John Dewey Memorial Conference

The John Dewey Society (JDS) will be partnering with the University of Vermont and the North Eastern Philosophy of Education Society for the 2021 annual JDS conference on October 8th and 9th in Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington is where Dewey lived and is buried. In the spirt of Dewey, the annual conference will take a new, more Deweyan approach and will include both traditional papers as well as experiential learning opportunities. Some experiential learning opportunities will include the Dewey Kitchen and place-based environmental education initiatives at Shelburne Farms. Dewey’s collection of papers will also be viewable at the UVM library.

Conference Sponsors

The JDS conference this year is brought to you by the following sponsors:


The conference headquarters is located the following address:

The University of Vermont
Old Mill Building
94 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405

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Conference Details

The conference is free for all JDS members, though some of the special sessions, such as a session on progressive education at nearby Shelburne Farm, may require a fee to participate.

Hotel blocks have been arranged at the following locations. Specify you are booking as part of the John Dewey Society to receive a reduced rate. The block of rooms will be released to the public on September 7, 2021. Given that the conference falls on the most popular weekend for fall foliage traveling, be sure to book before September 7 to access one of the rooms reserved for JDS members.

Conference Program

Download the Conference Program
Download the Conference Call for Proposals (Deadline June 1, 2021)