Convention Agenda

Updated 8/30/2018

Thursday, September 6th

  • Registration / Cocktail & Buffet Reception
    Thursday, September 6th, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker
    Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm – midnight


Friday, September 7th

  • Golf Tournament
    Friday, September 7th, 8:00 am
    Shotgun Start - Grab and Go Breakfast and Buffet Lunch provided
    Two opportunities to win a Hole in One prize! - $20,000 Cash and Trip for Two to Belize
  • Two distinct Panel Discussions and Cocktail Reception | 3:45 to 6:00 pm
    4:00 – 4:10 pm Welcoming Remarks: Steve Capurso, President DSTA
    4:10 – 4:30 pm National STA Update: Michael Rask, Chairman of STA
    (Introduced by Jim Toes – President and CEO of STA)

New Alternative Investments Discussion #1: Commercial Sports Gambling | 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Nick Colas, Moderator
Stephen Grambling, Gaming Analyst, Goldman Sachs

New Alternative Investments Discussion #2: Beverage, Tobacco and Cannabis | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Nick Colas, Moderator
Dan S. Ahrens, Portfolio Manager, AdvisorShares Vice ETF (NASDAQ: ACT)
Vivien Azer, Beverage, Tobacco, and Cannabis Analyst, Cowen
Mark Mersman, CEO, Newbridge Global Ventures, Inc.

  • Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
    Friday, September 7th, 6:00 – 7:00p
  • Banquet
    Friday, September 7th, 7:00 – 9:00p
    Our Keynote Speaker, Michael “Large” McCarthy, is a 25 year veteran of Wall Street with experience primarily in equity position trading, making a cameo appearance at the DSTA’s 2018 Texas Trader’s Conference.
  • Casino Party
    Friday, September 7th, 9:00 –  11:00p


Saturday, September 8th

  • Sporting Clays Tournament
    Saturday, September 8th, 8:30 – noon Elm Fork Shooting Park. Transportation at Ballroom entrance.
  • Poolside Lunch
    Saturday, September 8th, 12:30 – 2:30p


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