RSVP for OPEA’s 47th Annual Convention starting at 6 PM on August 26th and concluding on Saturday, August 27th. Members are invited to join us at the Holiday Inn North located at 6200 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118.
Our annual convention is where Oklahoma state employees gather to introduce, debate and amend platform planks for the 2023 legislative session. If you are interested in shaping OPEA’s legislative agenda make your voice heard by joining us at our annual convention. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow state employees, state elected officials, and get a heads up on what to expect for the 2023 legislative session. We will also be announcing the official results of the state president and regional director elections at the convention. Don’t worry the convention isn’t just business. We plan fun activities all evening on Friday. So come meet fellow OPEA members and join the party!
The 2022 convention is a two-day in-person event that will accommodate virtual attendance. Only OPEA members may attend the event in person, but anyone can watch our Facebook live stream. However, Only In-person attendees may participate in the plank debate.
This is going to be an informative and meaningful convention. We certainly have work to do getting ready for the 2023 legislative session. But, let’s all get together, plan for OPEA’s future, and have some fun too.
Convention Hotel Room & Cost
It only cost $20 to stay at the convention hotel on Friday night for members who attend the convention through the delegate assembly on Saturday. At the end of the convention, OPEA will hand each member present who stayed at the hotel on Friday night, a card to give to the desk clerk when you check out of the room. This card will assure that OPEA will pay for the remainder of your room minus the $20 fee. If members choose to upgrade to a suite, OPEA will pay up to the price of a standard room. OPEA will not pay the cost of any members who leave the convention prior to the end of the delegate assembly on Saturday. There is no cost to attend the convention for those who attend on Saturday only.
Members who are spending the night at the hotel must make their own reservations at the Holiday Inn North located at 6200 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118, and may do so by calling them at (405) 286-4777 or using the link below. If you call in be sure to tell them you are with OPEA. You will need to reserve your room with the hotel using your credit card. OPEA will not reserve a room for you.
Members will also need to provide the hotel with a credit card when they check-in to pay for any incidentals. OPEA will not pay for any room incidentals for any members. We will only pay for Friday night’s lodging and applicable taxes minus the $20.00 fee. Attendees who stay additional nights will be responsible for those charges.
There is no registration fee for the convention. The $20 room will be charged to your credit card that is on file with the hotel when you check out.
3 PM – 6PM – Registration
Door Prize chances and silent auction start
6 PM – Legislative Reception Begins
Join us in welcoming our state-elected officials and candidates running for office this year. Take this opportunity to educate the legislature on the diverse jobs Oklahoma state employees do and how they can best support us going forward.
7 PM – Shuttle to Dinner & Entertainment Begins
Our shuttle bus will take attendees to Chisholm Creek Oklahoma City’s newest premier entertainment district and Remington Park.
8 PM – Legislative Reception Ends
12 AM – Shuttle to return from dinner & entertainment stops
7 AM – Breakfast Buffet Opens
Members staying overnight at the convention hotel will receive 2 tickets per room!
7:30 AM – Retired Members Breakfast
Those who are retired from the state of Oklahoma and who are members of OPEA, listen up! You are invited to the retiree breakfast at OPEA’s annual convention this year! The breakfast will take place at the Oklahoma City Holiday Inn North, at 8 in the morning on Saturday, August 27th. This will be a great opportunity for you to get your voice and concerns heard! Don’t just stay for breakfast though, this is a great way to meet with other fellow retired state employees. We hope to see you there!
9 AM – Business Begins & Breakfast Buffet Closes
Create our 2023 legislative agenda by presenting, considering, and voting on platform planks submitted by OPEA members. Announce the winners of the 2022 OPEA regional director elections.
9:20 AM – OPEA Presidental Address
9:30 AM – Civil Service Modernization, Workday, and PMP Panel Discussion
10:45 AM – Break
11 AM – Business Resumes
11:30 AM – Lunch & Continue Business
Lunch is free for OPEA members. Guest must pay $25 at registration to eat lunch with our delegation.
2 Pm – Adjourn
Opportunity to sponsor OPEA’s 47th Annual Convention
Please spread the word to business owners across Oklahoma about the opportunity to sponsor OPEA’s Annual convention. OPEA does not spend any membership dues on our annual convention. Therefore, money must be raised to cover the cost. If a local business would like to donate a door prize or silent auction item such as goodies, gift cards, etc. We can work out different perks for that donor outside of the options for corporate donors listed in the document below. If someone is interested in donating to the convention please contact us at 405-524-6764.