Social Program

Welcome Reception, Monday Evening, 6:00–8:00

Please join us on Monday evening, April 23, from 6:00–8:00 pm for drinks and Hors d'oeuvres in the John W. Nichols Room of the Oklahoma City Petroleum Club. This room with breathtaking views is on the 34th floor of the Chase Tower located next door to the conference hotel.

Conference Banquet, Wednesday Evening, 6:00–10:00

Please join us on Wednesday evening, April 25, from 6:00–10:00 pm (approximately) for the conference banquet to be held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The evening will include a cocktail and social hour, time for viewing exhibits in the museum, and the conference dinner and award presentations. Buses will be provided to and from the banquet venue (approximately a 10–15 minute drive). Additional details on timing will be provided soon.

Spouse Breakfasts:

Complimentary breakfast for spouses of attendees will be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Stay tuned for time and location.


OU Norman Campus:

The conference is arranging for tours of the National Weather Center (NWC), Radar Innovations Laboratory (RIL), and other sights on or around the University of Oklahoma Norman campus including OU's Galileo Exhibit (multiple Galileo 1st edition books!) and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Attendees and spouses are free to include these items in their plans at any time, but the conference is also arranging buses to the Norman campus on Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday morning. Specific timing is still being worked out, but we anticipate guided tours of the NWC and RIL, followed by optional extra time for the Galileo or Art exhibits, and/or shopping and dining at the adjacent Campus Corner. There is no charge for this tour.

Pioneer Woman:

In addition, spouses and families may enjoy spending a day to visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It's a bit of a drive, but we are told it's worth it. Unfortunately, the conference will not be arranging a specific tour, but we do plan to post more helpful information for those who want to attend on their own.

Oklahoma City Districts

For additional information on the surrounding area, including various shopping, arts, dining, and nightlife districts, please see the Surrounding Area page.