Join us for the 2020 Focus on the Future conference at the Red Lion on the River - Jantzen Beach in Portland, OR, November 9-12, 2020 (new dates)!

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Focus on the Future 2020

Focus on the Future is the largest and longest-running conference on problem gambling awareness in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 2007, Focus on the Future brings together an incredible combination of compelling speakers – experts from across the country and around the world – and opportunities to network and learn from colleagues in the field. It is a place where you can exchange your ideas, experiences, and knowledge to become a collective voice in raising awareness and developing programs and services that have the greatest positive impact.

Since 2012, Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Council on Problem Gambling have been key partners to bring Focus on the Future to Oregon and Southwest Washington. With their support, we have been able to expand our training opportunities. And, we are pleased to share that in 2020, we are expanding again. With the partnership and support of many Recovery Services organizations and agencies in the Northwest, we are offering our First Northwest Recovery Symposium in conjunction with Focus on the Future this year! Please see the schedule of workshops and events. Thanks to the Washington Health Care Authority for the conference training and scholarship support.

Both the Focus on the Future conference and Recovery Symposium will provide valuable insights on the tools and resources available for effective treatment, prevention, community engagement, and recovery services. Plus, you’ll have a prime opportunity to collaborate with and learn from some of the best in the field. You’ll no doubt leave with some new connections and partnerships that may lead to enhanced and innovative approaches toward assisting those who are affected by problem gambling and co-occurring disorders.

Thank you, to all of you who make such an important difference for those in our region who need support and services. We have much to look forward to as we Focus on the Future and all we can accomplish working together.


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Maureen Greeley

Executive Director

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

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Roxane Waldron

Problem Gambling Program Manager

Washington Health Care Authority

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Greta Coe

Problem Gambling Services Manager

Oregon Health Authority

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Julie Hynes

Executive Director

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

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