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Raving’s 19th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference
January 30 – February 1, 2017
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

Join us for the only conference dedicated to tribal casino marketing:

We've got some TERRIFIC news for 2017! 

First, we're headed to Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK. Read our Press Release about this incredible property.  We're super jazzed about taking our attendees to this AAA Four-Diamond entertainment destination with new their newly added "Spa" tower and conference space. The resort is delightful, but the real appeal? The genuine welcome and hospitality we will all experience in Southeastern Oklahoma. The Choctaw team guarantees that their "hosting" skills are unlike anything Raving attendees have experienced before!

Four-time winner on the PGA Tour and respected golf broadcaster for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel, Notah Begay III will be our special LUNCHEON Keynote speaker! He'll be speaking to "How Helping Naitve Children's Health Became My Life's Mission." Read our press release Notah Begay III Speaking at Conference.

This long-running, signature conference is specifically designed for tribal gaming executives. Hundreds of casinos have sent their marketing teams, GMs and tribal decision makers for courses in casino marketing strategies that work for tribal casinos.

The conference, a staple for tribal casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada, encompasses two and a half days of relevant presentations, hands-on workshops, signature networking events and tradeshow. Email Christine Faria, Raving’s VP of Marketing, or give her a holler at 775-329-7864 if you have any questions.Listen to this special audio message from Chris why you should attend. Download the 2016 Registration Form.  Fill out the form and email it or mail it in. View our complete 2017 AGENDA. Download the 2016 Conference Brochure with registration page.

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A unique learning experience pertinent to tribal casinos today:

The topics are personally developed by our team who works with our tribal gaming clients out in the field – to make sure we’re hitting the subjects that are pertinent to you, today, on your gaming floor. And we know that “Marketing” encompasses a lot more than it did just a few years ago. That’s why we cover everything from technology, electronic marketing, database and player tracking, to sales skills, player development, direct marketing and promotions. If you are ready to take your career, your team and your casino to the next level, then register today.

Each year, our goal is to take your knowledge to the next level and bring value to your tribal casino. 

Got questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Just don’t take our word for it:

Signature Events, Networking and More …

Special One Day Program – Dennis Conrad’s Casino Promotions Learning and Sharing Event for Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives

Our highly popular one-day program is back with all new topics:
Dennis Conrad’s Casino Promotions Learning and Sharing Event for Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives. Attend both programs for three days of learning! Listen to Dennis' Promotion Conference Audio Message on why you should attend!

The Tribal Spirit Of Giving Awards

The Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards is our new recognition program, replacing the Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing. What's it about, and why should you enter?  Click here to hear an audio message as Dennis Talks About The Award.

Thank you to all organizations that participated in our 2016 program. View the Tribal Spirit Awards Presentation  in PDF and the Tribal Spirit Submission Photos in PDF. Read our feature article and view photos about the 2016 event here.

Tribal governments have a history of uncommon generosity and support in their communities. However, most often, few outside these communities are aware of these success stories and the valuable work that is being accomplished. This is your time to share your organization's story. Download the Tribal Spirit of Giving Award Info Sheet 2016.  Proceeds from your entry fees go to our charitable partner, the Notah Begay III Foundation. Questions, please call 775-329-7864!

Learning the Raving way!

We understand that change and learning happens when classroom time intersects with personal stories. And we understand that learning comes from several sources: presenters, fellow attendees and exhibitors. We incorporate general sessions with small group workshops, and add in several networking opportunities. Attendees can have a "dinner with strangers" - sit at special topic tables at lunch and breakfast - meet their comrades from across the country at our many receptions including our last night Raving Insider Party. Learning doesn't get better than this!

Get Some One-On-One Time With our Expert Presenters

Our motto has always been "Best Presenters. Best Topics. Straight Talk." Our  presenters are selected each year for their experience, prior conference evaluations and most of all, for their ability to share game-changing ideas and tools. You'll find our presenters available before and after sessions. Some of the best information is shared when you meet them over a cocktail or morning coffee. Have some specific questions you really want guidance on? Or as Amy H would say, "Got a pebble in your shoe?" and would like some dedicated face time with one of our experts? Half-hour and full-hour consultations can be be booked ahead of time. Please contact Amy Hergenrother at amy@ravingconsulting.com or call her at 775-329-7864 for more information.

Travel for 2017

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

To stay at our host property, please call Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK no later than Friday, January 13. After this date, room rate and availability is not guaranteed. Saturday rooms are very limited.

Group Code: "Raving" or "1701RAVING"

Rate: $89 per night if booked by January 13, 2017

Reservations: 1-800-788-2464

The nearest airport is Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK will provide free limited shuttle service with a reservation from these airports. Plan on a 75 to 90 minute drive during non-commute hours.

To make a shuttle reservation:

Choctaw Casino Resort is providing free roundtrip bus transportation between Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Choctaw Casino Durant. This is not a shuttle service; Choctaw is sending their bus down to accomodate our attendees. This is a limited schedule so please review the times below prior to making your airline reservations. The other option is to rent a car.

There are two airports in Dallas (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). Transportation is being offered only from DFW. Please contact Christine Faria chris@ravingconsulting.com if you are interested in bus service from Love Field, and if there is enough demand, a bus might be added.

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to Choctaw Casino
Sunday, 1/29/2017 - Pick Up 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
Monday, 1/30/2017 - Pick Up 11 am, 1 pm

Choctaw Casino to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
Wednesday, 2/1/2017 - Departs Casino 5 pm
Thursday, 2/2/2017 - Departs Casino 5 am, 8 am, 11 am

Call 580.931.2715 or e-mail Shantill.Presley@choctawcasinos.com by January 15thto make your shuttle reservation. All pick ups will happen at Terminal D. An email confirmation will be sent with detailed instructions.

 

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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BOOTHS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE 2017 EVENT! There are several unique sponsorship opportunities at this conference, including traditional booth space (we always sell out). For more information on exhibiting at the event or being a sponsor, please contact Amy Hergenrother, VP of Business Development, Raving Consulting Company, 775-329-7864, amy@ravingconsulting.com. For more information download the Sponsor Info Sheet, the 2017 Booth Layout and the Sponsor Contract. Please note that booths are sold daily (the booth layout might not reflect the most recent changes.

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