Please note that the keynote and workshop rooms have a limited capacity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Hula Lakeside, 50 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Parking Location: 125 Lakeside Ave
We are hosting this conference at Hula Lakeside, a technology-driven co-working campus, business incubator, and venture capital fund focused on elevating Vermont-based start-ups and entrepreneurs. If you are an in-person ticket holder for this conference, you will have access to the public Hula workspaces for the day. Some of the work spaces you will see are reserved for Hula members only, so please observe all posted signage! If you have any questions, you are welcome to check in with the Hula staff at the front desk. If you require special accommodations then please contact email@example.com.
When you enter Hula, you will find the VBSR check-in tables in the lobby. You must purchase your ticket ahead of time. We are not prepared to sell tickets onsite.
Restrooms & Lactation Room
Hula has all-gender restrooms available in the front of the building. You will see directional signs pointing towards them to the right of the check-in table/entrance. Each bathroom stall has a private full-length door. Hand washing stations are communal and outside of the stalls. There is a lactation room available in these bathrooms as well. The lactation room is first come, first serve.
We will also have portable toilet, provided by *Wasted, near the outdoor patio. Learn more about how *Wasted transforms portable toilets from a pollution source to a fertilizer producer, while protecting local aquatic ecosystems and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions & energy use here!
Along the eastern and western wings of the lobby we will have exhibitor tables. Be sure to check them out throughout the day for demonstrations, interactive art, and swag!
The Reef Room is on the first floor directly behind the check-in table. It will host three workshops on our main stage in addition to the Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address. Seating in the Reef Room is limited to 180 attendees, so seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The Isthmus Room is on the first floor of Hula to the left of the check-in table. We will have three workshops in this room throughout the day.
The Sunset Room is on the second floor of Hula and features wrap around windows with an incredible view of Lake Champlain. We will have two interactive Innovation Labs in this room throughout the day and a BIPOC Affinity Space. Please use the stairs on the west wing of the building to access the second floor and follow our directional signs to find the Sunset Room.
Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options will be available for all meal offerings. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup to help us make this a low waste event.
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Free Breakfast Items from Sugarsnap Catering & Free Coffee Bar by Kestrel Coffee Roasters. Coffee will be served until 2:00 PM.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break
Lunch tickets for Mulu's Kitchen & Catering were extremely popular and are now sold out. If you purchased a lunch ticket, 100% of those dollars are going directly to Mulu's, a BIPOC-owned business that offers delicious Eritrean and Ethiopian food throughout Vermont. Options will include healthy and filling dishes with meat, vegan, and gluten free options. To learn more, visit https://www.muluscatering.com/menu
For those that did not purchase a lunch ticket for Mulu's, you will have plenty of other options, including:
The Spot Cafe in Hula
Bring your own lunch
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Free Appetizers & Cash Bar during Networking Reception
• We will have two bars serving a variety of drinks, including beer, wine, cocktails using Barr Hill spirits, and non-alcoholic options. Both cash and cards will be accepted.
The visitor parking lot for Hula is in the front section at 125 Lakeside Avenue and guests can overflow into Hula Tenant Parking as needed. The parking lots are metered via license plate reading technology. Follow these steps to reserve your spot!
1. Scan the QR codes that are shown on signage throughout the lot.
2. Use the promo code VBSR23 to receive free parking. You can find further instructions on how to reserve your parking here.
3. If you want to reserve your spot ahead of time, you may do so here. You can find further instructions here.
If you are able to carpool, we encourage you to do so via our carpool coordination spreadsheet.
Please note: Guests are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from parking in the Lakeside Neighborhood side streets. Conger Ave, Central Ave, Wright Ave, and Harrison Ave are for resident parking only. Despite these streets being public, Hula tenants and guests are not permitted to park on these side streets to minimize neighborhood traffic and respect the neighbors who rely on access to street parking.
Guests will want to arrive 15-20 minutes early, as there is a short walk to the building's entrance and there may be a line at the check-in desk. From 125 Lakeside Avenue, cross the street and continue toward the lake. Hula is the large building on your right after the underpass. Enter at the main entrance (50 Lakeside Ave) and check in at the main desk.
ADA/Accessible Parking at Hula
There is ADA Accessible parking available right outside the main entrance to Hula at 50 Lakeside Avenue. Please note, the first floor of Hula, where the majority of this event is taking place, is wheelchair accessible. The building does not have an elevator to the second floor, which will have at least two workshops in the Sunset Room.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests regarding accessibility and accommodations.
EV Charging Stations
Hula has 10 EV charging stations, marked below in turquoise. If you are planning to use one of these spots, please plan to move your vehicle once it is fully charged to a spot in the lot at 125 Lakeside Ave.
Closest Bus Stop - Pine Street at Lakeside Avenue (Cumberland Farms) - 0.3 miles away
Biking to Hula
Closest bike path - Island Line Trail - 0.0 miles away
Bike racks are available by the front entrance of Hula, both indoors and outdoors.
Accessibility & Accommodations
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please inform us of any special accommodations you may require in order to participate in this event fully. You will have the opportunity to disclose accommodation requests when you purchase your ticket or you can email email@example.com with the subject " Conference Accommodation Request."