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 Up to 7 Hours Credit w/Pre-Conference Session

Monday, July 12, 2021

9:00-10:00 a.m.            Preconference Session (*Qualifies for the CAE - 1 hour Ethics Requirement)

The Ethical Dimensions of the Board's Duty of Foresight (This session is offered virtually only.)
Speaker: Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE

In the Turbulent Twenties, the duty of foresight is your board's highest responsibility. The duty of foresight is both the core belief that integrates stewardship, governing, and foresight, and the next practice that enables boards and their staff partners to understand, anticipate, and carefully examine the long-term human and ethical implications of today's decisions for stakeholders and successors. This thought-provoking session will challenge participants to understand the ethical dimensions of the board's duty of foresight and adopt a fresh perspective on how they can build new board capacity for future-focused and principled decision-making. 




3:00-5:00 p.m.              Exhibitors arrive for setup

5:30-7:30 p.m.             Paint 'N Sip Hospitality Night - Spend the evening with your OSAE friends at the Sheraton Downtown Oklahoma City creating a masterpiece! Wine and Palette will be leading us in creating a work of art. As we create our amazing pieces, enjoy your favorite beverages with appetizers. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:00-8:30 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30-8;45 a.m.                Welcome from Mayor David Holt, Mayor of Oklahoma City and OSAE President, Janice Bunting, CAE
8:45-10:00 a.m.              Opening Session


Life at Performance Level - This session sponsored by bfac.com.
Speaker: Curtis Zimmerman

This nationally-recognized keynote will transform your organization and inspire your people. The message centers around an empowering metaphor: Your life is a show, and you are the star. Inspired by Curtis’ 25 years in the entertainment industry, Living Life at Performance Level® is a performance in itself. Curtis provides an unforgettable learning experience by using interactive juggling, the world’s hardest game of “Simon Says” and fire eating to demonstrate these key concepts:

  • Be The Director – Create a life of relevance and accountability.
  • Write Your Script – Take risks, fail successfully and remove limitations by writing new scripts.
  • Define Your Character – Make character-driven decisions.
  • Cast Your Show Wisely – Choose positive influences and cut out the crazy-makers. Be a supporting character in others’ lives.
  • Be the Star of Your Life – Become a leader, take responsibility, embrace authenticity and create positive change.

The program was designed for all audiences to build cohesive, productive teams and lasting enthusiasm.

10:00-10:30 a.m.            Networking Break w/Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding
10:30-11:30 a.m.           General Session

The Magic of Leadership 
Speakers: Curtis Zimmerman


The perfect sequel to Life at Performance Level®, Curtis uses The Magic of Leadership® to apply his life-changing principles directly to leaders and teams.

This keynote equips individuals to identify and take ownership of their gifts while challenging them to cultivate new skills. This message is for everyone: regardless of their job title, all participants will learn to tap into their leadership magic.

Curtis uses tricks and skills he learned as a performer to show that “the magic we possess only works when we give it away.” After this program, your people will have the tools to:

  • Determine their leadership genius
  • Help others optimize their performance
  • Create enthusiasm in their people regarding change
  • Recognize and implement successful leadership skills 
  • Complete a specific call to action that will make them a better leader this week

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     Lunch and awards ceremony - The luncheon is sponsored by Visit Enid.

12:30-1:15 p.m.              Roundtable Discussions

Topics: Membership, Governance, Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing/Social Media, Non-Dues Revenue, Cold Calling and Prospecting, How to turn a "No" into a "Let Me See"

Attendees will select which roundtable discussions they would like to participate. Each session will last 30 minutes.

1:15-1:45 p.m.                Networking Break w/ Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding

1:45-2:45 p.m.                General Session

Success Signatures and You! - This session is sponsored by Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place
Speaker: Linda Clark, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDTLF

What’s a success signature, Linda? I’m so glad you asked.
A success signature is our personal definition of success. When all the smoke clears about what we think we should want, what we need, what others think we should do, what the neighbor down the street is doing, and what the proverbial Jones’ are up to…it’s about you. Work Life integration comes when we know what success looks like, for us. In fact, we can stop calling it work/life and get on about our active practice of living, in all of its glorious forms. Joy and Peace even during big challenges and falling on our face failures is about knowing how we define and embrace our vision of success.
Empathy and Self-Compassion show up when we’re clear on what a successful life embodies for us. Designing Intention Plans that are holistic, challenging, nurturing, and in the interest of supporting your vision. It’s a testament to courage and bravery when we get clear on our vision, prioritize our decisions around values, and keep our focus on a personal decision to live a best life of excellence, happiness, joy, success, and achievement. I’ll have a worksheet for you to help you gather your thoughts and ideas. We’ll talk about ways to open your exploration of your purpose, your success, and what fuels you at every level. I can’t wait to hear about your dreams
and ideas, your big goals, your goals that maybe you’ve not told a soul but are ready to get into your vision and on your horizon.

2:45-3:15 p.m.                Networking Break w/Exhibitors and Final Bids on Silent Auction 

3:15-4:15 p.m.                Concurrent Session

COVID-19 vs. Event and Hospitality Industry Part II
Panelists: Brian Ferrell, CMP, Jennifer Alexander, Patti Colley, CMP 
Moderator: Dan Yates

COVID-19 shocked the nation in March 2020. Its impact has been far reaching to affect every individual and every industry. However, no industry was hit harder than the hospitality/restaurant/meeting planning industry. At our conference in October 2020, our panelists gave us an insight into how the hospitality industry was decimated. We welcome our speakers back as they share their updates to where we are now and predictions for the hospitality industry in the future.

4:15-4:30 p.m.                Networking Break w/ Exhibitors 
4:30-5:30 p.m.                Breakout Session

Breakout 1: Strategic Partners Meeting

Breakout 2: Developing a Foresightly Perspective to Learn with the Future - This session is sponsored by the Midwest City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Speaker: Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE

Association decision-makers and professionals don't need to be futurists, but they need to be better at learning with the future, which demands a "foresightly" perspective. As we have seen throughout 2020 and into 2021, a very different future is unfolding before our eyes, and all association contributors must take steps to prepare themselves for whatever comes next. This fast-paced session will explore the importance of foresight and share six ways of thinking and acting that association professionals can adopt to integrate the practice of foresight into both their personal and professional lives.





5:30 p.m. - Wrap up and silent auction winners announced