When: August 7 - 9, 2018 (Preconference featuring professional development opportunities on August 6)
Where: Champlain College, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05402
We’re excited to announce that the conference formerly known as the Leadership and Learning Conference will turn its focus to power. POWER UP! 2018 is specifically designed to unleash the power you have as a union of educators: the power in you, the power in your local, the power in your union.
In addition to three days of organizing, solidarity and union leadership training, there will also be a pre-conference on August 6th featuring full-day professional development opportunities and an evening viewing/discussion of the movie Paper Tigers.
Overnight housing will be available at Champlain College.
Monday, August 6th: Preconference featuring full day professional development opportunities.
We are accepting registations for the preconference seperately from registrations for the conference proper. Click here to learn more about what is being offered on this day, and to register.
Day 1: Tuesday, August 7th
Put the Power in Power Up! Spend the day with labor leaders from around the state and country for an inspiring day. Together we will learn how to organize, mobilize, and energize our union and our movement.
Day 2: Wednesday, August 8th
Taking what we learned on day 1, we will start to drill down on how to build our power local by local. On this day we will meet with other from our regions, focusing on harnessing political action. The day will feature a mix of general sessions and hands on ways to build power.
Day 3: Thursday, August 9th
We will hear some amazing stories from students drawing on their efforts at organizing to make change. We will continue exploring how to grow power in our schools, our communities and our state.
Please click here to access the "preliminary" registration form for Power Up! 2018. We are in the process of installing Cvent event planning software. This powerful organizational software should be up-and-running within the next couple of weeks, but in the meintime we realize people's plans are shaping up for summer and did not want to hold-off on opening registration. Please fill out this form as your initial registration and we will send you the "official" registration link when Cvent is installed, by late May.