ORONO — Educators, business leaders and other stakeholders converge on the University of Maine for a daylong summit next week.

The topic Tuesday is meeting the needs of the work force. All told, About 5,000 invitations were sent to education administrators, lawmakers and large employers.

Chancellor Richard Pattenaude tells the Sun Journal that it’s an opportunity for “aggressive listening.”

Seven University of Maine System campuses and satellites are scheduled to be linked via video teleconferencing to the main site at Orono’s Wells Conference Center.