Today

“A Case Study in Mobile Learning: How L.L. Bean Is Embracing the Next Generation of Learning Support,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development; Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers and includes breakfast. For more information or to register, go to http://www.maineastd.org/

“What the Aging Population Means for Maine’s Businesses,” noon to 2 p.m., with author Ted C. Fishman, Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. For ticket information, visit ceimaine.org or call 882-7552.

“Streamlining Collections and Chasing Delinquent Customers,” 4:30 to 6 p.m., free seminar with attorney Kelly McDonald, at Murray, Plumb & Murray, 75 Pearl St., Portland. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Willette at 523-8243 or at [email protected] Refreshments will be provided.

“Marketing and Sales: Attract New Customers and Retain Them,” 2 to 5 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit www.scoremaine.com.

TechMaine Java User Group, 6 p.m., with Stephen O’Grady, who will discuss “Distributed Processing of Large Data Sets Using Apache Hadoop.” University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Room 216, Portland. Free and open to the public. Details and registration are available at www.techmaine.com/mainejug.

Wednesday

“Facebook Technology and Marketing in 2011,” noon to 1:45 p.m., a Maine Marketing Association Lunch & Learn program, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Monument Square. The cost is $10 for members, $5 for students and $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration online at www.
mainemarketingassociation.org
is encouraged. Lunch is included.

PROPEL, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. after-hours networking, Salt Exchange, 245 Commercial St., Portland. Free for PROPEL and chamber members.

Insurance and Investing Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, The cost is $50. Call 221-3601 or visit www.financiallit.org for details.

Thursday 

E2Tech Forum, 7:30 a.m., “Maine’s Cellulosic Biofuel Projects,” with Paul Nace, Biofine Renewables LLC; Jamie Py, Maine Energy Marketers Association; and Dick Arnold, Old Town Fuel and Fiber. Held at the Woodlands Country Club, Falmouth. Visit http://e2tech.org for details.

“Calling All Entrepreneurs,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 20-minute feedback sessions for individuals or groups. University of Southern Maine, Maine Center for Enterprise Development, second floor, Bio Science Research Wing, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. The sessions are free, but reservations are required. Contact Susan Ruhlin at 780-4627 or [email protected] for an appointment.

“Solar Energy Workshop for the Homeowner,” 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by ReVision Energy, Damariscotta River Association Gallery at Round Top Farm, Business Route 1, Damariscotta. Free. Visit www.revisionenergy.com or call 589-4171 for more information.

“Making a Video on a Budget,” 6 p.m., part of Portland Music Foundation’s “Music as a Profession” series at Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Monument Square. Free for members; annual membership is $20. Visit www.portlandmusicfoundation.org for details.

“Pot Holes on the Critical Path: Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Project Management Experience,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with consultant and trainer Jim Milliken. Held at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Registration and more information are available at www.pmimaine.org. Nonmembers are welcome.

Friday

“The Maine EcoTourism Initiative,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. with David Vail, professor at Bowdoin College and sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise; Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Nonmembers and guests are welcome, and breakfast is included. The cost is $22, and registration is required in advance by visiting www.consultexpertise.com.

Seminar for Entrepreneurs, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free sessions for individuals or groups with innovative and entrepreneurial ideas, being held in conjunction with National Entrepreneurial Week, Southern Maine Community College, Hague Hall Conference Room, South Portland. To schedule a session, call Michelle Neujahr at 741-1423 or e-mail [email protected]

Resume Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, learn the basics of resume writing, York County CareerCenter, Springvale. Call 324-5460 or visit www.mainecareercenter.com to register

Maine Engineers Week banquet, starting at 5:30 p.m. with featured speaker Dave Fogler of Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. Fogler is a Bowdoin College graduate from Exeter. Howard Johnson’s Conference Center, Exit 48, Portland. Visit www.engineeringME.com/html/upcomingevents.html for details.

“Making Maine Work: The Role of Maine’s Public University System,” 7 to 9:30 a.m., free breakfast and public forum presented by Western Maine Legislative Caucus, with Laurie Lachance and Dana Connors. Held at University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center, North Dining Hall. The snow date is Feb. 25. Call 778-3885 or visit www.westernmountainsalliance.org.

Weekend 

“The Challenges of Asia,” 24th annual Camden Conference, Friday through Sunday. Presentations cover cultural, social, political and economic challenges in the area. Among the speakers are Charles “Jack” Pritchard, former ambassador and now president of the Korea Economic Institute; author Robert Kaplan; and Lanxin Xiang, a professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Programs are held at the Camden Opera House and in Ellsworth, Rockland and Belfast. Call 236-1034 or e-mail [email protected]
conference.org for details and ticket information.

Saturday

Engineering Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in conjunction with Maine Entrepreneurship Week. Maine engineering firms, engineering schools, educators, government agencies, industry and engineering societies will offer activities and exhibits at the University of Southern Maine Field House in Gorham. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 500 children attending. For more information on this and other events, visit www.eweekmaine.org.