White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors presents the fifth annual Vermont Development Conference on Thursday, November 15, at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel. 300 development and real estate professionals will come together for a full day of networking, seminars, and workshops.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Hilton Waterfront Hotel – 60 Battery Street Burlington, Vermont

Speaker RFP: Click here for the form. Deadline is Friday, May 4. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

CEDs: Continuing Education Credits are not offered for this Conference. However, you are welcome to pursue this on your own and White + Burke will sign off on your participation.

Questions?: Email us

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Schedule Overview

Detailed Session Schedule

2018 Sponsors

Past Conference Schedules and Speakers

Schedule Overview

8:00 a.m.             Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.             Breakfast and Keynote 

9:45 a.m.             Networking and Exhibits

10:30 a.m.           Morning Session

11:45 a.m.           Networking and Exhibits

12:15 p.m.           Lunch & Presentation

1:15 p.m.             Afternoon Power Sessions #1

2:00 p.m.             Networking and Exhibits

2:15 p.m.             Afternoon Power Sessions #2

3:00 p.m.             Networking and Exhibits

3:15 p.m.             Pecha Kucha

4:00-6:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception, sponsored by VHB small

Detailed Session Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

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8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Keynote

To be announced….


9:45 a.m. Networking and Exhibits

10:30 a.m. Morning Sessions

To be announced…

11:45 a.m. Networking and Exhibits

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Presentation

To be announced…

1:15 p.m. Afternoon Power Sessions #1

To be announced…


2:00 p.m. Networking and Exhibits

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Power Sessions #2

To be announced…


3:00 p.m. Networking and Exhibits

3:15 p.m. Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a fast-paced presentation style that keeps presenters on their toes. Try to keep up as each speaker scrolls through 20 slides, with only 20 seconds allotted per slide. Four presenters will deliver need-to-know info on hot topics in the industry.

The line up includes…

To be announced…

4:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Courtesy of VHB small

Network with peers, sample a Vermont-made spirit, and (hopefully) win a great raffle prize!

2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors:

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Thank you to the Vermont Development Conference Planning Committee:

Tim Sampson, Downs Rachlin Martin

Brian Beaudoin, Sandborn Head & Associates, Inc.

Morgan Hood, Efficiency Vermont

Heidi Stumpff, People’s United Bank

Tim Smith, FDIDC

Blair Enman, Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers

Matt Cooke, PC Construction

Adam Davis, J. Graham Goldsmith Architects

Robert Crego, M&S Development

Explore the programming of our first four annual conferences here and check out photos from 2017 here!

Speaker Bios

Coming soon…