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July 16-18, 2017 

Registration is closed. | Awards Competition is closed. 

The 2017 OCPRA Annual Conference will be held at the Downstream Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma, in the northeastern part of the state. The conference begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes just before noon on Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to learn, be energized - and what we find to be the most compelling reason to attend - to network with your colleagues from across the state. Registration costs include the hotel and all meals, with the exception of breakfast on Monday.

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Keynote Speakers

Detailed information on keynote speakers and conference programming will be posted soon and as it becomes available. We are looking forward to another robust and invigorating conference.


Conference Schedule

July 15

July 16

July 17

July 18

5:30 p.m. OCPRA Board Meeting
 (for members of the board)

7:30 p.m. - OCPRA Board Members Dinner
(for members of the board) 


Early Bird OCPRA Annual Conference Registration
OCPRA Annual Conference Registration
Award Entries/Plaques

4-6 p.m. – Registration

5 p.m. – First-time attendee orientation

6-8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Opening Session 
Attendees are encouraged to wear their school colors.
Clint! Runge, Managing Director of Archrival | Bio
State of Youth Culture

8:30 -midnight – Hospitality Room

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast on your own / Registration

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Morning Keynote
Amy Pyles, VP of Digital, Saxum | Bio
Digital Marketing is Spaghetti, not Waffles

9:45-10:30 a.m. – BREAKOUT 1

1) Amy Pyles, Saxum | Bio
Is it Working? 
Measurement strategies and tools for tracking the effectiveness of your digital initiatives

2) Adam Calaway, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation | Bio
Creating a Communications Cluster: A New Idea on Generating and Disseminating Content
(Part 2)

3) Bill Gardner | LinkedIn
Gardner Design | Bio
Graphic identity and logo design

10:45-11:30 a.m. – BREAKOUT 2

1) Clint! Runge | LinkedIn
Managing Director of Archrival | Bio
State of Youth Culture Workshop

2) Daniel Beck | LinkedIn | Bio
Director of Marketing, Rose State College, formerly with Big Wing
The 4 Types of Content Every College Should Create (and how to promote them)

3) Malena Lott Putnam, Author/Brand Strategist/Marketing Consultant | Bio 
Video in the Social Media Age- Tips on taking  video with cameras, Facebook Live, best apps to use, camera tips & taking impromptu videos.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Lunch
Table Topics

1:15-2 p.m. – BREAKOUT 3

1) Brandee Hancock, OSU Legal
Oklahoma Open Records Act and You

2) Andy Wallace & Blake Schaich, OSU Communications | Bio
The ABC's of UAV's
Learn how to get your UAV up and running legally, and tips to help you get that perfect campus shot.

3) Malena Lott Putnam, Author/Brand Strategist/Marketing Consultant | Bio
Building Bigger Buzz: 8 Creative Ways to Generate More Buzz with PR, Promotion and Social Media

2:15-3 p.m. - Networking Opportunities

3-6 p.m. – Hospitality Room Open; Networking Time

6-6:45 p.m. – Pre-Awards Banquet Reception (Cash Bar)

6:45 p.m. – OCPRA Awards Banquet and Dinner
Emcees Adrienne Nobles and Adam Calaway

Post-banquet-Midnight – Hospitality Room Open

8 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – OCPRA Business Meeting

10 a.m. - Closing Keynote
Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of GiANT Worldwide | Bio
5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time 

11 a.m. – Grand Prize drawing and closing comments

11:30 a.m. – Conference Adjourns

Substitutions and Refunds Policy:

  1. A discount is given for early registration.
  2. The OCPRA allows for substitution of participants.
  3. The OCPRA will provide a 100% refund in the event the conference is canceled.