Summit logo: on the left, a green circle contains an illustration of mountains in the background and a stream leading up to them. Pine trees project up on the left side of the logo. On the right, the text: ANCA Summit 2023 / Community Solutions: The Maine Coast Summit / August 21-25 at The Ecology School in Saco, Maine.

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What you need in order to register:

Full registration includes:

  • Concurrent sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    • 36 topics to choose from
    • Open Space: the ability to create your own session
  • 2 Field Workshops (8 to choose from)
  • 3 unique networking opportunities
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday evening through Friday morning)
  • Additional activities (birding, yoga, and more)
  • The ANCA Leader Award Ceremony


We offer two registration levels, the Full Summit and Two Days. The Full Summit fee includes all event activities, Monday through Friday morning. The Two Day level includes all activities on your choice of Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday.

  • Full Summit: $650
  • Two Days: $460

Once you complete the registration form, we will send you an invoice within three business days. You are required to remit the Summit registration fee within 5 business days of receiving your invoice.

ANCA Emeritus Members receive 20% off the registration cost.


The Summit is for current ANCA Members or employees of Organization Members. We do not want the cost of a membership to be a barrier to attending and will offer two discounted membership rates for non-members to join at the Associate or Professional levels. See membership options here. Non-members will receive the discounted membership rate when completing Summit registration.


We offer two scholarship opportunities:

  • Community Scholarships are awarded to senior management staff who demonstrate the greatest need and potential impact the Summit will have on their position; these scholarships provide up to $600. Community Scholarships are competitive, and priority is given to applicants with small budgets and first-time attendees. This scholarship is not available to applicants who have received two or more scholarships in the past.
  • Equity Scholarships cover $1000 of Summit registration and travel for attendees who identify as part of, or who work, with underrepresented groups (e.g., urban centers, rural centers, BIPOC, Differently-abled, LGBTQIA+ members). This scholarship is for participants attending an in-person Summit for the first time.

Apply for a Scholarship

The scholarship application deadline is May 31, 2023, and award decisions will be made by June 9, 2023.

COVID Safety Protocols

In accordance with the State of Maine guidelines and with the health and safety of all involved (including both staff and guests), the following safety protocols are in place. Protocols will be assessed and updated as the CDC and State of Maine guidelines evolve.

  • ANCA and The Ecology School strongly recommend that all participants who are eligible are up to date on COVID vaccinations. All ANCA and The Ecology School staff are required to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations.
  • We strongly recommend that all Summit participants take a COVID test before arrival.
  • Participants traveling to The Ecology School on public transportation (including trains and planes) are highly recommended to wear masks during travel.
  • Any participant is welcome to wear a face mask during the Summit.
  • No one shall attend the Summit if they have been diagnosed with COVID within 5 days preceding. After 5 days of isolation, participants may attend and wear a mask while indoors with others, for days 6-10 if participants are fever free for 24 hours, and symptoms are improving (this may require some rearranging of sleeping arrangements as masks cannot be worn while sleeping). The exception to needing to mask for days 6-10 is if 2 antigen tests are taken, 48 hours apart, and are negative.
  • Frequent hand washing will take place by all staff and participants, including directly before each meal.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used places and spaces, including door handles and bathrooms, will be conducted.