Here is what some people had to say about their experience with UMaine Conferences & Institutes

“This conference was recruitment gold!” ~ Daniel Bilodeau, University of Maine Associate Professor of Theatre


“We had a wonderful event with many great stories to tell. Thank you for your help in making 2015 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus a great success!” ~ Anonymous


“I have been to many, many conferences in my Navy and later financial services career, and today’s event was far and away the best-executed I have ever witnessed. Everything worked like clockwork. You and everyone involved should be very proud of your accomplishment! Please extend my sincere thanks and appreciation!” ~ Anonymous


“[Conferences & Institutes’] level of care with detail ensured our event was a success. Knowing that they had my back made event planning and execution a walk in the park, and I look forward to working with them again.” ~ Josh Plourde, Communications Manager, IT Coordinator, University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center


“Thank you very much for your help. It was a pleasure to work with you. Everything went smoothly, and we received compliments from those attending our convention. Penobscot Valley Branch of AAUW looks forward to future events at Wells Conference Center.”


“I just wanted you to know how very impressed I was with the conference, and the meticulous attention to detail and responsiveness you and your team demonstrated.” ~ Anonymous


“Thank you for your support for the Maine Educational Theatre Conference. The event was a big success with our largest turnout to date. The support we receive from you make it very easy to organize and run the conference at UMaine.”  ~ Rick Osann, Maine Educational Theatre Conference


“On behalf of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group, I wanted to extend a sincere ‘Thank You!’ to you for the wonderful assistance and hospitality you provided during our recent meetings in Orono. From the moment participants were picked up at the airport until the time they departed, they received pleasant and helpful treatment. We especially enjoyed the elegant meeting rooms. I heard only positive comments from everyone.” ~ Ann Meceda, SDWG Chair


“Everything was amazing. The girls got so much out of the entire experience.  Many thanks for all of your hard work to make this happen!!” ~ Mary Gamble, Mountain Valley High School Library/Media Specialist


“All went great. I have received many compliments this morning for the success of the gathering. Thank you for pulling it together for us on such a last-minute basis. The facility is absolutely beautiful!” ~ Carol A. Winslow, Indian Island School Secretary


“Everything was perfect!” ~ Cynthia Collins, Emera Maine


“Everything went off without a hitch! The day was a success, due in no small part to your help and persistence. Thank you so much!” ~ Michael Kennedy, UMaine Foster Center JA TItan Challenge


“The accommodations were perfect. Thank you for everything.” ~ Ed Leeman, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates


“Thanks for everything! We had a great workshop and everything went smooth! I look forward to working with you in the future!” ~ Penson Bartlett, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates


“Everything went very well. Thank you for coordinating. It turned out to be a very successful event.” ~ Dan Dixon, Office of Sustainability (Maine Power Dialog)


“Thank you for all of your help. You did an outstanding job. Looking forward to working with you next year.” ~ Chad Reynolds, Destination Imagination


“Carrie and I wanted to pass on our thanks for all of your efforts this week! Paper Days was a very successful event and we really appreciate the hard work from you and your staff. They all did a great job!” ~ Jennifer Ireland, Paper Days

“I echo Jen’s words that we very much appreciate all you did to make this another successful Paper Days!” ~ Carrie Enos, Paper Days


“The Big Gig was a great success; thank you very much for all of your help (both with the planning and clean-up!)” ~ Michael Kennedy, UMaine Foster Center Big Gig


“The day went well – box lunches were quite good, and all arrived on time. We were in the room before 7:00 AM, and it was set just as we would have done ourselves! Thanks so much for your help in making it happen.” ~ Jim Moulton, Apple Education


“Thank you very much for all of your hard work and everything that you did to help our event to be a success. It was very nice to meet you, and to work with you, and I also look forward to working with you again.” ~ Nicolle Hincks, EMMC


“Everything was perfect – please give a big ‘thank you’ to your staff!” ~ Debbie Eustis-Grandy, Eustis Memorial Service


“The set-up was wonderful and the staff was really nice. Thank you very much for everything, It was a pleasure working with you on this special event.” ~ Dr. Karl-Heinz Spittler, Lindahl Lecture


“Thanks so much for all the help. It was a very successful day.” ~ Todd Pelletier, Maine DOT


“I was going to write to you this morning to thank YOU for all your help. The party was a great success. So many people made so many appreciative comments. Thank you again for your help. It was a pleasure to work with you.” ~ Craig Freshley, Marine Sciences Graduation Party


“It went beautifully. We had two people show up and ask to join at the conference, and Wells made it no problem to accommodate them. Also, the group was over half an hour behind (because they loved the tour so much – everyone was asking questions), and again they adjusted like it was no big deal. We are satisfied customers and will definitely hold any other Orono events we have at Wells :).” ~ Kate Beaumont, SNAME


“From my perspective everything was great! Thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it!” ~ Dave Kerschner, Stop Hazing Summit


“I felt everything overall went very well. The spaces we ended up using were great, and the meals/sessions worked out well. Coffee and breakfasts were great, and all the facilities on campus came together to help us well.” ~ Travis Hall, RiSE


“I really appreciate all the work you put into the Arctic Council SDWG. It was a huge success and many complimented us that the venue created a great atmosphere.” ~ Marilynne Bonner, Contract Management Analyst, Department of State, Washington, DC


“Thank you very much for hosting us at the University of Maine! It was a great location for our summer meeting. It was really inspiring to learn about the sustainable agriculture research that students are engaged in there!” ~ Emma Ertinger, Operations Coordinator, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition