MassVegas

A Building a Better Commonwealth Forum

DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2012
VENUE:  Seaport World Trade Center Amphitheater
5:30 – 8:00P

5:30 – 6:00P REGISTRATION
6:00 – 7:15P CONVERSATION
7:15 – 8:00P NETWORKING RECEPTION

This year’s Building a Better Commonwealth series themed “The Tough Issues that Won’t Just Resolve Themselves” kicks off with a controversial and stimulating discussion.

The debate over whether to legalize casinos was only the first step. The state must now decide how many and what kind of casinos to license and where to put them — a process that will be contentious and could significantly change the character of many communities.

This event will host a panel of civic, political and business leaders involved in the decision process. Moderated by the Globe’s Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Dante Ramos, the conversation will aim to provide well-rounded information and clarity to this important topic.

PANELISTS

Richard McGowan, SJ
Adjunct Associate Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Author of 5 books, latest titled: Government and the Transformation of the Gaming Industry

 

John F. Ribeiro
Lifelong East Boston and Winthrop resident
Founding Member of “Neighbors of Suffolk Downs”

 

 

Karen Spilka
Massachusetts State Senator, 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk

 

 

 

MODERATOR

Dante Ramos
Deputy Editorial Page Editor
The Boston Globe