Educate Maine is accepting proposals for presentations at its annual Education Symposium, to be held December 4 in Portland. The deadline for submissions is June 1.

The symposium brings together more than 350 business, policy and education leaders to hear from education experts, learn from one another and to honor talented Maine educators. The agenda includes a morning plenary followed by interactive workshops on a range of education topics spanning early childhood through adult workforce development. The event will be held virtually, if necessary.

Priority topics for proposals include business partnerships and workforce development; social-emotional learning with a focus on achieving equity; and policies that explicitly connect education and workforce. Educate Maine is particularly interested in sessions that explore issues of equity and access that have been brought to the forefront during the current pandemic and sessions that present “innovative and actionable solutions to Maine’s education and workforce needs as Mainers learn and grow from this experience.”

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