Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

June Forum

Thank you for your interest! June Forum 2018 will be held from June 11th to 13th, 2018 at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus.

Register HERE today!

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

We are educators.

We have worked abroad and at home.

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?

Located at our Bread Loaf campus, Middlebury’s 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).

During the 2018 summer conference, which is themed “Pushing Our Practices: Changemaking Beyond Disciplines,” participants will learn the ways of modeling and teaching collaboration beyond disciplinary boundaries to better equip their students to observe, analyze, and solve social issues. They will leave with an adaptable curricular toolkit to apply in their future endeavors, discussing concepts and competencies that are most critical to students confronting contemporary societal challenges, forging relationships and partnerships around the fire, over a glass of wine, in a workshop, or on walks in the woods.

Some of the topics we usually consider include:

Transcending borders                       Intercultural Communication

                          Community-based learning              

                                           A teaching toolkit for Social Entrepreneurship 

Social Innovation and International Development

                                                           Storytelling and Social Change

Pricing (includes room and board)

Ashoka Retreat Rate (BY APPLICATION TO ASHOKA ONLY): $400

Returnee’s Rate (until January 15th, 2018): $425

EARLY BIRD for New Attendees (until March 16th, 2018): $475

Middlebury Faculty and Staff and Local Educators (excluding room and board): $275

Regular (after March 16th, 2018): $600


Travel Information

The Bread Loaf campus, the location of our retreat, is in the small town of Ripton in the heart of Central Vermont. We are a four-hour drive from Boston, five hours from NYC. If you plan to fly, we are one hour from Burlington VT (the closest airport) and two hours from Albany NY (the next closest). (We recommend at least allowing for 2 to 2.5 hours of flexible time between landing in Burlington and the 2:00 PM beginning of the retreat on Monday June 11th.) If you want to take advantage of the New England setting, renting a car makes some sense; otherwise you can arrange a rideshare through Middlebury Transit. We will provide more information in our confirmation survey and future correspondence.

The Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship
118 South Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753
For inquiries, please contact Jiya Pandya ’17, Social Entrepreneurship Associate at jpandya@middlebury.edu.



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