VACVB Spring Meeting - 2016

  • 18 May 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • 19 May 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • Montpelier - Orange, Virginia

Registration

  • Includes Reception, Interactive Chef's Dinner, Tour of Montpelier
  • Includes Reception, Interactive Chef's Dinner, Tour of Montpelier
  • Educational Sessions, Reception and Dinner. No lodging included.
  • Includes Breakfast and Lunch
  • Includes Breakfast and Lunch
  • Educational Sessions, Breakfast and Luncheon. No lodging included.
  • Includes Lodging at Montpelier, Reception, Interactive Chef's Dinner, Tour of Montpelier, Breakfast, and Lunch

    Note: Lodging is in farmhouses with central living areas. You will have individual rooms with some shared baths.
  • Includes Lodging at Montpelier, Reception, Interactive Chef's Dinner, Tour of Montpelier, Breakfast, and Lunch

    Note: Lodging is in farmhouses with central living areas. You will have individual rooms with some shared baths.
  • All Educational Sessions, Reception, Dinner, Breakfast and Luncheon. No lodging is included.
  • Two days of the event without lodging. For local members commuting to the meeting.

Registration is closed

 Montpelier 

Join VACVB May 18-19, 2016 for the Spring Meeting in Orange, Virginia at the historic home of James Madison.

Our meeting will be in the Constitutional Village, a learning campus on the grounds of Montpelier. Accommodations are in the Village or at local hotels.

Topics will include opportunities for agriculture and agritourism at Montpelier; recent developments and issues surrounding Airbnb and other short term rentals; and, new directions for VACVB.

Schedule

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 Registration and Room Check-in – Lewis Hall (all sessions in Lewis Hall unless otherwise noted)

1:00 - Welcome - Bryan David, Orange County Administrator

1:15 – 2:30 Airbnb – Issues and Legislation Update - Point Counter Point Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Jay Billie, Owner, Inn at Westwood Farm
  • Mr. Harry C. “Chuck” Mason, Mayor, Town of Orange
  • Mr. Jack North, Board Member, Professional Association of International Innkeepers and Owner of Mayhurst Inn
  • Ms. Amy Hager, Director, Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia

2:30 – 3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 - Assessing opportunities for Agriculture and Agritourism at Montpelier

  • Dr. Sean O’Brien, COO and Executive Vice President, Montpelier
  • Mr. Bryan David, County of Orange Administrator

4:30 – 5:00 Virgo Prep and Member share

  • Ms. Theresa Earles, Tourism Development Manager, City of Suffolk

5:00 – 5:30 Break

5:30– “Slice of Orange” Reception at the Market at Grelen- Shuttles leave at 5:30

7:15 – 8:30 Group Dinner – Lewis Hall

Thursday, May 19, 2016

7:30-8:30 Board Meeting – Lewis Hall Meeting Room – Board Members Only

8:00-9:00 Breakfast – Lewis Hall

9:00-9:45 “Giddy-up-and-Get ‘Em”. How a local equine event effectively markets and operates a race event that was first held 87 years ago.

  • Ms. Martha Strawther, Executive Director, Montpelier Races

9:45 – 10:00 Walk to the Visitor Center

10:00 -Tour of Montpelier – Groups will be formed at the Montpelier Visitor Center

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 Short Topic Sessions

  • Mr. Eric Terry VRLTA – Legislative Recap
  • Ms. Joni Johnson, VTC – Recap of Sports Marketing Efforts

12:00-2:00 Luncheon – Lewis Hall

  • VACVB Strategy Session and Committee Break-outs – these are facilitated brainstorming sessions so please bring your ideas!



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