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Welcome to the interactive web schedule for the 2019 Vermont Tourism Summit! The schedule is subject to change (as of March 27, 2019). Please check back for updates.

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Social Event [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 3
 

9:00am EDT

Burlington Area Attractions Familiarization (FAM) Tour - Hosted by the Vermont Attractions Association
Open to all; advance registration required.

VAA welcomes you to a special tour of attractions in Burlington/Shelburne. These visits will help you to get to know these popular attractions that welcome tens of thousands of visitors annually and are a vital tool to enhance promotion of your destination.

Location: Tour will depart at 9am from the DoubleTree Hotel Burlington

Timing: 9:00am‐5:30pm. At 5:30, we will make a stop at the Green Mountain Railroad for those attending the Welcome Mixer. We will then return to DoubleTree for all other attendees (estimated arrival is 6:00pm).  PLEASE NOTE: you may leave the tour at any time and find your own transportation back to your car or the conference.

The tour will include FAMiliarization visits to these attractions:
  • Lake Champlain Cruises Spirit of Ethan Allen
  • ECHO, Leahy Center
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Magic Hat Brewery
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Shelburne Vineyard
  • Wild Hart Distillery
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Vermont Teddy Bear
  • Plus step‐on from other area Attractions


Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 5:30pm EDT
Offsite - Meet in Hotel Lobby

5:30pm EDT

Roaring 20’s Welcome Mixer aboard the Green Mountain Railroad
Join us for cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres aboard the Green Mountain Railroad! All are encouraged to come dressed for our Roaring 20’s theme. The train will depart from One Main Street on the Burlington waterfront. Parking is available nearby. Boarding begins at 5:30pm and the train will depart at 6:00pm sharp. We'll return to the station at approximately 7:15pm. Open to all; fee of $15 to participate.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Offsite - Green Mountain Railroad One Main Street, Burlington

7:30pm EDT

Dinner - On Your Own
Take the free hotel shuttle downtown, or stop by the registration desk for a list of recommendations.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Offsite
 
Thursday, April 4
 

11:00am EDT

Meet & Greet for First-Timers
Learn how to make the most of your time at the Vermont Tourism Summit. Meet fellow first-timers, and get to know members of our Board of Directors and Planning Committee!

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Emerald Ballroom 1

1:45pm EDT

Break
Thursday April 4, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Emerald Ballroom Promenade

3:30pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

Awards Celebration and Cocktail Reception with Sponsors
Celebrate the success of our peers and their contributions to our industry through the years! (view awards) Cash bar available.
"Pearsecco" Toast Sponsored by Woodchuck Hard Cider
Reception Sponsored by Adara

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Emerald Ballroom Promenade & Emerald Ballroom 3

7:00pm EDT

Dinner Event
Thursday April 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Petit Dejeuner

8:30pm EDT

Night Cap Social
Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thursday April 4, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
252 Tavern
 
Friday, April 5
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast with Sponsors
Sponsors & Exhibitors

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Emerald Ballroom Promenade

9:45am EDT

Break
Friday April 5, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am EDT
Emerald Ballroom Promenade

11:00am EDT

Refreshment Break - Visit with Sponsors and Auction Bidding
Last chance to bid on auction items and thank the sponsors for their support! The auction will close at 11:30am. 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Friday April 5, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Emerald Ballroom Promenade