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Executive Development Program

Elevating Leaders in the Gaming Industry

About the Executive Development Program (EDP)

UNLV International Gaming Institute is proud to continue our partnership with our colleagues at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies for the 30th anniversary of the Executive Development Program (EDP). While our 30th anniversary celebrations were technically postponed by the events of 2020, we are delighted to welcome our attendees back to beautiful Lake Tahoe this November 5 - 14, 2021. For the first time ever, in honor of our 30th anniversary, we will offer returning EDP alumni a 10% discount on their registration.

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.

Burgeoning leaders in every facet of the gaming/hospitality industry are encouraged to apply for this rigorous industry bootcamp. Over the 9-day program, participants will attend daily seminars taught by some of the world’s most influential gaming/casino/hospitality executives and collaborate with other attendees to apply what they’ve learned in a case-study analysis.

The most prestigious leadership development academy of its kind, EDP creates lifelong connections and enables participants to gain valuable insights into an ever-changing industry.

Visit the EDP website for a full list of past speakers, an at-a-glance agenda, and for information on how to apply.

EDP 30 years, 1990 - 2020
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UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program
UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program Participant Experiences