Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to Sponsor Native Voices Reception
Native Voices, a new half-day seminar on Sept. 24 addressing communications strategies for tribal nations, will include a reception sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The program immediately precedes Raving Consulting’s 10th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference, which continues through Sept. 26 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. and is co-produced by Ascend Media Gaming Group. Attendees of both conferences are welcome to attend this very special reception.
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western hemisphere, past, present and future, through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values and transitions in contemporary Native American life.
“We’re proud to have the National Museum of the American Indian associated with the inaugural Native Voices seminar,” said Charles Anderer, director of trade events for Ascend Media Gaming Group, producer of the conference in the name of Indian Gaming Business/Rebuilding Tribal Communities. “It reinforces the importance of our mission to provide a forum for tribal leaders and the Native press to discuss methods of delivering accurate, widespread messages about economic and social progress in Native America.”
Joseph P. Kalt, co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, will provide remarks during the reception. The conference will feature keynote speakers Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, senior policy advisor for Holland & Knight and Anthony R. Pico, former chairman and spokesman for the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. Panel discussions will feature Native American and non-Native newspaper, television and radio reporters and public relations specialists, all of whom will offer insight on methods of using the mainstream media and the Native press to convey a more accurate image of Native America.
Complete conference details, travel and registration information are available at www.indiangamingmarketing.com.
Experts to analyze key issues at third annual Florida Gaming Summit
Prominent experts in casino operations, Indian gaming, law, politics and finance will join hundreds of attendees at the third annual Florida Gaming Summit, October 8-9 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Conference speakers include James F. Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming; Phil Hogen, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission; four of the leading gaming-industry analysts from Wall Street; top executives with each of the Broward County racinos; prominent industry attorneys, and other industry-related professionals.
“The Florida Gaming Summit is again proud to offer attendees an exceptionally strong agenda by attracting speakers who are among the best in their respective fields. Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussion and analysis of the key issues in Florida and Indian gaming,” said Charles Anderer, director of trade events for conference co-producer Ascend Media Gaming Group.
The summit kicks off with an Oct. 8 tour of the host Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, followed by an evening reception. On Oct. 9, the daylong conference program examines slot operations in South Florida, Wall Street’s view of Florida gaming, Indian gaming economics and operations, the impact of slots on parimutuel operations, and the political outlook in Florida.
Ascend’s co-producer for the show, Spectrum Gaming Group, is an independent, full-service international gaming consultancy that provides economic and feasibility studies, impact analyses, regulatory services, customer-service audits, and operational assistance. Spectrum publishes the Gaming Industry Observer newsletter and produces the East Coast Gaming Congress and Pennsylvania Gaming Congress.
For complete information—on the Florida Gaming Summit, visit www.floridagamingsummit.com.
Florida Gaming Summit sponsors include Advanced Electronic Systems Inc., Casino Journal, Gaming Industry Observer, Greenberg Traurig, JCM American/TransAct, Konami, South Jersey Industries, US Bank and WMS Gaming.
For sponsorship information, contact Lesley Grashow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Working journalists can request credentials through Allison McCoy at email@example.com, and media information and questions can be addressed by Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Gaming, firstname.lastname@example.org.