“2020: Creating our Vision
 

September 23rd & 24th, 2020

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT


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.


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 



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
   
  





2020 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 
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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