The Maine Beaches Conference was ushered in with the new century in 2000 and in 2015 we will celebrate our tenth conference. In 2015, we expect to host well over 200 participants. Over those years, we have worked to provide continuing opportunities for communication and exchange of the most current information among beach stakeholders with diverse interests and to present the findings from the state’s beach monitoring programs.
Since 2000, The Maine Beaches Conference has served as the meeting place for beach stakeholders with diverse interests. The conference attracts more than 200 participants representing everyone from recreational beach goers, to government officials at all levels and is quoted as being "one of the best opportunities to reach coastal property and coastal business owners." To learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, see our sponsorship cover page, please contact Kristen Grant.
$40 general admission
$20 presenters and non-profit exhibitors
$70 for-profit exhibitors
$0 beach monitoring volunteers
Online registration available (service fees of $1.99 - $2.99 applied)
or download and print a mail-in registration form
REGISTER EARLY! MBC 2013 sold out. Registration fees increase by $10 after July 3
Scholarship assistance can be requested.
Bonus for Professionals!
By attending MBC you may have the opportunity to earn professional development credits with:
Credits with other affliations may also be possible. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
2015 Maine Beaches Conference Steering Committee Organizations: Members
Maine Audubon: Laura Minich Zitske
Maine Coastal Program: Theresa Torrent
Maine Department of Environmental Protection: Marybeth Richardson
Maine Geological Survey: Steve Dickson
Maine Sea Grant: Kristen Grant (Coordinator) and Catherine Schmitt
Southern Maine Community College: Tom Long and Chris Hoffman
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission: Lee Jay Feldman
Town of Kennebunkport: Werner Gilliam
University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Keri Kaczor
Walsh Engineering: William Walsh (Vice Chair)
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve: Nancy Viehmann (Chair), Anne Cox, Jake Aman
Chris Feurt, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Melissa Gates, Surfrider Foundation
Joe Kelley, University of Maine
Kate O'Brien, US Fish and Wildlife Service
George Roth, Saco Shoreline Commission
Laura Seaver, Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Porgram
Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
Brad Zitske, Maine Audubon
Logistics Coordinator: Charlotte Hendee