Thank you for making our 2020 Virtual Conference such a success! 

See you next year

Wednesday & Thursday, October 13 & 14, 2021

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT


Conference Resources Page

Power Point presentations,  online Auction information, "How to documents", and other useful links and resources

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Keynote
Michael Kirschman



2020 Education Sessions RFP

(Request for Proposals)



Michael Kirschman became director of the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Department in March of 2018. He oversees the 56-year-old department's 293 city park sites, more than 7,000 acres of parks and natural areas, seven recreation centers, a municipal marina and an athletic complex. He also supervises 471 full-time and 897 part-time employees and handles a budget of almost $60 million.

A 1992 graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., with a degree in environmental science, Kirschman didn't settle on a major until his junior year. He also has a master's degree in environment and community from Antioch University in Seattle, Wash.

"I liked all the sciences and what I call the 'ologies'," he said. "I really got into the park and recreation profession through the whole nature side of things … nature programming, nature-based recreation, which is a different track for a lot of park and recreation directors."

Before coming to Virginia Beach, Kirschman worked for the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department in Charlotte, N.C., for 12 years, the last six as deputy director. He also held positions in the Geneva (Ill.) Park District; the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centerville-Washington Park District in Ohio.

Thank you Landscape Structures and their Keynote Speaker Scholarship!

Play Will Always Shape Us video from 2019


2020 Conference Committee

Adriane Martin, Chair
Emily Boek, Chair-Elect 
Jazmin Averbuck
Joanna Bisceglio 
Candice Holbrook
Nick Marinelli
Muriel More
Rob Peterson
Joanne Putzier
Harlan Smith
Evan Steele
Betsy Terry
Kathryn Wrigley 



2020 EXHIBITORS

Thank you to all of our Exhibitors & Donors that helped make our77th Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation a huge success even though we met virtually! See you in 2021!

  Musco Sports Lighting

  Eco-Equipment Supply

  MyRec.com

  Franklin Paint Co.

  Vermont Systems

  Northstar Fireworks

  Pioneer Athletics

  Weston & Sampson

  Durgin and Crowell Lumber

  UltiPlay Parks & Playground

  Wicked Cool for Kids

Cosineau's Forest Products

  VT Dept Forests, Parks & Rec

  SE Group

  Atlantic Golf and Turf

  Kompan Playgrounds & Fitness

  New England Park Association  M.E. O'Brien & Sons
  Pettinelli & Associates  New England Recreation Group
  GameTime Park & Playground 
    

  
  
    
    
   
  





2020 SPONSORSHIP & AD

OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor Opportunities: (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze)

  • Sponsorship is the best way to stand out from the crowd!  Maximize your return on investment and visibility, get ahead of your competitors, build brand awareness.  Show your support and promote your business before and during the conference. Check out these great sponsorship opportunities!
  • ·        KEYNOTE: $2,500 Benefits: Full page ad in conference brochure, company logo in the brochure next to the keynote information, a sponsor logo displayed during the Keynote, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (One available - Platinum)
  • ·        “ENDNOTE”: $500: Half page ad in the conference brochure, company logo in the brochure next to the Endnote information a sponsor logo displayed during the Keynote, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (One available - Gold)
  • ·        SOCIAL HOUR: $500: Half page ad in the conference brochure, company logo in the brochure next to the Endnote information a sponsor logo displayed during the Keynote, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the conference.  (One available - Gold)
  • ·       “Room” Sponsor$250 - includes background image with branding, & mention of business at start of the session with short paragraph read about your company (Silver)
  • ·       Wednesday Lunch - $200 – allows mention of your company at the beginning of the lunch and a 2 minute discussion of your choice (Silver)
  • ·       Thursday Lunch - $200 - allows mention of your company at the beginning of the lunch and a 2 minute discussion of your choice (Silver)
  • ·       Coffee Talks - $150 (each) – allows mention of your company at the beginning of the coffee talk and a 2 minute discussion of your choice (Silver

Advertising Opportunities: (Gold & Silver sponsor levels)

  • ·       Commercials$100 - 30 seconds, $200 - 1 minute, $400 - 2 minute options – 1 available per time block to show in each of the three sessions. (6 total time slots available) (Silver
  • ·       Got a Creative Idea? – We would love to hear any new ideas you have for sponsorship or advertising opportunities that may help benefit your company. Contact us today with your idea!


HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

The Conference Committee can use your help during the 
77th 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

2020 Conference Session Print-outs & Resources:

Check back here as we get closer to the conference for a list of resources and documents being shared by our presenters. We will share Power Point presentations and other useful documents. Thank you!



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