MAY 19th – 20th, 2019

Join us for a two-day summit in Historic Downtown Brattleboro.
The Short Term Rental Summit is for Vermont short term rental hosts & vacation property owners, designed to celebrate & acknowledge their phenomenal success in our state, to build sustainable business skills, & inspire
awareness of state policies.

We are expecting this valuable summit to sell out, don’t miss out.
$25 Sunday, Opening Reception & Keynote
$45 Early Bird Registration,  Monday Summit: before 3/13
$55 Registration, Monday Summit:  after 3/13

MAY 19th – 20th, 2019

The Short Term Rental Summit is a two day summit for Vermont short term rental hosts & vacation property owners, designed to celebrate & acknowledge their phenomenal success in our state, to build sustainable business skills, & inspire awareness of state policies.

We are expecting this valuable summit to sell out, don’t miss out.
$25 Sunday, Opening Reception & Keynote
$45 Early Bird Registration,  Monday Summit: before 3/13
$55 Registration, Monday Summit:  after 3/13

SHORT TERM RENTAL SUMMIT PROGRAM

The Summit will be held May 19th at the Stone Church and May 20th at the Latchis Hotel in Brattleboro, Vermont.

May 19thOpening Reception

The Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro, Vermont

1:30 – 2:30pm

Registration

2:30 – 3:30pm

Fireside Chat with Airbnb & VRBO

Airbnb and Expedia staff are advocating for hosts throughout the northeast. Now is your chance to meet and ask questions about this crucial work.

3:30 – 3:50pm

Welcome to the Summit

  • Wendy Knight,Comissioner of Tourism and Marketing: State of Vermont

4:00 – 5:00pm

Keynote: The Sharing Economy

  • Robin Chase, founder Zipcar and author of Peers, inc.

5:00 – 6:00pm

Mingle with your Vermont Host Community

Cash Bar & Appetizers

May 20thSummit Sessions

The Latchis Hotel, 50 Main St. Brattleboro, Vermont

7:45 – 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

Coffee, VT baked goods and local preserves

9:00 – 9:30am

Keynote: The Future of Capitalism in this new form of Economic Exchange

Arun Sundararajan, NYU Professor and author of The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowdbased Capitalism

9:30 – 10:30am

Policies & Ordinances

Where have we been and where are we going? What policies need to be in place to support this new economy and visitor driver around short term rentals.

Moderator: Howard Weiss-Tisman, VPR

  • Senator Becca Balint, D-Brattleboro & Senate Majority Leader, Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Joe Montano, Director State & Local Affairs NE Region: Expedia Group
  • Douglas Farnham, Policy Director: VT Department of Taxes
  • Wendy Knight, Comissioner of Tourism and Marketing: State of Vermont
  • Molly Mahar, President: Ski Vermont

10:45 – 11:45am

#1: Manifesting the Vermont Vibe

You are an ambassador for your community and Vermont. Meet hospitality masters who create the ultimate Vermont experience for their guests in addition to promoting our vibrant downtowns, fresh foods, outdoor activities and natural beauty.

  • Keith Arnold, Hospitality Consultant: duo Restaurant & the Lounge
  • Ronda Berns, Vice-President of Tourism: Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Maggiotto, Innkeeper: The Inn at Manchester, VT
  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short Term Rental Host

#2: Safety of Your Guests & Your Rental Property:

Expert advice on fire prevention and other ways to keep your property safe from harm. Understand importance of maintaining a healthy environment for your guests and learn which permits may apply to your location, and who can help.

  • Moderator: John Faye, Permit Specialist: VT Department of Environmental Conservation
  • David Krauss, Co-Founder: Noise Aware & Rent Responsibly
  • Heide Bredfelt, Owner: Inn Partners Consulting
  • Michael Desrochers, Director: VT Division of Fire Safety
  • Andrew Chevrefils , Health Inspection Manager: Vermont Department of Health

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm

#1: Insurance: Too Scared to Ask?

Insurance experts share the truth about short term rental coverage, costs and owner liability. Don’t be scared to ask questions!

  • George Redenbaugh, Insurance Solutions Director: Airbnb
  • Darren Pettyjohn: Co-founder: Proper Insurance

#2: Superior Hosting

The elusive 5-star rating – how to earn it! Distinguish yourself with amazing hospitality!

  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short Term Rental Host
  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short Term Rental Host

#3: How can online platforms benefit Innkeepers?

Innkeepers can capture customers without lowering rates, using on-line reservation platforms such as Airbnb. Learn how!

  • Megan Smith, Consultant: Inn Partners

2:30 – 3:30pm

#1: Community Case Studies

Be inspired by how different communities are engaging with short term rental hosts to: develop policies, increase housing stock, and improve their local economy.

Moderator: Susan Mcmahon, Executive Director: Landmark Trust USA

  • Gretchen Havreluk, Economic Development Director: Wilmington, VT
  • Tom Irving, Town Planner: Conway, NH
  • TBD, Town Planner: Lennox, MA
  • Tom Jackman, Town Planner: Stowe, VT

3:45 – 4:30pm

Strength in numbers, let’s harness the power of this community.

Let’s continue learning, striving for greatness and being nimble when policies and regulations come up for discussion.

  • Megan McCrea, President: Short Term Rental Association of Nashville
  • David Krauss, Co-Founder: Rent Responsibly

OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19TH

AT THE STONE CHURCH, 210 MAIN ST. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT

Opening Reception: May 19th
The Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro, Vermont

1:30 – 2:30pm

Registration

2:30 – 3:30pm

Fireside Chat with Airbnb & VRBO

Airbnb and Expedia staff are advocating for hosts throughout the northeast. Now is your chance to meet and ask questions about this crucial work.

3:30 – 3:50pm

Welcome to the Summit

Wendy Knight, Commissioner of Tourism: State of Vermont

4:00 – 5:00pm

The Sharing Economy

  • Robin Chase, founder Zipcar and author of Peers, inc.

5:00 – 6:00pm

Mingle with your Vermont Host Community

Cash Bar & Appetizers

SUMMIT SESSIONS: MAY 20TH

AT THE LATCHIS HOTEL, 50 MAIN ST. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT

May 20th
The Latchis Hotel, 50 Main St. Brattleboro, Vermont

7:45 – 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

Coffee, VT baked goods and local preserves

9:00 – 9:30am

Keynote Speaker

What does this new form of economic exchange mean for the future of capitalism?

Arun Sundararajan, NYU Professor and author of The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowdbased Capitalism

9:30 – 10:30am

Policies & Ordinances

Where have we been and where are we going? How can be proactive in this new economy.

Moderator: Howard Weiss-Tisman, VPR

  • Senator Becca Balint, D-Brattleboro & Senate Majority Leader, Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Joe Montano, Director State & Local Affairs NE Region: Expedia Group
  • Douglas Farnham, Policy Director: VT Department of Taxes
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner of Tourism: State of Vermont
  • Molly Mahar, President: Ski Vermont

10:45 – 11:45am

#1: Manifesting the Vermont Vibe

You are an ambassador for your community and Vermont. Meet hospitality masters who create the ultimate Vermont experience for their guests in addition to promoting our vibrant downtowns, fresh foods, outdoor activities and natural beauty.

  • Keith Arnold, Hospitality Consultant: duo Restaurant & the Lounge
  • Ronda Berns, Vice-President of Tourism: Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Maggiotto, Innkeeper: The Inn at Manchester, VT
  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short Term Rental Host

#2: Protection and Permitting Priorities

Safety of Your Guests & Your Rental Property: Expert advice on fire prevention and other ways to keep your property safe from harm. Understand importance of maintaining a healthy environment for your guests and learn which permits may apply to your location, and who can help.

  • John Faye, Permit Specialist for VT DOEC
  • David Krauss, Co-Founder: Noise Aware & Rent Responsibly
  • Heidi Bredfelt, Owner: Inn Partners Consulting Case Studies
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, VT Division of Fire Safety

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm

#1: Insurance: Too Scared to Ask?

Insurance experts share the truth about short term rental coverage, costs and owner liability. Don’t be scared to ask questions!

  • George Redenbaugh, Airbnb Director of Insurance Solutions
  • Darren Pettyjohn: Co-founder Proper Insurance, nation’s leading insurer of short-term vacation rental properties.

#2: Superior Hosting

The elusive 5-star rating – how to earn it! Distinguish yourself with amazing hospitality!

  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short term rental host
  • Winner of “Tell us Your Story”, Short term rental host

#3: OTA’s for Inn-Keepers

Inn Keepers can capture customers without lowering rates, using on-line marketing platforms such as Airbnb. Learn how!

  • Megan Smith, Consultant with Inn Partners

2:30 – 3:30pm

#1: Community Case Studies

Be inspired by how different communities are engaging with short term rental hosts to: develop policies, increase housing stock, and improve their local economy.

Moderator: Susan Mcmahon, Executive Director, Landmark Trust USA

  • Miro Weinberger, Mayor: Burlington Tentative
  • Lennox, MA: TBD
  • Gretchen Havreluk:Wilmington VT Economic Development Director
  • Tom Irving Town Planner: Conway, NH

3:45 – 4:30pm

Strength in numbers, let’s harness the power of this community.

Let’s continue learning, striving for greatness and being nimble when policies and regulations come up for discussion.

  • Megan McCrea, President: Short Term Rental Association of Nashville
  • David Krauss, Co-Founder: Rent Responsibly

TELL YOUR STORY

We are looking for 2 VT short term rental hosts to be panelists at the summit. We want to highlight you the experts! What makes your rental stand out in a crowd. We want to hear the secret to why your guests love to stay with you.

Sure the views can be amazing, the sheets can be unbelievably soft and the indoor swing is so fun but we know it is you, the superhuman host, that makes short term rentals in our state a huge success.

Please pitch us in 250 words or less your story and two lucky hosts will get free registration to the summit and be on either of our hospitality panels:

Wowing your Guests

You are Vermont’s ambassadors, how to share your love of your community and Vermont!

Hosting 101

What can you do to get those 5-star ratings? Examples of amazing hospitality.

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KEYNOTE & SPONSOR SPEAKERS

These are our Short Term Rental Summit Keynote Speakers & Sponsors.
Click on their image to see their bios!

SESSION SPEAKERS

Keith Arnold: Entrepreneur & Consultant

Ronda Berns: Vice-President of Tourism: Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Heide Bredfeldt: Co-Founder, Inn Partners

Andy Chevrefils: Public Health Inspection Manager for the Food and Lodging Program at the Vermont Department of Health

Michael Desrochers: Executive Director, Vermont Division of Fire Safety

Douglas Farnham: Policy Director, VT Department of Taxes

John Faye: Permit Specialist

Gretchen Havreluk: Town Planner, Wilmington, VT

Tom Irving: Town Planner, Conway NH

David Krauss: Founder, Noise Aware

Molly Mahar: President, Ski Vermont

Megan McCrea: President Short Term Rental Association of Nashville

Susan McMahon: Scott Farm Landmark Trust

George Redenbaugh: Airbnb Director of Insurance Solutions

Megan Smith: Consultant with Inn Partners

REGISTRATION

Registration is with Brown Paper Tickets.

SUMMIT SPONSORS

Sponsored in part by:

VT Ambassadors

Regional Ambassadors

Media Ambassadors

SUMMIT SPONSORS

Sponsored in part by:

VT Ambassadors

Regional Ambassadors

Media Ambassadors