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Summit Overview

Join us at RISE, a new summit hosted by UVM that brings research, innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship together to spur change for a better tomorrow.

June 24-25, 2023

Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

In Person / Online

Virtual attendance options available


In a time of seemingly insurmountable social and economic divides, it’s no longer enough to simply talk about the problems and consider the solutions. Now is the time for action. RISE was born from action, from a desire to bridge the divides and solve the most pressing problems that communities at home and around the country are facing – whether it’s clean water, sustainable energy, affordable housing, food production, and more. RISE at UVM will be the seed for groundbreaking innovative and entrepreneurial growth, bringing an unmatched research enterprise to the communities and ventures that need it most.

Aerial view of UVM

Featured Video

Welcome to Rise and State of the State

UVM, the Office of Research, and RISE are proud to welcome retired Senator Patrick Leahy to deliver, “State of the State and Beyond.” Leahy, who served in the US Senate for nearly 50 years, secured over $25M for UVM’s new Institute for Rural Partnerships.

Speaker: Sen. Patrick Leahy
Moderator: Kirk Dombrowski

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Featured Video

Vermont Knowledge Corridor: How Burlington and UVM Can Deliver Sustainable Growth

The relationship UVM has with Burlington and Vermont as a land grant university is important, but there’s more to the story. Learn how UVM and Burlington can work together to deliver sustainable growth for all of Vermont and beyond.

Speaker: Dominic Endicott, Partner, Northstar Ventures and author, “Knowledge Towns”
Sponsored by: Hula

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Featured Video

What Emergent Technologies Can We Leverage as a Region?

What can the Green Mountain State offer to the region? What can Vermont do for the country? Learn about how we can leverage emerging technologies and UVM’s research enterprise to make a difference beyond Burlington.

Speaker: Kyle Clark, Founder and CEO, BETA Technologies
Moderator: Kirk Dombrowski
Sponsored by: The Vermont Technology Council

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Arts Entrepreneurship

Powered by THE UVM Office of Research

The University of Vermont’s Office of Research translates research and discoveries into innovations that benefit all facets of society. A top 100 public research university in the United States, the University of Vermont is home to over 1,200 full-time faculty scholars. From biomedical research to philosophy, from data science to musical composition, our faculty members engage daily in the pursuit of meaningful and impactful research, scholarship and creative work.

The new Institute for Rural Partnerships will be housed within UVM’s Office of Research. Part of UVM’s land-grant mission is to take what researchers have learned and put it to the service of rural communities and help people rise to the growing challenges of our time.

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Parking Information

If you selected, yes, for a parking permit on your registration form you will receive a follow up email from our Registration coordinator about a week before the Summit with further information. At that time you will receive the UVM parking permit that you will need to print and display on your dashboard while parked on campus. The permit will also include a detailed map locating the UVM parking lot for the Summit as well as the Davis Center, where the Summit will take place. There will also be written driving instructions from Highway I-89 to the parking lot and also from Downtown Burlington to the parking lot.

If you have any questions regarding parking accommodations, please contact us at:

Hotel AccommodationS

The following hotels will be offering special rates to our RISE attendees. Please see below for room block information.

Courtyard Burlington Harbor (Marriott):
RISE Summit Group Block
Start Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
End Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Last Day to Book: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Special group rate: $219 per night
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Hotel Vermont
RISE Summit Group Block
Start Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
End Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Last Day to Book: Sunday, June 9, 2023
Special group rate: $249 – $349 per night
Book at Special Rate Here