Join us for inspiring speakers, deep conversations, hands-on workshops, and tools you can use to foster diversity and build community at your school. This year's conference is focused on reimagining gender and sexuality inclusion in our schools.
The keynote speaker will be CJ Pascoe
, author of Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
and co-author of Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Equality, Masculinity and Change.
Pascoe is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and a sought-after presenter at conferences and workshops nationwide. Pascoe’s keynote address will explore the complicated ways that gender and sexuality are negotiated in high school settings and how schools can work towards creating safe and supportive communities that embrace all students.Register now
This conference is designed for boarding schools (both middle and high schools) as well as Vermont day schools (pre-K through 12th). It is based on the Dalton Conference model and offered with support from Dalton's planning committee members. Thank you to all those who attended the first annual Vermont Academy Diversity Conference: Gould Academy, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, The Winchendon School, and The MacDuffie School. We hope to see you again and to welcome more schools to our campus for an exciting and productive day.
Each school is invited to send a pod of 14 people representing their school. Each pod consists of two trustees, two administrators, two diversity coordinators, two alumni, two faculty members, two parents, and two current students. After the keynote address, various constituencies within the pod will meet together in breakout focus groups. This session will give everyone the opportunity to share and discuss ideas with their cohorts from other schools. After lunch, there will be a breakout session for each school’s pod to do planning work for advancing the diversity discussion in their own school. We will end the day with receptions for adults and students.
Early-bird registration is available through November 30, 2018. Please register soon to secure your school's spot.
If you have questions that are not answered below, please contact the conference's co-chairs, Cynthia Murphy
and Carly Fox