Annual Conference

23rd Annual Conference – Making Sense of the World

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at the Hilton Burlington in Burlington, Vermont


Opening Session – Vermont Welcomes Syrian Refugees
The VASS board is excited to announce that Chris Louras, Mayor of Rutland; Robert Ford, former ambassador to Syria; and the USCRI/Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program Director Amila Merdzanovic will discuss how the crisis in Syria impacts Vermont and the rest of the world.

Join us for a day of learning and sharing!
Fifteen workshops – three sessions with five workshops to choose from in each session.

  • Breakfast and lunch are included
  • Register up to the morning of the event – walk ins welcome
  • Early registration discount for registrations received by  November 22nd
  • Student discount

Exhibitor Registration Form – Note: Exhibit form and payment are due by November 22nd

Attendee Registration Form 

Special Room Rates:
A block of rooms have been reserved for December 1, 2016 – December 3, 2016. The special room rate will be available until November 23rd or until the block has sold out, whichever comes first. Click here for room rates and reservations.

Here’s what attendees had to say about the 2014 Conference:

“Fabulous, relevant, interesting, interdisciplinary.”

“Engaging and informative.”

“Enjoyed each – learned lots I can bring back to my classroom.”

“Excellent atmosphere and food.”

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 Note: Photos on this page are from our 2012 conference at the Equinox Hotel.