Frequently Asked Questions

Raving NEXT Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference

I’m submitting a budget – what does my conference pass include?

For attendees of Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference, your conference pass includes:

  • Course materials
  • Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Monday’s Welcome Reception
  • Morning breakfast, afternoon snacks and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Cocktails Reception on Tuesday evening (beverages provided)
  • Raving Insider Party on Wednesday evening (beverages provided)
  • Access to the tradeshow floor all three days
  • Eligibility for prize giveaways final session

Your conference fee does not cover hotel room, other transportation, or evening dinners.

When should I arrive and depart?

Quick answer, we recommend that you arrive Sunday night for an early morning start and depart Thursday morning.

Long answer: Plan on picking up your registration materials4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday or 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM on Monday, January 28. The learning program starts at 8:30 AM sharp and ends at 5:15 PM, followed by a two-hour reception on the trade show floor from 5:15 PM -7:15 PM. This reception is a valuable opportunity to get to know the presenters and fellow attendees, and explore the trade show.

Note: Don’t skip out early on Wednesday in order to catch your plane; we save our most explosive sessions and prize giveaways for Wednesday afternoon, and our final night party is an attendee favorite.

What do I wear?

Most folks wear business casual. If you like dressing up a little, then the Welcome Reception would be a good night for first impressions. On the last evening, at the Insider Party on Wednesday, wear whatever you’d wear out “clubbing”; jeans are just fine too. And, just like Goldilocks experienced, the conference and breakout rooms are sometimes too hot or too cold, so bring a cover-up.

Do I need to prepare anything? Should I bring a laptop?

You will be given a complete course book with plenty of note pages. There’s wireless in the conference room. We will have an interactive feature at our conference that you can access through your phone or laptop.

Are there evening activities after the conference sessions?

Oh yeah, we have lots going on: Welcome Reception (Monday); Cocktails & Conversations (Tuesday); Final Night Wrap Party (Wednesday). All come with your registration.

Should I bring promotional items from my casino to share?

Absolutely! If you have some cool branded merchandise, we will utilize them as prizes and giveaways. This is a great way to clean out your promotions closet, and send your new friends home with some swag!

What kind of food will you be serving?

We’ll be serving breakfast, buffet style, and plated lunches (chicken and/or beef). If you have any special dietary needs, please email Chris ahead of time (chris@ravingconsulting.com). We also provide healthy snacks during the afternoon.

What’s the registration process?

Register online, by phone, by email, by snail mail. Use a credit card, send a check, use a PO – you’re not counted as “in” until we get your final payment, which is due prior to the conference. As soon as we receive your registration information, we’ll send you a confirmation via email within one working day. If someone else is registering you, it’s important that they also list your email address, as that’s our primary way of communicating any updates to you. Remember, you need to book your hotel and transportation separately.

I have some specific goals for attending this conference, and I want to make sure that I leave with a good understanding of the topic. Can I book one-on-one time with the presenters? Will they be hanging around?

Half-hour ($65) and one-hour coaching sessions ($125) with our experts can be booked prior to the show by emailing Amy Hergenrother at amy@ravingconsulting.com. Time slots are very limited, so it’s best to do this at the time of registration. We recommend this to attendees who want quality, dedicated time. If you don’t need one-on-one time, most of our presenters are on-site during the entire conference, and love to chat with attendees. We encourage you to sit down with them at lunch, join them for a cocktail, or share a coffee break with them at a networking event. Can’t make the conference, or need answers NOW? Want ongoing support? Ask Amy about our Coaching by Teleconference Program. Call her at 775-329-7864, or email her at amy@ravingconsulting.com.

When will the exhibit hall be open, and what makes visiting worth my time?

The exhibit hall will be open starting on Monday night, during the Welcome Reception from 5:00 - 7:15 PM, and from morning to afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday. These exhibitors are offering marketing-centric services; so unlike going to a large tradeshow, you spend quality time with a targeted group. If you haven’t picked up on our mantra yet, here it is: we believe that to be the best casino executive that you can be, you need to expose yourself to a variety of resources: fellow attendees, presenters in the classroom and during networking sessions, as well as exhibitors. Even if you’re not looking for a particular product at this time, suppliers might get you thinking about what you should be asking of your current vendors, as well as how their products/services might help you be more successful in your role. To encourage you, we will reward attendees who visit with all of the exhibitors, chances to win great prizes.

I am arriving early for some “play time” – is there anything within walking distance of the casino, or do I have to rent a car?

If you are interested in exploring the surrounding area, you would need to rent a car. Check out www.visittemeculavalley.com.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days in advance of the event and are subject to a $100 processing fee. Less than 14 days – registration fees are nonrefundable, but may be transferred to another individual in the same company.

Got more questions?

You can always email Christine Faria at chris@ravingconsulting.com, or call her at 775-329-7864.