2018 ECOS Fall Meeting
August 28 - August 30
Draft Agenda as of June 22
By July 13:
$775 federal/dues-paying Alumni Association
Add $75 for registration 7/13-8/16. Add $50 more after 8/16.
Cancellation by 7/12 subject to $35 fee. Non-emergency cancellation after 7/12 non-refundable.
***ECOS cannot comp attendees who plan to attend one session only, unless they are speakers for that session.
Meeting attendees should make their own room reservations at the Stowe Mountain Lodge website using the group code ECOS2018 or by calling the 1-844-390-4760 and referencing ECOS. ECOS rates are available until July 26 or sellout of the room block, whichever is sooner. Studio rooms are available at the special rate of $185, plus applicable taxes and fees. ECOS room nights include August 27-29 with limited availability on August 26 and 30. Check-in time is 4 pm and checkout time is 11 am. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to the arrival date to avoid the forfeiture of the deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax. If you receive an error message that says rooms are not available while booking online, please call the hotel for assistance.
The nearest airport is Burlington International Airport, located just under one hour from the Stowe Mountain Lodge. The Stowe downtown area, where many restaurants and breweries are located, is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. If you plan to explore nearby restaurants or tour the Ben & Jerry’s factory (30 minutes away), ECOS recommends renting a car.
Meeting attendees can call an Uber or cab at the airport, although they may be limited. In addition, Vermont VIP Services offers private car service to Stowe Mountain Lodge for $150 (tip included) each way and a ride-share option for $48 (tip included) each way. ECOS attendees can reserve by contacting Jo Ellen at JoEllen.email@example.com or 802 558-1900.
To arrange ride-sharing of a rental car or shuttle, please send your flight arrival and departure information to Megan Swanson (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will distribute a spreadsheet to all respondents.
Activities in Vermont
Sign Up Now for Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
No visit to Vermont is complete without a taste of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. As such, ECOS has arranged a Ben and Jerry’s factory tour on August 27 at 3:30-4 p.m. Plan to arrive by 3:15, and save room for free ice cream!
The factory is right on the way from the Burlington International Airport to the Stowe Mountain Lodge and is perfect side trip for those arriving before the hotel’s 4 p.m. check-in time. ECOS will cover the cost of the tour, but transportation should be individually arranged.
Space is limited, with participation on a first-come, first-served basis and your guests welcome. If you are interested in reserving a spot, email Megan Swanson of ECOS.
Attire for the meeting (including the anniversary celebration) is business casual.
Follow @ECOStates on Twitter for updates on the Spring Meeting, and tweet about the event using the hashtag #ECOSilverAnniversary.
For registration questions, contact Sarah Grace Longsworth at email@example.com. For hotel questions, contact Megan Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship or agenda questions, contact Lia Parisien at email@example.com.