2018 Annual Conference Agenda

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Fundamentals Course, part 1
Dr. Alan Barefield

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Basic Economic Development Course
Melody Woodworth


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fundamentals Course, part 2
Dr. Alan Barefield

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Basic Economic Development Course
Melody Woodworth


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Fundamentals Course, part 1
Dr. Alan Barefield

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Basic Economic Development Course
Melody Woodworth

-Conference Begins-

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome and Networking Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Everything is About to Change
Doug Griffiths, 13Ways

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Shirt Sleeves 
Groups broken out by population to discuss common economic development challenges

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout Panel Discussions
Municipal collaboration or the lack thereof
Mall redevelopment
New face of tourism

5:00 p.m.
Brewery Tour / Dinner on your own


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome / Why Get Involved in BREI?
Ryan Kelly, John Bennett, and Teresa Evans

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Generational Business and the Evolving Brand
The Geaghan Family

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  
Breakout Panel Discussions
Panel #1 – Finance
Panel #2 – Data mining
Panel #3 – Contextual place making

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Dave Parsell, LocalIntel

12:30 – 1:15PM
Scalability and Access to Local Capital
Paul Lancisi – Owner Dove Tail Bats

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Break

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Future IQ

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
The Forgotten Sector: Retaining & Growing Your Community’s Home Based Businesses
Melissa Davidson, York County EDO

5:00 p.m.
Lobster Bake Networking Dinner


FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
BREI Annual Meeting

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Preparing Businesses for Cross Border Trade
Wade Merritt

10:00- 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Pursuit of Economic Development
Todd Gabe, University of Maine

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
How to Attract Millennials & Innovate Your City
Clinton Senkow, Influensive

5:00 p.m.
Rock concert and wine tasting festival