Paper Days

“The UMPPF provides us access to students/graduates who have a solid education, who know about our industry, and who have work experience in mills or with vendors who support our operations.”

-Dale Wibberly, Human Resource Manager Sappi North America  

Where industry connections are made.

Our annual Paper Days event brings students, donors, pulp and paper industry leaders and employers, UMaine faculty and Foundation staff together for two days of networking and special events.

This extraordinary event kicks off with a panel breakfast, followed by guest speakers, entertainment, industry panel discussion and keynote. The two-day event concludes with social hour and banquet dinner attended by all.

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Paper Days 2022

Date: April 4-5, 2022

Keynote Speaker:  Heather Dubois, VP and General Manager, Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company

Paper Days 2022 Agenda

Please note that the following NEW COVID protocols will be in effect for this event: 

Anyone attending indoor University System events of more than 250 people must provide proof of vaccination or an acceptable negative test to enter. Face coverings are now optional. Evidence that will be accepted includes a negative PCR test or rapid antigen sampled within 72 hours of the event or gathering.  UMaine staff will be present to verify. For more details please visit 

Guests who would like a tour of the Process Development Center (PDC) or the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) on April 5 should register early (by 3/23/22) to select preferred tour start times.  The ASCC requires background checks and tours for that facility cannot be scheduled after that date. Tour group size is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis.

Paper Days 2021

This event was virtual in order to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and attendees. Links to the streaming presentations for both April 6 and 7, 2021 are below.

April 6, 2021 Presentations:    

  • Corporate Member Presentation: 0:00-10:35 
  • Live Intro: 10:35-15:40
  • Sustainability Panel Presentations: 15:40 – 53:40
  • Live Q&A and Wrap: 53:40 – 1:12:20

April 7, 2021 Presentations:

  • Student TREE Trip Panel: 11:00 – 36:20
  • Forest Industry Trends: 36:20 – 1:07:20
  • Annual Meeting: 1:08:30 – 1:37:00
  • Banquet Presentations: 1:51:40 – 3:03:40
  • Live Wrap: 3:03:40 – 3:08:40

UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation


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