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Featured Speakers

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Kate Williams

CEO, 1% for the Planet

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Jermaine Moore

Principal Consultant, The Mars Hill Group

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Alison Whritenour

CEO, Seventh Generation

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Derek Peebles

Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance

Attendees will emerge inspired, connected with forward-thinking leaders, and replenished
with resources and concrete action steps
to drive change.

About Our Conference



The New Workforce 

Humanity & Belonging 

The Purpose Economy 


Businesses have the opportunity to build a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet.

Through collaboration, we can transform our organizations, communities, and economy by embracing new ways of work and the workplace itself, creating communities of belonging, revolutionizing economic models, and shaping a future built on our shared humanity.

This full-day hybrid event will bring together thought leaders from throughout the state and nation for provocative conversations inspired by a keynote address on "Hope Through Our Shared Humanity" and nine workshops focused on the leading-edge of social and environmental impact. For those who attend in-person, there will be ample opportunities for networking and meeting our exhibitors in Hula’s beautiful space!

Hula is located at 50 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.

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Can't attend the conference on May 11th?


The keynote address and workshops will be available to all ticket holders virtually in real time. These sessions will also be recorded, and recordings will be shared with all ticket holders after the conference.



Contact Education and Events Manager Molly Barfus at


Savu Sauna Sessions

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for a calm and relaxing setting to unwind after a long day of conference workshops? You are in luck! Savu will have two of their lakeside saunas open and FREE to attendees of the 32nd Annual VBSR Conference on May 11th!  Savu will provide towels and robes. We will have up to 48 slots available (24 per sauna). You must signup to reserve your 30 minute session in advanced! 


VBSR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities


This program is valid for 5.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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