Fall into September Events at Cox Business Center

Fall into September Events at Cox Business Center
(Tulsa, Okla.) September 1, 2016 – Thursday, September 1st, brings the 17th Annual Vision in Education Leadership Award to Cox Business Center in the Tulsa Ballroom. The Vision in Education Leadership Award honors exemplary leaders in the Tulsa area for their dedication to educations and community betterment through education. Over the past decade, the Vision Dinner has raised over $1.9 million to support scholarships and programs for TCC students, faculty, and staff. This year’s honoree is U.S. Representative Tom Cole. Sponsorships are still available for this event. For more information, click here.

The Kaleidoscope Ball: Electric Playground, benefitting Emergency Infant Services will be Friday, September 9th in the Tulsa Ballroom at Cox Business Center. This event combines sophistication and fun with philanthropy and passion. It is a chance for community leaders and philanthropists to connect with those in need of infant services. For every dollar donated to Kaleidoscope Ball, 92 cents will go directly to the aid of the children and infants they assist each year. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit Kaleidoscope Ball.

Lego® BrickUniverse is coming to Tulsa and Cox Business Center’s Exhibit Hall A, Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th. BrickUniverse brings the whole universe of bricks together in a fun-packed family event for all ages. If you are a LEGO® fan you don’t want to miss this special interactive event! Tickets are $15 each, and children 2 and under are free! For more information, visit BrickUniverse.

Western Days 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in the Tulsa Ballroom. This year’s event will be the 20th anniversary of a celebration that has become an anticipated evening for Saint Simeon’s Residents, their friends, and families, and for loyal friends and supporters of the Home. Annually around 700 members of Saint Simeon’s supporters gather in Western casual fashion to celebrate Saint Simeon’s many decades of compassion. For more information, click here.

Walking down the runway in our Assembly Hall, Friday, September 16th is Clary Sage College’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Clary Runway. Pulling entirely from their talented student and alumni community from the Clary Sage College Fashion Design program, they put on a show unlike any other in Tulsa. Clary Runway is your chance to see and support Tulsa’s up and coming designers in an evening of fashion and fun. Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships at Community HigherEd, which supports the students at Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. General admission starts at $25. For more information, please visit Clary Runway.

Runway Tulsa is an annual event featuring a week of runway shows, on-location fashion events, educational events and more. Although the major events take place during a single week in the Fall, Runway Tulsa is involved in events throughout the year. This year’s main event is on Saturday, September 17th in the Assembly Hall at Cox Business Center. General admission starts at $35. For more information, please visit, Runway Tulsa.

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th– 18th Jurassic Quest roars into Cox Business Center. This event is a dinosaur adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaur bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more! Tickets start at $20. For more information, click here.

Plugging in Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, September 28th – 30th is XPO, a festival for gamers, fans, developers and game industry leaders. Gamers will visit Exhibit Halls A & B and the Conference Room at Cox Business Center. Panel discussions are featured with guests from Blizzard, Epic Games, Daybreak Game Company, Boss Key Productions, GamesRadar+, and more. Try out the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. Play great games before they’re available to the public. See the fabled Nintendo PlayStation prototype console in person. Take in live concerts with incredible gaming musicians. Other highlights include tabletop gaming, tournaments, cosplay contests, a retro gaming lounge, and exclusive after-parties with live music. Tickets start at $10. For more information, please visit, XPO Tulsa.

Now in its 22nd year, the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Ready for Zero: Innovative + Sustainable Solutions for Housing & Recovery is one of the premier gatherings of mental health, addiction and
homelessness professionals in the United States. Attracting more than 1200 attendees from across the U.S., September 28th – 30th, the Symposium delivers an incomparable learning and networking experience. The 2016 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium is presented through a partnership between Community Solutions, a New York-based nonprofit that has organized the national campaign Zero: 2016, and Mental Health Association Oklahoma, an Oklahoma-based non-profit that is a nationally recognized leader in permanent supportive housing and peer recovery services. For more information and registration, please visit 2016 Zarrow Symposium.

September Events at Cox Business Center:
TCC Annual Vision in Education Leadership Award, September 1
Kaleidoscope Ball, September 9
BrickUniverse, September 10 – 11
Private Event, September 11
Western Days 2016, September 13
Clary Runway, September 16
Runway Tulsa, September 17
Jurassic Quest, September 17 – 18
XPO, September 28 – 30
Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Ready for Zero, September 28 – 30
About Cox Business Center:
Cox Business Center, formerly Tulsa Convention Center, is a 310,625 square-foot facility hosting an 8,900 seat arena with event suites, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and a 102,600 square foot, column-free exhibit hall. Cox Business Center is managed by SMG the world leader in venue management, marketing, and development and owned by the City of Tulsa. In the fiscal year 2014-15, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million.

About SMG:
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering, and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.