Submission Content Guidelines


Invitation for Submission Guidelines:

Your experience or research findings will provide valuable insight that can inspire innovative ideas to other participants. In line with the conference's main focus, presentations are grouped into the following tracks/areas:


  • Recovery and Community
  • Military & Gambling
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Responsible Gambling and Regulation
  • Sports and Gambling 
  • Tribal Gaming  


 Presentations will be selected for:

  • Pre-Conference Workshops (2 hours) NEW!! 
  • Main Conference Sessions (45-60 minutes)


Selection Criteria:

Please note that the presentations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • General Importance
  • Innovation
  • Evidence-Based
  • Popular Appeal 


Track Objectives:

Recovery & Community: The Recovery Track is designed to help attendees gain knowledge about how to assist with the recovery journey of people affected by gambling addiction and to help people in recovery support themselves and each other.


Treatment: The Treatment Track is designed to help attendees expand knowledge about promising and proven treatment advancements for problem gambling.


Responsible Gambling and Regulation: The Responsible Gaming Track is designed to help attendees understand research and techniques about the ways to employ responsible practices in regulations and operations of any specific type of gambling or all types of gambling.


Prevention: The Prevention Track is designed to help attendees gain knowledge of proven and innovative prevention practices related to gambling addiction.


Military & Veterans: The Military and Veterans Gambling Track is designed to help attendees learn about gambling addiction issues as they relate to US military veterans and/or active-duty military personnel.


Tribal Gaming: Tribal Gaming is designed to help attendees learn about gambling addiction issues and responsible gambling practices with special relevance to Native American tribal communities and tribal casinos. Tribal leaders, casino executives, advocates and treatment providers are invited to discuss these topics and ways to balance needs and benefits for all concerned.  


Sports and Gambling: The Sports and Gambling Track is designed to bring together leaders in sports, sports gambling and regulation to learn about research findings and best practices for teams (both staff and players), gambling operators, venue owners, and regulators to reduce the risk of gambling problems associated with sports betting.


Presentation Types:

Pre-Conference Workshops offer intensive and specific skill development which incorporates hands-on exercises and a significant amount of attendee participation/interaction in a small group setting.  The sessions are for two hours.  Participants must sign up in advance for a limited number of seats. Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, June 16- Thursday, June 17; and Wednesday, June 23-Thursday, June 24.


Main Conference Sessions  are usually given by one presenter focusing on a specific topic but may also be configured as a Panel or Roundtable with up to three speakers, in addition,  to the presenter/moderator. The length of a session may range from 45 to 60 minutes, conference staff will work with accepted presenters to finalize their session duration based on the overall conference program needs. The Main Conference Sessions will be held Wednesday, July 14-Thursday, July 15; and Wednesday, July 21- Thursday, July 22.