Annual Student Conference

We look forward to having your students join us for their first conference as middle schoolers for a unique experience with presentations by and for

middle level students

Our Face to Face Conference IS BACK!

Beyond Bullying:

Creating Communities of Equity & Respect


VAMLE 2023


Celebrating Our 10th Annual Student Conference


on March 14th at


Champlain College

The VAMLE Executive Board is seeking student presenters (your students) to share their exciting and innovative programs and activities that introduce or advance practices promoting equity and inclusion with fellow Vermont middle grades students at our March 2023 student conference at Champlain College.


Naturally, we’re also excited to have your students attend who aren’t presenting to learn more about issues of racial, gender, and social equity and to prevent bullying. What a valuable time to attend a conference face-to-face following the past two and a half years!


You may consider using your school’s ESSER funds for sending students to attend. Six-person teams can attend for a mere $325 as VAMLE member schools ($400 for non-member schools). Other additional students attend for $75 each. We hope that you’ll consider using your district’s ESSER funds for this essential and unique student conference. Some schools send entire classrooms to the conference.

Interested in presenting? Here's what to expect:

  • It's student to student. Student leaders from one school teaching student leaders from another school.

  • Be hands on, don't make it a lecture. Provide an activity around your topic that students can take back and use at their school. Each school team will leave with an action plan.

  • Presentations are 45 minutes in classrooms that hold at most 40 students (could be as small as 6)