Upcoming Events

Aug 25 - 27 , 2017

Oklahoma State School Board Association Annual Conference

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Keynote Speakers:

Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
General Session I • Friday Morning

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister will help kick off this year’s conference. Hofmeister has overseen a variety of changes in education since taking office in 2015. Schools have new English and math academic standards and new tests, and the state is nearing completion of its Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Under her leadership, the state Education Department has worked to reduce red tape for schools.

 

Will Richardson, Educational Thinker, Writer and Change Advocate
General Session III • Saturday

A former teacher and technology administrator, Will Richardson dives into the changing landscape of education and how technology has changed what we think of as school at a time when adults and many students walk around with computers in their pockets. Technology, he says, helps makes this an exciting time to be a learner but the most challenging time ever to be in education.

PRECONFERENCE: NEW LAWS FOR SCHOOLS
Thursday, Aug. 24 • 1 – 4 p.m. • 1 FIN and 2 LEG credits are available

Change is the one constant in public education. You won’t want to miss this special pre-conference opportunity to hear from education attorneys about legislative changes affecting Oklahoma’s public schools. We’ll kick off the afternoon with a discussion about school finance and budget issues. Then, attendees can choose from breakout out sessions on a variety of student, employment and board issues. Among the issues attorneys will highlight:

  • How school districts can take advantage of new flexibility in hiring retired educators back to the classroom
  • How changes to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act will affect school districts
  • How to implement changes regarding use of school facilities
  • Changes to the Reading Sufficiency Act
  • New rules on employee background checks
  • What schools can expect from the state’s new school accountability system
  • How new requirements for individualized student learning plans will affect every Oklahoma school district
  • Date
    Aug 25 - 27 , 2017
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

Aug 30 - 31 , 2017

Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo

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Locaiton: All Exhibit Halls

Times: 8/30 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 8/31 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Isn’t it time for your next big find? This year's "TV Land"-themed Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo is just the place to discover new products and trends, whether you’re a new operator or a veteran.
 
This annual industry event is the largest hospitality related trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice and lodging industry professionals.
 
With more than 6,000 in attendance, the event features hundreds of exhibits, educational sessions, an opening party and competitions, including the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off and ORA Cocktail Shakedown.
 
Join us for the 2017 Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo and stay ahead of the competition!

Plan your visit!

View the Interactive Floorplan
See the Schedule
Make Hotel Accommodations
Get ready to party at the Opening Night Networking Reception
Register and get your Badges
Get driving directions and parking information
Read up on our Speakers
Tell everyone on social media that you're coming and use the hashtag #ORAShow2017!
Note that the ORA has arranged for FREE parking in the surface lots located on the SW corner of the Cox Convention Center. The entrance to the lot is directly across from the Myriad Gardens on the south side of Reno.
Questions?

Exhibitors: Contact Linda Etherton by email or phone, (405) 942-8181 or (800) 375-8181.
Sponsors: Contact Patti Colley by email at  or phone, (405) 942-8181 or (800) 375-8181.

‚ÄčThis is a private industry tradeshow open only to those in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Anyone under 18 and suppliers or vendors not exhibiting in the show are not allowed on the show floor. 

  • Date
    Aug 30 - 31 , 2017
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

Sep 9

Les Brown You Gotta Be Hungry

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The Pathway to Your Greatness

Les Brown: You Gotta Be Hungry

The Pathway to your Greatness

 

Speakers include: 

Eric Stroller - President of LBMAT

Joshua Richey - Author, Speaker, Coach

Omar Periu  - Sales Master

Bradley Kelley - Rock N' Roll Motivator 

Les Brown and a special guest!

 

When you are pursuing greatness, you don't know what your limits are, so you act like you don't have any!

If you: 

  • Have dreams or goals
  • Want to reinvent yourself
  • Want to increase your sales
  • Want to get unstuck
  • Are looking for a major breakthrough

THIS IS A WORKSHOP FOR YOU! Make sure to be there. 

 

  • Date
    Sat, Sep 9, 2017
  • Time
    10:00 AM
  • Ticket Prices
    $97, $197, $697
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

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Sep 13

US Foods Food Fanatic Trade Show

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Location: Exhibit Halls 1, 2, and A

Date: Sept. 13 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Food Fanatics Live™ brings foodservice professionals together with premier chefs, culinary experts and business operations consultants for the most innovative and informative local food event around. It’s the perfect way to uncover all the ways that US Foods® helps our customers make it. Come celebrate the movement of food people who share their love of food to inspire business success:

  • Inspire your menu with new, innovative Scoop® products
  • Network with Culinary Experts, Food Fanatics Chefs and our Restaurant Operations Consultants
  • See culinary demonstrations and dynamic interactions with industry-leading chefs on the Food Fanatics Stage


Attract more customers and optimize operations with our menu of business services

  • Showcasing incredible brands for you such as Stock Yards®, Harbor Banks®, Metro Deli®, Chef’s Line® and Rykoff Sexton®.
  • The latest offerings in Fresh Produce (including local specialty), Center of the Plate and Culinary Equipment & Supplies
  • Inspiring food concepts, applications, insights and savings on top products and everyday items – everywhere you look!
  • Date
    Wed, Sep 13, 2017
  • Time
    10:00 AM
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

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    REGISTER ONLINE

Sep 19 - 21 , 2017

Hart Energy Conference

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DUG Midcontinent Conference and Exhibition

Defining, delineating, and derisking the horizons

Producers are doubling down on their core assets in the historic Midcontinent's resource-rich plays. Many consider the region second only to the prolific Permian Basin when it comes to play economics and profitability. 

Market recoveries rarely come without turbulence. Producers remain focused on operating efficiently and cutting costs to safely navigate the road ahead. Whether it's "lower for longer" or a "faster-than-expected recovery," the innovative spirit and resourcefulness that launched America's shale revolution will carry producers through this business cycle.

DUG Midcontinent 2017 is your chance to connect with the key players operating in Southwest Kansas, the Texas Panhandle, Northwest Arkansas and throughout Oklahoma. Find out what steps they are taking to weather the storm. With executive-level speakers, exhibitors showcasing solutions, and hours of exclusive networking opportunities – this is the ONE event that brings the entire region together. You'll walk away with new insights, proven best practices, and hundreds of valuable connections.

Explore these key topics at DUG Midcontinent:

Driving efficiency in exploration and production: hear leading operators discuss efficiencies gained through water sourcing and conservation and improved frac designs.
The latest results and projections for key Midcontinent plays: the most active producers and top analysts will discuss current production and forecast activity.
Efficient technologies: get a look and key technologies and strategies driving positive results – then explore them on the exhibit floor.
Smart fiscal discipline: learn about new sources of capital, hear financial experts dissect breakeven costs, and discuss the latest strategies on managing cash flow.
A&D and M&A activity: learn about prospective targets for companies with healthy balance sheets. Hundreds of millions in new investments have already been made in the Midcontinent this year.

  • Date
    Sep 19 - 21 , 2017
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

Sep 23

Catholic Archdiocese Oklahoma City - Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother

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YOU'RE INVITED! Join Cardinal Amato, Archbishop Coakley and the faithful of Oklahoma in the celebration of the Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother - first U.S. martyr and first U.S. priest to be beatified.

*FREE * NO TICKETS REQUIRED*

Doors open at 8 a.m. 

Find information about clergy registration, seating, parking, hotels and more at www.stanleyrother.org. 

  • Date
    Sat, Sep 23, 2017
  • Time
    8:00 AM
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.


    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

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    *FREE * NO TICKETS REQUIRED*

Sep 27 - 28 , 2017

Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

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OK Building Summit

Event Category : General
2017 OK Building Summit & Expo - $ 0.00
September 27 - 28, 2017 

Location : COX Convention Center - OKC
Time : 09:00 am

OSHBA's premiere training event will be September 27-28, 2017 at the Cox Convention Center in OKC. The OK Building Summit & Expo will address the needs and concerns of our members and the residential construction industry.  It will again feature an exhibit hall, allowing you to visit with the vendors and suppliers who make our industry great.

Cost $79 ($99 after August 27th)

Click Here for information

 

  • Date
    Sep 27 - 28 , 2017
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.

  • Tickets Info

    REGISTER ONLINE

Sep 30

Living Everyday with Passion & Purpose with Matthew Kelly

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Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? More joy? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life? Don’t miss Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose, presented by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly, and incredibly talented musician Eliot Morris. It’s not your typical church event—it’s been a life-changing experience for tens of thousands of people. 

Complimentary Event Bag

Every attendee receives a free event bag, which includes:

A copy of one of Matthew Kelly’s premium books*
The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality (CD)
Inspirational Journal
DECISION POINT© Workbook
Mass Journal
Dynamic Catholic Pen

*The title of this complementary book varies depending on what Matthew chooses to focus on at the event. On occasion, Matthew may choose to include another author’s book instead to highlight a specific topic.

  • Date
    Sat, Sep 30, 2017
  • Time
    6:00 PM
Oct 1 - 3 , 2017

American Association of American Geologists

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  • Date
    Oct 1 - 3 , 2017
Oct 3 - 4 , 2017

OTA

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Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclo-Media

  • Date
    Oct 3 - 4 , 2017
Oct 5

Innotech

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The 12th annual INNOTECH Oklahoma, the region's largest business & technology conference & expo, presented by InterWorks,Inc., returns to the Cox Convention Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Last year, INNOTECH hosted over 1000 of the region's top business & technology professionals for a full day of education, innovation, hands-on exhibits, peer to peer networking opportunities, special events and more. Don't miss this year's INNOTECH event!

  • Date
    Thu, Oct 5, 2017
  • Time
    8:00 AM
Oct 12 - 14 , 2017

National Association for Campus Activities

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  • Date
    Oct 12 - 14 , 2017