From its beginning in 1943, the Vermont Governor's Conference on Recreation has been designed to bring together Vermonters who share an interest in parks, trails, recreation, open space & leisure opportunities. Sixty plus years later, we invite our colleagues from throughout New England and beyond to join us as well. Each year, the Conference Committee strives to plan a schedule of educational programs of interest to the diverse group of professionals, board & commission members, volunteers, students & other interested citizens who come to gain new knowledge & skills. The Exhibit Hall has grown to host as many as forty vendors, providing a great chance to meet face-to-face with a variety of recreation product suppliers. The Governor's Conference is a great networking opportunity for students, volunteers, professionals and commercial vendors. The day's events include a "Best of Vermont" Silent Auction that boasts 200+ items, nearly 20 different educational sessions to choose from, and a nationally recognized keynote speaker.
The 70th Annual Vermont Governor's Conference on Recreation is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Lake Morey Resort and Conference Center in Fairlee, Vermont, with a full day of pre-conference programs and activities on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. In honor of our 70th year, the conference theme will be "Celebrating Memories - The Magic Continues".
Planning is underway. CLICK below for a copy of the RFP for the Call for Educational Sessions. Proposals received by March 8th will be given priority.
Commercial vendors, the Governor's Conference offers you an opportunity for more than five hours of direct contact time with delegates. CLICK below for a copy of the exhibitor registration packet and remember, space is assigned on a first come-first serve basis.