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Join us for a weekend to "test drive" Maine

You’ll join a cohort of individuals and families interested in moving here — we’ll introduce you to employers, community leaders, realtors, Maine Boomerangs, other folks who have relocated here, and locals who couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Sample itineraries of activities such as ocean recreation, city exploration, foodie tours, brewery hopping, family-friendly fun, and more will help show you what our quality of life is like, without the influence of tourism marketing. Concierge guides will be available to you all weekend long to answer questions, make introductions, and ensure you get the most out of your time here. More questions? Checkout the FAQ lower on this page for more information.

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Sample weekend agenda (actual itineraries will be sent to confirmed registrants):

Pre-Arrival: Email introductions to relevant Maine employers and community members.
Friday: Evening Welcome Reception w/ Community Members (casual).
Saturday: DIY Maine Experience (support, suggestions and sample agendas provided before your arrival).
Sunday: DIY Maine Experience (support, suggestions and sample agendas provided before your arrival).
Monday: Morning Networking Reception w/ Maine Employers (business casual) – introductions and match-making provided by Maine Career Connect and Live + Work in Maine.

These weekends are made possible thanks to a partnership between Maine Career Connect and Live + Work in Maine!

Due to COVID-19 and our states' health mandates, our calendar of events is on hold. Stay tuned for more details: Sign up for our newsletter.

Imagine ME + You - 2020 Dates & Locations

Locations include: Portland, Brunswick, Bangor & Waterville

Register for any of these dates via the form below!

REGISTRATION CLOSED February 28 - Portland
Anchor Activity: Winter Session Brew Fest

CANCELLED June 19 - Portland
Anchor Activity: Startup Maine (June 17-19)

 CANCELLED July 10 - Portland
Anchor Activity: Maine Yoga Fest

CANCELLED August 14 - Brunswick
Anchor Activity: Great State of Maine Airshow

TBD October 2 - Portland
Anchor Activity: Maine Marathon (CANCELLED)

Waterville & Bangor dates - Coming Soon!

2020 - Imagine ME + You Weekend Registration
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Q: What's the purpose of these weekends?

Our goal is to provide talented people interested in moving their life and career to Maine with the employer and community connections they need to take the next step in relocating.

Q: How Much Does It Cost?

It's free to participate in sponsored activities with prior registration, like our welcome reception and networking events. You pay your own way in terms of lodging, dining and recreational weekend activities.

Q: What happens after the event?

Imagine ME & You weekends are unique in that our team hand-picks employers & community members to attend events depending on the participants and their interests. However, we can not provide individualized support to job seekers after each weekend.

Q: What's the deadline for committing to participate?

Space is extremely limited. We encourage you to confirm participation by providing proof of lodging reservations no later than 1 month before the weekend to ensure you can join us!

Q: I'm not sure whether Portland, Bangor, Waterville or Brunswick would be a better fit - what should I do?

We welcome you to experience more than 1 weekend, to get hands-on experience with the offerings of each area! We also suggest you do some research on the specific towns beforehand.

Q: What should I know if I’m not a U.S. Citizen?

Imagine ME + You weekends are not an immigration or visa program. Citizens of foreign countries interested in traveling, living, or working in Maine need to secure an appropriate visa from the U.S. State Department.


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