75th Annual Conference
October 10 & 11, 2018 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
“Honoring the Past and Inspiring the Future”
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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.
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