8th Annual Tourism Symposium & Awards Ceremony
The Symposium provides opportunities for people in the travel and tourism industry to network with other professionals and communities, share news and ideas, and celebrate the region’s tourism movers and shakers.
The Symposium is held in a different part of the region each year, and focuses on a different theme. We partner with businesses, organizations, and municipalities to highlight the diverse resources and communities that together create the DownEast Acadia experience.
The 8th Annual Tourism Symposium and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday October 26th at Woodlawn in Ellsworth. The 2023 symposium topic is “Cultural Adventures in DownEast Maine – Art, Music, Museums and More”.
Stay tuned for an agenda, information on how to nominate entities for a DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism Award, and more.
Past Symposium themes include:
3rd Annual (2017) – Downtown Revitalization & Entrepreneurship – Bucksport
4th Annual (2018) – Balsam, Wild Blueberries, and Bicycling – Machias
5th Annual (2019) – Traditional Industries, History & Art – Stonington
6th Annual (2020) – Outdoor Recreation – held via Zoom due to Covid 19
7th Annual (2022) – Arts, Culture, and Collaboration in Eastport and Way DownEast – Eastport