University of Vermont Extension and Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association are pleased to host the 2022 Vermont Maple Conference!
**Please note: we have closed pre-registration for our in-person conference day on Saturday, December 10 at VTC as of 12/6/2022 at 7:45am.** You can still register for the online sessions; if you'd like to talk about in-person registration and whether we can fit just one more, please reach out to Heather Winner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-917-2032) or Allison Hope (email@example.com or 802-777-2667).
Based on your input, we design our conference sessions for anyone who wants to learn about maple production - whether you are an existing sugar maker, looking to become one, a forester who works with maple producers or a forest landowner looking to lease to a producer.
Over the initial three days of the conference, we’re offering interactive online sessions – 3 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and 2 on Friday. We plan to offer our usual in-person welcome messages and the popular Industry Panel in-person on Saturday at VTC, along with a limited tradeshow. The online and in-person sessions will be recorded, so that after the conference you can watch them on your own time. Sessions will be focused on our usual tracks: Maple Business Management, Regulations and Maple, Sugarbush Health, Marketing and Media, and Maple Production and Innovation.
There are three fee levels for the conference this year:
1) the entire conference (the online sessions, the in-person Saturday sessions and Saturday lunch) for $40 (aka, "The Golden Ticket"),
2) the in-person conference (including lunch) for $35, and
3) the online sessions (including access to the recordings for each session) for $20.
We created these fees to be affordable for attendees, but also help us cover the cost of offering Maple Conference Week this year. We’re also thankful for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Market’s sponsorship of this year’s conference to help offset costs.
Access to our online sessions is also easier than ever this year. Registration includes full access to all content and sessions. When you register, we’ll send you links to all of the online sessions. After that, we will email you reminders the day before each session to make sure the link is readily accessible. Be sure to review the conference schedule and save the times in your calendar!
If you select the in-person conference sessions on Saturday, you’ll be able to choose sessions on the day of the event. The only option that requires separate registration for Saturday is the tour of the State metrology lab, due to limited space. If you'd like to choose that option, make sure to choose the session on 12/10 that begins at 3:15pm (standalone option).
Questions? Reach out to Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allison (email@example.com) for assistance.