Ever imagine calling Vacationland your full-time home? “Imagine ME + You” weekends will give you a taste of what real, full-time life is like in Maine – and what it will take to move your career here. Maine is famously a great place to visit – but with more open jobs in our State than people available to take them, the opportunity to upgrade to Maine has never been better.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.