Calendar

Below you will find AFFM's calendar of events. This calendar will contain all of AFFM's current and upcoming events. Please check back regularly for updates. If you know of an upcoming event or training that would be of interest to resource families, please call the office (1-800-833-9786) so AFFM can add it to the calendar.

Calendar of Events

Family Fun and Appreciation Events

       *Blaine House Tea*      *Hampden Children’s Day Parade*  

*Family Fun Day at The Fort*    *Ferry Beach Gathering* 

Training Events and Conferences 

  * Annual Spring Conference* 

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Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rockland– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM-7:00PM at the Grace Bible Fellowship (30 Sherer Lane). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800- 833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Support group lead by AFFM trainer Pat Tavernakis  
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Magic Years Center
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Magic Years Center (25 Industrial Drive). On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Amy McCollett and Nicki Story, Project Sparrow.
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-255-2070 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Caribou – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month starting at 5:30. The group is held at The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church across the street from the Dollar Store at 2 Prospect Street, Caribou. Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact Peter Crovo or Chuck Moody at 532-5510 with questions. No RSVP required.
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Lincoln County Assembly of God Church
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Damariscotta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Lincoln County Assembly of God Church (672 Main St., Damariscotta). On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM trainer, Pat Tavernakis.
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Community Evangel Temple
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lincoln – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Community Evangel Temple, 124 River Rd. Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Ellsworth Informational Meetings 9:00 am
Ellsworth Informational Meetings
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-667-1629 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Community Center
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridgton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Community Center (Behind Reny’s) 15 Depot St.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Vanessa Jones. 
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207- 596-4259 or 207-596-4283 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Houlton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at CHCS, 2 Water Street in Houlton. No childcare is available at this time. No RSVP is required. Please contact Peter Crovo or Chuck Moody at 532-5510 with questions. 
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Mayo Regional Hospital
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dover-Foxcroft – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Mayo Regional Hospital, Borestone and Sebec conference rooms. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila  at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lou Harper.    
Mandated Reporter Training – Skowhegan 6:00 pm
Mandated Reporter Training – Skowhegan @ The Federated Church
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DID YOU KNOW MANDATED REPORTING TRAINING NEEDS TO BE RENEWED EVERY 4 YEARS? Joy Young, AFFM Trainer, will be presenting training on Mandated Reporting. The purpose of this training is to promote child safety by increasing the knowledge of mandated reporters regarding the identification of the signs of abuse and neglect and explaining the process for reporting abuse. Training objectives: ...
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Federated Church
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Skowhegan – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at The Federated Church (13 Island Ave.) in the Sunday School & Nursery rooms (upstairs).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Eric & Danielle Fenton.
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Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Buker Community Center
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Buker Community Center (22 Armory Street).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training 8:00 am
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ Purdue University - Room 107
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ Purdue University - Room 107
Please register by May 9th.
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Christ The King Church
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belfast – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at Christ The King Church (9 Field St, RM# 330, Belfast). Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Becky Stephens.
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Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
May 14 all day
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Informational Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in both the Caribou and Houlton DHHS offices. Time of meeting alternates each month, with Caribou ...
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bangor– Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Redeemer Lutheran Church (540 Essex St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lauri Legere.
Lewiston Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Lewiston Informational Meetings
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 795-4620 or 795-4638 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Normative Crisis in Adoption (Part 2) 6:00 pm
Normative Crisis in Adoption (Part 2) @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Normative Crisis in Adoption (Part 2) This training will assist participants in identifying normal crisis and issues related to adoption. It will provide a brief overview of what to anticipate as your adopted child/children manage their emotions surrounding the complexities of having at least two sets of parents as well as adverse traumatic experiences. The presentation will utilize a power ...
Portland Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Portland Informational Meeting
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-822-2267 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
South Portland – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Eastpoint Church (345 Clarks Pond Pkwy.)  On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Jackie McNeil. 
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Augusta Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Augusta Informational Meeting
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-624-8088  to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sanford – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM at Curtis Lake Church (38 Westview Drive).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Brigid Torberg.
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting 7:30 pm
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Web/Phone – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM.  Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Director of Operations, Jim Hatch.   Please RSVP for the Zoom password. https://zoom.us/j/572184408?pwd=cExjZ0RwRDVpRWlraVpOenI4bStSdz09
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In It For The Child Training -Rumford 6:00 pm
In It For The Child Training -Rumford @ Rumford Public Library
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In It For The Child AFFM’s Resource Trainer, Joy Young will be delivering the training “In It For The Child”. This training offers strategies for effective and objective communication and documentation to help establish an effective partnership with the child welfare system. A training certificate will be issued at training for 1.5 training hours towards re-licensing.   RSVP HERE Childcare ...
Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ UMaine Machias Torrey Hall
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Machias – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the UMaine Machias Torrey Hall Rooms 228 & 230.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at  1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.   Meeting lead by Amanda and Jeremy Myers.
RPCT Introduction 6:00 pm
RPCT Introduction @ UMaine Machias - Torrey Hall
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alicia Duncan, Resource Parent Care Team Supervisor, and Christine Richardson, Resource Parent Care Team Liaison, will be presenting a short introduction to the Resource Family Liaison program and services. Family Liaisons are placed in each of the OCFS district offices to provide phone, email, or in-person support as well as many other services.   Childcare is available with advanced notice ...
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rumford – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Rumford Library (56 Rumford Ave).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deanna Lacasse.
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Domestic Violence: Foundations & Effects of Abusive Behavior on Children 6:00 pm
Domestic Violence: Foundations & Effects of Abusive Behavior on Children @ Orono United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence: Foundations & Effects of Abusive Behavior on Children Partners for Peace is the domestic violence resource center for the Penobscot and Piscataquis region. This training will address the dynamics of abuse and the impact of abusive behavior on children. Participants who attend will be able to: Define domestic abuse and trauma. Examine the multitude of barriers to safety ...
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Orono – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Orono United Methodist Church (36 Oak St, Orono) On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 10:00 am
Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ J. Richard Martin Community Center
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biddeford– Kinship only –  Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 12:00 PM at the J Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. Free on-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Carolyn Sawyer.
State-wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting 12:00 pm
State-wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting @ Online/Phone
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Adoptive/Foster/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00PM-1:30PM. Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone! Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or sheila@affm.net to register.  Meeting lead by AFFM Director of Operations, Jim Hatch Please RSVP for the Zoom password. https://zoom.us/j/303268421?pwd=WnJUdGFHS3pydlk4akpMTUhSWERqQT09
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Moore Community Center
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellsworth – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Moore Community Center, 133 State St, Ellworth. On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting is lead by Jennifer Johnson, CHCS. 
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Farmington – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center (rooms 001 & 003, by Admin. office), University of Maine at Farmington. On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Roxie Decker.
HCI with Liaison Informational Training – Farmington 6:00 pm
HCI with Liaison Informational Training – Farmington @ University of Farmington Campus
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
HCI with Laison Informational Training HCI – (Home Councilors Inc) will bring to the meeting an overview of how they work and the services they provide, as they supervise parent visits for DHHS. Liaison – Will share about what services they have to offer you, as a foster/kinship family. Both of these agencies bring services that will support the journey ...
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting 6:00 pm
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting @ Wesleyan Church
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presque Isle – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Wesleyan Church (387 Centerline Rd). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Blake & Sarah Hatt and April Belyea.
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Adoptive & Foster Nutrition Training – Windham 6:00 pm
Adoptive & Foster Nutrition Training – Windham @ Windham Assembly of God
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Adoptive and Foster Nutrition This training is designed to help families, through discussion, understand common nutritional deficiencies, how a doctor might diagnose them, why some dietary restrictions are medically necessary and how to help overcome basic feeding challenges. Presented by AFFM Trainer Hether Anderson. 1.5 hours of re-licensing training will be given to attendees. Please RSVP HERE Child care is provided with ...
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Windham Assembly of God
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Windham– Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Windham Assembly of God (1050 Roosevelt Trail).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Hether Anderson.
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Skowhegan Informational meetings 2:00 pm
Skowhegan Informational meetings
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-474-4865 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required  
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Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
May 28 @ 5:30 pm
Richmond – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at The Isaac Umberhine Public Library, 86 Main St, Richmond. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP. Meeting lead by Patty Riddle. Edit
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Auburn – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30PM at Opportunity Enterprises (400 Center St., Auburn – Backdoor).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deb Hallowell.
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Auburn – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 4th  Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at Opportunity Enterprises (400 Center St Auburn – Backdoor)  On-site childcare is provided with advanced notice.  RSVP is required. Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net. Led by Deb Hallowell.
Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-286-2507 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brunswick – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (27 Pleasant St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Tamara Holt.
DHHS Informational Training- Brunswick 6:00 pm
DHHS Informational Training- Brunswick @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bethany Arsenault, LMSW Resource Family Supervisor, Portland DHHS Bethany will be discussing the case-flow process and other topics surrounding resource families and DHHS. Please submit questions you would like answers to prior to training.   RSVP HERE Childcare is available with advance notice
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Wells Congregational Church
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wells – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  The 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Wells Congregational Church (1695 Post Rd.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lisa Randall.
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