Upcoming Events

Due to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to postpone gatherings of more than 50 people, several events listed below have been canceled or postponed for the month of March and April. We will keep you updated on when and where they will be rescheduled in the future. We appreciate your patience during this time.

The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association provides many opportunities for education, networking, and entertainment. Our committees work hard to plan events featuring top speakers, hot topics and broad appeal. 

Lodging Summit & Vendor Expo

Our most exciting event of the year - packed with education, networking, industry products and services, and the Stars of the Industry Awards program. 

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January 13, 2021: Location TBA, Oklahoma City


Stars of the Industry Awards

This annual awards program honors Oklahoma's outstanding hospitality professionals for their service and commitment to industry.

January 13, 2021: Location TBA, Oklahoma City

"A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception

Join us for this annual event as we speak to legislators about issues facing our industry at the biggest legislative reception in the state.

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March 11, 2020: Bricktown Event Center, Oklahoma City

OKWIL Event: Pause Before the Pivot - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Don't we love to talk about growth and goals in the early part of the year? We're tired of winter and old habits, were ready for spring and something new! It's the time for resolutions, strategic plans, goals and yet our own fears can keep us from stepping forward with confidence. 

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OH&LA Quarterly Meetings

The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association hosts several quarterly meetings throughout the year.

CANCELED: April 21, 2020: Renaissance Waterford Hotel, Oklahoma City

September 8, 2020: Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City

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HospitAbilities Testing Days

Twice a year the HospitAbilities program hosts testing days at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City to certify students. Volunteer evaluators will often scope out potential candidates on testing days to see who would fit best with their current work culture. Consider volunteering on one of our testing days or reach out to Chandy Rice for more information. 

CANCELED: April 16, 2020
October 23, 2020: Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus, Oklahoma City

Odyssey de Culinaire

Hosted in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, this annual event includes an amazing five-course meal cooked by Chefs and Oklahoma ProStart students. It's two nights filled with fun, style and amazing food! 

An Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation Event

July 16, 2020: River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa
July 23, 2020: Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City

ORA Expo

Discover the newest products, latest innovations, and hottest trends in food and beverage services at the ORA Expo. This annual event attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors while showcasing products from top manufacturers of food, equipment and hospitality suppliers.

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August 19-20, 2020: Bennett Event Center, OKC

AH&LA Legislative Action Summit

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) unite to show lawmakers the strength of our industry in what will be your most important meeting of the year - and the OH&LA is encouraging members to join Oklahoma's delegation!  Click here to register with AH&LA.  For more information about joining the Oklahoma delegation contact Patti Colley.
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Canceled Due to COVID-19