Fostering informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference.

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Community Events

Internet and World Politics

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 [...]

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Suzanne Massie in Castine

Event Date: Wednesday September 10, 2014

On Wednesday September 10 at 7 PM, author Suzanne Massie will speak at Witherle Memorial Library, Castine on “The Unseen Force that Ended the Soviet Union” from a chapter in her new book, Trust but Verify: Reagan, Russia and Me. According to a recent poll taken in Europe in 2013 ‘Russia has become the most God-seeking country in [...]

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A Russian Point of View

Event Date: Thursday September 18, 2014

International cultural exchange expert, Valery Kostin, will share the ordinary Russian point of view on the past and present of his native country, business opportunities, the changing governments, the Russian-USA relationships, the Ukrainian situation and daily life now of its citizens on Thursday, September 18 at the Rockland Public Library from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. [...]

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Recent Conference News

Kirschenmann returns to Camden

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.

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Piotti reflects on the CC

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 [...]

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Capt. Bill Taylor Award

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 [...]

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2014 Conference CamCasts

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: ENJOY!

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Education News

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.

Conference Heritage

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.