University Alters Symposium Schedule for This Year

The University of Arizona Symposium on Racing has been retooled this year, with a more compact schedule and a change in the days on which the event is held.

The university's Race Track Industry Program announced March 25 that this year's symposium will be held Monday, Dec. 5, through Thursday, Dec. 8. A welcome reception is set for the evening of Dec. 5, with panel and breakout sessions Dec. 6-8.

Traditionally, symposium panels have been held on a Wednesday through Friday schedule. A few years back, a special gaming conference was added on Tuesday. Now, the racing and gaming panels will be combined into the three days (Tuesday through Thursday). That leaves Friday open for travel.

"To better serve the pari-mutuel industry, this year's event will present cutting-edge racing and gaming issues during a single conference, giving attendees the convenience of a single venue and the value of integrating two conferences for the price of one," the Race Track Industry Program said in a release.

The symposium will again be held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. More information is available at