75th Annual Conference
October 10 & 11, 2018 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

“Honoring the Past and Inspiring the Future” 



Adriane Benepe

This year’s keynote speaker, Adriane Benepe, 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.


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

  M.E. 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


  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


The Conference Committee can use your help for next year's conference- The 75th.  Get involved on the committee or at the conference.

        • Conference Committee- Join the committee
        • Moderator- Moderate a session 
        • Registration Table- Help checking people in
        • Auction:

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

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