Registration for NECOPA 2017

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

Dudley Davis Student Center at the University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Pre-conference Workshops: November 3

Conference: November 3-5, 2017

Conference Registration

Eventbrite - Northeast Conference on Public Administration 2017

Conference Program & Schedule 

Conference: November 3-5, 2017

NECOPA Program


Sheraton Burlington Hotel

The Sheraton hotel is adjacent to the University of Vermont and near shopping and Lake Champlain. Get a blissful night’s sleep in our Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds. Dine at G’s Restaurant and Tuckaway’s Pub, located in the Summerhouse, a four-story atrium and courtyard.

Distance from venue: 0.6 miles

870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

NECOPA Special Rate

Doubletree by Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington features 128 Business class rooms and 33 2-room luxury suites offering a gracious combination of charm and elegance for the distinguished business and leisure travelers. Accommodations provide comfort, value, outstanding hospitality and superb location. Lodging includes 32″ TVs, complimentary wireless HSIA, in-room refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons. Fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, Trader Duke’s Restaurant and Lounge and conference center.

Distance from venue: 1.5 miles

1117 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont is Burlington’s independent green hotel in downtown Burlington. Hotel Vermont is dedicated to giving our guests a purposeful, personal and natural experience. Hotel Vermont offers 125 guest bedrooms, 2,700 square feet of function space, and two beautiful outdoor terraces with views of Lake Champlain. Our restaurant and bar, Juniper, offers farm-to-table dining and ingredient driven cocktails with an emphasis on Vermont products. Hotel Vermont is also home to Burlington’s Hen of the Wood. The hotel offers valet parking, 100 MBS wireless internet, weekly music programming and an activities program, including massage therapy and in house yoga.

Distance from venue: 1.4 miles

41 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401

For more information, go to:  Places to Stay

(Source: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Getting To Burlington

The conference venue is located at:

Dudley H. Davis Center University of Vermont

590 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401

Flying In:

The nearest airport is Burlington International Airport (BTV).

Driving In:

Burlington is located off Interstate Highway I-89.  Burlington is located at the intersection of US Route 7 and US Route 2.


Amtrak service stops in Essex Junction, VT (ESX).

Getting Around Burlington


UVM Shuttle

Green Mountain Transit:

The local bus transit system.  Popular routes include:

#1 Williston:
 Travels via Route 2 from Downtown Burlington to Walmart. Service to: UVM, Staples Plaza, Barnes & Noble Plaza, the DMV, University Mall, The Blue Mall, Route 2 and Walmart. Connect to Route 12: UMall/Airport at the University Mall.

#5 Pine Street:
 Service to: The Ski Rack, Speeder & Earl’s, New World Tortilla, Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory Store, Recycle North, Tapna Yoga, Citizen Cider, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Queen City Brewery, SEABA, Arts Riot,, Burton Factory Store, Petra Cliffs, and the GMT Administrative Office.

#8 City Loop:
 Service to: UVM, Champlain College, Perkins Pier, King Street Dock and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

#11 College Street Shuttle:
 Travels along College Street from the shelter in front of Echo to Church Street, UVM, and UVM Medical Center.

#12 UMall/Airport:
 Service to: University Mall, Healthy Living Market and Burlington International Airport. Connect to: Route 1: Williston at the University Mall

Taxi Services:

Uber & Lyft:

Both ride-sharing apps are available in Burlington, Vermont

Things To Do

<p Burlington is vibrant, entrepreneurial and historic, yet innovative. It’s a city that has kept its charm while also being positively edgy. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Burlington’s walkable downtown, its abundance of parks and cheerful streets ripe for exploring the city’s dining, shopping and abundance of arts. Foodies will savor exploring the chocolateries, breweries and farm-to-table restaurants offering local meats, the freshest produce and world-renowned cheeses and maple. Outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to Waterfront Park, where in addition to miles of recreation paths north and southbound, the city’s nearby beaches are prime for an afternoon swim, kayak or paddleboard. There are also opportunities to learn to sail or take a sunset cruise. Of course, after sunset, enjoy downtown Burlington’s nightlife at its theaters, bars and brew pubs – many of which are host to a festive live music scene.

Burlington City Arts
Burlington Brew Tours
Burlington Segway Tours
Burlington Farmers’ Market
Burlington Town Center
Church Street Marketplace
East Shore Vineyard
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Flynn Center for the Perfoming Arts
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Lake Champlain Ferries
Paddlesurf Champlain
The Spirit of Ethan Allen

For more information: got to Experiences in Burlington Vermont

(Source: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce)