Event

16th Annual VESTA Curriculum Retreat - 2021

16th Annual VESTA Curriculum Retreat - 2021

We are excited to announce that the Annual VESTA National Summit will return this July 2021. 

As our country reopens for business as usual, VESTA is eager to welcome everyone to an in person gathering to celebrate grape and wine education, workforce development and most importantly, each other. We will once again enjoy the sharing of ideas and insightful conversations as we work together for the support of the Grape and Wine Industry. We encourage all of our friends and partners to join us at VESTA's expense.  VESTA is honored to cover the cost of travel, lodging and included meals for all of our guests.

Agenda

Tuesday, July 27

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Welcome Gathering and Dinner, Vino Cellars, 2137 W. Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65807

Wednesday, July 28
Meeting Location - Bond Center, MSU Darr Agriculture Campus, 2401 S. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807

8:00 - 10:15 AM - VESTA - 2003 - 2021
10:15 - 10:30 AM - Break
10:30 - 12:00 Noon - The State of the Industry Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM - VESTA 2021 - 2040
3:00 - 3:15 PM - Break
3:15 - 5:30 PM - The Future of the Industry Breakout Sessions
5:30 - 7:00 PM - Hospitality Gathering
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Dinner

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Meeting Location - Bond Center, MSU Darr Agriculture Campus, 2401 S. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807

8:00 - 10:15 AM - Sharing the Success Stories
10:15 - 10:30 AM - Break
10:30 - 12:00 Noon - Observations from the National Visiting Committee
12:00 Noon - 12:30 PM - Lunch and Dismissal

Register NOW - Click Here to Register for the Retreat.  Registration Deadline July 13, 2021

Lodging - Hotel Reservation Deadline July 13, 2021.

Greenstay - Court View,

Greenstay Inn & Suites CourtView has accommodations in Springfield. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms include air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Greenstay Inn & Suites CourtView offers a hot tub. The accommodation also provides a business center and free private parking. The nearest airport is Springfield-Branson Airport, 11 miles from Greenstay Inn & Suites CourtView.

3370 Battlefield Rd
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 520-6200

Room Rate - $89.46 per night

To reserve your room, call (417) 520-6200, ask for Missouri State University - VESTA room block.

Airport - The closest airport is the Springfield- Branson National Airport (SGF).  Travel time to Greenstay Inn & Suites CourtView is approximately 23 minutes. VESTA will not be providing transportation between the airport and the hotel on the day of arrival.  Springfield-Branson National Airport has a number of transportation services including: Lyft, Uber, and various taxi services.

VESTA will provide transportation at these times:

July 27 - between Greenstay Inn & Suites and Vino Cellars
July 28 - between Greenstay Inn & Suites and the Darr Agriculture campus
July 29 - between Greenstay Inn & Suites, the Darr Agriculture campus and to the Springfield-Branson National Airport at the conclusion of the Summit.

Contact name: Michelle Norgren
Phone: 417-837-2515
E-mail: michellenorgren@missouristate.edu
Lodging info: Greenstay Inn & Suites CourtView, 3370 Battlefield Road, Springfield, MO 65804

Location: 2401 South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807