You may recall that last month I encouraged you to continue your education regarding the ownership of your mineral rights. Well, a great opportunity to do just that is coming your way this April.
OK NARO will be holding its annual convention beginning on April 27th and running through April 29 th at the newly remodeled Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The theme for this year’s convention is “Stewarding National Treasure”. The convention will be a blend of not only educational topics delivered by some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, but also a wonderful opportunity to fellowship with mineral owners not only from Oklahoma but from across the nation.
Convention Chairperson, David Sikes, and his committee along with the help of the national office, in particular Cynthia Simonds, have planned a great convention. The convention will open with a social event on Wednesday, the 27 th with “A Day at the Ballpark”. Convention goers will be treated to a baseball game featuring the Tulsa Drillers, where attendees will have premier seating and be served a catered lunch.
Thursday’s schedule will be highlighted by luncheon keynote speaker, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. The Thursday morning sessions begin with a National update from Jerry Simmons, NARO Executive Director, followed by an Oklahoma Legislative Update from Terry Stowers. In the afternoon, concurrent sessions will address the needs of both experienced and less experienced mineral owners and managers. The day will conclude with an Exhibitor’s Reception after the last session.
Friday will be highlighted by Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, Dana Murphy, as our keynote luncheon speaker. There will also be concurrent sessions that morning allowing convention attendees to choose between nine different topics. Finally, that afternoon, an expert panel will be center stage to address questions posed by attendees. It’s a great opportunity for you to get practical level answers from professionals in the oil and gas business.
The 2016 Oklahoma NARO Convention will be a memorable educational and social event for all who attend. I will close this month with a quote from Will Rogers that I think is appropriate to the upcoming convention, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” I look forward to seeing you in Tulsa.