AFT Skillshare & Strategy Summit

October 7th - 8th, 2023

University of Vermont, Burlington

Join AFT Vermont members from across the state to discuss the major issues we face and how we can build strong union locals that win. 

See below for the summit program, registration, and recommended parking.

Saturday, Oct. 7th Program (1pm – 6pm)

Location: Livak Ballroom, 4th Floor, Dudley H. Davis Center at UVM (590 Main St.)

    • 1:00pm: Opening Plenary: Building Power for Our Members and the Working Class

    • 1:45pm: Panel: Building Organization Through Campaigns

    • 3:00pm: Panel: Developing Steward-Organizers

    • 4:15pm: Panel: Building a Sophisticated Relationship with the Boss

    • 5:30pm: Closing Plenary + Discussion

Downtown Dinner & Drinks

Location: Burlington City Arts (135 Church St.)

    • 6:30pm to 9pm: Join fellow union members for tacos from Viva el Sabor Culinary Collective and a cash bar at BCA’s Lorraine B. Good Room overlooking lower Church Street.

Sunday, Oct. 8th Program (8am – 12pm)

Location: Memorial Lounge, 1st Floor, Waterman Building at UVM (85 S. Prospect St.)

    • 8:00am: Bagel Breakfast + Roundtable Discussions: Building Alignment Across UVM Health Network + Public Higher Ed

    • 9:00pm: Panel: Organizing as Bargaining / Bargaining as Organizing

    • 10:15am: Panel: Building Power at the Statehouse and Beyond

    • 11:15am: Closing Plenary + Discussion

Transportation and Parking

    • UVM Waterman Building: Best parking is College St. Visitor Lot (Google Maps | UVM Parking Map). Can also search for free parking on College St. and adjacent side-streets.

**Burlington also has free bus service running throughout town—View the GMTA Bus Map.**