After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone and reschedule Maine Maritime Museum’s Albert Reed and Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium, originally scheduled for April 4. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation and specifically two challenges:
- Many of our attendees and speakers are traveling nationally or internationally. In recent days, multiple state and private agencies have advised against non-essential travel, which forces our attendees and speakers to make a difficult decision.
- Governor Janet Mills has recommended the cancellation or postponement of all non-essential indoor gatherings of 250 or more people for the next 30 days. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be following this recommendation.
In the next few days we will identify a date in the fall to reschedule symposium. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this poses to those that have existing travel arrangements; we did not make this decision lightly.