While laying out your spring travel plans, achieve two goals with one trip by adding the 2024 New England Regional Conference to your itinerary! Taking place in beautiful Portland, ME, you can tackle professional goals and enjoy a fun vacation!

If you are going to take the time to be away from the office, enjoy the benefits of professional development and mental relaxation, combining the best of both worlds!

Portland, Maine, is a coastal gem known for its historic charm, thriving culinary scene, and breathtaking natural beauty. Explore cobblestone streets lined with quaint boutiques and galleries, savor fresh seafood at acclaimed restaurants, or take in panoramic views of Casco Bay from the Eastern Promenade. With its rich maritime heritage, vibrant arts community, and abundance of outdoor adventures, Portland offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and coastal allure - we are so excited to host the 2024 New England Regional Conference in this historical town!

Take a look at all the activities you and your families could be taking part in!

  • Old Port: The Old Port's fishing piers, cobbled streets, and historic brick buildings will transport you back in time - but the energy of the area is anything but old. Old Port has a buzzing food scene, especially at night when locals and tourists pack into its restaurants and bars - don't leave without having a taste of the fresh seafood in the area! Grab the ultimate lobster roll along the waterfront's Commercial Street or snag a table at any of its amazing seafood restaurants.
  • Casco Bay Lines: Embark on an unforgettable journey with Casco Bay Lines, your gateway to the beauty and adventure of Portland, Maine's stunning coastal landscape. Sail away on scenic cruises through Casco Bay, where you'll discover picturesque lighthouses, quaint islands, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you're seeking a relaxing day trip or a memorable island adventure, Casco Bay Lines offers ferry services to popular destinations like Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island, and beyond. Immerse yourself in the charm of Maine's island life with Casco Bay Lines, where every voyage is a voyage to remember.
  • Hadlock Field: Experience the excitement of Hadlock Field, Portland's premier destination for baseball enthusiasts and entertainment seekers alike. Home to the beloved Portland Sea Dogs, a Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field offers thrilling games set against the backdrop of Maine's vibrant cityscape. From family-friendly outings to lively group events, enjoy an unforgettable day at the ballpark with delicious concessions, interactive experiences, and a lively atmosphere.
  • Allagash Brewing Company: Indulge in the world-class brews of Allagash Brewing Company, a beacon of excellence nestled in Portland, Maine. From their flagship Belgian-style White Ale to bold barrel-aged creations, Allagash offers a symphony of flavors crafted with passion and precision. Immerse yourself in their artistry through tastings and exclusive ticketed experiences, delving deep into their wild and barrel aging program at The Cellars. Grab a beer and join them on a journey where each sip tells a story of innovation, community, and unparalleled craftsmanship.
  • Portland Museum of Art:With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is rightfully taking its place as the best regional museum in the country. The PMA boasts a considerable permanent collection, with beloved works of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as significant holdings of Maine art-highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio - it's all happening at the PMA.
  • Eastern Promenade Trail: Explore the natural beauty and coastal charm of Portland, Maine along the Eastern Promenade Trail. This scenic pathway winds along Casco Bay, offering breathtaking views of sailboats, lighthouses, and rugged coastline. Perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling, the Eastern Promenade Trail provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Discover hidden coves, lush parks, and historic landmarks as you meander through this beloved waterfront escape.
  • Shipyard Brewing Company: Indulge in the craft beer revolution with Shipyard Brewing Company, Portland's beloved purveyor of award-winning ales and lagers. Situated in the heart of Maine's brewing scene, Shipyard offers a tantalizing array of handcrafted brews, from their iconic Export Ale to seasonal specialties bursting with flavor. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Shipyard invites you to savor the taste of tradition with a modern twist. Join us at the brewery for tours, tastings, and a glimpse into the artistry behind each pint.
  • Victoria Mansion: Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is the finest example of residential design from the pre-Civil War era in America. With superb architecture and well-preserved original interiors that were among the most lavish and sophisticated in their day, it is an unparalleled document of America’s highest aspirations in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts. It‘s history, a guided tour, and the present-day efforts at restoring the Mansion convey an impression of the significance of this unique site, which is of national and even international importance.
  • Commercial Street: Discover the vibrant heart of Portland, Maine along Commercial Street, where history meets modern charm. This bustling waterfront thoroughfare invites you to explore an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Savor freshly caught seafood at renowned eateries, browse unique boutiques for artisanal crafts, or simply stroll along the scenic harborfront and watch ships glide by. With its lively atmosphere and picturesque views of Casco Bay, Commercial Street offers something for every visitor to enjoy.

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