Registration is Open for Our 2024 VFN Annual Conference: “Change Begins with You – Using Your Voice to Make a Difference”
April 2, 2024 at the UVM Davis Center 9:00-4:00
Our 2024 Annual Conference “Change Begins with You – Using Your Voice to Make a Difference” will be held on April 2, 2024, at the UVM Davis Center from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year our event will begin with a welcome from VFN’s Executive Director, Jacqui Kelleher, and former South Burlington State Representative to the VT House, Maida Townsend, will kick off our day with opening remarks.
We will then welcome our featured presenter, Amy Shollenberger, from Action Circles. Amy will provide a full day, in-depth, interactive training on advocacy. Amy has more than 20 years of experience developing political strategy, grassroots organizing, influencing policy, and running political issue campaigns. She has worked on a variety of campaigns, ranging in scope from local community issues to state and national issues. She started Action Circles in 2010 and along with the Action Circles Team has served clients and offered training ever since. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to visit exhibit tables, network, and chat over breakfast and lunch.
8-9:00 Registration, Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
9:00 Welcome with Jacqui Kelleher and Opening Remarks with Maida Townsend
9:40 Legislative Process 101
11:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
11:15 Tell Your Story, Part 1
12:30 Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:30 Strategic Thinking for the Legislative Process 201
3:15 Tell Your Story, Part 2
3:45 One Last Word from Everyone
The VFN Conference Parent/Guardian/Individual with a Disability registration fee is $45.00 and the Professional registration fee is $55.00. This fee will cover costs of the conference including breakfast, lunch and parking. We will also offer a livestream option for $15.00 and a link will be sent prior to the conference. Livestream attendees will be able to view the presentation via a Zoom Webinar format. Please note that this conference will not be recorded.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2024 annual conference, please contact [email protected].
If you interested in being an exhibitor or purchasing an ad for our 2024 annual conference, please contact [email protected].
Our sponsors and exhibitors provide invaluable financial aid and informational resources for families. Thank you to all for your consideration!
Many Thanks to our 2024 SPONSORS!
- Children with Special Health Needs at the Vermont Department of Health
- HireAbility Vermont
- College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont
- SD Associates
- Northwestern Counseling and Support Services
- Vermont Children’s Integrated Services – Early Intervention
- University of Vermont Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
- Vermont Department of Labor
- Vermont Developmental Disabilities Counsel
Many Thanks to our 2024 EXHIBITORS:
- Therap Services
- EDD Adaptive Sports
- The Stetson School
- Prevent Child Abuse VT
- Project SEARCH
- VT Department of Libraries – ABLE Libraries
- The OSHER Center for Integrative Health