Conference Registration is now open!

Registration is required for all Conference attendees, including session speakers.

Registration Options:

$275 USD - Full 5 Day Reunion and Conference Ticket

Includes: Tuesday, Opening Dinner and Keynote Address,

Wednesday, Full day of Lectures, Roundtables, Presentations, Luncheon, and evening Social Gathering

Thursday, Full day of Lectures, Roundtables, Presentations, Luncheon, and evening Concert, Ulster Diaspora, Then & Now, Featuring Frank Ferrel, Janine Muise Randall, and the Maine Highland Fiddlers 

Friday, Evening Scottish Ceilidh

Saturday, Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival

 

$90 USD - Single day Conference Ticket - Wednesday - Full day of Lectures, Roundtables, Presentations (lunch not included)

 

$90 USD - Single day Conference Ticket - Thursday -     Full day of Lectures, Roundtables, Presentations (lunch not included)

 

Pre-registration is required for those who will attend Tours 2-4. 

Tours #2 - #4, Tuesday and Friday, available to five day preregistered and prepaid participants ONLY

If you wish to pay by check please click the form link below or above (which will automatically download the form) and mail with check for the total amount to:

Judy Lindsey,

 MUSP Registration

37 School Street

 Augusta, Maine, USA, 04330

Click Here to Download Paper Form

 

Participant Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration Cancellation must be submitted in writing to Judith Lindsey, MUSP Cancellation at 37 School Street, Augusta, Maine 04330, to receive a refund less a $50.00 USD cancellation fee.

All refunds will be processed in USD monies after August 20, 2018

Refunds will not be granted for requests received after July 17, 2018 unless cancelled by MUSP

Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Full day Guided Bus Tour of Historic Portland for Pre-registered guests. (Details here for Tour #2)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Conference Registration Bowdoin, Thorne Dinning Hall

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cocktail Hour & Dinner with Special Keynote event for speakers and 5 day ticket holders only. Special event sponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau. Thorne Dinning Hall.

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Conference Registration

9:00 AM-10:00 AM Welcome & Opening Roundtable “Immigration – Emigration Ulster to Maine Causes, Consequence, Conditions” Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College

10:00 AM -12:00 PM Presentations 1-6 Various venues centered on genealogy, immigration stories, and realities. Details and schedule of talks will be posted in August.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Free buffet lunch for 5-day ticket holders- Moulton Hall, Bowdoin College

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Roundtable 2 “Exploring the Diaspora” -Kresge Hall

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Presentations 7-12 various venues centered on diaspora stories.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Private Meet & Greet for presenters and 5-day ticket holders only at The Daniel, Brunswick Maine. Cash bar, casual setting.  

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Walk in Conference Registration Location TBD

8:00 AM -10:00 AM Round Table 3 “Religious History” with 1718 Woodside sermon offered by Rev. James McCaughan of Dunboe Church, Articlave, Northern Ireland and Brunswick, First Parish Church Reverend Mary Bard.

Round Table Panel with experts on clergy and migration. - First Parish Church, Brunswick.

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Presentations 13-18 various venues on religion, culture, music, art & folkways

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Free buffet lunch for 5-day ticket holders- Moulton Hall, Bowdoin College

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Roundtable “Somerset Archaeology” -Kresge Hall

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Presentations 19 – 24 various venues on archaeology, material culture, and migration environment.

6:30 PM- 9:30 PM Evening Special Event: “Fiddle Traditions in Ulster-Scots Music, Then & Now”

Open to the Public Tickets available to all. Free to 5-day ticket holders.

 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Open to all pre-registered ticket holders on first come, pre-paid basis.

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Historic Tour 3 “MEETING HOUSES and PARTING PLACES; FINDING the “COMMON GROUND”

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Historic Tour 4 “Archaeology: MacFadden Site & Merrymeeting Bay

6:00 PM Special pre-games Ceildh sponsored by St. Andrews Society of Maine- Topsham Fairgrounds – Free and open to the public!

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 40th Annual Maine Highland Games and Scots Festival, hosted by St. Andrews Society of Maine

Open to the public, Free to 5-day ticket holders. Tickets may be pre-purchased or purchased at the gate. Click here for more info.