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Member Details for The Camden Conference

Name Kimberly Scott
Title Conference Director
Company Name The Camden Conference
Address PO Box 882
Camden, ME  04843
Email kscott@camdenconference.org
Phone 207-236-1034
Web Address www.camdenconference.org
Categories Attractions, Services - Education
Business Description “An absolutely phenomenal experience!”

In 1986, a handful of Midcoast residents with insight, enthusiasm, and connections launched the idea of “bringing the world to Camden.”

By February 1987, they had managed to attract a handful of big-name speakers and about seventy like-minded people for an intensive foreign affairs weekend. With strong ties to the worlds of diplomacy, journalism, industry, and academia, the organizers contacted former colleagues, rolled up their sleeves, and did everything from stacking chairs to directing traffic.
Fast forward twenty-seven years, and the world has indeed arrived in Camden. For a weekend every February, eight hundred or so people now sign on to listen, learn, and question. High school and college students from Maine and beyond are active attendees at the Conference.

Camden Conference topics have included The Making of American Foreign Policy, The Influence of the News Media on Foreign Policy, U.S. – Japan Relations, Globalization, The Global Politics of Food and Water, Religion, Global Leadership, and a number focused on specific regions of the world: China, the Middle East, and Latin America are just a few.

Camden Conference attendees are from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages. What they have in common is a keen interest in foreign policy, a desire to participate in public debate, and to always learn more about the world they live in. Most recently, the Camden Conference made a considerable investment in internet technologies. This has increased its presence significantly, facilitating the live streaming to two satellite venues and making the Camden Conference available to people throughout the world.
The Camden Conference is still a volunteer-driven organization, and committed to keeping registration fees low and accessibility high. Funding comes from individual gifts and memberships, business memberships, corporate sponsorships, and grants from institutions, foundations and corporations.
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