The World Positive Education Accelerator: Steering Committee

September 14-15, 2017 | Champlain College | Burlington, VermonT

The David Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) are working to convene a Steering Committee Meeting on September 14-15, 2017 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Steering Committee members will establish the overarching theme of the event, determine necessary conference content and help involve necessary stakeholders that represent the whole system. We are honored to invite you to help us design the kind of opportunity-focused summit that could touch the lives of millions of children around the world.

A generous gift from the Stiller Family Foundation makes this Steering Committee Meeting possible: Cooperrider Center Gift.  While all meals will be provided during the meeting, we ask that you invest in your own travel and lodging to attend the Steering Committee Meeting. We recommend that you ask for the Champlain Rate when making your hotel, inn or B&B reservation. Please email with any questions.


1117 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-0250

green mountain

401 Dorset Street
Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 860-1212


870 Williston Road
Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 865-6600

hilton GARDEN

101 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 951-0099

made inn

204 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 399-2788

holiday inn

1068 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-6363

How to Get Around Burlington!


David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry
Robert P. Stiller School of Business
Champlain College

    246 South Willard St.  
Burlington, VT 05402-0670
                 Phone: (802) 865-8457                 Toll Free: 1-866-637-7221

Champlain College is a 15-minute (uphill) walk from Downtown Church Street Marketplace. Burlington is served by Uber as well as a number of cab companies: 

Green Cab VT: (802) 864-2424
Dunwright Taxi: (802) 391-9201
Green Mountain Taxi: (802) 503-3096

The Chittenden County Transportation Authority has a city loop that will take you from either the Downtown Transportation Center (DTC) or the intersection of College St. and Battery St. to the intersection of Maple St. and South Willard St., which is half a block away from the Stiller School of Business. Fare is $1.25 and takes 20-30 minutes getting to the college. Leaving the college will put you downtown in 3-7 minutes. Links below:

Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) (#8 City Loop)

Parking: If you are planning to drive, please contact us and we will work with you to provide parking on or near campus. 

In and Out of Burlington: The Burlington International Airport is served by eight airlines (Delta, United, US Airways, JetBlue, Allegiant, American Airlines, Porter and Luxe Air). Regional bus lines are also available:

Vermont Translines

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Steering Committee Agenda

Wednesday, Sept 13

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception


Thursday, Sept 14

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Morning Session

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

Friday, Sept 15

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Morning Session

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch

Let's make the future of positive education successful!