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Event Name:TulsaFest 2022
Event Type(s):Event

TulsaFest is an annual members-only event featuring a networking luncheon and educational sessions in the Tulsa area. Featuring top speakers in the industry, it's a can't-miss event! The 2022 TulsaFest will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. 

*For Board Members to register for the Board Dinner and Board Meeting, you must login to register.*

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Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions.



10:00am - 11:30am

AM Education Session - Presenter: Steve Lerch, StoryArc Consulting
Innovation Through Culture: Stories From A Decade At Google

Creating a culture of innovation doesn’t rely on new technology, platforms, tools. It relies on creative and flexible leadership.  How we measure success, engaging customers, learning from our experiences during Covid. 

11:30am - 12:00pm

Member Mingle (Networking)

12:15 - 1:30pm

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: TBD

2:00 - 3:15pm

PM Education Session - Speaker: Steve Lerch, StoryArc Consulting
Understanding And Influencing Modern Consumers
As the world becomes more technologically advanced and more digitally dependent by the day, consumer behavior is changing faster than at any point in human history. Restaurants, hotels, and truly all customer-facing businesses, must work harder than ever to understand these rapidly changing consumers and to speak their language.
Learner Outcome:  Steve will share the tools operators need to rethink, rebuild and reimagine their marketing strategies with emphasis on simple, affordable options that work for any size of operation.

3:30 - 4:45pm

ORA Board of Directors Meeting


ORA Board Cocktails/Dinner- Private Event
McGill's on Yale
6058 S Yale Ave,
Tulsa OK, 74135

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*After March 23, 2022 no refunds will be provided; however, if you wish to transfer registration from one person to another we are happy to accommodate your request in advance of the event.
  • AM Session ONLY: $50/person
  • PM Session ONLY: $50/person
  • Luncheon Presentation ONLY: $45/person
  • FULL Event (includes AM and PM sessions, luncheon with presentation and networking opportunities): $130 (bundled savings of $15/person)
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Hotel Accommodations

River Spirit Resort & Casino
8330 Riverside Parkway
Tulsa, OK 74137  
(888) 748-3731

ORA Group Rate: $109 per night, plus taxes
ORA Group Code: Tulsa Fest 2022
Cut-Off Date: March 13, 2022

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Speakers - 

Steve Lerch

Steve Lerch is the President and Founder of Story Arc Consulting. He’s an award winning international speaker on topics like innovation, consumer behavior, and marketing, as well as a strategy and marketing consultant. Prior to Story Arc Consulting, Steve spent 10 years at Google building the digital and marketing strategies for well known brands like GoPro, respected non-profits like the YMCA, and major branches of the federal government including FEMA and the Census. Steve also served as an innovation and culture leader at Google, teaching hundreds of employees about Google's innovation philosophy. 

Event Date:3/29/2022
Event Time:9:15 AM - 8:00 PM Central
Location:River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Parkway
Tulsa, OK 74137
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