Camden Conference begins 2018 Membership Drive with New Benefits
The Camden Conference announces the beginning of its annual membership drive for the 2018 season. What began in 1987 with a handful of Midcoast residents with insight, enthusiasm, and connections and the idea of “bringing the world to Camden,” is now entering its 31st year. The Conference audience now numbers over 1100 people each February across the four venues. In addition to the February Conference, programs include related high school and college courses during the year, plus nearly 100 community events in schools and libraries around the state.
The Camden Conference is still a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, committed to keeping registration fees low and accessibility high. Because ticket sales cover only 45% of the operating budget, membership contributions are vital to ensure this accessibility and the continuation of the Conference’s mission to “foster informed discourse on world issues.”
This year the Conference has new and improved benefits to offer Members, including:
- NEW Teacher/Student Membership beginning at $20
- New/renewing Members can register for the Conference any time
- Special opportunities for travel in association with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Travel program
- Gift Memberships to give away to introduce family and friends to the Conference
The 31st Conference, New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018, will explore shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly in China, the US and the nations of Europe in pursuing their national interests. The program will address the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats, including climate change, as well as how the United States can remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet the challenges ahead.
The world-renowned speakers will be live at the Camden Opera House and live-streamed to the Strand Theatre in Rockland, the Hutchinson Center in Belfast and the Luther Bonney Hall in Portland. The moderator for the weekend will be Tom Ashbrook, award-winning journalist and host of On Point, a nationally syndicated, public radio call-in program.