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2017 Agenda At A Glance


TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Monday, February 20, 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm Level 3 – 306 GameSense Summit
4:00 – 5:00pm Level 2, MR 220 Pre-Conference Session: Supporting Gaming Workers: Research Insights and Program Outcomes Lindsay Richardson
4:00 – 7:00pm Level 2 Foyer Registration and Guest Services Open
5:00 – 7:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Welcome Reception Sponsored by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment
7:00 – 9:00pm Glowbal Speaker’s Dinner
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00am – 5:00pm Level 2 Registration and Guest Services Open
8:00 – 9:00am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Parq
8:00 – 9:00am Level 3 – 306 Stakeholder’s Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Welcome and Introduction: Susan Dolinski, BCLC VP Opening Remarks and keynote introduction: Bud Smith, BCLC Board Chair
9:15 – 10:30am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Session 1: Keynote Address “Changing My Mind” Margaret Trudeau
10:30 – 11:00am Level 2 – North Foyer Networking Break Sponsored by Pollard Banknote
11:00am – 12:00pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 Session 2A: Who ‘Likes’ Gambling: The Impact of Social Media Marketing on Gambling Sally Gainsbury, University of Sydney Sponsored by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Session 2B: Evaluating Responsible Gambling Programs in Emerging Gambling Markets Debi LaPlante, Harvard Medical School Sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International
12:00 – 1:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Luncheon Sponsored by DDB
1:00 – 2:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Panel Casinos in Local Communities: Experiences and Outcomes Chris Stearns, Washington State Gambling Commission (unable to attend)
Paul Pellizzari, OLG
John Carsley, Vancouver Coastal Health
Sandy Garossino Moderated by Susan Dolinski, BCLC Sponsored by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment
2:15 – 3:15pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 Session 3A: Luck and Fate: Cultural, Social and Psychological Characteristics of Asian Gamblers Tim Fong, University of California, Los Angeles Sponsored by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Session 3B: Joint session The Quality of Quantity: Behavioural Indicators of Risky Online Gambling Tilman Lesch, University of British Columbia Integrating Insights: Responsible Gambling Research Shares a Different Perspective of Players Ryan Persaud, BCLC Sponsored by Ipsos
3:15 – 3:45pm Level 2 Foyer Networking Break Sponsored by Konami Gaming
3:45 – 4:45pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 Session 4A: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social Casino Games Hyoun S. (Andrew) Kim, University of Calgary Sponsored by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Session 4B: Classification of Slot Machines in Ontario: Providing Relevant Information to Players Melissa Sleightholm, OLG
Daniel Brown, University of Waterloo
Kevin Harrigan, University of Waterloo Sponsored by Aristocrat
5:00 – 7:00pm Level 2 Foyer Networking Reception Sponsored by MGM Resorts
6:30 – 9:00pm TBD Signature Event Sponsored by Play +
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:00 – 9:00am Level 3 Foyer Networking Breakfast Sponsored by EVERI
9:00 – 9:15am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Opening Sponsor: Omer Sattar Opening Remarks: John Mazure, Assistant Deputy Minister, B.C. Gaming Policy and Enforcement Welcome from BCLC and keynote introduction: Jim Lightbody, BCLC President and CEO
9:15 – 10:15am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Session 5: Keynote address Deconstructing the Modern Slot Machine: Psychological Ingredients and Personal Vulnerabilities Luke Clark, University of British Columbia Sponsored by Play+
10:15 – 11:00am Level 2 - North Foyer Networking Break & Poster Session Sponsored by Canadian Gaming Association
11:00 – 12:00pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 Session 6A: Fantasy Sports Wagering: Should We Be Concerned? Jeff Derevensky, International Centre for Youth Gambling Sponsored by MGM Resorts Session 6B: Creating a Business Case for Responsible Training Stacy Shaw, Oregon State Lottery
Janine Robinson
12:00 – 1:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Luncheon and Poster Award Presentation Sponsored by R2Gaming
1:00 – 2:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Panel View from the Top: Leadership Perspectives on Responsible Gambling Jim Lightbody, BCLC
Alan Feldman, MGM Resorts Moderated by Laura Piva-Babcock, BCLC Sponsored by MGM Resorts
2:00 – 2:15pm Level 2 - North Foyer Refreshment Break Sponsored by RG+
2:15 – 3:45pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 Workshop A: Influencing Players on the Casino Floor Jamie Wiebe, Responsible Gambling Council Paul Smith, SustainableGAMING Sponsored by MGM Resorts Workshop B: Responsible Gambling in the Technology World Jennifer Roberts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Horizons Agenda 2017