The WCPG 22nd Annual Statewide Conference


09/15/2021 – 09/17/2021

Start Time

7:00 am

End Time

5:00 pm

About the Event

Help, Hope, and Harmony through Awareness, Education and Prevention”

The WCPG’s 22nd Annual Statewide Conference is scheduled for September 16th – 17th, 2021 (pre-conference and Conference Kick-off September 15th). It will be held at the Milwaukee Marriott West. Deadline for special conference rate is August 27th, 2021.

Continuing Education Units:
Participants can earn up to 21.50 CEUs (NASW 21 CEUs) with attendance to the Pre-Conference and Full Conference. We will be applying for CEU certifications through the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC), International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT), and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). All participants will receive a certificate of attendance within 6 weeks of the Conference.

A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations should be made prior to August 27th, 2021, to be eligible for the conference rate of $119.00 (plus tax) per night. There is no guarantee if made after August 13th. To reserve your room, call the Milwaukee Marriott West at 877-651-7666 and refer to the WCPG Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or advance deposit. The Milwaukee Marriott West is located at W231N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha, WI 53186.

A limited number of scholarships are available, including the Susan Hengst Scholarship for recovering gamblers and the Richard Stanchfield Scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 13, 2021, and they are available on our website.

Exhibitor Information:
Individuals and organizations wishing to give their organization additional visibility within the problem gambling field may register as exhibitors. The deadline for registration is August 13, 2021. The cost for one table is $175, which includes registration for one person to accompany your booth and take part in conference presentations and meals during the event. Exhibitor applications are available on our website.

Registration Information:
Pre-Registration is required. If you plan to attend Ethics, you MUST check the Ethics box listed on the registration form to participate in the presentation. A $25.00 administration fee will be charged for conference registration cancellations. Absolutely no cancellation refunds after August 13, 2021. For additional brochures, directions, accommodation information, or any other additional information, please contact the WCPG.

Who is presenting at the conference:

Conference Agenda:



Who Should Attend:

Persons involved in problem gambling research, treatment and/or prevention – Criminal Justice personnel – Employee Assistance personnel – Mental health professionals, social workers, addiction counselors – Friends and family – members of problem gamblers – Human resource staff – Elected and non-elected tribal officials – Elected state and municipal officials – Gaming industry personnel – Educators and students – Clergy – Compulsive Gamblers

Attendee’s quotes from past WCPG Annual Conferences:

  • “Some very useful and practical ideas”
  • “Overall I was tremendously impressed with the quality and variety of presentations.”
  • “This conference is always one to look forward to. Well run, great variety of topics”
  • “Thanks for all the work to provide an excellent conference.”
  • “All training related to my job and my personal wellbeing”
  • “Everything was very well done”
  • “Good perspective on various sides of problems”
  • “Awesome Conference – will be back next year”
  • “Every year it just gets better”
  • “I have never been dissatisfied with a conference from the WI Gambling Board”
  • “Good variety and presenters keep it relevant and interesting”
  • “Thank you for the consistency of these conferences. Well organized, friendly, welcoming”
  • “Well organized”