“2020: Creating our Vision
 

September 23rd & 24th, 2020

Virtual for 2020!

(Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT)

2020 CONFERENCE BROCHURE

2020 Conference Welcome Letter

"As you are aware, many states and national conferences for 2020 have been shifting to Virtual options due to an array of circumstances preventing many from being able to gather in person this year.  Though Vermont has been impacted less by the virus, we have felt many economic impacts from the pandemic. Many departments have seen drastic budget cuts & reduction of staff, all while performing other essential functions such as childcare, food delivery, and keeping parks open. Due to these challenges and budget reductions, our Conference and Executive Committees have made the decision to also shift our 2020 Conference to a Virtual platform this year." ....  Read the rest of the letter here. 

"We are all truly in this together, and we hope that you will see the value in joining us again this year, even though the format and in-person connection will be different."


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 & 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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