Oklahoma BPA State Leadership Conference
March 5-6, 2013
Online Registration will Open January 2, 2013. Click Here to Register for Conference.
Make purchase orders/checks for SLC invoices payable to Oklahoma BPA. Mail payments to:
Competitive Events Guidelines
Oklahoma BPA will be utilizing a Supplement Guide to the National Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines booklet again.
There have been some corrections to the 2012-2013 Competitive Events Supplement; the following table outlines the changes.
General Conference Information
The 2013 State Leadership Conference will be held at OSU-IT Okmulgee, Green Country Technology Center, and the ORU Mabee Center. Registration will open January 2 and close February 1, 2013. The deadline for receipt of your pre-judged materials and all SLC related documents is February 1, 2013. Now is the time to plan for your chapter’s participation in the SLC activities.
The theme for the State Leadership Conference is “Uncover Your Magic.”
Dates and Locations
Tuesday, March 5
Competitive events will be held on March 5 at OSU-IT and Green Country Technology Center in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The business meeting, campaign booths, and other activities are planned for this day as well.
Various workshops will be held throughout the day for students to attend. OSU-IT campus tours will also be conducted.
The business meeting will take place the afternoon of March 5 in the Covell Hall Auditorium. BPA members will have the opportunity to hear speeches from all the Executive Council candidates, and voting delegates will vote to slate the 2013-14 State Executive Council. Remember that it is your privilege and duty to vote for officer candidates.
Voting on any proposed bylaw changes is also tentatively planned during this time. BPA State Bylaws are posted on the OKBPA.org and the Oklahoma BPA iCAT room and can be located by accessed under the 2013 SLC link. Any proposed corrections or additions should be submitted in writing to Dustin Devers, BPA State Advisor, by January 4, 2013 to be in accordance with the 60-day policy noted in the by-laws.
The post-secondary awards session will be held on March 5 at the ORU Mabee Center and is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. All students, advisors, and guests are welcome to attend.
The social activities are being planned by a Steering Committee and will be announced at a later date.
Wednesday, March 6
The secondary/mid-level awards session will be held at the ORU Mabee Center at 9:00 a.m. and will begin with a welcome and a dynamic presentation by the keynote speaker. Announcement and installation of the new Executive Council and a farewell to the current council will also take place. Finally, the special recognition and competitive event awards for secondary and mid-level students will be announced. All students, advisors, and guests are welcome to attend.
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There are three contracted hotels for the 2013 State Leadership Conference. The following information can be used when making hotel reservations and accommodations while attending the State Leadership Conference. For those that do not know, or are not familiar with the Tulsa Southern Hills hotels, the Hilton Southern Hills was sold and acquired by InterContinental Hotel Group, and is now a Crowne Plaza hotel.
When making hotel reservations mention you are with "Business Professionals of America".
This year we will be using the following buildings and rooms.
More information coming soon.
Please visit the Scholarship Page for more information regarding this year's scholarship program. http://www.okbpa.org/scholarship
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Conference will proceed as modified.
This is a notice to the change in schedule of events to the 2015 Oklahoma BPA State Leadership Conference. Due to the threat of an ice/snow storm moving in early Wednesday morning, the Secondary/Middle-Level Awards Ceremony will be combined into one ceremony on Tuesday evening. The Post-Secondary Awards will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by the Secondary/Mid-Level Awards Ceremony.
Oklahoma BPA is concerned about the safety of all students so please use your best judgment and follow your school's policies regarding inclement weather.
Each chapter will receive notice of this change in their registration packet at conference.