PGRI's LOTTERY EXPO TRANSFORMED Nashville, TN October 13-15, 2020


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PGRI Lottery Expo Transformed

PGRI Lottery Expo Transformed -


 Co-Host Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

October 13-15, 2020

Sheraton Grand Hotel Downtown Nashville

 Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie



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Welcome to PGRI Lottery EXPO: Transformed
which includes

Lottery EXPO:
the Live in-person Event in Nashville
Lottery EXPO Webinar:
Live-streamed from Nashville or wholly digital.
October 14 and 15. 
Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie WILL Seminar (Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership)

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Sharp Award presentation


COVID19 has catapulted Digital Transformation from being a prediction about the future to being a here-and-now imperative.  Making sense of this inflexion point is the goal of Lottery Expo: Transformed and Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie.  Whether in-person in Nashville or entirely virtual, Lottery EXPO: Transformed will be a live-streamed and highly interactive webinar event.   The final scenes of Post-COVID19 Lottery: the Movie will be recorded and the final cut premiered at this event on Oct. 14 and 15.  


While we hope and expect that conditions will allow us to see you in-person in Nashville, PGRI’s digital platform is where the audience of thousands of industry professionals will convene and forge new pathways to enable us all to stay connected, share ideas and best-practices, and preserve our feeling of community.  Let’s take this opportunity to transform for a new age, a digital era rich with tools for collaboration, communication, and interaction.  This is a time for aspirational goals to inspire us to stretch the boundaries for what can be accomplished, invent entirely new ways to change the world, and embark on a journey fueled by vision-driven momentum to meet the future head-on, with gusto, confidence, and actionable strategies. 

Follow (our conference website) or (PGRI home-page and news website) for conference and webinar updates, and to follow the production process as we toil to create a new kind of experience, digitally transformed to not just enable but enrich and enhance the joy of working and striving together. 



Tuesday, October 13th Opening Reception SKYE Lounge

Wednesday October 14th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 

Wednesday, October 14th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch  3:30 pm Ceremony to induct the newest members into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

4:30 pm  PRESENTATION of The SHARP AWARD will be given to the lottery which produced the largest year-over-year increase in funding for good causes in FY 2019.

Wednesday, October 14th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception  - SKYE Lounge

Thursday October 15th 8:30 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 

Thursday October 15th 12:30-1:30 Lunch

Thursday October 15th 1:30 am to 5:00 pm:  WILL Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership  followed by Reception  - SKYE Lounge

(WILL) Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar afternoon October 15th,  moderated by WILL Chairperson Rebecca Hargrove, President & CEO Tennessee Lottery & President of the World Lottery Association. 

 We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

 COVID-19 SAFETY Information. The hotel is enacting strict social distancing for all meetings and events.  Each classroom table will be for 1 person instead of 4 - rows will be spaced 6' apart.  All venues will be consistant with social distancing.    We will be in a 5400sq foot Ballroom to insure everyone is properly spaced for safe distance.   This property is part of the Marriott Corporation please see the Commitment to Clean Commitment to Clean statement.  See below the beautiful SKYE Lounge where our receptions will be properly spaced boasting 360-degree views of downtown Nashville.




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