2018 Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference

  • November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NB: Conference Registration is now CLOSED, as we are at maximum capacity. If you would like to consider attending the 2019 conference, please send an email to info@vermontpartnership.org indicating your interest, and we will add you to the conference mailing list.

The Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference is a two-day, full participation conference, during which the participants create the agenda for the conference in real time. The nature of the conference requires that participants commit to full participation and full attendance both days, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Thursday, November 1, continental breakfast, full lunch, and snacks throughout the day are provided, followed by a full dinner. Friday, November 2, full breakfast, full lunch, and snacks throughout the day are provided. Please be certain to indicate in the registration form if you have any special dietary needs.

Please use the Participant Registration ticket unless your organization is a sponsor of the conference. All registrations using Sponsored Registration tickets must be verified by the conference organizers. Registrants who use the Sponsored Registration tickets whose organizations are not sponsors will have their registrations cancelled.

Organisations may have up to 3 participants, only. Strategist sponsors receive one complimentary participant registration but may still purchase two additional participant seats, and Visionary sponsors receive three complimentary participant registrations.

Hotel accommodations must be arranged by registrants. The conference organizers have negotiated discounted rates at the following local hotels. Please be sure to inform the reservation agent that you are attending the conference to receive the discounted rate:

Holiday Inn Express Brattleboro ($95/night)
100 Chickering Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-2400

Hampton Inn Brattleboro ($105/night)
1378 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-5700


Venue Phone: (802) 257-7751

Venue Website:

1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301, United States



The 8th Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, November 7-8, 2018, in the Stephen and Nita Lowey International Center at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.

School for International Training

School for International Training prepares students from across the globe to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. SIT’s graduate and professional development programs are rooted in the experiential education model, where learning occurs at the nexus of theory and practice. Students are trained to become highly skilled practitioners who have a commanding knowledge of the theoretical basis of their profession; experience in the field; and an awareness of their own capabilities, values, and ethics.

Throughout its five-decade history SIT has delivered innovative graduate programs in the areas of peace and conflict transformation, socially responsible management, sustainable development, international education, and teacher preparation. In the late 1960s, SIT introduced programs in teaching English, and in 1971, the school awarded its first master’s degree for the Program in Intercultural Management. The 1970s and 1980s saw a further evolution of programs offered, and the 1990s were marked by an expansion of facilities on SIT’s Brattleboro, Vermont, campus. In 2007, SIT introduced an online option for its MA in international education, and in 2011, it launched an MA in sustainable development in Washington, DC.

Today, SIT continues to adapt to a changing world and the ever-evolving needs of its students by developing innovative full-time, face-to-face, global master’s degree programs. It remains as committed as ever to the principles of social justice, intercultural communication, and experiential learning.

SIT Vermont Campus

SIT is located at 1 Kipling Road, PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676. Brattleboro, Vermont, is 120 miles (193 km) northwest of Boston, 200 miles (322 km) north of New York City, and 90 miles (145 km) north of Hartford, Connecticut. Brattleboro does not have its own airport but is serviced by bus, train, and/or private shuttle from the regional airports.


Driving Directions Within Vermont

Take Exit 3 off Interstate 91 in Vermont. Follow the exit ramp to a roundabout, take the first right out of the roundabout onto Putney Road (Route 5) south. Proceed southbound on Putney Road one quarter mile to Black Mountain Road (traffic light).

Turn right and follow road over I-91 overpass. After two rather sharp curves, Black Mountain Road bears to the left. You bear right onto Kipling Road, to the top of the hill. Turn left at first opportunity — Dickinson Road — and take the first right onto Wallace Way.

Stop at the directory for further directions for parking and building locations.

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