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. 

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. 

January 13-14, 2020


Stars of the Industry Awards

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

January 14, 2020

Hospitality Day & "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception

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

February 5, 2020

OKWIL Event: The Pause Before the Pivot

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

March 24, 2020

OH&LA Quarterly Meetings

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

April 21, 2020

August 2020: Date TBA

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. 

April 16, 2020
October 23, 2020

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 2020: Date TBA

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 foods top manufacturers.

August 19-20, 2020

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!

September 16-17, 2020