Fall Conference 2018

October 19-20 - Samoset Resort - Rockport, ME

Start Smart!


Want to know how you can deal with the pressure of constant change in education?  Join your fellow members and colleagues at MEA’s Fall Conference 2018 at the Samoset Resort, October 19-20!  Register Here


Discover new ideas and innovative teaching strategies.  Learn how to use new technologies in your classroom.  Take home skills you can use in your work and in your life.  From using digital tools, understanding STEM and composing rap songs, to personal finance, education policy, and student engagement, we have what you need to Start Smart this year!


Participants earn 5.5 contact hours for attending this conference! REGISTER TODAY!


For a complete description of all sessions offered, click here.


Important Conference Deadlines:

Hotel Room Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018
Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018


AND – Make sure to come Friday night for our MEA Beach Party!
Break out the Hawaiian party shirts, flip flops and surf boards!  We’re having a beach party barbecue.  The Big Kahuna himself, MusicMan from Sidecar Sound, will be cranking out the surf tunes and teaching you to twist the night away. We’ll also have beach games, door prizes and giveaways for the best get-ups!  So, look the part and wear some sunscreen because it’s going to be hot on our beach!

Babysitting Services: A college-aged sitter, who has been vetted by the Samoset Resort and is on its approved sitter list, will be provided free of charge on Friday night from 6:30 - 9:30 and again on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Engaging activities will be provided. Children will eat a child-meal with the sitter Friday night. Children must be potty- trained. You must register for sitter services in advance when you register for the conference.



  • When

    Friday, October 19, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018


  • Where

    Samoset Resort
    220 Warrenton Street
    Rockport, Maine 04856


Friday, October 19th

4:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Registration opens - Lobby

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - President's Reception

7:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Friday Night Dinner - BBQ - Ballroom

8:30 - 10:30 P.M. - It's a Beach Party! Music, games, cash bar, prizes, and more. Ballroom


Saturday, October 20th

7:00 - 8:20 A.M. - Conference Registration - Lobby/Buffet Breakfast - State Ballroom/Pre-Retirement Breakfast (Members only in Rockport)

7:00 - 12:00 P.M. - Vendors/Exhibitors - State Ballroom

8:00 A.M. - Welcome from Grace Leavitt, MEA President. Housekeeping - Daniel Allen, Director of Professional Development - State Ballroom

8:40 - 9:50 A.M. - Session I**

10:00 - 11:20 A.M. - Session II

11:30 - 12:30 P.M. - Buffet Lunch - State Ballroom

12:40 - 2:00 P.M. - Session III

2:10 - 3:30 P.M. - Session IV

**Conference participants will receive a copy of their sessions at registration.



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