One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is to prepare the next generation of citizens and policy leaders to face the complex challenges of the global community. The subtleties of multi-national issues can easily get lost in a world of oversimplification and 140-character bytes.

Whether engaging in dialogue, embracing the power of social media, or leveraging learning outcomes — the Camden Conference orients students to their complex world through educational programs and partnerships that promote critical thinking, raise awareness, and provide accurate information about important global issues.

Education programs of the Camden Conference are designed to promote knowledge, perspectives, and dialogue opportunities on world affairs with high school and college educators and their students. Academic courses are now offered in Maine high schools and colleges on the Camden Conference, which are linked to the rich resources from current and past Conference presentations.

The Camden Conference invites teachers and students to attend the 30th annual Camden Conference, Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis February 17-19, 2017. The Conference is presented live from the historic Camden Opera House and streamed in HD to the Strand Theatre in Rockland,  the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and USM’s Lee Auditorium in Portland.

Special teacher-student rates are available at the streaming sites: Full-time students may attend the Conference at any satellite venue for just $50. Teachers who bring 3 or more students also receive that special $50 rate. And, the Camden Conference is approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Units for teachers!  

A highlight of the student experience is the Saturday evening World Café, hosted by UNITY COLLEGE. Students, faculty, Conference speakers and other Conference attendees gather at the First Congregational Church in Camden for a lively discussion of the day’s events and controversies facilitated by students from Unity College. High School and College students from the Belfast, Rockland, and Camden venues gathered together in Camden on Saturday night of the 2016 Conference to participate in a World Café on The New Africa. Sponsored by the Camden Conference Education Committee, the faculty and students from Unity College hosted and led the event.

Highlights of 2014 World Café


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