Virtual Events: How Organizations Are Offering Virtual Versions of Festivals, Events and Conferences
Part of Maine's brand is that it is a desirable place to hold events, from summer festivals to scenic weddings to races to major conferences. These contribute substantially to Maine's economy, drawing locals and out-of-staters—and serving as catalysts for other industries, such as restaurants and tourism. How are these events taking place in light of the Covid-19 pandemic? We'll learn how many organizations are finding ways to hold events, either in a virtual format or other creative solutions.
- Lynn Tillotson, president and CEO of Visit Portland
- Kelly McCormack, development and marketing manager, Maine Association of Nonprofits
- Chris Newell, Abbe Museum, executive director and senior partner to Wabanaki Nations at the Abbe Museum
- April Boucher, Common Ground Country Fair Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
- Julia Bachelder, events manager, Maine Cancer Foundation
- Eric Topper, director of education, Maine Audubon
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- The Maine Public Community Calendar
- Virtual road races gaining in popularity, although obstacles present unique challenges
- Maine Association of Nonprofits: Adapting with Purpose
- Abbe Museum moved Indian market online
- The Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA’s signature event, will be offered in a virtual format for 2020
- Tri For A Cure Virtual Event
- Maine Couples Get Creative To Tie The Knot During The Pandemic