This year’s conference will again take place at the Abromson Community Education Center on USM’s Portland Campus located at 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101.

The keynote presentations will take place in the Hannaford Lecture Hall, which offers advanced communication and presentation capabilities.

Registration and networking begin at 7:30am. Please view the full Agenda for more details.


Where to Stay!

Looking for a hotel? There are a collection of options in the heart of Portland’s Old Port, a 10-minute drive to USM and walking distance to the AOC after party.

AOC has a room block (just for you!) at the Hyatt Place Portland Old Port!


  • Room Block Dates: 9/18, 9/19
  • Room Type: King Bed Standard
  • Room Rate: $242/night
  • Check-In: 3pm | Check-Out: 12:00 Noon
  • Complimentary Breakfast 

Also be sure to check out our recommendations of 15 fun activities to do while in Portland and the top 20 restaurants in Portland!