2018 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo


November 5-8, 2018  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  |  Cox Convention Center


Join us in beautiful Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the greatest gathering of campground industry professionals, innovative idea sharing and the best products and services our industry has to offer. Our Education Committee is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the conference program. Updates will be posted to this page as they become available. Check back regularly!


Oklahoma City offers all of the culture, cuisine, attractions and amenities you’d expect in a modern metropolis. And with its rugged Western past, working stockyards and title as "Horse Show Capital of the World," you'll find family fun and plenty of hustle without all the hassle.

 

 

Make plans now to attend OHCE and benefit from:


Professional development sessions on topics that include park operations, human resources, the guest experience, leadership, accounting/finance, safety, recreation, NFPA standards, legal/regulatory issues and park maintenance.


The convenience of one-stop shopping at the largest expo of the RV park and campground industry featuring more than 100 exhibitors.


Opportunities to network with hundreds of your fellow campground owners and operators from across the U.S.

 

 

Early, early-bird registration for $440 through April 30 – available only to ARVC members!

 

 

 

Event Highlights

-  Successful Park Operations Tours (SPOT)
-  Institute for Leadership Development
-  Get Involved Mixer
-  Practitioner Certificate for NFPA 1194®
-  Practitioner Certificate for Business Management Classes
-  Awards of Excellence, Dinner, and Auction
-  After Party, hosted by ARVC Young Professionals

Call for Session Proposals

-  2018 Seminar Proposal
-  2018 Instructor Approval
-  2018 CEU Course Approval

 

 

Keynote Speaker Announced

For many of you the topic of "how to deal with change" is top of mind, so we've invited world-renowned illusionist, humorist and change expert, Billy Riggs, to OHCE.


Billy will share unique tips on how to:

-  Increase opportunity for business success at your park
-  Feel empowered by change rather than victimized by it
-  Face change with a positive attitude and optimistic outlook


If you're struggling with change at your park, this is a must-see event!

 

 

Hotel Reservations

ARVC has arranged room blocks at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center and the Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown. If you haven't already done so, please make your hotel reservations today – rooms are limited.


Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center
10 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Reservations: Click here to make your hotel reservation at the Renaissance.
Rate: $154 per night, plus tax – single/double
Reservation Deadline: October 16, 2018


Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown
2 W. Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Reservations: Click here to make your hotel reservation at the Courtyard.
Rate: $159 per night, plus tax – single/double
Reservation Deadline: October 16, 2018

 

 

Transportation

The Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) is located 11 miles from the Cox Convention Center. Ground transportation options include taxi, shuttle or rental car. Visit https://flyokc.com/public-transportation for more information.


For driving directions visit: http://www.coxconventioncenter.com/directions-visitor-info/directions

 

 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Expo information will be available and communicated in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you have immediate questions, please contact Amy Thieme at athieme@arvc.org or (303) 681-0401 x116.

 

 


 

 

Pre-conference: Successful Park Operations Tours (SPOT)


Events scheduled for Monday, November 5, are not included with your conference registration. Additional registration is required. Space is limited. Register early!


Once again, you will have two different SPOT tours to choose from! Both tours will visit four parks surrounding Oklahoma City. While traveling to each park on a charter bus, your tour host will provide educational learning opportunities to help you understand how to assess a business through the use of a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. Tour A will visit four parks West of Oklahoma City. Tour B will visit four parks South of Oklahoma City. Each tour includes breakfast, snacks, beverages and lunch.


 

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