Extension Continuing the Conversation — Wells, Room 1

2:15 PM: Evaluation/Closing Activity/Doorprize Drawing: iPad!

3:00 PM: Close