Maine Artificial Intelligence Conference

Ricci Hall, University of Southern Maine in Portland

  

Democratizing AI for Maine

Artificial Intelligence, broadly defined, has unleashed the potential for impact on every aspect of our lives, mainly due to advancements in computing speed and software development.

  • Is your business ready for the new economy led by AI?
  • Are you interested in learning how AI will change the workplace?
  • Do you have exciting developments and ideas to share?

The Maine AI Conference brings together experts from industry, academia and government to explore opportunities and challenges that can transform research, teaching and business processes.


Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maine
Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research and Chair of UMaine AI at the University of Maine
Pips Veazey, Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway

9:15 a.m.

An introduction to AI in Maine

Pips Veazey, Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway
Anne Heberger Marino, Associate Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway

9:30 a.m.

Industry panel

Mark Maybury, Vice President of Commercialization at Lockheed Martin
Dick Wilkins, Phoenix Technologies

The moderator and more speakers will be announced soon!

10:30 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Academic panel

Moderated by Ashanthi Maxworth, University of Southern Maine
Chaofan Chen, Computer science at the University of Maine

Umesh Hodeghatta Rao, Computer science at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University

Behrooz Mansouri, Electrical and computer engineering at the University of Southern Maine
Yifeng Zhu, Civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maine

12:30 p.m.

Networking lunch

1:30 p.m.

Policy panel

Anne McKenna, IEEE USA

The moderator and more speakers will be announced soon!

3:00 p.m.

Concluding session

Pips Veazey, Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway
Anne Heberger Marino, Associate Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway

3:30 p.m.

Networking reception

Conference sponsors

Maine Technology Institute logo

Logo for the University of Maine College of Engineering and Computing

Maine section of the

Logo for IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity

Logo for The Roux Institute at Northeastern University

Maine AI Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration $60 • Closes May 1

General Registration $80 • Closes May 31

IEEE Member Registration $40 • Closes May 31

Organizing committee

Ali Abedi, UMaine AI Initiative

John Burns, UMaine Strategic Partnerships and Innovation (SPIRE)

Anne Heberger Marino, UMaine Portland Gateway

Umesh Hodeghatta, The Roux Institute at Northeastern University

Rebecca Kennedy, UMaine Research

Ashanti Maxworth, University of Southern Maine

Erin Miller, UMaine Research

Mindy (Melinda) Pelletier, UMaine AI

Jeremy Qualls, University of Southern Maine

Pips Veazey, UMaine Portland Gateway

Hosted by the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine with support from the University of Maine Portland Gateway.