“Honoring the Past and 
Inspiring the Future” 

October 10 & 11, 2018
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Education Session Powerpoints


Keynote


Charlie McCabe

The Trust for Public Land has been analyzing and reporting on city parks systems since 2000 and we’re pleased to share some of the lessons and examples that we have compiled during that time.  For example, in our 100 largest U. S. cities (holding just over 20 percent of the U. S. population) we know that we have 22,764 public parks encompassing over 2.1 million acres of land.  70 percent of the population of those 100 largest U. S. cities live within a 10-minute walk (less than one-half mile) from one or more of those parks.  
We will give an overview of how park systems have grown in those last 18 years, what features and amenities get the biggest attention from visitors (as well as the press), how collaboration with public agencies, parks non-profits and volunteers can help build communities through parks systems and how park usage changes over time.   We’ll then show and talk about some of the newer park and trail projects in cities large and small and talk about some of the collaboration taking place in communities across the United States.  And we will talk about Pickleball (708 courts and growing) and dog parks (775 off-leash dog parks and growing)


2018 Conference Committee

Todd Goodwin, Co-Chair
Rob Peterson, Co-Chair
Emily Boek
Kym Duchesneau
Candice Holbrook
Sarah Jennings
Adriane Martin
Muriel More
Josh Ryan
Evan Steele
Betsy Terry 



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
  Allen Pools & Spas  Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
  Vermont Youth Conservation Corps  Villanti Printers
  DuraEdge Products  Cousineau Forest Products
  Big Green T's 




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   ONLY 1 LEFT! 
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   SOLD OUT!
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)

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

The Conference Committee can use your help during the 
75th 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

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