New Horizons Returns to Vancouver in 2016 to Unite Industry’s Top Specialists and Innovators
Returning for its fourth year, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will once again again host the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver, B.C on February 1-3, 2016. Recognized as one of the most highly regarded conferences of its kind in North America, New Horizons brings together a global audience of top specialists and innovators from across the responsible gambling spectrum.
Throughout the three-day event, the conference will engage academics, students, leaders and industry professionals in discussions around the recent breakthroughs and research being made in responsible gambling practices, across various disciplines.
A total of 34 guest speakers will cover off an array of responsible gambling topics including esports, financial literacy and informed choice for lottery players, new responsible gambling tools and technology, and win limits. This year, New Horizon’s will welcome keynote speaker Dr. Carl Hart, renowned Neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. As a noted neuropsychopharamacologist, Dr. Hart will be presenting the keynote address on what we have learned from drugs and addiction and how we can apply those lessons to gambling.
Other featured speakers include Laura Moore, and her breakout session on The Informed Player Opportunity, which will discuss research into the lottery player mindset, offering practical guidance on when players are most open to game information. As well, Dr. Ingo Fiedler will present on The Convergence of Gaming and Gambling, demonstrating the similarities and differences between gaming and gambling business models and how they converge. A complete list of speakers and topics is available at horizonsrg.bclc.com.
New this year, New Horizons will be organizing some exciting new features including an updated version of the New Horizons app that harvests key presentation points, and has been redesigned to allow delegates to network as they discuss presentation highlights and continue the conversation on responsible gambling. Other new features will also include the redesigned lounge, equipped with an expanded resource center, and enhanced relaxation and interactive offerings.