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When you are ready to submit your training funding request, here are the conference details you’ll need to complete the funding request form! 

Number of Hours:

Maine-Stay 2023 has 12 hours of education and learning.

(Plus tons of networking for side conversations and inspiration sharing!)


October 18-19, 2023

Brief Conference Description:

Maine-Stay 2023 provides attendees from tourism and hospitality businesses as well as the businesses that support them with two days of in-depth knowledge and planning tools designed to shape their company marketing. Attendees will learn smart strategies for attracting and retaining customers through inflation-proof methods designed to create an immediate impact. Participants will bring back new skills and a deeper understanding of today’s current marketing trends from sessions that span topics like improving customer experience, branding with a strong sense of place, using video in social media, developing itineraries and blogs that attract the best customers, understanding Maine resident’s attitudes and how to best communicate with them, how to use and attract social media influencers, making the most of your website and more. There are 16 sessions and more than 20 national and regional experts presenting. After the conference, all attendees will be able to access each session’s presentation materials — PowerPoint decks, handouts, videos, etc. 

How Will the Conference Contribute to Employee Growth:

Maine-Stay will allow them to participate in a national-level conference right here in Maine. He/She/They can talk to other participants one-on-one about what they are working on, and they may even give them advice on how to enhance their own work. He/She/They will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions about their work and the rationale behind it, which they can’t do when reading journal articles. Maine-Stay attendance can enhance professional and personal development, increase confidence, and provide tools and skills that cannot be taught in-house or online. The focused nature of learning at a conference allows them to dig deeper with the understanding of their topic of interest.

The Retail Price:

(The registration cost varies depending on the number of employees you send. The breakdown is below.)

  • One Person: $299.00
  • Two People:  $224.50/each
  • Three People: $149.67/each