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Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Downtown Rutland

Join us for a fun and interactive day that will expose you to ideas and resources, connect you to your peers around Vermont and inspire you to action.



All young professionals and mentors from around the state with an interest in contributing to the future of Vermont!


Tentative schedule

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Check-in and receive Summit packets. (Paramount Theatre Lobby)

Coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Summit Welcome

Distinguished Guests for AM Session

Taylor Dobbs, VPR's Digital Reporter
Matt Dunne, Director of Community Affairs at Google
Anne Galloway, Founder of
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner of VT Dept. of Economic Development
Eugene Korsunskiy, Coordinator of Design Initiatives at UVM
Jill Krowinski, Vermont State Representative
Christopher Louras, Mayor of Rutland City
Phil Scott, Lieutenant Governor
Shap Smith, Speaker of the House
David Tyler, CEO of Yonder
Peter Welch, U.S. Representative

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Design thinking expert Eugene Korsunskiy from the University of Vermont, and a graduate of the Stanford D School, will facilitate a workshop among young professionals, policymakers, entrepreneurs, artists and community members around the following questions:

  • What excites you most about living and working in Vermont? What unique advantages do we have in Vermont?
  • What is the most challenging thing about working in Vermont? What unique roadblocks do we have in Vermont?

Based upon the answers to these questions, participants will then pitch ideas and concepts related to how we can celebrate and support young professionals in Vermont.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Catered by Roots the Restaurant (Paramount Theatre)
Included in the  Summit Registration Fee

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Explanation of afternoon tracks and follow-on events.

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tracks (throughout Downtown Rutland)

The afternoon tracks represent just a handful of ways in which young professionals can contribute to the future of Vermont. Examples include starting a business, running a farm, serving in the government or on a non-profit board, better understanding trends in our economy or simply improving one's own professional skills.

Attendees will choose one track from the following:

For more information about each track, visit our Tracks page.

4:15 PM
Conclusion (Paramount Theatre)


4:30 PM
Social (Hop'n Moose - On Center Street across from the Paramount Theatre)

An optional and casual networking event for those that would like to meet other young professionals from around the state. The head brewer will be available talk about their brewing process and to answer questions afterwards.


6:30 PM
BrewHaHa at the Paramount Theatre

Beer +'s going to be a BrewHaHa! The Paramount Theatre is building a comedy club right on their stage and inviting some fresh, new, up-and-coming faces from the comedy scene! Plus, a brewery will be on hand offering samples of their delicious brews! The past three BrewHaHas have sold out in just a few hours!

Tickets are normally $35, but offered to Summit registrants for a discounted $15! Purchase of these tickets are available when registering for the Summit and will be available for pick-up when checking-in to the Summit. 



Our online registration period has ended, but we will be equipped to accept walk-in registrations on Saturday morning between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Look for the registration tables in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre at 30 Center Street in Downtown Rutland!


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