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Camden Conference a UMO Favorite

UMaine Valedictorian, Amy Smith, declares Camden Conference classes among her favorites in a recent article spotlighting her accomplishments. Read about Amy in the recent edition of UMaine Today.

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We Have Moved!

The Camden Conference Office has moved to a new location at 25 Bayview St., 2nd floor. Our postal address and phone numbers are unchanged.

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2010 Conference Highlights

The 2010 Conference Highlights have arrived! Highlights from the 23rd Annual Camden Conference: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India — Crossroads of Conflict are now available. To receive your copy, please send $10 (incl. S&H) to the Camden Conference, P.O. Box 882, Camden, ME 04843. To order by credit card, please call us at 236-1034 or toll free at 1-877-214-8579.  Highlights is also available to view and download on our website.

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Support a Student in 2011!

Help bring more students to the 2011 Camden Conference! Because the Camden Conference is, above all, an educational event, it is fitting that students have an important and growing place in it! Many attendees feel that the best and most meaningful questions to Conference speakers come from the student participants.” The 103 students at our most recent Conference were an increase from 69 the year before. Of these, 78 were from colleges, 25 from regional secondary schools, and three were from the South Asian region being discussed. Almost all of them benefited from scholarships or discounted student rates and had their Conference experience enriched through a special program organized by the Conference. The total cost of this student program was $11,577, offset by $2,150 in donations for scholarships. The remaining costs, $9,427, came out of the Conference organization’s own resources, reducing our ability to expand and improve this valuable and…

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2011 Conference Topic Announced

The 24th Annual Camden Conference: The Challenges of Asia will take place February 18- 20, 2011.  The Camden Conference Board of Directors wishes share with its friends and members this brief overview of next year’s conference.  While the general theme has been chosen, this working title and program details are in early stages of development by the Program Committee and will surely evolve before reaching its final form.  Please visit our website often to monitor our progress. Topics likely to be covered include: Single Country Assessments of China, India, and Japan Economic Overview of Asia and Economic/Trade Relations with the U.S. Energy and Resource Competition Across Asia Military and Geo-Strategic Overview of Asia in relation to U.S. Role, Responses, and Military Presence in the Region New Technologies, “Green” Jobs and Production, Environmental Issues How should the U.S. Respond to the Many Challenges of a Rising Asia? What changes may be…

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2010 CamCasts are Available!

The recent 23rd Annual Camden Conference, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India – Crossroads of Conflict, is receiving much praise and positive press coverage! In case you missed it or want to experience it again…. CamCasts of each 2010 Camden Conference Presentation are now available for viewing anytime on our website. And you may browse images from the 2010 Camden Conference at our new Photo Gallery.

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Camden Conference Thanks You!

The Camden Conference wishes to thank everyone who helped make the recent conference season such a success! The Camden Conference is fortunate to have many volunteers who make this annual Conference possible. In addition to the dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council, the following individuals and businesses have generously given of their time as community event speakers, senior college presenters, community partners, committee members, office helpers and volunteers during this weekend Conference: Acadia Senior College ~ Bangor Public Library ~ Meredith Barnett ~ Belfast Free Library ~ Belfast Senior College ~ Ann Bex ~ Genna Black ~ Dwight Blue ~ Blue Hill Public Library ~ Margaret Boyajian ~ Joanne Boynton ~ Steven Butterfield ~ Camden Police Department ~ Camden Public Library ~ Ben Cameron ~ Sean Carnell ~ Anna Carr ~ Zeb Casperson ~ Marlene Charron ~ Jon Cheston ~ Chromunique´Audio Visual ~ Coastal Discoveries ~ Coastal Senior…

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Save the Date!

The 24th Annual Camden Conference will take place February 18-20, 2011. Check the Camden Conference website often for updates on next year’s topic, speakers, programs, and community events.

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Continuing Education Credits

We are pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Camden Conference: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India – Crossroads of Conflict has recently been approved by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar for five (5) Continuing Legal Education Credits for Attorneys. In addition, Teachers who attend the Conference are eligible for 1.5 Continuing Education Units through the University of Maine. Register for the conference or contact the Camden Conference for more information.

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Speaker Books on Booklist

Highly recommended by several Conference Program Committee members, Whitney Azoy’s Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan has been added to the 2010 Camden Conference Book List. Azoy joins other 2010 Conference Speakers Ahmed Rashid, Paul Pillar, and Teresita Schaffer on the recommended reading list for the 23rd Annual Camden Conference: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India – Crossroads of Conflict, live at the Camden Opera House, February 19-21, 2010. In this second edition paperback (Waveland Press 2002), Azoy, a confirmed speaker at the upcoming February Camden Conference, describes a fascinating relationship between Afghanistan’s ‘national sport’ and its political evolution. Amazon reader Hanif Yazid calls it “witty and genuine, his firsthand accounts of traditional Afghan notions of power, status and honor give the book a unique flavour. Buzkashi is short, but informative. Easy to read and enjoy, it made me want to ride like the wind, dead goat in hand, to victory and glory!”…

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