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Panel Session Topics At 2023 Global Symposium On Racing Include HISA, Mental Health

Tom Rooney speaking at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program’s Global Symposium in December 2021

The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona is thrilled to announce the lineup of panel sessions and workshops for the highly anticipated 49th annual Global Symposium on Racing, scheduled to take place from December 4 to 6, 2023. Racing executives and enthusiasts from across the globe will converge at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson for three days of engaging discussions on the most pressing industry issues and trends.

“The broad cross-section of North American and international participants, representing all pari-mutuel racing breeds, makes the Global Symposium on Racing the largest industry-wide conference in the world,” said RTIP Chair Robert Hartman. “The panel discussions and workshops, along with networking functions, allow for unique knowledge sharing opportunities.”

The 2023 Symposium promises to be an exceptional event, featuring a diverse range of panel sessions that will delve into critical topics shaping the racing industry today. Attendees can look forward to thought-provoking discussions on subjects such as:

  • HISA in 2024 and Beyond
  • Computer-Assisted Wagering – The Good, The Bad, and the Future
  • Land For Sale. How Will Race Track Closures Impact the Industry's Long-Term Sustainability?
  • Embracing Change – Are We Ready to Adopt Category 1 Rules In the US?
  • Out of the Shadows – Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and Emotional Wellness
  • From Data to Dollars – Understanding Horse Racing's Economic Impact as Racing's Future is Questioned
  • Legends of the Game – Racing's Iconic Turf Writers
  • Updates & Path Forward – HISA's Racetrack Safety and Anti-Doping & Medication Control Programs
  • TPA Mark Kaufman Workshop – Protocols and Communication Strategies for Equine and Jockey Injuries

In addition to the panel sessions, Monday's agenda includes pre-conference meetings and workshops designed to provide valuable insights and foster collaboration within the racing community. Attendees can choose from a variety of workshops, including:

  • Track Surface Regulatory Requirements
  • 3rd Annual Racing Secretaries Summit
  • HISA Workshop for State Regulators and Stewards
  • NTRA/NHC Workshop

For a detailed agenda, including panel dates and times, please visit.

Early registration for the 2023 Global Symposium on Racing is now open, with a special $100 discount available for those who register by November 17. Don't miss this opportunity to save on registration fees and secure your place at this premier industry event.

Additionally, Loews Ventana Canyon is offering conference attendees a discounted room rate of $189 through Monday, November 14. To register for the symposium and make hotel reservations, please visit

Join us at the 2023 Global Symposium on Racing for three days of insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and a chance to shape the future of the racing industry. We look forward to welcoming you in Tucson this December!

About the Global Symposium on Racing:

The Global Symposium on Racing is an annual gathering of racing industry professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from around the world. Hosted by the University of Arizona's RTIP, it provides a platform for discussing critical issues and trends shaping the future of horse racing.

About the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP):

The Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona is a world-renowned program dedicated to preparing students for careers in the horse racing industry. With a rich history of providing top-notch education and training, RTIP plays a pivotal role in advancing the racing industry.

About Loews Ventana Canyon Resort:

Nestled in the natural beauty of Tucson's Catalina Foothills, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers a luxurious and tranquil setting for events, conferences, and relaxation. The resort's commitment to excellence ensures a memorable experience for all guests.

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