21st Annual Problem Gambling Conference
The 2017 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico's annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque.
This year's conference title is "Therapies that Enhance Wellness and Recovery". Registration will open on May 1st and will close on July 7th or when the capacity of 500 people has been reached. Please read all the information below before registering. If you attended in 2016 AND have the SAME email address, you should be able to log in to your account, select the 2017 conference, and pay via PayPal. If you did not attend in 2016 OR you have a NEW email, you will need to create a new account.
The conference will again provide CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education. The fee for the conference has always been kept very low, and has remained the same for the past few years so that many behavioral health professionals and the general public can attend. The $75 registration fee covers all the sessions and materials, as well as continental breakfast and lunch both days. A reduced $65 “early bird” fee is available through June 4th.
Twenty-five scholarships are available for students currently enrolled in counselling-related college-level classes. The scholarships will cover the conference registration fee. Online applications must be received by June 16, 2017.
Past conference attendees will receive an email when registration opens as a reminder.
Download the agenda here.
Speakers who will be presenting include Dr. Robert Weisz, PhD; Jim Thomas, LMFT; Sylvia Stenitzer, MA and LPCC; and Dr. David Ledgerwood, PhD. Twelve total CEUs will be available for licensed treatment providers, of which 6 are ethics credits.
Registration is $75; registration will close on July 7th or when the capacity of 500 is reached. The fee includes all sessions, access to the online materials, and the continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days. The lunches are buffet style, so you do not need to specify a vegetarian meal. All registrations are final and non-refundable. Substitute attendees are not allowed in advance or at the door. If any seats remain, walk-up registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd from 5-7pm or Thursday, Aug. 3rd from 7-8am, but must be paid by credit or debit card.
Registration Check-In and Exceptional Necessity
Check-in will be available on Wednesday evening, Aug. 2nd from 5-7pm in the Isleta Resort convention center. Check-in will also be available from 7am to 8:45am on Thursday, Aug. 3rd.
Conference Materials and Scholarships
Note that handouts for each presentation will NOT be available at the conference. Shortly before the conference, revisit this site and download the speakers’ notes and materials that will be posted here. Scholarships are available for up to 25 students studying social science or business in a New Mexico university, community college or continuing education program. For details or to apply, see the scholarship application.
Hotel Accommodations and Transportation
Guest room reservations can be made by calling Isleta Resort and Casino's hotel reservations at 877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999. Use the group code RGA0817 to receive the discounted rate of $91/night for double occupancy (plus taxes and resort fee). Rates cannot be changed at check-in for those who do not use the discount code in making the reservation. Reservations must be made by July 10, 2017, guaranteed by valid credit card. No-shows or early departures will be charged one night's room fee plus tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance. Check in is at 3pm; checkout by 11am.
Isleta Resort and Casino is located south of Albuquerque; exit 215. Attendees from the metro area can ride the Railrunner train and exit at the Isleta Pueblo stop. Shuttle vans will be available for transportation to the casino's convention center.
To receive your CEU credits after the Problem Gambling Conference, you must complete the post-conference survey. An Instruction Sheet will be given to conference attendees with details about the online survey at SurveyMonkey.com. If you have questions regarding CEUs, call 505-242-6988 ext. 112.