Post-COVID-19 Lottery:

The Movie

Co-Hosted by PGRI and

The Tennessee Education Lottery

October 13-15, 2020  

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Nashville, TN

Neither conference nor webinar, Post-COVID-19 Lottery: The Movie is both, and aspires to be a collaborative initiative to produce a Gaming Theory of Everything.  Building a “Theory of Everything”, at least in the brainiac world of physics, has been shown to be not possible.  But the aspirational goal and the journey itself promises to yield a wealth of insights that place our industry-specific issues into the broader context of global trends and vision-driven momentum to meet the future head-on ... with gusto, confidence, and actionable strategies.  All are invited to be a part of Post-COVID-19 Lottery: The Movie

Follow (our conference website) or (PGRI home-page and news website) for 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.  Join us in person Nashville or join us online for the celebratory Premier of Post-COVID-19 Lottery: The Movie.  Either way, let’s come together to re-imagine the collaborative process and continue to build a bright future for Lottery and good causes.  



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!

Commentary from Paul Jason

Onward and Upward

First, I don’t know if any of us are doing great these days, but I hope you and your families are doing well.

None of us knows what the world will look like next month, much less in October when we have scheduled Lottery Expo Post-COVID-19 Lottery: The Movie.  We are taking a “hope for the best but prepare for the worst” approach.  The emphasis, though, is to retain our hope and positive expectations for things to improve and conditions to be right for an in-person meeting in Nashville on Oct. 13-15.  We do respect the need to protect health and safety of everyone.  That is why we are live-streaming the event for those who are not able to attend, real-time archiving for instant re-viewing of the presentations, and are prepared to move the entire event to a wholly digital platform as needed.  If it does come to pass that we are not able to meet in-person, we will take this opportunity to reinvent the manner and method of collaborating to share ideas and best-practices to effect better performance and results for the benefit of good causes

As always, I welcome feedback and guidance on how we might work together to serve the industry.    

Why are we calling Lottery Expo a “movie”?  Our aspiration is to use this epochal moment to pivot, to modernize the way we spend the time and money to collaborate and share ideas, to reinvent the whole concept of “conference” in either physical meeting or webinar form.  We will do that on the media/infrastructure/production value side, and we will do it on the content side.  Our concept is that the content needs to be more purpose-driven to deliver a more cohesive, integrated narrative and ultimately a more engaging and rewarding user experience, i.e. more like a “movie”.  


We need your help to do this, to create Post COVID19 Lottery: the Movie and look forward to our industry-wide collaboration!

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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