May 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
St. Leos Hall
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Vermont Community Development Association

2016 Spring Conference

Tuesday May 17, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

New State Office Complex, Waterbury, VT

The entrepreneurial pipeline:

The role of makerspaces, co-working spaces, and incubators

Sustained Growth, Connectivity and Collaboration in a Community

  • How conditions for organic growth and evolution are created
  • What drives the demand
  • Is the need being met?

Come hear how flexible workplaces are supporting Vermont’s startup economy.


Complete registration packets will follow soon. This will be a limited ticket event so don’t delay in registering. Contact Theresa Bachand at VLCT for more information at (802) 229-9111 or at [email protected]



Dear Colleagues:

The VCDA Spring Meeting on Tuesday, May 17th – The Entrepreneurial Pipeline: The Role of Maker Spaces, Co-Working Spaces and Incubators – has created a great deal of interest, which has necessitated a move to larger space.  Fortunately, it is in the same community, Waterbury, at St. Leo’s Hall, which is adjacent to the state complex.

We had requested more chairs in the reserved space at the state complex to accommodate a larger crowd but the fire marshal’s orders prohibit this.  Rather than turn people away, the Board decided a move to larger space was the best solution.  It will be very convenient for any of you who want to visit the state complex following the meeting.

Directions:  Exit 10, Waterbury, turn down towards the town, take the round-about to Main Street, which is also Rt. 100.  St. Leo’s Hall is located behind St. Andrew’s Church, 109 South Main Street. There is a parking lot plus parking on the street is allowed.

Having a large crowd is a nice problem to have, and with the line-up of speakers on the program, we are looking forward to an interesting, productive day.  Reminder: registration deadline is Thursday, May 12.  For your convenience, the Agenda and registration form are attached.


Mary Miller, Meeting Coordinator