MEDIA ADVISORY: 1200+ Students to Attend Annual MLTI Student Conference at UMaine on 5/23; Special Guest Appearances

Orono – More than 1200 middle and high school students from schools across Maine will gather at the University of Maine at Orono on Thursday, May 23rd for the Maine Department of Education’s Annual Maine Learning Through Technology Initiative (MLTI) Student Conference.

WHAT: The Maine Learning Through Technology Initiative (MLTI) Student Conference is a student conference hosted by the Maine DOE annually to engage students in learning related to technology.

WHO: 1200+ students and educators from schools all over Maine, a featured student speaker from Sacopee Valley Middle School, and representatives and volunteers from the Maine DOE and beyond. This year, the conference will also feature mascots from several of the University of Maine System schools (shhhh, it’s a secret!) who are partnering with the Maine DOE to bring an exciting and fun experience to the students.

Please note that there are some students who have asked not to be photographed or filmed – they will be wearing a dark blue name tag. Students who can be filmed will have a light blue name tag on. 

WHERE: University of Maine at Orono, various locations throughout campus – mostly close to the Collins Center (campus map). Here is a parking pass that must be displayed on the dashboard of vehicles parked on campus..


  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm


  • 8:45am: Opening event with student speaker
  • 9:40am: Student-led sessions where participants can learn a skill from their peers and then create something to take back to their schools
  • 11:55am: Lunch (mascots present).
  • 1:10pm: More student led-sessions (mascots present).
  • 2:10pm: The UBER Session – all students will gather in the Collins Center for a session that is largely kept secret until the day of the event (mascots present).

Get the full schedule here.

The Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System invite the media to attend this exciting and fun event. For further information, please contact Kelli Deveaux, Maine DOE Director of Communications at or (207) 624-6747.