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Technology, risk and gambling seminar series

A series of international gambling webinars every Thursday at 8.30am AEST

Hosted by the Technology Addiction team at the Brain and Mind Centre and co-chaired by A/Prof Sally Gainsbury and Dr Kahlil S. Philander

This weekly one-hour seminar will include discussions from thought leaders worldwide, speaking on a wide range of topics relevant to stakeholders interested in understanding how design and emerging technologies impact gambling, including risky decision making and behaviours. 

The international expert speakers will bring a range of backgrounds and experiences from across fields including academia, industry, policy, and community sectors. One of the aims of this seminar series is to allow those who have missed opportunities to give planned conference presentations a way to share new findings. As such, early and mid-career experts will form an integral part of our speaker line-up. Similarly, the seminar series will be interactive, and all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the discussion with the panellists. 

These live streaming seminars will include short, moderated presentations, and discussions with a range of experts. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, and the sessions will be recorded and made available for those not able to attend live.

We are very interested to hear feedback to ensure that this seminar series meets the needs of our intended audience. Please send your comments and suggestions, including for speakers and topics to the Co-Chairs through the link on the right.

International times for the seminar:

  • US Pacific Time: Wednesdays @3.30pm
  • US Eastern Time: Wednesdays @6.30pm
  • London Summer Time: Wednesdays @11.30pm
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time: Thursday @8.30am

Past Seminars

Presenters -

  • Doug Walker, Professor of Economics, College of Charleston
  • Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Presenters -

  • Devin Mills, Assistant Professor in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, Texas Tech University
  • Andrew Kim, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Guest Moderator -

Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research, UNLV International Gaming Institute

Presenters -

Watch the webinar here (Youtube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Presenters -

Thursday 4 June, 2020

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Presenters - 

  • Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling
  • Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow, UNLV International Gaming Institute

Thursday 11 June, 2020

 

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Presenters -

  • Louise Birrell, Matilda Centre, University of Sydney
  • Chris Hunt, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, University of Sydney

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Presenters - 

  • James Wheaton - University of Salford 
  • Karen Tang - Dalhousie University 
  • Thomas Swanton – University of Sydney 
  • Marta Soligo - University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • Marie Dietz - University of Sydney 
  • Javier Mora Salgueiro – University of Santiago de Compostela

Thursday 20 August, 2020

Watch the webinar here (YouTube)

Listen to the webinar podcast here (SoundCloud)

Upcoming seminars

Presenters -

Thursday 27 August, 2020

About the Technology Addiction Team

The Technology Addiction Team is a multidisciplinary team within the University of Sydney which aims to understand and minimize the harms associated with persuasive and predatory technology. The impact of technology on our lives is more apparent by the day, and our understanding of the way in which people interact with technology needs to evolve too.