The International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is moving its Executive Development Program (EDP), long considered a “boot camp” for the gaming equipment manufacturing business, from its normal Harveys Lake Tahoe physical event to a virtual format, according to an exclusive report by CDC Gaming Reports.
The 2020 program, to be held November 15-21, will offer a virtual weeklong leadership course centered on solution to help the industry emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Bo Bernhard, the institute’s executive director and EDP moderator told CDC that the online format is hoped to give a boost to attendance.
“By opening it up online, we can have a broader range of attendees and a broader range of c-suite-level faculty,” Bernhard said.
The program, presented by UNLV in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, is titled “EDP Presents: All the Crises, All the Time.”
Bernhard said the program is being offered at a significantly reduced price point open to both EDP alumni and newcomers.
“The way this year’s program is scheduled, you could have people online in the U.S., Asia, and Africa, all at the same time, sharing experiences and messages,” Bernhard said.