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 is Our One and Only Ocean, and it will run 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 for current Champlain Society members is now open. General registration opens to the public on June 1.

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. 

July 5th, 2022

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    David MacDonald

    A Friend to the Land

    9:30am, Davis Center for Human Ecology David MacDonald reflects on several decades working to protect Maine’s special places. He speaks with COA president Darron Collins ’92 about his conservation journey and leadership at Friends of Acadia and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, as well as what’s around the corner for the broader conservation movement.

July 12th, 2022

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    Ryan Higgins

    Hey, Bruce!

    9:30am, Davis Center for Human Ecology Ryan Higgins ’06 joins Carol Null ’93 to read from his books, share how COA shaped his approach to writing and illustrating, and discuss what it’s like to make up stories and draw cartoons for a living.

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