|Tuesday, April 4, 2017|
|Daytime||Ski and Ride Stowe
Enjoy spring skiing and riding before the conference!
|OFFSITE: Stowe Mountain Resort|
|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Vermont Tourism Summit Welcome Mixer and Vermont Bartender of the Year Competition — Hosted by the Vermont Bartenders Guild. Presented by Hotel Vermont and the Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont. Sponsored by VT Ski + Ride.
Sample classic cocktails prepared by some of Vermont's finest bartenders from around the state. Learn More.
|OFFSITE: Rusty Nail (1190 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672; a short walk from the Stoweflake Resort along the bike path)|
|Wednesday, April 5, 2017|
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Conference Registration Desk Open||Atrium|
|Multiple Times||Pre-Conference Industry Group Meetings
|8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Sponsor Booth Set Up||Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|12:00 pm - 1:40 pm||Opening Session & Lunch
|1:40 pm - 2:00 pm||Visit with Sponsors & Auction Bidding||Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Concurrent Sessions||Multiple Locations|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Refreshment Break||Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|3:15 pm - 4:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions||Multiple Locations|
|4:30 pm - 5:30 pm||Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing Presentation
Agency of Commerce Deputy Secretary Ted Brady and Vermont Tourism Deputy Commissioner Steven Cook will present Vermont Tourism trends, new resources and tools and future marketing strategies.
|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm||Cocktail Hour with Sponsors||Stowe North & South & Atrium|
|6:30 pm - 9:00 pm||Farm-to-Plate Dinner Event & Awards Presentation (about the awards)
|Late Night||Night Cap
Join your friends, old and new, for a night cap at Charlie B's Pub in the Stoweflake.
|Thursday, April 6, 2017|
|8:00 am - 3:00 pm||Conference Registration Desk Open||Atrium|
|8:00 am - 8:45 am||Continental Breakfast, Visit with Sponsors & Auction Bidding||Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|8:45 am - 9:45 am||Panel of State Agency Representatives with Q&A
Panelists: Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing; Patrick Delaney, Commissioner of Liquor; Chelsea Bardot Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Louis Porter, Commissioner of Fish & Wildlife; Kaj Samsom, Commissioner of Tax; Michael Schirling, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce & Community Development; Mike Snyder, Commissioner of Forests, Parks & Recreation. Moderated by: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension - Tourism Research Center
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||Refreshment Break, Visit with Sponsors & Auction Bidding||Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Concurrent Sessions||Multiple Locations|
|11:00 am - 11:15 am||Visit with Sponsors & Auction Bidding
Last chance to place your bids on auction items! Auction closes at 11:15 am.
|Stowe North & South and Atrium|
|11:15 am - 12:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions||Multiple Locations|
|12:15 pm - 2:00 pm||Closing Session & Lunch
|2:00 pm||Conference Adjourns
Remember to pick up auction items at the conference registration desk if you have the winning bid!
|2:30 pm - 6:30 pm||Guest Service Excellence - AHLEI Certification
Advance registration required; additional fee to attend.
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Great Vermont Corn Maze
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Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers
Vermont Attractions Association
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