Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

June Forum


Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bread Loaf Mountain Campus


The 2019 theme for June Forum is The Art of Connecting across Social Impact Experiences.” Social impact educators and practitioners will learn ways to identify educational communities, reflect upon learning moments, and connect diverse experiences to identify steps for meaningful engagement. Forum participants will be exposed to ways that various institutions connect across learning experiences in academia. 


June Forum is a chance for colleagues from across the U.S. and beyond to share ideas on building the best opportunities for students who want to make a difference in the world. (See highlights from our previous June Forums). This year, Middlebury College is also proudly co-hosting the 2019 Ashoka Change Leader Retreat, which will be happening concurrently with June Forum. This will provide June Forum attendees an incredible opportunity to connect with an even broader network of leaders in the field of social impact education. 




The registration cost is all-inclusive and includes mountain retreat lodging (unless otherwise noted); locally-sourced meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other engaging activities. We hope you can join us!


Ashoka Change Leader Retreat (3 nights, $630)

Regular (starting April 1, 2 nights, $600)

Early Bird Rate (by April 1, $475)

Returnee Rate (by June 1, $450)

Midd Faculty & Staff and Local Educators (excludes room, includes meals, $275)





We want to make the world a better place through social innovation.

We are educators and practitioners.

We have worked abroad and in our local communities.

How do we equip students to explore and find their place in social innovation?

What skills, knowledge, and tools do students need as agents of social change? 

How do we teach them?      

Should we encourage risk-taking and nurture resilience?



Some of the workshop topics we usually include:

Transcending borders                       Intercultural Communication

                          Community-based learning              

                                           A teaching toolkit for Social Entrepreneurship 

Social Innovation and International Development

                                                           Storytelling and Social Change




Stay Tuned for updates on our 2019 Vision Award 

Each year, Middlebury College and the Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship honor the contributions of leaders who share a commitment to the ideals embedded in the center’s mission of preparing individuals to lead a life of social change through the presentation of the Vision Award, designed to recognize leadership and vision in the world of social entrepreneurship. For past recipients, please see here.



Travel Information


Bread Loaf campus is in the small town of Ripton in the heart of Central Vermont. Bread Loaf is a four-hour drive from Boston, five hours from NYC. If you plan to fly, it is ~one hour from Burlington, VT (the closest airport) and two hours from Albany, NY (the next closest). We recommend allowing  at least 2- 2.5 hours of time between landing in Burlington and the start time of the retreat on Monday, June 10. Public ground transportation is limited between Breadloaf and airports, so renting a car is a convenient option for those wishing for flexible ground transit. Arranging a rideshare through Middlebury Transit is a good economical option for those that wish to carpool. More information will also be provided in registration confirmation and future correspondence with participants.


For more information, please contact Charlotte Sullivan, Social Entrepreneurship Associate at cxsullivan@middlebury.edu.



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