Maine Beaches Conference

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17 July 2015 | Southern Maine Community College | South Portland


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.

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Maine Beaches Conference Draft Program now available! Please note that this program is draft and revisions are anticipated.




Thank you to our supporters:

Benefactors - our largest contributors

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Walsh Engineering Logo
Benefactor Logos: Maine Coastal Program Benefactor Logos: Maine Sea Grant College Program

Sponsors - our major contributors

Sponsor Logos: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Sponsor Logos: Maine Department of Environmental Protection Sponsor Logos: Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission



GRB Maritime Realty LLC logo OceanView Properties logo


Conference Themes

  • Weighing the options: understanding the challenges of living on the coast.
  • Getting ready: preparing for and adapting to the future.
  • Living with the beach: the nature, culture, and art of our beaches.
  • Identifying the trends: monitoring, research and emerging issues.
  • Meeting at the beach: balancing user needs and values.
  • Caring for beaches: partnership and stewardship
  • Using best practices and following the rules: coastal engineering and regulation


Click image for MBC Sponsorship infoSponsorship Opportunities
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.




Registration Fees
$40 general admission
$20 presenters and non-profit exhibitors
$70 for-profit exhibitors
$0 beach monitoring volunteers                                                                                       Online registration will be available - service fees of $1.99 - $2.99 applied                                                              Scholarship assistance will be made available.
Registration will begin in May.


The Maine Beaches Conference Steering Committee
Maine Audubon
Maine Coastal Program
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Maine Geological Survey
Maine Sea Grant
Shoreline Commission, City of Saco
Southern Maine Community College
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
Town of Kennebunkport
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Walsh Engineering
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve


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