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Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT101
Using the latest brain science, neuroscience data and current research, learn how designers can shape experiences to create great memories for guests and team members. This panel will explore how to enhance experiences through our senses of smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight related to memory. In this session you’ll... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
John Stewart
President/Owner
Encompass Native
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Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT102
Congress will soon enact comprehensive federal data privacy legislation that will impact how consumer data is collected, managed and sold, along with other stringent requirements. The new laws will impact tribally-owned businesses, and may come with a significant increase in costs associated with implementation, while limiting the ability to better... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Allison Binney
Attorney
Akin Gump
Panelist
Mr.  Andrew Cardno
Game Changing Technology
Panelist
Dario Frommer
Akin Gump
Panelist
Michael Meczka
President
MMRC, Inc.
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Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT103
Class II gaming has evolved. Do you have the best class II product mix? Do you need better class II product offerings? Do you understand the benefits of and how to best utilize class II gaming in your operations? Come learn more about class II gaming—a foundational asset/right of the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  James Starr
President
VGT an Aristocrat Company
Panelist
Mr.  Jason Kremer
Vice President of Studio Operations
Konami Gaming Inc.
Panelist
Mr.  Jeremy Tyra
CEO
Class II Solutions (C2S Gaming)
Moderator
Mr.  Matthew Morgan
Executive Officer
The Chickasaw Nation
Panelist
Mr.  Russell Witt
Director of Central Determinate Gaming
Incredible Technologies
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Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT104
Diversifying into commercial gaming for Tribes comes with substantial risks―and rewards. This panel explores the landscape beyond Indian gaming, and what it means for the continued economic stability for Tribal governments who pursue state-regulated commercial business ventures in non-Indian markets. We will discuss the factors that went into  these decisions,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Bobby Soper
CEO
Sun Gaming & Hospitality
Panelist
Jeff Ifrah
Founding Member
Ifrah Law PLLC
Panelist
Lynne Levin Kaufmann
Partner
Cooper Levenson
Panelist
Rodney Butler
Chairman
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Panelist
Susan Hensel
Director of Licensing
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Moderator
Valerie Spicer
Founding Partner
Trilogy Group
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Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT105
This session provides an overview of the received wisdom related to the impact of non- smoking policies in tribal casinos; that is, that non-smoking sections underperform relative to smoking sections. Panelists will evaluate the current research and provide an overview using new lines of inquiry to evaluate performance, including patron and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Dr.  David Kamper PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
American Indian Studies, San Diego State University
Presenter
Dr.  Katherine Spilde
Professor, San Diego State UniversityEndowed Chair, Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming
san diego state
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Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  • Room: 9
  • Session Number:HT106
The Tribal Gaming industry now accounts for $33.7 billion billion in annual revenues, which now surpasses commercial casino gaming, leading to many opportunities for STEM! Attend this session to learn how tribes and casino gaming companies are working with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) to identify, develop... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  James Starr
President
VGT an Aristocrat Company
Panelist
Jodi DiLascio
Director, Tribal Gaming
BMM Testlabs
Panelist
Jonathan Nez
President
Navajo Nation
Panelist
Ned Daniels
Chairman
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Moderator
Sarah EchoHawk
CEO
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES
Panelist
Stephen Lewis
Governor
Gila River Indian Community
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Thursday, March 26, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Room: Showcase Sessions - Chairmans Lounge - Show Floor
  • Session Number:SHW1
Native American cuisine is surging in popularity across the country,  due in part to a shift in consumer appetites away from processed foods and towards more wholesome and traditional ingredients. But as once-scarce ingredients become more readily available, Native American casinos are best positioned to preserve and present their culture.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ben Jacobs
Owner
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery
Panelist
Ms  Hillel Echo-Hawk
Cook
I-Collective, Birch Basket
Moderator
Jesse Robles
Editor
Pechanga.net
Panelist
Mr.  Ryan Clark
Executive Chef
Casino Del Sol
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Thursday, March 26, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: Showcase Sessions - Chairmans Lounge - Show Floor
  • Session Number:SHW3
The Purchasing Power Initiative powered by Red Rock Innovations provides an online platform for Tribes to streamline their vendor management across all enterprises, grow their vendor pool to increase competitiveness of bids, truly provide American Indian preference in their spend and credibly identify real opportunities for joint purchasing with other... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Ashwani Dhiman
CEO and Founder
Red Rock Innovations
Presenter
Jason Larson
Director of Operations
Red Rock Innovations
Presenter
Joanne Whiterabbit
Executive Director
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