Scenes from a recent Camden Conference
Fostering informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference.
Keynote address from the 2014 conference, “The Global Politics of Food and Water” by Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Iowa State University), Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (Pocantico Hills, NY), and organic family farmer in North Dakota.
Event Date: Tuesday August 12, 2014
Maine summer resident, Courtnay Smith Perevalova, will share her personal experience of being an American living and raising children in Russia – and how much has changed in the twenty three years she has lived there – on Tuesday, August 12 at the Rockland Public Library from 6:00-7:30 PM. This event is free and open [...]
Event Date: Friday August 22, 2014
Free Screening and Discussion of the Acclaimed Documentary Symphony of the Soil in Camden “At the very least, you will leave (Symphony of the Soil) with the profound understanding that feeding our soil is the first step in feeding ourselves.”— The New York Times The Camden Conference and Maine Farmland Trust are pleased to present [...]
Event Date: Wednesday August 27, 2014
Scott Carpenter of Google Ideas will give a Trekkers Tech Talk entitled “Head in the Clouds: The Internet’s Next Five Billion and World Politics” on Wednesday, August 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. Everywhere we look, we see that connectivity is transforming the way individuals, organizations, and states interact. For all [...]
Fyodor Lukyanov, editor in chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs and Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, will speak at the next Camden Conference: “Russia Resurgent”.
Posted on Friday July 25, 2014
2014 Camden Conference Keynote, Fred Kirschenmann, returns to the Camden Opera House on Friday August 22, for a special appearance along with acclaimed filmmaker, Deborah Koons Garcia and Maine Farmland Trust’s John Piotti for a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Symphony of the Soil. Click here for more information.
Posted on Tuesday April 1, 2014
2014 Camden Conference Moderator, John Piotti, writes about us in Maine Farmland Trust‘s recent Newsletter. Food & Water: Notes on the Camden Conference Sometimes I’m amazed by what happens here in Maine. An event this past weekend made that point clearly—in two distinct ways. The event was the 27th Annual Camden Conference. The topic this [...]
Posted on Wednesday March 12, 2014
ANNOUNCING the Bill Taylor Research Proposal for student teams. Bill Taylor, a retired Captain of the Navy, offered a $1,000 Award to the student team whose research proposal best addresses the challenges of global food and water. Click here for more about the contest and the Bill Taylor Award. Bill Taylor has challenged young people [...]
Posted on Tuesday March 4, 2014
2014 Conference CamCasts are now available for viewing! Dear attendees, Thank you all for a wonderfully successful and thought provoking conference. We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Conference CamCasts are now available for viewing on our website: http://www.camdenconference.org/2014-conference/2014-conference-camcasts/ ENJOY!
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Over 200 high school, college, and graduate students and their faculty members attended the 2014 Camden Conference, coming from 15 high schools and 13 institutions of higher education. Click here to read stories about their experiences with global food and water issues: lunch dialogue sessions, Saturday night World Café, courses for credit, and the Bill Taylor Student Research Proposal Award.
In honor of our 25th year, we are pleased to present this series of short accounts of key moments from the history of the Camden Conference.