I've been working on behalf of the Maine Genealogical Society to get the word out about the Fall Conference and realized I haven't seen much (if anything) about it on this site, so I wanted to share with folks who may not know about the conference, or the Society itself.
The Maine Genealogical Society was founded in 1976 "to collect, exchage, preserver, and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of Maine." (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megs/) There are 2 main "events" sponsored by the Society. The Fall Conference, which includes a fill day of genealogical lectures (multiple rooms allow for many sessions to run at once), exhibitors, vendors and a somewhat smaller Spring Workshop which also includes a full day of lecture (though usually more focused on a specific topic). Both events typically feature a nationally renowned speaker.
The Fall Conference is right around the corner. In fact, registrations are supposed to be postmarked by September 10th! This year's conference is in Northport Maine in the beautiful Point Lookout Resort. The featured speaker is Dick Eastman and there are lots of breakout sessions covering a variety of interests. For anyone that's interested, the conference website is http://maineroots.org/
There is also some information about the 2011 Spring Conference if its too late for you to plan to attend the Fall Conference.