Treehouse Institute is an experimental nonprofit organization. We are always trying new things and helping others to as well. We think creative confidence and new perspectives are what we need today and will make tomorrow awesome. Treehouse supports the production of TEDxDirigo and helped start TEDxYouth@CEHS and TEDxYouth@Biddeford. We’re making sure our high school students have the boldest and biggest horizons for their futures through support of TEDxDirigoYouth. We support next generation leadership in Maine through the Treehouse Innovation Fellowship. Treehouse is equipping communities with the best tools for creative and collaborative problem solving with programs like Design Thinking is for Everyone – an experiential workshop using human-centered design. We also consult and build custom programs for companies.
We make connections between people, places, and ideas. In turn, these connections foster the growth of resilient and prosperous communities. Being from Maine we understand the importance of both being resilient – hardy and able to bounce back – as well as prosperous – an abundance of financial, ecological, and social health.
TEDxDirigo, Maine’s most successful conference dedicated to innovation and creativity in the state, is headed to Bar Harbor. Celebrating Acadia National Park and the National Park System’s 100th anniversary, TEDxDirigo will present *Ebb & Flow* on May 21, 2016.
This very special event is produced in partnership and with support from the Treehouse Institute, Abbe Museum, Chamber of Commerce, College of the Atlantic, Criterion Theater, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Jackson Laboratories, Friends of Acadia, and others.
TEDxDirigo Ebb & Flow will explore **how human communities have shaped the form and history of the Mount Desert Island and vice versa** ****as Acadia National Park and the National Park system as a whole turn 100. **We will hear from scientists, artists, writers, adventurers, and more. **
TEDxDirigo Ebb & Flow will feature
* exceptional live speakers and performances,
* an oceanfront party
Audience members can also sign up for exclusive adventures over the weekend possibly including
* special tours of the island’s cutting edge research centers,
* museums, and
* Acadia National Park itself.