Call For Papers

The call for papers for the 2023 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is now open and we invite you to submit a proposal if you are interested in speaking at next year's show - March 27-30, 2023 in San Diego, CA.


Over the last year, we saw an unprecedented expansion of gambling across the country: new casinos, hotel expansions, sports betting and online gaming, to name a few.

Experts are predicting a global recession ahead and a year of uncertainty. As an industry, we must rise to meet these challenges. 

Our agenda should be focusing on the fundamentals of tribal gaming. We'll look at efficiencies in operations, new revenue generators, smart expansion, and the adoption of new technologies. 


We welcome your ideas. Final tracks will be determined by the Conference Chair.

Submit Your Proposal


October 20, 2022: Call for Papers Opens

December 30, 2022: Call for Papers Closes

January 3 - 30, 2023: Proposal Status Notifications (ongoing)

March 27-30, 2023: Dates of Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

Submission Process

All proposals must be received electronically through the online submission process. Proposals submitted by any other means, including verbally or via email, will not be considered.


When you first submit, you will be required to set up a Speaker Account, which you will use to submit, modify, or withdraw proposals. If you have submitted a proposal in the past, you can use the same Speaker ECode you used previously to access your account. 

*Please Note: If you are submitting a proposal and are also exhibiting at the tradeshow, you will have a different speaker account from your exhibitor account. These accounts will have separate login portals and different ECodes.


The system will generate an automatic email to confirm receipt of your proposal. If after submitting your proposal, you do not receive this email, it is likely that your submission did not make it into the system. In this case, you are encouraged to contact Lisa Johnson at

Criteria for Proposals

The Indian Gaming Association strives to provide substantive, relevant, and valuable training to conference attendees. Absolutely NO product or service promotion is permitted under the heading of a conference session. If you are looking for opportunities to promote your product or service, please contact Ed Gallo, Director of Sales and Attendee Programs, at or 203-521-2538.


Proposed educational content is evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  • Relevance to Indian Gaming, particularly regarding expanding tribal economic development opportunity and/or addressing future trends in the industry.

  • Subject Matter Expertise: In the case of multiple submissions on the same topic, preference will be given to whomsoever has the greater expertise; otherwise, the conference committee may request the proposals be combined into a single session.

  • Presentation Type: We aim to provide a variety of presentation formats in order to allow for the greatest diversity of perspectives and to be as engaging as possible while being instructive to our attendees. Although single presenter sessions are welcome, greater favor is typically given to interactive workshop sessions and panel presentations that incorporate multiple perspectives and particularly the perspectives of tribal operators. 

  • Membership: Priority is given to submissions from IGA Tribal Membership, IGA Associate Membership, Tradeshow Exhibitors, and Event Sponsors. 

In the interest of providing well-balanced and substantive training, we reserve the right to accept or deny proposals in part or full, as deemed necessary. 

Session Formats

You will be able to select a preferred session format from the following options when you submit your proposal; 

  • Panel Presentation

  • Presentation (Single Presenter)

  • Keynote Address

  • Interactive Workshop

Please note that although you may propose sessions as Keynote Addresses, these session formats will require an additional level of evaluation by the conference committee. If you select one of these options, please provide ample information for the selection committee to consider your proposal and reasons for your selected format. 

Possible Tracks

You will be asked to indicate which tracks would be appropriate for your proposed session. You may select multiple tracks, if applicable. 


Track options include: 

  • Cannabis Policy

  • Casino Operations (food & beverage/hotel)

  • Emerging Gaming

  • Enterprise Development

  • Executive & Employee Training

  • Finance

  • Gaming Technology (Class II)

  • Legislative/Policy

  • Management & Development

  • Marketing

  • National Indian Gaming Commission

  • Regulation & Compliance

  • Security & Surveillance

  • Tribal Gaming Protection Network (TPGN)

  • Women in Tribal Gaming

  • Sports Betting


Final tracks will be determined by the conference selection committee.


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