Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035


Conference Registration

Regular Rate: Closes February 22, 2019

  • PGNO Member $125*

  • Non-PGNO Member $150

On-Site Rate: After February 22, 2019 (credit card only, purchase orders not available)

  • PGNO Member $150*

  • Non-PGNO Member $175

Post Conference Sessions Friday, March 1, 2019 from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m. - $35 (if registered by February 22, $50 on-site)

  • Ethics for Treatment Professionals

  • Ethics for Prevention Professionals

  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

One Day Only Registration for Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • $95 (if registered by February 22, 2019)

  • $115 on-site

One Day Only Registration for Friday, March 1, 2019 - $65

  • $65 (if registered by February 22, 2019)

  • $80 on-site

*PGNO Members must select their desired registration choice and enter the PGNO Member Center code to obtain the discounted rate before clicking on checkout. Discount is available for main conference two day registration only.

Register HERE

Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:30 a.m. OPEN Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meeting (Birch 2)
8:00 a.m. Registration opens (Study)
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Friends and Family to the Continuum of Gambling Behaviors - Rachel Volberg (NorthPointe Ballroom)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions Download the full offer of Breakout Sessions here.
12:15 p.m. Lunch (NorthPointe Ballroom)
1:00 p.m. The Path to Becoming Qualified for Gambling Disorder Prevention and Treatment (NorthPointe Ballroom)
1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. Break (Pre-Function area)
3:30 p.m. Introduction to the New Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) (NorthPointe Ballroom)
4:00 p.m. Consumer Protections from the Industry & Regulatory Perspective (NorthPointe Ballroom)
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
5:00 p.m. PGNO Annual Meeting (NorthPointe Ballroom)

Friday, March 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. OPEN Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meeting (Birch 2)
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
9:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Head Games: A Graphic Look at the Ultimate Gamble - Cheryl Mahoney, iWise Living (NorthPointe Ballroom)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)

Post Conference Sessions:

12:45 -4:00 p.m. Ethics for Prevention and Treatment Training and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Additional registration is required to attend these sessions which includes lunch. Cost is $35

Continuing Education

Credits, pending approval, will be available for Prevention, Psychology, Chemical Dependency, ICGC, and professionals under the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage Therapist Board.

Hotel Reservations

The hotel block for the conference is now closed. For standard rate reservations, please contact Ellen Irish, Director of Conference Services at 614.880.4192 or

Attendees are responsible for their own room reservation and any costs associated with the room.

Sponsored by Ohio for Responsible Gambling
Coordinated by the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio