OEDC Annual Meeting

Sep 9 2012 - 1:00pm to Sep 11 2012 - 1:30pm

2012 OEDC Annual Meeting Graphic - Reinvention

The 2012 OEDC Annual Meeting's theme is RE-INVENTION. Come join economic development professionals and learn how to re-invent your current program while finding new ways of showcasing what you already have. This year's program is bringing you dynamic speakers and quality programs that will provide training and education on new ideas and strategies.

To register, click here for an online registration form. Registration is $150 for OEDC members, $125 for subsequent attendees from your organization and $175 for non-members. Registration ended September 5, 2012, but registration will be open at the door on Monday Sept 10 at 8:00 a.m. For questions, email Sara Sciara.

Annual Meeting Options

The Annual Meeting will begin on September 9 with a golf outing hosted by the Tulsa Metro Chamber. On September 10, our conference will begin and go through half a day on September 11. To view the tentative agenda for the conference, click here.

Location & Hotel:
The Mayo Hotel & Residences is the official hotel for the 2012 OEDC Annual Meeting. A block of reduced-rate rooms has been secured for all attendees & exhibitors at $109. Rooms must be guaranteed with a credit card and if not, cancelled three days prior to the event or your credit card will be charged.

Please make your hotel reservation by August 20, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. Make sure to ask for the group rate when calling or use the group code online: OEDC. The hotel can be reached by calling 918-582-6296 or by emailing sales@themayohotel.com

The Mayo Hotel & Residences
115 West 5th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Parking at Hotel:

The current charge for valet is $10.00 per vehicle for overnight valet and $5.00 for daytime event valet. Please note that parking availability is on a first come, first service basis.

Golf Outing Information:

The golf outing will be held at the Patriot Golf Club and will be hosted by the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce. Please mark on your registration form if you plan to attend this event. Transportation to the Patriot Golf Course will be provided by Mike Neal and Jim Fram. Meeting location for pickup will be at the Mayo Hotel, Main Entrance at 12:30 p.m. T-times will begin at 1:10 p.m.

The cost will be $100 per person to cover green fees. Checks should be made payable to the Tulsa Metro Chamber, who will be hosting this event and providing drinks and transportation.

The Patriot offers a great, challenging course. The building of the Patriot took over two years and presented incredible challenges to the country's finest golf construction company, Landscapes Unlimited. They traversed through four distinct topographies - lowland marsh, heavy woodlands, high prairie and dramatic limestone canyons. The rock-laden terrain required importing 10-inches of sandy-loam top soil across the entire course. Eighty acres of sod brought the fairways to life and with no rough, the fairways flow like never before. Brilliant, beach-white sand bunkers sprinkle through The Patriot providing a striking contrast against the lush green.

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Lautman, CEcD, CRE, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC
"New Roles and New Players for a New Economic Paradigm"

Powerful, new economic and demographic realities have changed the economic development game at the local level. Learn about how these new realities change the game, and create a new palate of opportunities for managing community economies.  Lautman has 30 years of community economic development experience, is the author of When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economic Survival Guide, and is a co-founder of the Community Economics Lab (CELab), a think tank focused on new ways to do economic development and workforce development at the local level.  For more information on Mark Lautman, visit his website: http://www.marklautman.com/.

Dr. Thomas F. George, Chancellor of the University of Missouri – St. Louis
“Corporate and Higher Education Partnerships”

Communities have historically benefited from an infusion of students and employees associated with a local university – particularly retailers.  But progressive leaders understand universities offer much more in the way of economic development.  The presence of an actively-engaged university enhances the economic, social and cultural well-being of the region, state and beyond.

Chancellor Tom George will talk about the ways in which the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) is approaching economic development, including technology transfer, incubators and business parks.  UMSL has found that its academic talent, as found in the faculty, staff and students, is ripe for economic development partnerships.  A particular example that he will discuss is the location five years ago of the headquarters of Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager with annual sales exceeding $100 billion, on the campus of UMSL, and the wealth of innovative, cooperative programs that have developed from this.

Additional Speakers:

David Woods, Giant Partners - "Reinventing Your Networking Skills"
Gene Stinson, Southern Economic Development Council - "Award Winning Marketing and Communication"
Joe Genet, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Inc. - "Innovation Engineering"
John Abbate, Marketing Alliance, Inc. - "Seeing and Selling"
Kevin Friesen, Friesen Designs - "Rebranding"
Secretary Dave Lopez and Deidre Myers, Oklahoma Department of Commerce - "Governor's Strategic Initiative"

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council as a professional economic development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).