White + Burke Real Estate Advisors presents the 7th annual Vermont Development Conference on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel. 300 development and real estate professionals will come together for a full day of networking, seminars, and workshops.

COVID-19 NOTE: We are closely monitoring the current global health crisis. The Vermont Development Conference is still planned for November 5th, however, we will follow the guidelines and mandates set by the State and CDC. Stay tuned for updates.

Request for speakers: Use this link to fill out and submit the request for speaker proposals. All proposals must be submitted by June 1st to be considered by the VDC Planning Committee.

Advertising and Sponsorship: Are you a part of the Commercial Real Estate industry? Are your clients part of this industry? Partnering with White + Burke on this premier event gives you the platform to showcase your business in front of a captive audience of 300 Commercial Real Estate professionals. Contact us for a multi-tiered sponsorship package or for information on advertising in our conference booklet.

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 8 am – 6 pm

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

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

2020 Sponsors

2020 Planning Committee

Past Conference Schedules and Speakers


8:00 am             Registration Opens

8:30 am             Breakfast and Keynote 

10:00 am           Networking and Exhibits

10:30 am           Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am           Networking and Exhibits

12:00 pm           Lunch & Presentation

1:15 pm             Concurrent Sessions: Round 1

2:00 pm             Networking and Exhibits

2:30 pm             Concurrent Sessions: Round 2

3:15 pm             Networking and Exhibits

3:30 pm             General Session and Finale

4:00 pm             Cocktail Reception


8:00 am Registration Opens

Be sure to collect your parking pass for free parking sponsored by 

8:30 am Breakfast and Keynote

9:45 a.m. Networking and Exhibits

Top off your coffee and fuel up for the day ahead. Sponsored by: 

10:30 am Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am Networking and Exhibits

12:00 pm Lunch and Presentation

Lunch Bites: #trending

In the Pecha Kucha presentation style, three presentations will review trending topics as they relate to the commercial real estate development industry. This will be a fast-paced presentation style that keeps the presenters on their toes. Try to keep up as each speaker scrolls through 20 slides, with only 20 seconds allotted per slide. You will learn everything you need to know to stay current and trendy in less than seven minutes.

1:15 pm Concurrent Sessions: Round 1

2:00 pm Networking and Exhibits

2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions: Round 2

3:15 pm Networking and Exhibits

3:30 pm General Session and Finale

In this annual favorite, economist Kevin Stapleton will review the status of the economy, both in Vermont and nationally, with special emphasis on business cycle trends and demographic changes. Join local Legislators and Representatives for this engaging session. Bring your questions and join the group discussion.

4:00 pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by:

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

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