The 30th Annual Camden Conference is presented live at the Camden Opera House, and is live-streamed to satellite locations at the Strand Theatre in Rockland and other locations.
Across the Middle East, in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, an extraordinary human migration is underway.
The 2017 Camden Conference—“Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis” —will feature lively discussions with speakers chosen for their firsthand knowledge and strong views on migrant and refugee issues. They will explore the varied causes of the current international crisis and the unique challenges that come with accepting immigrants from particular countries, regions, and demographic groups. Speakers will also examine the political, economic, and social consequences of population flight for the countries they have abandoned in the Middle East, Africa, and Central America. Going beyond the present crisis, conference speakers will examine the factors that will likely drive migration in the coming decades—from dramatic demographic shifts to climate change, natural disasters, and ethnic, territorial, and political conflicts. And, turning the spotlight in our direction, speakers will discuss the role that should be played by the United States, a country built by immigrants.
The Conference convenes on Friday evening, February 17, with the keynote address at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm), and continues on Saturday, February 18 from 8:45am (doors at 8:00am) – 4:30pm, and again on Sunday, February 19 from 9:00am (doors at 8:15am) - 12:30pm. The Strand Theatre will be a live-stream satellite venue.
For more program, schedule and ticketing information please visit The Camden Conference website or call (207) 236-1034.