The summer of 2022 features conversations with authors, scientists, activists, scholars, artists, researchers, and thought leaders.

Coffee & Conversation

The Coffee & Conversation series features discussions between a guest and a COA faculty member or trustee. They are held every Tuesday morning in July and August. 

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Summer Institute

The College of the Atlantic Summer Institute is a week-long ideas festival that welcomes leaders from around the world to share their expertise and thoughts on the most pressing issues of our time. This year, the topic was Our One and Only Ocean, and the Institute ran from July 25-29, 2022.

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All Coffee & Conversation and Summer Institute sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required for both in person and virtual participation. Registration is now open.

COVID-19 Precautions

Currently we expect to hold all summer events in person and request that attendees be fully vaccinated. All speaking events will also be livestreamed on our website. 

August 23rd, 2022

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    Alice Elliott Dark

    Fellowship Point

    9:30am, Davis Center for Human Ecology Alice Elliott Dark shares her new novel and speaks with Christina Baker Kline at this College of the Atlantic Coffee and Conversation event about celebrating women’s friendships, drawing inspiration from 19th-century writers, and the patience it takes to create a world and make a plot work.

August 30th, 2022

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    Sandra Stone

    Building Maine’s Innovation Economy

    9:30am, Davis Center for Human Ecology Sandra Stone joins Kerri Sands ’02 at College of the Atlantic Coffee and Conversation to share her perspective on Maine’s startup and entrepreneurial landscape, angel investing, and collaborating with like-minded women to invest in their communities.

Have questions about any of these events? Contact Wes Norton at 207-801-5627.