WCPG’s 24th Annual Statewide Conference

Date

03/15/2023

Start Time

8:00 am

End Time

4:00 pm

About the Event

The WCPG’s 24th Annual Statewide Conference has been scheduled for March 16th – 17th,  2023! (pre-conference March 15th) It will be held at the Osthoff Resort.

“Celebrating 30 Years”

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

Continuing Education Units:
Participants can earn 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.

Accommodations:
A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations should be made prior to February 15th, 2023 to be eligible for the conference rate of $119.00 (plus tax) per night. There is no guarantee if made after February  15th. To reserve your room, call the Osthoff Resort at 1-800-876-3399 and refer to the WCPG Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or advance deposit. The Osthoff Resort is located at 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020.

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 February 15, 2023. 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.

  • Exhibitor Application – coming in January
  • Printable Exhibitor Application Form – coming in January

Scholarships:
A limited number of scholarships are available, including the Susan Hengst Scholarship for recovering gamblers and the Richard Stanchfield Scholarship.

  • Scholarship Application Online – coming in January
  • 2023 Scholarship Application – coming in January

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 February 15th, 2023. For additional brochures, directions, accommodation information, or any other additional information, please contact the WCPG.

  • Online Registration – coming in January 2023
  • Printable 2023 Annual Conference Brochure – coming in January 2023

Meet Our Conference Sponsors

Conference Agenda: Coming in January 2023

  • Wednesday, March 15th Agenda
  • Thursday, March 16th Agenda
  • Friday, March 17th Agenda
  • Thursday and Fridays Workshop Descriptions
  • Overview Guide for the Conference

Who is presenting at the conference:

  • Get to know your Presenters – Coming in January 2023

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”