Broderson Awards FAQs

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Where are we going?

Innovation Hall is located at 772 Stevens Avenue on the University of New England’s Portland Campus. Innovation Hall is the newly renovated Portland Armory, you’ll notice there’s no more turf for indoor soccer.

Parking. How painful will it be?

Painless. All parking lots on the map are available to you. (Innovation Hall is building 21 on the map, at the far right.) UNE will also have signage directing you to the best places to park. If you are intrepid and have decent karma, you may snag a spot on the street.

That said, Lyft or Uber are also convenient options.

What is the most important thing I need to know?

Cash bar. They’ll take cards, as long as it’s not an AMEX.

Our goal: no drink lines. We’ve lined up all the bartenders UNE would give us, because standing in line is not entertaining.

Drinks? Food?

Bears repeating. Cash bar. Small eats provided and you won’t leave with an empty stomach.

Where do I sit?

We’ll have a reserved section and a general admission section for you, depending on the ticket type you purchased. Any seat is fair game within those sections. Arrive and grab seats for your crew.

Sit with your team so you can leap up together when your name is announced as a winner.

Do I need my Eventbrite ticket receipt? Or some kind of bar code?

Nope. All we’ll need at the door is your name if you purchased a single ticket in advance.

If you are part of a group, please give us your company name.

Can I buy a ticket at the door?

Yes. All cards welcome.

Trophies. How do I make sure to get my hardware?

Your trophies will be ready and waiting for you to pick up immediately after the awards ceremony.

Please plan to pick up your trophy at the awards night.

Will there be photography?

Yes. Kari Herer ( will be photographing the event, including the cocktail hour and awards presentation. We’ll have a step and repeat available for you to take photos with your team. We’ll send you details after the Broderson’s on how to access your photos.

What else?

The Broderson’s are a full-on celebration of the creativity that makes Maine unique. We’ll have a step and repeat with a fantastic photographer, all set to document you and your team. We’ll also have a custom screenprinted poster created just for this event. DJ Spencer Albee will be on the tunes. It’s a party from start to finish.