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. 

OKWIL Event: Homeless Alliance Volunteer Outreach

Annually, OKWIL partners with a local charitable organization to hold a community outreach day - providing a great opportunity for members to give back to our community!

October 7, 2020: The Homeless Alliance

OH&LA Employee Onboarding Webinar - Human Trafficking & the Role of Hospitality

Thanks to a partnership between Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, complimentary training is now available to all OH&LA members.

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

Hospitality Day and "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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Wednesday, April 14: Oklahoma History Center, 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 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 15, 2021: Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City
July 22, 2021: River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa

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 18-19, 2021: 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