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September 2017

Oka' Institute Water Sustainability Conference

Chickasaw Business and Conference Center, ECU Campus
Oct. 10-11, 2017

The 2017 Oka’ Institute Sustainability Conference will take place in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on East Central University’s campus, Oct. 10-11.

This year the Oka’ Institute is excited to offer two optional tours as well as a Student Research Poster Competition. Participants can choose to tour Byrds Mill Springs or the EPA Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, both located in Ada, on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. The Student Research Poster Competition is for undergraduate students from regional universities in the state of Oklahoma and will kick off the evening at 4 p.m.

The poster competition will continue through the 5 p.m. reception, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will deliver the Tuesday evening keynote address shortly after dinner. Anoatubby will be introduced by Chancellor Glen Johnson, of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Featured speakers for Wednesday, Oct. 11 include Dr. David Zoldoske, executive director of Water Initiatives at California State University-Fresno. He will give the luncheon keynote and Stephen Greetham, executive officer, General Counsel to the Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce will be giving the morning keynote.

Activities continue Wednesday with two panel discussions: policy/projects that move Oklahoma forward and data/research that move Oklahoma forward. Reports will also be delivered from the ECU Faculty Summer Research Opportunity Award winners.

Other topics to be discussed include drought contingency, trends and major issues in water law and policy and water cluster development. Professional Engineer and Oklahoma Bar Association continuing education credits will be offered.

An early bird registration price of $150 is available through Sept. 15. After the 15th, the full registration price is $200. You can register at www.okainstitute.org/2017-sustainability-conference.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2017 Sustainability Conference, please contact John Hargrave at 580-559-5150.


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