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Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events

Looking for a special venue for your small conference, retreat or event?

College of the Atlantic’s oceanfront campus is a unique mix of 19th century seaside estates, side by side with 21st century sustainable technology and design. Surrounded by the mountains, islands, and trails of Acadia National Park, COA offers a remarkable and affordable place for your small conference or event.

Our grounds include terraced gardens, a cobble beach and pier, the Ethel H. Blum Gallery, the George B. Dorr Natural History Museum and numerous quiet spaces to sit and watch the sea. Indoors, our classroom, studio, lecture, and performance spaces can accommodate between 15 and 250 people. Outdoor tents can be used for larger groups. Click here for detailed descriptions of our facilities and classrooms, or contact us for more information.

Parts of our campus are also available to rent for private wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Our Location

COA is just a short walk from the shopping, dining, and sights of downtown Bar Harbor. In addition, the free Island Explorer buses stop regularly on campus, providing car-free access to Acadia National Park and the more distant corners of Mount Desert Island. We are a 15-minute drive from the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport, and approximately a one-hour drive from Bangor International Airport.

Have A Conference At COA

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Interested in having your next conference or event at College of the Atlantic? Email the summer programs office for more information about rates and availability.