February 20, 2018
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Downtown Conference to focus on village center revitalization

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FARMINGTON, Maine — The Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center announces the 12th annual Maine Downtown Conference Friday, May 18, in Farmington. The conference will showcase the economic and community values of downtown and village center revitalization. Registration is at 7 a.m., conference sessions begin at 8 a.m.

The conference will kick off at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 17, with a reception and screening of the 60-minute national award-winning film, “The Greenest Building.” After the film there will be a question and answer session with producer and filmmaker Jane Turville of Portland, Ore. The film is free and open to public. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.

Conference featured speaker will be inventor, entrepreneur and author, Doug Hall, Maine native and founder of Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering, a partnership between Eureka! Ranch and Doug’s alma mater, the University of Maine through The Foster Center for Student Innovation.

The conference will feature 12 concurrent sessions and three specialized walking tours. For information or to register, go to http://www.mdf.org.