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2018 Regional Summit

Plan to attend the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance 10th Annual Summit as we take a look back at NORA's impact on northeast Oklahoma's regional economy over the last decade and learn the future trends we can build on to create a stronger regional economy. Speakers and workshops are designed to help communities, businesses, and organizations discover how focusing on the future and wealth generation practices can build a stronger northeast Oklahoma. More than 300 stakeholders from the region will be on hand to collaborate and participate in this one-day event.

Dr. Russell Evans is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of Economic Research and Policy at Oklahoma City University where he specializes in economic forecasting, impact analysis, and custom policy modeling . Dr. Evans will discuss NORA's impact on northeast Oklahoma over the last decade and how we can set the stage to enhance collaborative efforts and maximize regional growth opportunities.

Dr. Andy Hines is Program Coordinator at the University of Houston's Graduate Program in Foresight and uses his experience as a consultant and his expertise as an organizational and academic futurist to identify developing trends to help organizations stay ahead of the curve . Dr. Hines will illustrate in a practical and meaningful way how the NORA region and our local communities can use foresight to develop actionable goals to grow our region .

Northeastern State University

601 N. Grand, Tahlequah, OK 74464


8:00 – 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Opening Session

Herb Rozell Ballroom

Registration and Breakfast: 2018 Summit Emcee: Chuck Hoskin Jr., Cherokee Nation Secretary of State



Steve Turner, NSU President

Larry Rice, RSU President

Johnnie Earp, NORA Board President


Opening Session: Presenter, Dr. Russell Evans

 Morning Workshops

 Workshop 1: NORA’s Community Shark Tank, RM 224

 Workshop 2:  Raising Revenue through Retail Engagement, RM 222

 Workshop 3:  Medical Marijuana: In the Workplace and in our Communities, RM 223

 Workshop 4:  Sustaining Healthy Lifestyle in Communities, Ballroom Lounge

 Workshop 5:  Grant writing 101, RM 225

 Workshop 6: Community Marketing: It is What you Say and How You Say it, RM 226

 Workshop 7:  Developing Your Community's Future Today, Morgan Room

 Workshop 8:  Innovation is Flourishing in Rural Northeast Oklahoma, Redbud Room


11:30AM – 2:00 PM

 Awards Luncheon & Keynote Address

 Herb Rozell Ballroom

 Darla Heller, NORA

 Bill John Baker, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief

 Stephen Highers, NORA Leadership Academy Presentation

 Keynote Address, Dr. Andy Hines

 2:00 – 3:15 PM

 Afternoon Workshops

 Workshop 9:  Tourism: Discovering your Community’s Uniqueness, Morgan Room

 Workshop 10:  Answering RFPs- Oklahoma Department Commerce Can Help, Redbud Room

 Workshop 11:  How Career Tech is Shaping our Future Workforce, RM 223

 Workshop 12:  Insights into the 57th Oklahoma Legislative Session, Ballroom Lounge

 Call 918 772-8334 about registration. 





Date: October 23, 2018
Location:  Show map
Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
United States
Contact: Darla Heller
Phone: (918) 772-8334