Bread Loaf Mountain Campus

To Walk Alongside: Educating for Social Change

Monday–Wednesday, June 1–3, 2020

 For centuries, people have walked the woods the Abenaki call Ndakinna (homeland), reflecting on the beauty and challenges of our world. In June 2020, social change educators and practitioners will convene in this landscape to share ways that they “walk alongside” their students, community partners, and colleagues. During this June Forum, experienced social-change facilitators –including Ashoka Changemaker veterans–will share best practices, including classroom tools and strategies for co-curricular collaboration. Registration cost is all-inclusive and includes mountain retreat lodging; locally-sourced meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other engaging activities. We hope you can join us!

“The Forum went above and beyond my expectations. It was one of the most impactful learning experiences I’ve had and I look forward to returning annually!”

- A 2019 June Forum Participant

 

Pricing

All prices include meals and lodging except for the Local Educator/Practitioner rate, which only includes meals and programming. If you are local and wish to stay overnight at Bread Loaf, please register with one of the other options. 

$475 Early Bird (by Monday, March 30, 2020. After April 1, registration is $600)

$450 Returnee (by May 18, 2020 - for those who have previously attended June Forum) 

$450 Ashoka U Writers Retreat (by application only, see more information in FAQs) 

$275 Local Educators and Practitioners  

 

Register Here
headshot of Akaya Windwood

Vision Award 2020: Akaya Windwood

Akaya Windwood is a Principal at WiseBridge, a global transformative advising, training, and consultation group. She is the former President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, and is a partner in the Opportunity Collaboration, which convenes an international conference that brings together leaders working to end poverty. She is on faculty for the RSF Social Finance Integrated Capital Institute and directs the Mycelium Fund, which makes small grants to non-profit organizations based on generosity and interconnectedness. She is one of Conscious Company’s 30 World Changing Women of 2018, and has been a featured speaker at the Stanford Social Innovation Institute, the Aspen Institute, and the New Zealand Philanthropy Summit conferences. She received an Ella Award from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and is deeply committed to working for a fair and equitable global society while infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. Akaya lives in Oakland, CA where she reads science fiction and relishes growing enormous squash in her garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Unfortunately we cannot accommodate early arrivals and late departures. Check in at Bread Loaf is 1PM or later on Monday and check out is 1PM on Wednesday. We suggest other local accommodations here.

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 No - they are shared.

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We will provide a full refund, should you need to cancel your registration, until April 16, 2020. A 50% refund will be offered from April 17 to May 13, 2020. Please email your cancelation request to cxsullivan@middlebury.edu

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Currently we offer scholarships only for Middlebury College Faculty and Staff. These scholarships include meals on program days but do not include lodging. They are first come first serve; returnees are waitlisted. If a College staff or faculty member wishes to stay overnight at Bread Loaf, this cost is not included in the scholarship and must be purchased separately. 

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Lodging will be on site at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Campus. Bread Loaf is in the Green Mountain National Forest - about 20 minutes away from the main Middlebury College Main Campus. Lodging will be in the recently renovated Inn as well as other historical buildings nearby. Here is a video that will help you visualize the environment. Here is more information about the history of Bread Loaf.   

Meals are prepared by kitchen staff at the Inn and will be shared in a dining hall. Ingredients are locally sourced as much as possible.There will be two coffee/snack breaks during the day, one in the mid-morning and one in the mid-afternoon. There will also be cash bars in the evening after dinner. It is important that you fill out the survey after registering online in case you have any dietary restrictions so we can make note of your needs. 

 

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Programs from last year are available by request, to Charlotte Sullivan, program associate at cxsullivan@middlebury.edu. Schools and programs that have attended in the past include: 

ALU, Ashoka U, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Champlain Valley High, College for Social Innovation, Connecticut State College, Fordham University, Gould Academy, Islamic Sciences and Ed University, Michigan State University, Northfield Mount Hermon, Notre Dame, NYU Stern School, Prescott College, Smith College, UC San Diego, University of New Hampshire, University of Rochester and community partners, Vanderbilt University, Wellesley College, Wheaton, Williams College.

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Yes! We welcome a diverse range of participants and find our programming functions best when there are attendees from a wide array or sectors represented. One need not be a professor or staff person in higher education to attend. 

Travel

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 1. 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.

Accommodations

Lodging will be on site at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Campus. Bread Loaf is in the Green Mountain National Forest - about 20 minutes away from the main Middlebury College Main Campus. Lodging will be in the recently renovated Inn as well as other historical buildings nearby. Here is a video that will help you visualize the environment. Here is more information about the history of Bread Loaf.   

Meals are prepared by kitchen staff at the Inn and will be shared in a dining hall. Ingredients are locally sourced as much as possible.There will be two coffee/snack breaks during the day, one in the mid-morning and one in the mid-afternoon. There will also be cash bars in the evening after dinner. It is important that you fill out the survey after registering online in case you have any dietary restrictions so we can make note of your needs. 

Schedule

Monday June 1

Blue Room

Check in 

Tuesday, June 2

Programming to be announced soon! 

Tuesday, June 2

Blue Room

Check out 

Innovation Hub
118 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

innovationhub@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-2037