Institute Events

The Institute hosts an annual conference relating to a specific aspect of gambling research. Information about past and future Institute-sponsored events is available as well as a listing of gambling-related events sponsored by other organizations.
 


CONFERENCE 2017

  • The Alberta Gambling Research Institute's 16th Annual Conference "Just Gambling? Ethical Challenges Pertaining to Gambling Provision, Policy and Research" is scheduled to take place April 6-8, 2017 @ The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada (Opening reception on evening of Thursday, April 6, 2017). 
  • Please note that there are no more rooms at the Banff Centre itself for Conference 2017. Options for accommodation in Banff (taxes and fees not included) per http://www.banffhotels.org/ include, but are not limited to:
    $100 range: Bow View Lodge
    $110 range: Inns of Banff, Irwin’s Mountain Inn
    $130 range: Banff Park Lodge, Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Elk & Avenue Hotel, High Country Inn, Spruce Grove Inn
    For more, visit: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/accommodation and http://bestofbanff.com
  • Delegates receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter for shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff - this brings the price, including GST, to $54.00 One Way and $108.00 Return per person. To book, visit www.banffairporter.com/book. Proceed through the reservation and type the word “agri” in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or, call 888-449-2901 to book and mention you are attending the Alberta Gambling Research Institute event. Note: the last Banff Airporter shuttle to Banff leaves the Calgary airport at 10:30 pm, and the first shuttle leaving Banff (5:00 am) arrives at the Calgary airport at 7:00 am.

NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL THINK TANK ON GAMBLING RESEARCH, POLICY AND PRACTICE

Please note: Attendance at the Think Tank is by invitation only.

  • The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) and the Gambling & Addictions Research Centre, AUT, are co-hosting the North American Regional Meeting of the International Think Tank on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice. The Think Tank will take place on April 9-10, 2017, at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

  • The Think Tank is being held at The Banff Centre. Accommodations at The Banff Centre can be booked as follows:
    Online: Think Tank
    Phone: 1-800-884-7574 (toll-free Canada & U.S.A)
    Email: reservations@banffcentre.ca
    If by phone or email, please mention Booking ID: ATT1704 to receive the event rate of $160 per night (plus tax and tourism fees). The rate includes a facility fee which allows access to Wi-fi, the Sally Borden Fitness & Recreation Facility, and parking.

  • There are many other options for accommodation in Banff. Other options (taxes and fees not included) per http://www.banffhotels.org/ include, but are not limited to:
    $100 range: Bow View Lodge
    $110 range: Inns of Banff, Irwin’s Mountain Inn
    $130 range: Banff Park Lodge, Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Elk & Avenue Hotel, High Country Inn, Spruce Grove Inn
    For more, visit: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/accommodation
  • Think Tank 2017 Program  -- Sunday, April 9, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Sessions, 6:00 pm Reception; Monday, April 10, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Sessions.
  • Registration includes breakfast and breaks on both days and lunch and a reception on Sunday. Registrants must arrange their own travel and accommodation. Invitees may contact AGRI at agri@ucalgary.ca to receive information on registering and booking event accommodation.
  • Delegates receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter for shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff - this brings the price, including GST, to $54.00 One Way and $108.00 Return per person. To book, visit www.banffairporter.com/book. Proceed through the reservation and type the word “agri” in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or, call 888-449-2901 to book and mention you are attending the Alberta Gambling Research Institute event. Note: the last Banff Airporter shuttle to Banff leaves the Calgary airport at 10:30 pm, and the first shuttle leaving Banff (5:00 am) arrives at the Calgary airport at 7:00 am.

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