Vermont Humanities Programs Public ProgramsPublic Programs All are welcome at these public programs and events. Can’t find what you’re looking for? See our Programs for Specific Audiences or Other Initiatives. Fall ConferenceOur annual conference is held every November. The theme for 2019 was “Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations.” First WednesdaysThis eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Frederick Douglass and BeyondOpening community conversations about race and racism through literature. Reading and DiscussionBuilt on the foundation of reading literature and discussing it with your neighbors, coworkers, and even family members. Speakers BureauOffers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host quality lectures and living history presentations. Vermont ReadsA statewide community reading program. The Vermont Reads selection for 2020 is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Words in the WoodsEnjoy our state’s natural beauty while engaging with writers in this new outdoor program.