“Honoring the Past and Inspiring the Future” 
October 10 & 11, 2018
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Conference Schedule

       Wednesday, October 10

9:00am-12:00pm Education Sessions
12:00pm Lunch
12:45pm Keynote
2:00-4:30pm Education Sessions
5:00pm Park Build Ribbon Cutting
5:30-7:00pm Exhibit Hall
7:00pm Dinner
8:00-10:00pm Backyard Games & Bluegrass
9:00pm Fireworks

         Thursday, October 11

6:45am Sunrise Walk Along Lake Morey
7:00-9:00am Breakfast
8:30-11:00am Education Sessions
11:00am-12:00pm Exhibit Hall
12:00-1:30pm Awards Luncheon
1:45-2:55pm Education Sessions
3:00-3:30pm Silent Auction Final Bidding



                      Keynote


Adriane Benepe

This year’s keynote speaker is a senior vice president and director of city park development for The Trust for Public Land and is one of the nation's experts on the nexus of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in public-space development and management. In his career, Adriane Benepe has worked in leadership roles on park and public space conservation, design, construction, and operation, and in the areas of city planning, arts and culture, historic preservation, and landscape and urban design. He has also helped to create or empower several New York business-related organizations, from business improvement districts to park conservancies, including the Madison Square Conservancy, Jamaica Bay Conservancy, Historic House Trust of NYC, and Fort Tryon Park Trust. Mr. Benepe holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College, and enthusiastically accepted this opportunity to come back to Vermont and to share his experiences and perspectives with the parks and recreation professionals of Vermont from communities both large and small.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

The Conference Committee can use your help during the 75th Conference.
Get involved at the conference.

      • Moderator a session 
      • Help out at the Registration Table
      • Auction:

            Before- Help with making calls & collecting donations
            Day of- Help checking people out and collecting money


EXHIBITOR SPACE

Are you a commercial exhibitor?  Do you offer programming? Does your business offer products for parks and recreation?  If so, plan now to attend this year's conference- October 10 & 11.

2018 Conference Exhibitors

  Dunning Playground Surfacing

  Park Ink 

  Vermont Systems

  O'Brien & Sons

  Weston & Sampson

  Pioneer Athletics

  Northstar Fireworks

  New England Recreation Group

  UltiPlay Parks & Playgrounds

  UVM Adventure Ropes Course

  Franklin Paint Company

  Musco Sports Lighting

  MyRec.com

  Clivus New England

  SE Group

  GameTime Park & Playground/MRC

  Kompan Playground/Outdoor Fitness  USTA New England
  Vermont Display Inc  Atlantic Golf & Turf
  BCI Burke  Wicked Cool for Kids
  VT Association of Snow Travelers  Pettinelli & Associates
  AutoBeGreen, LLC   New England Park Association
  Eco-Equipment Supply  Vermont League Cities Towns
  Grassland Equipment/Irrigation Corp  Durgin and Crowell Lumber Co




SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

KEYNOTE: $2500  SOLD OUT!
Benefits: Full page ad in conference brochure, company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure next to the keynote information, a sponsor poster with your company name and logo displayed during the Keynote, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  Free exhibitor space.  (One available) 

CONFERENCE GIFT: $2000  SOLD OUT!
Benefits: Company logo imprinted on 200   conference gifts.  Free exhibitor space and meals for one, company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (One available) 

THURSDAY AWARDS LUNCHEON: $500  SOLD OUT!
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure next to the Awards    Luncheon information, a sponsor poster with your company name and logo displayed during the luncheon, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (Two available)  

WEDNESDAY DINNER: $500  SOLD OUT!
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure next to the dinner  information, a poster with your company name and logo displayed during the dinner, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference. (Two available)

WEDNESDAY LUNCH: $400
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure next to the lunch          information, a poster with your company name and logo displayed during the lunch, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (Two available)

THURSDAY BREAKFAST: $400
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure next to the Breakfast   information, a poster with your company name and logo displayed during the breakfast, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (Two available)

ROOM SPONSOR: $250
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster and in the brochure, a sponsor poster with your company name and logo displayed in one of the session rooms during the           conference, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (Four available)

LEGACY SPONSOR:  $300
Benefits: Company logo on the sponsor poster, in the brochure, on the special 75thHistorical Timeline, a sponsor poster with your company name and logo displayed at the Awards Luncheon, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (Five available)

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