Tourism summit planned for Woodward | New

“The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) offers many opportunities for education, networking, and entertainment! Our committees work hard to plan events featuring top speakers, timely topics, and broad appeal,” said the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.

One of those events — Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell’s Tourism Summit — will take place in Woodward on Thursday, Sept. 22 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Woodward Conference Center.

Pinnell, as lieutenant governor, Pinnell is a member of several constitutional boards and commissions, is secretary of tourism, wildlife and heritage, and is a Department of Commerce executive who focuses on growing small businesses, l entrepreneurship and workforce development.

Here is the program of the tourism summit:

1:00 p.m. – Registration

1:30 p.m. – Welcome by Woodward Tourism Partners – Rachael Van Horn, CJ Montgomery, Sarah Eckhardt, Bailey Kafka

1:45 p.m. – Educational Workshop Speaker – Rachel Hamilton Scott, entrepreneur, Woodward Main Street Board Member and founder of the award-winning Woodward-based Southern Roots Sisters.

2:15 p.m. – Break – Visit the Made in Oklahoma Show

2:30 p.m. – Educational workshop with speakers – Chris Castor and Nathan Holliday, who are film industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and the founders of Oklahoma’s only drone festival, known as the Thunderbird Drone Festival.

3:45 p.m. – Meeting at City Hall with Lieutenant Governor Pinnell

4:15 p.m. – Networking reception for guest speakers, Lt. Governor Pinnell, business owners and other guests

Registration fees can be prepaid online at or bought at the door from 1 p.m. on September 22. Full registration is $45 per person and the networking-only reception is $25 per person.

Contact Molly Ogden or another Woodward Conference Center staff member (256-9990) for more information.

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