Portland Trails annual meeting is more than just a meeting, its an annual celebration of great ideas from our community!



Our annual meeting is a night of the best ideas in trails, transportation, conservation, and placemaking from members of our community. The 15×15 presentation style inspires presenters to be deep, brief, and snappy; and it inspires audiences to walk away educated and entertained.

Presenters get 15 slides, and 15 seconds per slide, to share the story of their idea or innovation. In years past, we’ve heard from lawyers, middle schoolers, bridge builders, botanists and more. Join us for an evening of great ideas, snacks, drinks and community!

5:30 pm: Member reception and Annual Meeting

6:00 pm: 15×15 Presentations

When: Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 5:30PM

Where: Oxbow Brewing - 49 Washington Ave, Portland (Parking is available after 5:00pm in both the 75 Washington lot and the 107 Washington, Parole Building, lot.)

Free. Light refreshments during annual meeting, cash bar.

2019 Master of Ceremonies: Casey Gilbert, Portland Downtown

Presenters include

  • Craig Freshley: Before Portland had the Internet, Portland had Bicycles
  • Doug Welch: 100 years of Plastic -My Plastic Life
  • Gillian Schair: Ladies Adventure Club
  • Michele Praught: Virtual Walkabouts
  • Simon Rucker: Appalachian Trail conservation
  • Bruce Rayner: Cape Elizabeth Plogging
  • Ainsley Judge: The Life of a Bike from Scrap to Joy
  • Carolann Ouellette: Maine outdoor tourism
  • Azenaide Pedro and Nyaruot Nguany: Environmental Changemaking
  • Mary Cerullo: Bayscaping
  • Kara Wooldrik: Portland Trails Special Sauce


Check out some videos examples of our 2018 Presenters...

  • Kristina Egan: planning for a sustainable, equitable and prosperous region
  • Molly Brown: hand-drawn maps and a sense of place
  • Peter Monro: tackling climate change (& Congress)
  • Marsha Greenberg: finding HER path so you can find yours
  • Addy Smith-Reiman and Jocelyn Boothe: transforming Bramhall Square
  • Christine Grimando: your plan for Portland's future
  • Zack Rouda: bringing wild plants into people's every day
  • Lauren Sullivan: using the power of music to change the world
  • Kara Wooldrik: Portland Trails believes...

Courtesy of Community Television Network.