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Our annual film festival is now a symposium and we've added a fourth day for a visit to Acadia National Park. It's going to be a spectacular four days of films, discussions, stunning views and connections to one another.

Agenda

subject to change

The Program

Original Thinkers

David Holbrooke returns with Original Thinkers to meld speakers, films and performances into powerful experiences that enlighten and motivate audience members. 

 

Holbrooke's connection with the best and brightest minds in the industry opens the door for L3 members to talk with these thought leaders and visionaries. His well-honed interview skills always lead to deep, informative conversations.

 

The films will be announced later this year.

We could not make this event work without the efforts of Joanne and Jim Steinback. Thank you Joanne and Jim for reviewing and selecting our films and topics for the seventh straight year.

Special Features

Acadia National Park Tour

We'll board a trolley and travel into the stunning Acadia National Park to learn about the park's unique history and see its diverse geology, flora and fauna. We'll see the historic mansions on our way and view the spectacular scenery of Paradise Hill, Frenchman Bay, the summit of Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive and the Jordan Pond area. This 2.5-hour tour includes three 15-minute stops for walks and photos. 

Cadillac Summit

Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the eastern seaboard of the U.S., and offers magnificent views of a glaciated coastal and island landscape. People have enjoyed the spectacular views from Cadillac Mountain (formerly Green Mountain) for thousands of years. This area is the homeland of the Wabanaki people. European settlement on Mount Desert Island begin in the 1600s, and soon after the summit was used for mapping the coastline.

Thunder Hole

Nothing symbolizes the power of Acadia National Park as much as Thunder Hole. When the right size wave rolls into the naturally formed inlet, a deep thunderous sound emanates. It's caused by a small cavern just beneath the surface of the water. When the wave pulls back just before lunging forward, it dips the water just below the ceiling of the cavern, allowing air to enter. When the wave arrives full force, it collides with the air and sounds like distant thunder. Water may splash into the air as high as 40 feet.

Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, Maine covers 187 acres to a maximum depth of 150 feet with a shoreline of 3.6 miles. The pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period.

Carriage Roads – Hike, bike or ride

Forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads, the gift of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his family, weave around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, wanted to travel on motor-free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His construction efforts from 1913 to 1940 resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close-up views of the landscape. His love of road building ensured a state-of-the-art system.

Havana Restaurant

Havana has been committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood since it opened 20 years ago. Its meats are "naturally and humanely raised" meaning no steroids, antibiotics or hormones with room to roam, proper shelter and gentle handling. Havana's seafood is sustainably harvested from the Gulf of Maine and New England farmers' produce is great tasting and great for the environment and local economy as well. Havana is the winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2004 to the present.

Accommodations

Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina sets the standard for excellence among Bar Harbor, Maine accommodations with newly renovated, spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms. Comfortable furnishings with natural wood accents and plush bedding are enhanced by a luxurious marble bathroom and amenities such as an adjustable massaging shower head.

Flights

Arrival - Make your travel arrangements to arrive in Bar Harbor on Monday, October 10. Our opening event will start at 5:00 p.m.

 

Bar Harbor has a small local airport, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB). Jet Blue and Cape Air airlines fly into this airport. You can also fly into Bangor International Airport (BGR), which is about an hour's drive from Bar Harbor. 


Let us know your arrival time and we'll help coordinate your arrival and departure airport transfers. We will supply pricing information at that time.

 

Departure - Make your travel arrangements to depart any time on Friday, October 14.

Registration

Pricing

Early registration ends on

September 29, 2022

$3,878 per person, double occupancy

$4,706 per person, single occupancy

 

Deposit of $775 holds your spot and secures early registration discount.  

Deposits are refundable until September 29

 

Registration after September 29, 2022

$4,378 per person, double occupancy

$5,206 per person, single occupancy

 

Registration includes:

· Hotel accommodations.

· All scheduled activities and transportation to those activities.

· Most meals beginning with dinner on Monday, October 10 through dinner on Thursday, October 13. Dinner on Tuesday and lunch on Thursday are not included.


L3 COVID POLICY

Attendees need to be fully vaccinated as recommend by the CDC guidelines. Attendees must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more three days prior to arrival. At-home tests are acceptable.

 

MOBILITY

Acadia Loop Tour – This is an on-and-off bus tour with limited walking.

Hiking Carriage Roads – You should be able to walk 6 miles within 2 hours to consider hiking the carriage roads.

E-bikes are easy to pedal because the electric motor helps you, but they require good balance.