Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I attend?
“As a past attendee and task force member I can attest to the value of this program. When we take the time to better understand the triumphs and tribulations of similar markets we are better prepared to lead our city in growth and development. Attendees have a unique opportunity to build constructive relationships with both influential leaders from distant markets as well as business leaders and elected officials from our own area.”
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP
Where will the conference take place?
The 2013 conference will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla. Programs will be scattered throughout the city including the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. We will stay in the Skirvin Hilton in the heart of downtown and a short walk from the popular Bricktown.
What topics will be addressed?
This year, we will look at Oklahoma City’s incredible story of transformation via the Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAP, program and explore issues such as workforce development, downtown redevelopment, and public/private partnerships. As in the past, we will also address quality of life issues such as education, economic development, and arts and culture.
What is the dress code?
We ask for business attire during our day programs and for our Salute to Elected Officials Dinner on Monday, April 22. Business casual attire is acceptable for the Welcome Reception. Oklahoma City’s downtown is a compact area and several of our meetings will be in walking distance (five to six blocks), so please wear comfortable shoes. Daytime temperatures average in the low 70s during the fourth week of April with evening temperatures dropping to the low 50s, so plan accordingly.
How can I see more of the city?
This year the Chamber is pleased to offer a bonus opportunity for ICVLC participants. You are invited and encouraged to join us in OKC on Saturday, April 20, for special activities and an opportunity to explore the city prior to the official program start on Sunday. To learn more about this opportunity contact Abbie Mahoney.
For more information on Oklahoma City activities including dining and nightlife, please visit www.visitokc.com.
Call 919.664.7090 or email Abbie Mahoney.