Midcoast Magnet

PO Box 1044
Camden , ME 04843
Contact: Amanda R. Austin

Midcoast Magnet was inspired in 2004 over a couple of slices of pizza. Governor Baldacci had just commissioned the Blaine House Conference on Maine’s Creative Economy and launched a Creative Economy Council. Early board members included Noah Keteyan, Maggi Blue, Zen Sawyer, Carrie Shores, Patrick Mellor, and Kevin Callahan.

Over the years, we’ve developed a talent for bringing people together on innovative projects to support creativity, livability and economic sustainability in Midcoast Maine. We are a non-profit organization of people dedicated to vibrant culture, entrepreneurship and networking.

Meeting Information

Midcoast Magnet produces a variety of programs.

Juice Conference
The Juice Conference is a bi-annual conference held in Camden. Juice is a forum for the exchange of ideas, the sharing of success stories, and the development of strategies for Maine’s future. Juice connects leaders of the creative economy to foster growth and prosperity. By weaving together the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship, Juice inspires innovation by bringing talented people together from widely different backgrounds to build on Maine’s traditions. 

Juice Boxes
A Juice Box is full of the energy and expertise of a Juice Conference - just wrapped up in a smaller package. Created by the Midcoast Magnet, these events offer skills, networking opportunities and fun. Join us to promote the creative economy as we bring together the arts, business and technology in the Juice Box series.

Real Life, Real People, Real Social
The Midcoast Magnet program "Social Network In Real Life" is taking on a new identity.  All are welcome to the new: Real Life, Real People, Real Social.

Pecha Kucha Midcoast
Pecha Kucha Night is an internationally recognized event based on a unique presentation style in which artists, designers and other creative individuals share twenty images, with twenty seconds for each image. Pecha Kucha Night Midcoast Maine spans the midcoast, from Thomaston to Belfast, and strengthens community by bringing people of all ages together to consider ideas and images presented by various creatives in our area. http://midcoastmagnet.com/content/pecha-kucha

Build Green Maine (BGM)
BGM was originated by Midcoast Magnet with the intention of connecting practitioners in the various areas of green building and renewable energy with each other and with homeowners and other stakeholders in Maine’s. BGM is now "transforming energy at home" as a privately run company  that educates about the benefits and methodologies of green building, helping people to realize that green building really is better building. Our goal is to generate more green construction and living in Maine! By increasing public awareness and by connecting customers and clients with resources and industry contacts, we hope to increase the number of green buildings produced in our region every year.  By providing an outlet for professionals to meet, network, and join forces we hope to solidify a rapidly growing industry with deep roots in Maine.  To learn more about it contact George Callas. www.buildgreenmaine.com