2019 Workshops

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

Workshops held at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240. For parking info, see ATTEND page.


Session 1: 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Session 2: 1:30 pm — 4:30 pm 

Located at the Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240

**Note: The content in Session 1 will be the same as Session 2.

Hosted by AARP Maine

Direct Action Organizing is about organizing around an issue win a change. We focus on how to plan and implement effective issue advocacy through organizing people to act together and think strategically. The purpose of the training being offered is to learn how to plan strategy by understanding Direct Action Organizing for local, regional, and state-wide advocacy. Most importantly, the training makes people rightfully put strategy before tactics by introducing the strategy chart, which is the most important tool for successful campaign planning. Additionally, participants learn to think about power as the factor that can determine winning or losing. Followed by a public beer garden and PechaKucha talks.


Session 1: 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Session 2: 1:30 pm — 4:30 pm 

Meeting location TBD.

Hosted by Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Ransom Engineering, City of Lewiston, Lewiston Local Activation Team & Build Maine

Don’t wear a suit and tie to this workshop. Get ready to learn on the job by implementing Tactical Urbanism installations in Lewiston, Maine. Learn the fundamentals, best practices and low-cost strategies to reduce vehicular speeds, increase safety and comfort, and attract private sector investment. Workshop will be an active participation day of street painting, bollard installation, public art and learning to make-do with low-cost, temporary materials. Followed by a public beer garden and Lightning talks. Meeting location TBD.


2019 Build Maine Speakers

Thursday, June 6th 2019

Coming soon!

Conference held at the Royal Oak Room & Iron Horse Court, 1 Bates Street, Lewiston, ME.

Parking: Please plan to park at the Oak Street Municipal Parking Garage at 1 Oak St, Lewiston, ME 04240. There is a daily rate of $6.00. Please note that there will be no on-site parking available. If you have mobility constraints, please email connect@build-maine.com. There will be a tactical urbanism activated walking path to the venue. Stay tuned for details!

Registration & breakfast begins at 7:30am. Conference begins at 8:00am.



4:30 pm — 7:30 pm

Dufresne Plaza, Lisbon Street

Build Maine will kick off with a beer garden and Lightning talks event. Join us to learn about 10 innovative Maine projects from people who are building Maine’s cities and towns. Sign up here! You’ll find good conversation, food, and beer here. Welcome to all!


Professional Development Credits

Build Maine is pleased to offer the following Continuing Education Credits for select sections:

  • Engineer Professional Development Hours (PDH)

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits - TBD

  • Maine Real Estate Commission — Continuing Education Credits (CEC)

  • AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits

  • AIA Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits

  • MTCMA is offering 5 overall credits to managers for “Development of General Administrative/Management Skills

  • Board of Real Estate Appraisers — Continuing Education Credits (CEC) - TBD

  • CEO Contact Hours - Legal - TBD.