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Workshop Rooms

Attendee Experience

Room Capacity 

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  

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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.

Exhibitor Tables

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! 

BIPOC Affinity Space with Vermont Professionals of Color

Location: Channel (follow signs from the lobby)

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy music and refreshments with Vermont Professionals of Color in an affinity space for those who identify as Black, indigenous, or a person of color.

Reef Room

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. 

Isthmus Room

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.

 Sunset Room

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 |  Complimentary coffee and tea will be served until 10:30 am.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Lunch Break

We encourage attendees to pre-purchase lunch as an "add-on" to their conference ticket. 100% of your lunch ticket price will go directly to Mulu's Kitchen & Catering, a BIPOC-owned business that offers delicious Eritrean and Ethiopian food throughout Vermont. Options include healthy and filling dishes that include meat, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. To learn more, visit their website at
If you have inquiries about specific dietary restrictions, please contact If you decide not to purchase a lunch ticket, your other options include The Spot Cafe or bringing your own lunch.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Free Appetizers & Cash Bar during Networking Reception

We will have a cash bar serving a variety of drinks, including beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic options. Both cash and cards will be accepted.

Parking/Getting There 

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.

3. If you want to reserve your spot ahead of time, you may do so 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. 

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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 with any questions or requests regarding accessibility and accommodations.  

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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. ​

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Bus Routes

Closest Bus Stop - Pine Street at Lakeside Avenue (Cumberland Farms) - 0.3 miles away

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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.

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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 with the subject " Conference Accommodation Request."

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