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VBSR’s 27th Annual Spring Conference

Date: Wednesday May 17th, 2017

Time: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: UVM Davis Center

Address: 590 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Cost: Coming April 1st!

To Register: Coming April 1st!

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Event Description

SAVE THE DATE!

VBSR’s Marquee event returns for the 27th year on May 17, 2017. Our call for sponsors and exhibitors is open. SAVE THE DATE - Registration Opens April 1st!

Directions to Event

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Keynote Speaker Announced!

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Jason Haber as our Keynote Speaker! Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur.  His extensive career has intersected the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology.  In 2016, he authored, The Business of Good, a widely praised book on social entrepreneurship.  He co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013.  He has vast experience in government and public policy.  Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C.  Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught a public policy course.  Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

 

Call for Sponsors

More than 300 people will attend VBSR's Annual Spring Conference, our biggest event of the year. This day-long conference in Burlington brings together a community of socially responsible business leaders to network, get inspired, and learn the latest in innovative SR business practices, policies, and thinking.  
 
Don't miss this opportunity to support VBSR's efforts while showcasing your business or organization to our highly engaged community. The deadline for sponsorship is February 28th.

Contact us today to reserve your spot.*
 
Keynote Speaker Underwriter $2500

  • opportunity to participate in keynoter introduction (one minute tops)
  • special mention as a keynote address sponsor from podium, on continuous run powerpoint, etc.
  • listed as the sponsor of the keynote on the schedule
  • complimentary exhibit table (see below for exhibit table details)
  • 2 free passes to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • short company description and logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, and in participant's online app
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

 
Localvore Lunch Sponsor $2500

  • opportunity to welcome attendees and highlight lunch sponsorship from podium
  • promotional opportunity on table plaques at lunch and buffet serving tables
  • complimentary exhibit table
  • 2 free passes to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • short company description and logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, and in participant's online app
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

Underwriter $1100 ($700 for VBSR Gold Members)

  • 1 free pass to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • complimentary exhibit table
  • short company description, logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, and in participant's online app
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

Sponsor $550

  • name with link to sponsor's website on VBSR website
  • name in brochure, on displays at event, in press releases, and in participant's online app.

Small Business Sponsor $250

  • name with link to sponsor's website on VBSR website
  • name on displays at event, and in participant's online app

 

Exhibitor $375 / $425
There are about 30 open exhibitor tables at the conference, available on a first come, first serve basis until they sell out (and they sell out fast!). Tables cost $375 for members ($425 for nonmember, state agencies), are 6' long, have access to electricity and wifi, and include ONE complimentary conference pass. If you'd like to promote your business at the conference email us to get on the list!

*You must be a VBSR member or state-sponsored agency to sponsor or exhibit at the conference

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Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union