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MPA 2022 Fall Conference ~ IN PERSON

November 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

“The Time Is  Now”

with Adam Welcome

November 16 -18, 2022


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, South Portland

Registration Fee:     $369 MPA Member     ~        $469 Non-MPA Member


~ A G E N D A ~

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


with our Exhibitors

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A welcome reception with
hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Efficiency Maine
and beverages sponsored by Herff Jones/Varsity Brands
in the Exhibit Hall (Sebago & Ballroom B Room)



Thursday, November 17, 2022

** Be sure to visit all the generous exhibitors **

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Full Breakfast Buffet, and Visit Exhibitors – Lobby

9:00- 9:45 a.m.

Welcome, Entertainment, and Professional Division Business Meeting

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Keynote:  The Time Is Now with Adam Welcome

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Visit Exhibitors, and Door Prizes

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session I

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session II and Interscholastic Division Business Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast – Lobby/Ballroom A

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote III:  A How-To For Maine Schools:  Inclusivity and Safety   
with Sophie Mihm, Messalonskee High School, Senior

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break (Sebago Room)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Keynote IV:  Lessons Learned with Principal of the Year, Paula Callan; National Distinguished Principal, Ryan Gleason; and Assistant Principal of the Year, Philip Rossetti

11:05- 12:00 p.m.


12:00 – 2:00p.m.

 Final Keynote:  Updates on School Law with Drummond Woodsum’s Peter Felmly

2:00 p.m.

Conclusion and Door Prize Drawings

About the Keynote Presentation on Thursday with Adam Welcome

“The Time Is Now” – Stop talking about what you want to do and start doing what you want to do; the time is now!  We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get personal, we’re going to make some changes.  You’re going to walk away with strategies that will help you focus on what’s most important, and a plan to implement those strategies with your team for bigger results!  You’re going to laugh, you’re going to think, you’re going to be challenged, you’re going to realize that you have what it takes!  Who’s ready?


Adam Welcome has been a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students.  He was a ’20 To Watch’ with the National School Board Association, Principal of the Year in his region, a Fellow with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and has been blogging and podcasting about education for the past 15 years.  Adam is passionate about connecting with other educators from across the country and makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.  He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It, the bestselling author of four books, and he has three podcasts.  Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active.  Adam also loves to run and has finished 32 marathons.



About the Keynote Presentation on Friday with Peter Felmly, Drummond Woodsum

You are going to hear about legal updates that educational leaders need to know and how best to be prepared.  During this final keynote, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get the legal advice that will help you be an even better administrator.

Peter Felmly counsels public schools in all aspects of labor law, employment law, and school law.  Peter’s practice includes counseling in regard to hiring practices, discipline and discharge practices, conducting workplace investigations, compliance with discrimination laws and laws regarding the payment of wages, and the constitutional rights of students and school employees.  He is a co-author of Maine School Law (6th Edition 2018), and has served as an instructor for school law courses offered by the University of Southern Maine.

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November 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am
November 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
363 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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