The death of Bill Eadington, a professor with the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2013 was a huge blow to the gaming industry. Eadington almost singlehandedly introduced high-level academic research and study into the gaming industry. Thirty years ago, he founded the Executive Development Program, an intensive week-long workshop held in Lake Tahoe designed to create opportunities for young executives in the industry. Many of today’s leaders around the world are alumni of the program. As Eadington was dying, he asked Bo Bernhard, the executive director of the International Gaming Institute at UNLV, to carry on the traditions of EDP. Bernhard says the pandemic of 2020 is very similar to that first year that EDP was produced without the guidance of Eadington. With lots of uncertainty and a removal from the Lake Tahoe home of the program, Bernhard says plans to continue EDP are going well and this year will be truly unique. To learn more about EDP and apply to join the 2020 program, visit www.unlv.edu/igi/edp.
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