The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) has gained worldwide recognition for its annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming* held in Tucson, Arizona each December since 1974. The Symposium attracts attendees representing Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse, Greyhound, and Racino interests from across the United States and internationally. Topics presented during the Symposium include cutting-edge issues and trends of importance to the pari-mutuel industry including simulcasting, account wagering, marketing, track surfaces, casino gaming, human and health issues, track operations, new technologies and regulation.
Symposium speakers and panel sessions represent the Who's Who of the racing and gaming industry as well as specialists from outside the field. The broad cross-section of North American and international participants, representing all pari-mutuel racing breeds, makes the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming the largest industry-wide conference in the world.
RTIP students play an important role at each year's Symposium. Students are valuable members of Symposium committees. Committee member responsibilities include organizing registration, publications, exhibit booths, and audio/visual services. In this way, RTIP students are afforded a unique opportunity to meet and interact with many of the industry's best known and respected leaders. Few other educational programs provide this kind of access and networking with the industry that employs its students.
*Known as Symposium on Racing prior to 2005