Save the Date for our 2024 Annual Conference

April 2, 2024 at the UVM Davis Center 9:00-4:00

“Change Begins with You – Using Your Voice to Make a Difference”

We are excited to announce that our 2024 Annual Conference will be on April 2, 2024, at the UVM Davis Center from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m (with registration and exhibits starting at 8:00am.)  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. Topics include:

  • Legislative Process 101
  • Strategic Thinking for the Legislative Process
  • Telling Your Story in a Way That Is Heard

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 lunch.

Stay tuned – Registration is coming soon!

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].

Thank you to all for your consideration! Our sponsors ad exhibitors provide invaluable financial aid and informational resources for families.

Many Thanks to our 2024 SPONSORS!

Platinum Level

  • Children with Special Health Needs at the Vermont Department of Health

Gold Level

  • HireAbility Vermont

Silver Level

  • Office of the Provost, University of Vermont

Bronze Level

  • Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Many Thanks to our 2024 EXHIBITORS:

Thank you to all  for your generosity and commitment to Vermont’s children, youth, and families. We could not make this important event happen without supporters like you!