White + Burke is excited to start planning the 2021 Vermont Development Conference! We are committed to the health and safety of our community and will only execute the VDC if the State and CDC deem gatherings safe.

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 4, 2021

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.

Speaker proposals: We are now accepting speaker proposal. Please fill out and submit this RFP by July 9th. Late submissions will not be considered.

Questions?: Email us

Platinum Sponsors

Quick Links

Schedule Overview

Detailed Session Schedule

2021 Sponsors

2021 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

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!


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors




Shannon Lenzini, Downs Rachlin Martin
Brian Beaudoin, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power
Linda Letourneau, VT Commercial
Adam Davis, J. Graham Goldsmith Architects
Nicole LaBrecque, PC Construction
John Grenier, Grenier Engineering
Adam Seaver, People’s United Bank