Join UNLV International Gaming Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies for a special "spin off" of the traditional Executive Development Program (EDP) -- taking place virtually from December 5 - 11, 2021 in your home office. Learn alongside your peers from the industry's most esteemed executives. We were hoping to return to an in-person program this year, but we have decided to offer EDP presents online for the health and safety of the global gaming community.
Founded in 1990 by Dr. Bill Eadington, the pioneer of commercial gaming studies, EDP preserves his legacy by encouraging future leaders of the global gaming industry to think strategically about emerging industry issues.
Join us this December 5 - 11 online for this 6-day industry boot camp. You'll learn from the world's most influential gaming-hospitality executives and apply your newfound knowledge to a case-study analysis of the global gaming industry.
"As a fortunate participant in the 2018 EDP, I was truly amazed at the quality and caliber of the program and overall experience I gained during the past 12 days. Regardless of the position you hold or the organization you work for, you will absolutely see benefits from attending this program. I was fortunate enough to work with distinguished leaders from around the world and sharing our feedback at the conclusion of this adventure, it was remarkable how the impact of this learning could be heard from the highest ranking member in our team to the most junior leader. This investment will pay strong dividends to your personal development and success that your organization will see from your participation in the program."
Jordi Psikla, General Manager, Gateway Casino, Ontario, Canada
“Thank you and your team for a life-transforming week. Not only have I grown as a member of the gaming community and as a leader, but also as a person. Your thoughtful crafting of this program as a facilitator and teacher created a safe environment where we could all experiment with ideas and get constructive feedback without fear of reprisals. Based on the credentials of the faculty, the presenters and participants, I felt humbled and privileged to be in such company. I have met amazing and talented individuals that I will be in contact with professionally and personally for the rest of my life. The greatest gift you have given me is to be an alum of EDP: a network that mentors, sponsors and encourages each other.”
Rock Rocaberte, Product Manager, Everi Holdings, Reno, Nevada
"I would definitely recommend this program. I think it's really important to get outside of your regular routine - see and meet different people from all different levels of gaming in the industry and learn from them. It just gives you a different perspective of what you're able to do."
Tennielle Grimeau, Director of Player Relations, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Saskatoon, Canada
"The team behind #EDPpresents should be so proud - best virtual event of 2020."
"EDP was challenging and very thought provoking. Although not every program topic was necessarily new to us, everything was presented from a new perspective that made you rethink your ideas and, in some cases, your preconceptions and biases."
"EDP makes it possible to learn from others and share your own experiences to and with a worldwide EDP network. I never thought EDP would change my life, but from the very first session, I fell in love with EDP!"
"I loved the way complete strangers came together over video calls to make a great team."
"I'm grateful for the vulnerability and empathy that all the speakers, moderators, coaches, and teams showed and expressed throughout the week. It gave me hope for the great things to come for our industry."