Join us for NASPL DeskCon 2020, a week of daily virtual presentations, beginning on October 26. NASPL is planning a fantastic educational experience with speakers and sessions that will keep you informed as we navigate through a new way of doing things. And registration is free!

We have a dynamic and conveniently accessible program planned, and you will be sure to take away great new insights about our industry. You’ll also learn about some of the outstanding individuals working hard every day as we honor them with the Powers and Ott Brown awards, and see what the most creative minds can do as we present our annual Batchy, Hickey and Buddy Roogow Innovation Awards. 

Deskcon 2020 Schedule at a Glance

All Times Eastern
DeskCon 2020 Schedule subject to change.


OCT 26

DeskCon Kickoff: A Word From NASPL's Executive Director
David B. Gale, Executive Director, NASPL
Angela Wong, Director, Montana Lottery

Noon - 12:30pm ET

NASPL Awards: Powers and Ott Brown Scholarship
12:30pm - 1:00pm ET


NASPL Awards: Radio, Print, Corporate Communications and Responsible Gambling
2:00Pm - 2:30pm ET


Neuroscience Insights Into the Crazy Ways Our Brains Make Money Decisions
Graeme Newell, CSP™, 602 Communications
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET


OCT 27

In-Lane Sales: Optimizing Consumer and Retailer Solutions
Paul Riley, VP Retail Innovation and Partnerships, IGT and NASPL API Tech and Retailer Subgroup Chair
Gregg Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery
Ryan Mindell, Lottery Operations Director, Texas Lottery and NASPL API Working Group Chair

Adam Caughill, Director, Retail Lottery Innovation, Ontario Lottery and Gaming

Stephanie Martinez, Business Centers Operations Manager, H-E-B
Noon - 1:00pM ET

NASPL Awards: New Media, Multicultural and Hickey
2:00Pm - 2:30pm ET

Positive Play Strategy: A Case Study From the Hoosier Lottery

Katie Carlson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Compliance,
Hoosier Lottery
Richard Wood, Ph.D., Owner, GamRes

3:00pm - 4:00pm ET


OCT 28

A Research Perspective: How Has Lottery Survived and Adapted During the Pandemic? And Where Does It Go From Here? 

Simon Jaworski, President, US Office, Leger 

Noon - 1:00PM ET

Gambling and Sports: As Long as There Has Been Currency, There Has Been Gambling
Ken Averill, GameSense Advisor, Encore Boston Harbor

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Innovative Partnerships: Walmart and the Arizona Lottery

Raynie Hosto, Deputy Director, Customer Service & Sales, Arizona Lottery 

Anne Johnson, Director, Retail Services Team, Lottery & Automated Kiosk, Walmart Stores Inc.

3:00pm - 4:00pm ET


OCT 29

Buddy Roogow Innovation Awards: Best New Game Presentations 

Noon - 1:00pm ET


Race for the Win: Leveraging Experiential Prize Partnerships in a COVID-19 World

Gregg Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery

Chris Rogers, Deputy Director, Marketing & Products, Arizona Lottery 

Julie Giese, President, Phoenix Raceway

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET


Keys to a Successful Innovative Game Launch
Erica Williams, Director, Terminal Generated Games, Kentucky Lottery Corporation

3:00pm - 4:00pm ET


OCT 30

Hiring Practices: Hiring Those That Represent Our Customers 

Katrice A. Albert, Ph.D., Third Eye Consulting Group, LLC 

Noon - 1:00pm ET



NASPL Awards: TV, Special Categories and Best of the Batch

2:00pm - 2:30Pm ET


A Word From Our New NASPL President

Angela Wong, Director, Montana Lottery 

3:15pm - 4:00pm ET

NASPL would like to thank our top level associate members

For a complete listing of all NASPL's Associate Members click here