The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 8 – 11, 2023


KEYNOTE: Emerging Leadership

Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Gateway to a Sustainable Maine Economy 

Why you’ll want to attend. Imagine working for a company that creates backpacks out of recycled sailcloth. Or turns to the ocean for innovative products from sustainably farmed sea greens. Or is building an online employee wellbeing platform. Or better yet, imagine young friends or family members and where they want to work. In this session we visit with Kristan Crow from Atlantic Sea Farms in Biddeford, Devin McNeill from Flowfold in Gorham, and James Brissenden from LifeGuides (formerly on staff with the Maine HR Convention). They will share their personal journeys, the stories of their companies, and how they are helping build the next generation of business. Moderated by Ron Schneider from Bernstein Shur in Portland.

What’s it all about?

  • Consider the advantages and challenges companies built on sustainable environmental ethics and corporate social responsibility face with generational recruiting and building sustainable business enterprises.
  • Discuss how these enterprises intend to uphold their mission and values as they grow and scale their HR functions.
  • And, in a fireside chat, engage with these leaders about progressive HR practices for the future. 

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit 

Program Faculty: Devin McNeill, James Brissenden, Kristan Crow, Ron Schneider