Upcoming Events

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. As we address the ever-changing needs of the industry, the OHLA reserves the right to put health and safety measures in place for the safety of our members and attendees, which might also include revisions to our annual meetings, events, and activities. We ask for your cooperation and support.

Hospitality Day at the Capitol & "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception 

Annually, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association host members during an important day at the state capitol. Members gather to discuss important issues in the hospitality industry, and then join with professionals from the industry to welcome legislators for an evening of networking during one of the more prestigious receptions in the state.

April 16, 2024 • State Capitol & Embassy Suites Medical Downtown, OKC


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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 Roberta Helsley for more information. 

April 4, 2024 • Francis Tuttle Technology Center, OKC

Fall date TBD • Francis Tuttle Technology Center, OKC

Odyssey de Culinaire

Hosted in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, this annual event includes an amazing five-course dinner prepared by some of Oklahoma's best-known chefs who are mentoring Oklahoma ProStart culinary students. It's two nights filled with fun, style, and amazing food and wine! Stay tuned for the amazing things.

An Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation Event

Tulsa • July 11, 2024 • River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa

OKC • July 20, 2024 • Skirvin Hilton Hotel, OKC

ORA Expo

Discover the newest products, latest innovations, and hottest trends in hospitality at the ORA Expo. This annual event attracts more than 2,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors while showcasing products from top manufacturers of food, equipment and hospitality suppliers. This event is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.

August 28-29, 2024 • Oklahoma City Convention Center, Oklahoma City


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AHLA Hotels on the Hill

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) invites you to show lawmakers the strength of our industry in what will be your most important meeting of the year - and the OHLA is encouraging members to join Oklahoma's delegation!  For more information about joining the Oklahoma delegation contact Patti Colley.


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September 23, 2024 • Washington, DC