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					                      16th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference
                                February 15 – 17, 2011
                             Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

                       Title Sponsor: Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

                                        Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 15
WIGC Signature Golf Tournament
Title Sponsor: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Location: Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Formerly named the East Valley Golf Course)
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Shotgun Start

Welcome Reception / Golf Awards & Raffle
Location: Club Vibe – First Floor Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sponsored By: Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)
                Holland & Knight
                American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
                Wells Fargo
                Lewis & Roca, LLP
                GTECH Corporation
                Resorts Gaming


Wednesday, February 16
(All events to take place in the Morongo Conference Center – 2nd Floor)

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: Gaming Laboratories International and
               Key Bank, N.A.
8:30 am – 10:00 am


General Session
Location: Road Runner, Quail, Eagle Rooms
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Opening Prayer


Welcome Address
Daniel J. Tucker, Chairman
California Nations Indian Gaming Association
9:00 am

State and Federal Legislative Update
9:30 am – 10:30 am
       Session will include updates on State and Federal Internet Gaming Proposals as well as a
       discussion regarding new State Legislative Committee Assignments and the impacts of the
       California budget on the tribal government gaming industry

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
      Moderator: Jerome Encinas
      Speakers: Loretta Tuell, Partner, AndersonTuell, LLP
                  Jason Giles, Deputy Director/General Counsel – National Indian Gaming Association

Candidate Forum
Featuring Candidates Running for NIGA Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer
10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

       Forum will provide an opportunity for Tribal Leaders to interview candidates seeking the position
       of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
              Arizona Indian Gaming Association
              Great Plains Indian Gaming Association
              Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
              Washington Indian Gaming Association

Moderator: Dick Trudell, Director American Indian Resources Institute
Candidates: Ernie Stevens, Jr. – Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association
            Ivan Makil – Past President, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

Tribal Leader Luncheon
Location: Flicker Ballroom

12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm
Sponsored By: Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
               Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Award Presentations:
First Annual Anna Sandoval Leadership Award
       Tribal Leader Recipient: Clarence Atwell, Former Chairman Santa Rosa Tachi Yokut Tribe

First Annual Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award
       Industry Leader Recipient: Penta Building Group


Track 1 Seminars – Casino Operations
Location: Owl Room

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Celebrating Cultural and Tribal Heritage While Improving Your Income

       In an increasingly digital world, we crave more than ever the authenticity of real human
       connection. We as designers, architects, and fabricators unleash the magic of the Native American
       Tribal Heritage and All of Nature’s Elements to create shared Experiences of Architecture, Light,
       and Emotion. This unified process of design reconnects us, our clients, and visitors to core
      cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes. This session will explore how this approach to design
      enhances the guest experience resulting in a longer stay at your facility.

Sponsored By: Thalden Boyd Emery Architects and
               Lexington Design & Fabrication
      Speakers:     Charles Chief Boyd, Principal-in-Charge, Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
                    Brett K. Ewing, Partner, Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
                    Stewart Zilberberg, Director of Project Planning & Development
                           Lexington Design & Fabrication

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Managing EPROMs, Lab Approvals, PAR Sheets and Attachments

      Slot Departments and Tribal Gaming Commissions are charged with managing A LOT of data and
      information in order to remain compliant with NIGC, State and tribal regulations. This is a panel
      discussion about how to manage this data and information more efficiently to ensure better
      compliance and thus better customer confidence.

Sponsored By: Gaming Informatics
      Speaker: Grant Stousland, President, Gaming Informatics

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm
Network Break
Sponsored By: Quorum Technologies and
                Able Card

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Regulation of Tribal Government Gaming: Success Through Collaboration

      Panelists will discuss the collaborative efforts between tribal, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
      Moderator:   Michael Lombardi, Augustine Gaming Commission
      Speakers:    Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman National Indian Gaming Commission
                   Tiffany Conklin, Commissioner California Gambling Control Commission
                   Stephanie Shimazu, Commissioner California Gambling Control Commission
                   Marty Horan, Acting Director, California Bureau of Gambling Control, Department
                          of Justice

4:40 pm – 5:30 pm
California Heat – A Wide Area Progressive Collaborative Venture

      Representatives from CNIGA and Eclipse Gaming Systems will discuss “California Heat” – A
      Class II Wide Area Progressive featuring more frequent jackpots and higher than average wagers.
      Come find out how this WAP gives back to both your tribe and to the Association.

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
               Eclipse Gaming Systems
      Moderator:    Lee Acebedo
      Speakers:     Eclipse Gaming Systems
Track 2 Seminars – Tribal Leadership
Location: Road Runner, Quail, Eagle Rooms

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Compact Re-Negotiations, Lessons Learned

      Panel will focus on issues of importance regarding tribal state gaming compacts and
      renegotiations. Issues to be discussed will include the economics of the 1999 California tribal
      state gaming compacts, the Rincon v. Schwarzenegger litigation, and lessons learned from the
      2006 compact amendments. Panelists will also be on hand to discuss their experiences when
      obtaining compacts in both Arizona and New Mexico. Seminar will conclude with an open forum
      for Tribal Leader discussion.

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
      Moderators: Michael Lombardi, Augustine Gaming Commission
                   Daniel J. Tucker, CNIGA Chairman
      Speakers:    Sam Cohen, Government & Legal Specialist – Santa Ynez
                          Band of Chumash Indians
                   Tom Stewart, General Manager Eagle Mountain Casino
                   Steve Hart, Lewis & Roca, LLP
                   George Forman, Tribal Attorney – Forman & Associates
                   Sheila Morago, Executive Director – Arizona Indian Gaming Association
                   Richard Hughes, Attorney – Rothstein Law Firm

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Network Break
Sponsored By: Quorum Technologies and
                Able Card

3:45 pm – 4:35 pm
Public/Community Relations Panel

      The public relations panel will highlight effective uses of existing and new public/community
      relations tools and approaches to educate and inform policymakers, decision-makers, other
      governments, community groups and organizations, and the general public about Indian tribes, and
      how to achieve results that are mutually beneficial for tribes and the community at-large.

Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
      Moderator: Chairman James Ramos, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
      Speakers: Mike Ramos, San Bernardino County District Attorney
                 Frank Pine, Executive Editor & Managing Editor – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and
                      the San Bernardino Sun

4:40 pm – 5:30 pm
The Importance of Facts to Combat Negative Press:
Telling Your Story with Economic Impact Data

      Tribes are contributing significant economic impacts to the State of California such as job
      creation, payroll taxes and the purchase of goods and services to create secondary economic
      contributions to local communities. This session will address the need for on-going economic
      impact data from California tribes, how to conduct a creditable study and how to professionally
      market the information gathered in the study
Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
      Moderator:   Steve Stallings, CNIGA Treasurer & Chairman of the CNIGA Economic Impact
                   Study Project
      Speakers:    Sam Cohen, Government & Legal Specialist – Santa Ynez
                          Band of Chumash Indians
                   Brad Kemp, Beacon Economics

Track 3 Seminars – Tribal Operations
Location: Hawk Room

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Alternative Funding Sources for Affordable Tribal Housing

      This panel will discuss alternative funding sources such as Low Income Housing Tax Credit
      (LIHTC), leveraging using Title VI and HUD 184 Loan Guarantee programs for affordable tribal
      housing and community development

Sponsored By: Wells Fargo
      Moderator: Clint Waara, VP-Tribal Advocate, Wells Fargo Bank – Native American Banking
                        Services
      Speakers: James Horvick, VP-Director of Acquisitions, Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
                 Cora Gaane, VP-Tribal Advocate, Wells Fargo Bank – Native American Banking
                        Services
                 Tab Parr, Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Native American
                        Lending

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Online Gaming and the Social Envelope – How to leverage the most powerful communication
method in the World

      Today’s online gamer has multiple methods and portals to enjoy their gaming experience. As the
      number of game applications on social networks such as Facebook continue to grow, the casino
      patron is spending more and more time away from the casino floor. This discussion will explore
      some of the ways that casinos can utilize the “Social Envelope” to bring those players back to their
      websites and mobile applications, and thus have a greater opportunity to bring those patrons back
      into the four walls of the casino. The session will define the Social Envelope, and provide
      methods that can be utilized now to take advantage of this powerful marketing and community
      toolset.

Sponsored By: IGT
      Speakers:   Alex Kelly, Vice President of New Media Sales and Business Development - IGT
                  Marcus Yoder, Director of Business Development - IGT

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm
Network Break
Sponsored By: Quorum Technologies and
                 Able Card
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Creating a Tribal Buying Consortium
Sponsored By: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
       Moderator:   Lee Acebedo
       Speakers:    Jay Baczkowski, Purchasing Manager, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa


Thursday, February 17
Location: Flicker Ballroom

Continental Breakfast & Meeting Registration
9:00 am – 10:00 am


CNIGA Membership Meeting
10:00 am – 3:00 pm




                         REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
                         All Registrations to take place at the
              Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa Conference Center – 2nd Floor

                                   Tuesday, February 15th
                                    3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

                                 Wednesday, February 16th
                                   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thank you to the WIGC Sponsors:

        Title Sponsors:




 Golf Tournament Sponsors:




      Bronze Sponsors:
     Seminar Sponsors:




Tribal Leaders Luncheon Sponsors:




  Welcome Reception Sponsors:
Continental Breakfast Sponsors:




   Network Break Sponsors:

				
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