Founded in 1990 by the late Bill Eadington and co-produced today with the University of Nevada, Reno, EDP is the premier leadership development academy for government and industry leaders in gaming.

Once again, 2014’s faculty lineup featured stars at every turn, including:

  • Gavin Isaacs, CEO of Scientific Games, who delivered a poignant and retrospective “What I’ve Learned in Gaming” Keynote.
  • Alex Genov, Ph.D., Research Director at, who told us how Zappos researches the customer experience to deliver customer service.
  • Salim Neino, CEO of Kryptos Logic, a leading cybersecurity firm, who spoke on hacker activities that target hospitality and gaming firms today (and tomorrow).
  • Alan Feldman, Senior Vice President of MGM Resorts and longtime voice of the industry, highlighted some of his most memorable experiences in a special presentation entitled “The Press Conference Is in One Hour: Communications Crises in Gaming.”
  • Roger Snow, table game design guru, delivered his incomparable lecture on “What Makes a Game Great.”
  • Professors Ichiro Tanioka and Toru Mihara of Osaka University of Commerce flew all the way to Tahoe to tell us “What Japan Wants from Integrated Resorts.”
  • Paul Steelman, President of Steelman Partners, talked about design, and how to incorporate it into everyday operations.

Our participants were extremely pleased with the program’s value, and the impact of the learning and development opportunities at this event! This is truly the type of program we have been looking to extend to our ‘high potential’ population at IGT to help broaden their business acumen and professional networks. Thank you for investing the time to develop such a high quality program.

Jennifer Lolli, Manager of Talent Development, International Game Technology

The best executive course I have ever seen, and one that will stay in memory for a long time!

Eddy Day, General Manager, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation

Thank you for an amazing 9 days! This program is totally awesome: the speakers were incredible and the team project was difficult but fun – and I now have new friends from all over the gaming world. Your dedication and commitment to this program is remarkable and I truly appreciate the opportunity that I was given to attend.

Eric Shoemaker, Director of Food & Beverage, Hard Rock Casinos

Photos from the Event