“In Pursuit of Excellence
 

October 10 & 11, 2019
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT


Keynote
Neelay Bhatt


Neelay’s career on five continents includes Disney, The Super Bowl, The Olympics, and several years of consulting, public speaking and training. TEDx, the global platform for ideas, describes him as a business and communications visionary, and his service on the National Recreation and Park Association’s Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that ‘no child is left indoors’.

Most recently, he was chosen by the Indianapolis Business Journal as Indy’s Forty under 40 leaders having an impact on the city. As Principal at PROS Consulting INC., headquartered in Indianapolis, he has led 130+ strategic and master planning, sports facility development, customer service training, and marketing and branding projects. These projects have recommended facility development and infrastructure improvements totaling over $2 billion USD and are helping to shape a better vision for parks, recreation, and sports all over the world.

Neelay continues to champion the transformational power of ideas while serving as curator and co-organizer for TEDxIndianapolis, TEDxIndianapolisWomen and TEDxCollegePark (MD) and has led a TED Global workshop in Canada, presented multiple TEDx talks and continues to coach TEDx presenters as well.

He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and the #1 ranked Sports Management Program at Ohio University, and his keynotes and presentations on empathetic leadership, magical customer service and the art of storytelling have benefited executives, professionals, and students from North America to China and from Europe to New Zealand.


2019 Conference Committee
Rob Peterson, Chair
          Adriane Martin, Chair-Elect                            Emily Boek                      Candice Holbrook
Muriel More
Joanne Putzier
Alicia Finley
Joanna Bisceglio
Kathryn Wrigley
Evan Steele
Todd Goodwin
Betsy Terry 


2019 EXHIBITORS

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.

  Musco Sports Lighting

  Eco-Equipment Supply

  MyRec.com

  Franklin Paint Co.

  Vermont Systems

  Northstar Fireworks

  Pioneer Athletics

  VT Youth Conservation Corps

  Durgin and Crowell Lumber

  UltiPlay Parks & Playground

  UFO Party Rentals

  Milone & MacBroom

  USTA New England

  Clivus New England

  NCSI/SSCI- Background Screening

  Kompan Playgrounds & Fitness

  New England Park Association  M.E. O'Brien & Sons
  Pettinelli & Associates  New England Recreation Group
  GameTime Park & Playground  SE Group
  Weston & Sampson  Cousineau Forest Products
  Grassland Equip & Irrigation  Vermont Display Inc
  Wicked Cool for Kids  Vermont League Cities Towns
  VT Dept Forests, Parks & Rec  Atlantic Golf and Turf
  Allied Equipment LLC  American Red Cross
  VTLyme.org  Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  DuraEdge Products  Vermont Department of Health
   
  




SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

KEYNOTE: $2500
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
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 DINNER: $500
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)

FRIDAY AWARDS LUNCHEON: $500
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)  

THURSDAY 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)

FRIDAY 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: $300
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.  (Five available)


HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

The Conference Committee can use your help during the 
76th 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

2019 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!

Small Town Resources - from presenter Catherine DeLeo

Small Town Resources VT State Forest, Parks & Recreation Grant Resources - from Sherry Winnie

Aquatics Seminar Power Point Presentation - from presenter Mark Mariano, Weston & Sampson

Build a Culture of Inclusion Power Point Presentation - from presenter Lisa Drennan, MERGE

"If Seniors Can Bike, Everyone can Bike" Power Point Presentation - from presenter Anne Lusk. Ph.D

"Sharing Programs Ideas" Power Point Presentation and Handout- from presenters Adriane Martin & Todd Goodwin

"Sharing Special Events Ideas" Power Point Presentation and Handout- from presenters Adriane Martin & Todd Goodwin


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