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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.

TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THIS SCHEDULE:
  • The conference schedule is hosted in SCHED which allows you to search within the schedule, and filter the schedule to show items only occurring on a certain date or within a track.
  • To view only a certain type of presentation or track, locate the heading "Filter By Type" in the navigation bar. As an example, try clicking on "Marketing".
  • The default view for the schedule is "Simple" which only shows the start time and title of the agenda item. Hover over the button that says "Schedule" to see the different view options. The "Expanded" option will show start and end times, room location, and session description, if there is one.
  • You can build your own schedule by creating a free account with SCHED by selecting "SIGN UP." Watch the "how-to" video to learn more about using Sched.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Adding agenda items to your schedule through this app does not sign you up for a session. If an agenda item says "pre-registration required" or charges an additional fee, you need to add the item to your registration through the online registration system.
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Bill Shouldice IV

Vermont Teddy Bear Company
President & Chief Bear Officer
Bill Shouldice IV is president and CBO (Chief Bear Officer) of The Vermont Teddy Bear Company which is one of the largest producers of teddy bears in the world, handcrafting 300,000 bears a year in Shelburne. Previously, Bill served as the president and CEO of The Vermont Country Store for 7+ years after spending 3 years as executive VP managing all of the store's day-to-day operations. He has also served as the president/CEO of the Orton Family Foundation – an organization with a mission to help citizens of rural America define the future, shape the growth, and preserve the heritage of their communities. In 1993 he was appointed secretary of Vermont's Agency of Commerce and Community Development by then Governor Howard Dean. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science at Merrimack College, Andover, Massachusetts and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.