“This conference provides an innovative, insightful opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the fields of responsible and problem gambling,” says Jim Lightbody, interim President and CEO, BCLC. “Attendees hear first-hand what responsible gambling means to players and learn best practices from colleagues and professionals across the industry.”
New this year, the Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research will host a workshop to explore approaches in recruitment and retention; research methods for small samples; ethics of research within small populations; and implications for communicating research results.
The 2015 New Horizons Conference in Responsible Gambling features 29 guest speakers, including keynote speaker, Kristen Berman, who co-founded Irrational Labs in 2013 to help companies understand behavioral economics – how and why people make the decisions they do. Her presentation, The Behavioural Science Behind Addictions and Proposals for Prevention, focuses on understanding the gambler’s mindset to help shape prevention strategies.
A complete list of speakers, online registration and conference details are available at www.horizonsrg.bclc.com.