Guest Program

Spouse/Guest Registration Includes

  • Admittance and drink tickets to the Welcome Reception
  • Admittance to both Breakfast sessions
  • Optional tour, just for Guests (additional fee)
  • Admittance to EMDA’s Industry Showcase
  • Attendance at any of our sessions

Below is a brief schedule of events for guests. While we have highlighted events that we believe will interest those who register as a Spouse/Guest, you are welcome to attend any of our sessions or meetings, as long as space permits.

Tuesday, November 2nd

Registration desk – The registration desk opens at 7:00 am each day. In addition to picking up name badges, the registration desk is a great spot to meet other attendees, visit staff, and get answers to any questions you may have.

Welcome Reception – The Welcome Reception is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and is a great place to meet fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues. There is no formal program for this event, so feel free to stop in as your plans permit. Many guests will still be arriving, therefore travel casual attire is fine.

Wednesday, November 3rd

Joint Industry Breakfast and Opening Session – This session is from 8:00 to 9:30 am and is designed to kick off the convention. The special guest speaker is Jack Uldrich, a futurist and author who helps organizations gain critical foresight to create success. His work is based on principles of unlearning, or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions as a strategy to survive and thrive. His talk will focus on change management, technology, and leadership.

This is our largest event and fills quickly, plan on arriving early for the best seating.

Spouse/Guest Tour – Guests have the option to sign up for a tour on Wednesday of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum . See below for more information. (Additional fee)

EMDA’s Partners Party – This event is by invitation only from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Thursday, November 4th

Joint Industry Breakfast Buffet – There will be no speaker at this session, so enjoy a leisurely morning at this breakfast buffet from 7:00 to 9:00 am.

EMDA’s Industry Showcase – Take a stroll through this event where attendees learn about products and services from manufacturers and suppliers. The showcase will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Joint Reception – A celebration of a great meeting completed. A perfect time to have a last minute visit with attendees of both our Association and EMDA. The reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Wednesday Guest Tour – Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

Registration fee: $98

Photo Credit to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Spouses and guests will tour Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims, survivors, first responders, and all who were affected by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

The group also will tour the city’s historic districts on what is characterized as a modern streetcar, visit art installations, and stop downtown at the Museum of Art to see a 55-foot Chihuly glass tower and exhibit. The day costs $98 and includes lunch.