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.

  • 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.

Charles Shackleton

Charles Shackleton is a renowned Vermont furniture maker and designer who was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. Trained in the traditional styles of handmade furniture making, Charles has been recognized by the Vermont Senate as Vermont Woodworker of the Year, is one of the founding members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, serves as a judge for the National Crafts Competition in Ireland as part of the Royal Dublin Society, has written multiple articles for Fine Woodworking Magazine, and has designed for thousands of private individuals, including celebrities and dignitaries. He is also the founder of The Naked Table Project, which has been featured in The Boston Globe, Business Week, and The Irish Times, among others. Shackleton is heavily influenced by his upbringing in Ireland, from his own Georgian home in Dublin to the cottages in the rolling hills in the West. He brings to his work a love for the natural world, given to him by his father, David Shackleton, one of Ireland’s most famous gardeners. He is also a relative of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton was trained in hand crafts at the West Surrey School of Art and Design in Surrey, England. He began his career designing furniture for Simon Pearce, with whom he originally moved to the United States. He is married to well-known potter Miranda Thomas, with whom he owns ShackletonThomas. The two artists share a passion for beautiful, useful objects that have character and life given to them by the human hand.