Date: Oct. 14-17 (Sunday evening through Wednesday at noon)
Location: NCED, Norman, OK
Topic: It is 2032 – Where is the World is Oklahoma?
Registration fee, lodging and meals are free of cost to scholarship recipients.
Submit applications no later than Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 for consideration.
The Oklahoma Academy is a private, non-partisan membership organization that identifies critical issues facing Oklahoma’s future. Through its culturally and politically inclusive process, the Academy promotes public consideration of the issues, provides quality research, builds consensus, develops findings and recommendations and supports their implementation.
Each fall the Oklahoma Academy gathers citizens from across the state to engage in highly collaborative discussions that directly shape and develop public policy recommendations addressing the issue under focus. Approximately 150 participants are carefully selected to comprise a group that is socio-demographically representative of the state. The careful consideration and selection of participants ensures an opportunity for Oklahoma’s diverse citizenry to be heard.
Help create Oklahoma's roadmap to unleash prosperity and prominence in the global marketplace by 2032.
Does Oklahoma, population 3.8 million, “have what it takes" to compete in an economically and socially intertwined global market place of 7+ billion consumers? Can Oklahoma improve its ability to grow and attract both high quality human and financial capital to our state? Are we addressing the critical business climate and quality of life factors that will make Oklahoma and our Oklahoma-based products and services more competitive?
The answers to these and other questions will be addressed in The Oklahoma Academy 2 1/2 day Town Hall Conference, October 14-17, 2012 (Sunday evening through Wednesday noon) in Norman at the National Center for Employee Development.
We need your participation to ensure Oklahoma "has what it takes" to succeed in the decades ahead. This Town Hall Conference is a most unique opportunity for you to engage with other future-focused Oklahomans in a unique collaborative discussion that will utilize scenario thinking. Through the Oklahoma Academy Town Hall consensus process, participants will identify a vision, goals and action steps to move Oklahoma to a prosperous future.
As future leaders and decision-makers, the Academy is looking for university students to participate in the collaborative discussion.
Participation in the Town Hall Conference is by invitation only. It is a unique opportunity and experience for juniors and seniors to learn an incredible amount of information about the focus topic and have direct input in developing the findings and recommendations that will be pursued through the legislative process or community action until implemented. Students will work with business, education, community and government leaders from across the state.
The Academy is interested in awarding full scholarships to one or two students from OSU-Tulsa. These students will participate in the Town Hall meetings and will attend free of cost.
The Academy is looking for:
If you are interested, download and complete the Student Participation Application Form and the Student Profile Form (both are Microsoft Word documents) and submit them to OSU-Tulsa Campus Life, North Hall 130 or email@example.com no later than Thursday, Aug. 30 for consideration.