The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the Arizona Lottery are proud and honored to welcome attendees from across the United States and Canada to Phoenix for the 2019 annual Professional Development Seminar.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Beyond the Horizon” and, during your visit to the Grand Canyon State, you’ll go above and beyond to learn and grow in this amazing profession. You’ll enjoy dozens of informative breakout sessions, fascinating keynote speakers, and great refreshments at one of Arizona’s world-class resorts, the Arizona Grand Hotel & Spa. NASPL and the Arizona Lottery have been planning this conference for months, all aimed at giving you an amazing experience and more of the tools you need to do your jobs better: growing and leveraging lottery dollars to do the most good in your states, territories and provinces.
You’ll also get to know Arizona and the Arizona Lottery a lot better. While it will be quite hot outside (average July high is 105), it’s a dry heat (so is an oven!) so be sure to keep your water bottles and sunscreen handy. The sparkling pools and palm trees help to ease the heat and our spectacular landscapes, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and unique plants and wildlife make you want to hit our hiking trails and experience the beauty of the massive (largest municipal park in the United States) South Mountain Park, and get closer to Mother Nature. Inside, the Phoenix metro-area is home to world-class museums, concert venues and entertainment, including teams from all the major professional sports leagues (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer). Those attractions, along with a low cost of living, and excellent economic outlook make Arizona one of the best places in the country to live, work and play.
The Arizona Lottery is the first state lottery established west of the Mississippi River and we are a proud partner in our state’s success. Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and its retail partners have generated billions of dollars in net funding to support programs that help improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona. Proceeds from lottery ticket sales fund more than a dozen programs in education, economic development, environmental conservation, and health and human services.
Gregory Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery