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17th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem
Gambling and Substance Abuse

"Building Hope In Recovery"

June 17-19, 2020

As you know, currently COVID-19 is in a stage of community spread in the vast majority of states in the U.S. The MCPGSA urges you to exercise caution and to pay attention to your local Department of Public Health to know the status of the coronavirus in your local community and the best measures to take to stay safe. Currently, the MCPGSA team engages in telework and so we will continue to plan for the conference - it is difficult to know how this fluid pandemic situation will pan out over the coming months.

Planning for the annual Midwest Conference is still full steam ahead as we hope and expect things will have stabilized by late June 2020. More to come on extended cancellation policy if this is necessary. You can expect MCPGSA to make additional communications and planning steps to inform members and attendees. As the CDC has communicated, this is a fluid, uncertain situation and so MCPGSA will continue to collect as much information as possible to make projections into the short and long term planning process as we are able. That said, MCPGSA continues to move forward with our programs.

Please let us know if you have any questions and thanks for your support.

Hilton Kansas City Airport
8801 N.W. 112th St.
Kansas City, Mo. 64153

Questions about the Conference? Please contact Juan Baez at Juan.Baez@ks.gov.

Attendee Registration Scholarship Available – A $500 Value
A scholarship opportunity is available to those new to the field of disordered gambling and who exhibits commitment, service and potential success as a professional within this field. This scholarship is named after Joanna Franklin in recognition and appreciation of her contributions to the field.

Please have all application materials submitted by April 17 at 5 p.m.

Scholarship Application - Click here
Letter of Recommendation - Click here

Sponsors and Exhibitors
The Midwest Consortium on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse relies solely on contributions from its sponsors to successfully host the annual Midwest Conference. Sponsorship options for the 2020 Conference have been restructured, allowing supporters to pick sponsorship options that best serve their business goals. All sponsorship levels include an array of benefits designed to increase your organization's visibility and interactions with Conference attendees and presenters.

To Register As An Exhibitor - Click Here

Call For Papers

Call For Papers - Click Here.

Registration Information for MCPGSA 2020
  Early Bird Regular Onsite
Conference Registration (scholarship) $325 $350 $350
Conference Registration (non-scholarship) $350 $375 $400
Lead/Keynote Presenter Conference Registration Comp Comp Comp
Student Registration $250 $275 $300
One Day Registration $150 $175 $200
(Friday, June 19 only; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Additional Meal Package $200 $250 $275
Early Bird Deadline: May 22, 2020
Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be in writing and postmarked by May 22, 2020. Cancellations postmarked prior to May 22, 2020 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.

Lodging Information
Conference Hotel: Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 NW 112th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
Room Rate: $135 per night plus applicable taxes for single/double; please reference the group name of Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse and the group code is MCPGS.
Discounted room rate available until May 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm or based on availability.

To make a reservation online visit - 2020 MCPGSA Reservations

To make a reservation by phone – (816) 891-8900

Hotel Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is at 12:00 pm. The hotel offers free parking.


FAQ for Conference - Click Here.


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