Invitation for Proposals

Vermont Collective Impact Conference:  Moving Forward Together
Two-day Conference: November 2-3, 2016
Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center, Stowe, Vermont

United Way of Northwest Vermont, University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Community Foundation and Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, hosts of the 2016 Vermont Collective Impact Conference, are inviting proposals for conference sessions.

Proposals may be submitted through Friday, September 9.  

Proposed sessions (presentation, panel, workshop, discussion or other format) must fit within the conference purpose and address one or more of the planned topics, as outlined below.

See for more information about the conference; contact Amy Carmola at with any further questions.

September 9
Deadline for submission of proposals

September 12 – 16
Committee review of proposals (Note: Additional information may be requested from review committee prior to selection)

September 19
Notification of accepted proposals

September 23
Finalize session descriptions and presenter(s)

September 26 – October 7
Initial conference call for all presenters and individual planning calls with conference organizers and presenters. Dates TBD

October 17 – 28
Second conference call for all presenters and individual planning calls as needed. Dates TBD

November 2 – 3 2016
Vermont Collective Impact Conference, Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center

Conference Purpose
This statewide, two-day conference will build on the momentum of the 2015 Vermont Collective Impact Conference and provide opportunities for teams of stakeholders to learn and work together on emerging or established Collective Impact efforts.

This year’s Conference is designed for Vermonters working together to address common priorities. Participants will include: Funders; Backbone leaders; Employers & business leaders; Government & policy makers; Nonprofits; Faith-based organizations; Community organizers; Concerned residents and advocates.

The conference agenda will support shared learning to further Collective Impact practice and success at various stages of development, with emphasis on: practical tools, processes and structures; exploration of fundamental concepts; and structured networking activities.

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