News & Updates

Event planning tips, venue updates and exciting happenings from around the state.

Entertainment For Event Attendees

Entertainment For Event Attendees

Nov 16, 2018
Every meeting or event should have a little entertainment to keep people engaged. We've got a couple of ideas for you to consider.
Getaway: Why Vermont Is Always A Good Idea

Getaway: Why Vermont Is Always A Good Idea

Nov 14, 2018
The two most popular destinations in Vermont—Stowe and Burlington—are only 35 miles from each other, but they offer two completely different vacation settings. Below are itinerary suggestions for a two-day stay in each place.
Shop Vermont

Shop Vermont

Oct 30, 2018
Whether you are looking for a gift for an attendee, a speaker, a VIP or gifts for your clients or employees, the Vermont Convention Bureau (VCB)  team can assist you in finding just the right item for…
Fall for Vermont: Okemo Mountain Resort

Fall for Vermont: Okemo Mountain Resort

Oct 24, 2018
Striking its pose among Vermont’s Green Mountains, Okemo Mountain Resort offers breathtaking beauty, rural charm and year-round full service sophistication. The resort offers seasonal activities and adventures,…
Conference to be held on severe weather

Conference to be held on severe weather

Oct 15, 2018
29th Conference on Severe Local Storms October 22 through October 26.
Up Your Event's Instagram Game

Up Your Event's Instagram Game

Oct 03, 2018
As made-for-Instagram pop-ups grow in popularity nationwide, it may be time for your association to make its next conference more photo- and selfie-friendly. A few ways to get it done.
Three Trends in Fall Event Décor Design

Three Trends in Fall Event Décor Design

Oct 02, 2018
According to CORT Events, the nation's leading rental company of furniture, lighting and accessories, the top event and meeting design trends this fall season will be art deco, mixing rustic with industrial and an homage to 80’s décor.
The Ten Best Tools For Event Planners

The Ten Best Tools For Event Planners

Sep 25, 2018
The simplest way to predict whether your event will be successful is by asking what matters to your audience the most.
Common Event Budgeting Mistakes

Common Event Budgeting Mistakes

Sep 24, 2018
ISSUED BY: WORX GROUP As event planners, our budget is our best friend. With so many of the most classic event mistakes being related to bad budgeting, we know that having a solid, well thought through, comprehensive budget is absolutely key to staying on track and ensuring that your event goes off without a hitch.
Never remember a face? A new AR facial-recognition app could jog your memory

Never remember a face? A new AR facial-recognition app could jog your memory

Sep 17, 2018
What do Brad Pitt, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, have in common?
Events Remain High Priority Even With Rising Costs

Events Remain High Priority Even With Rising Costs

Sep 11, 2018
Executives know that events work for promoting their brands and driving business. A big opportunity exists, though, for organizations to get smarter about how they spend on events and making the most of the data they produce.
Meet Vermont: Colleges & Universities

Meet Vermont: Colleges & Universities

Aug 30, 2018
As students return to school around the country it is a good time to look at Vermont College's and Universities as venue options for a future meeting or event. In Burlington, two great locations are available,…
Five Pillars Of Strategic Events

Five Pillars Of Strategic Events

Aug 27, 2018
When thinking about your next event, keep these strategies in mind.
New platform launches to contain business travel costs

New platform launches to contain business travel costs

Aug 14, 2018
new website will include travel advice and tips, education, and effective strategies on how to lower costs, improve employee productivity and satisfaction, ensure traveler safety and security, design a travel policy, and ultimately drive a company’s revenue growth.
Designing Meetings for Millennials

Designing Meetings for Millennials

Aug 08, 2018
As a group millennials are different from their elders, and the meetings world is figuring out just how that can impact events.
Meeting Planners Turn To Mobile for Event Sourcing

Meeting Planners Turn To Mobile for Event Sourcing

Jul 31, 2018
Corporate confidence is high, so more meetings are taking place offsite. This is putting pressure on planners to source and plan events more efficiently, so many are turning to mobile tools to help.
Meet Vermont: Jay Peak

Meet Vermont: Jay Peak

Jul 31, 2018
Vermont offers and abundance of mountain locations to consider for your next meeting or event. In the northern part of the state, fondly referred to as the Northeast Kingdom, you'll find Jay Peak Resort.…
40 years ago, Lincoln estate purchased by nonprofit

40 years ago, Lincoln estate purchased by nonprofit

Jul 27, 2018
Forty years ago today, Hildene in Manchester, VT was purchased by the nonprofit group, Friends of Hildene
Major League Fishing comes to Vermont for the first time!

Major League Fishing comes to Vermont for the first time!

Jul 24, 2018
The Vermont Convention Bureau just finished up a successful week with Major League Fishing. Congratulations to Tom Carton for his efforts in making this event happen!
How To Grow Event Attendance

How To Grow Event Attendance

Jul 24, 2018
To help meeting planners crack the attendance code, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has published "How to Grow Attendance," a four-part research series about event marketing strategies and best practices.