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.

Lisa Chase

University of Vermont
Lisa Chase is the Director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center and a Natural Resources Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She has worked with tourism and recreation enterprises in Vermont for the past 16 years. Prior to working in Vermont, Lisa conducted research and outreach related to tourism, recreation and natural resource management in New York, Colorado, Costa Rica and Ecuador, among other places. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

David Gillespie is a farmer on Allumette Island in the Pontiac region of Quebec. He is also Chair of the Canadian/American Exchange (CANAMEX), an initiative with the goal of promoting sustainable agriculture, the first phase being agritourism. Dave has been involved in agriculture for 42 years and has followed various aspects of this profession in many parts of Eastern Canada and Northeast States with an emphasis on farm markets and cross-border farm tours. He is a graduate from the farm management program at Macdonald College of McGill University.