Cox Center Tulsa’s Fall Season Begins with National Symposium, Galas, and Gamers

Tulsa, OK, September 28, 2017 In a month filled with activity, Cox Business Center’s October schedule begins with a national mental health symposium and a gala supporting Tulsa’s urban forest, and then moves on to sneaker and personal care product entrepreneurs, competitive gamers and dancers, and children’s health advocates. The month ends with recognition of excellence in building within Oklahoma and an empowerment summit.

Zarrow Mental Health Symposium / Oct. 5th – 6th– More than 800 attendees from across the country will attend one of the premier national mental health conferences at Cox Center Tulsa during Mental Illness Awareness Week. The 2017 conference focus aims to explore ways systematic injustice and discrimination have great impact on mental health (including depression, addiction, trauma and substance abuse). Philosopher, professor, activist and author Dr. Cornel West will be the keynote speaker at this conference hosted by the Mental Health Association Oklahoma. For more information and tickets, visit http://zarrowsymposium.org/.

Tulsa Fire Department Graduation / Oct. 6th– Cadets who have completed 22 weeks of training (often equated to military boot camp) will receive badges on the afternoon of October 6th, signifying their rise from cadets to rookies.  The graduation ceremony is from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Cox Center’s Assembly Hall. For more information, visit https://www.cityoftulsa.org/government/departments/fire/.

Up With Trees “Green Leaf Gala” / Oct. 7th Celebrating over 40 years, Up With Trees will host its eighth annual “Green Leaf Gala” at 6:00 p.m. The event proceeds serve the group’s mission to plant, preserve and promote Tulsa’s urban forest. For further details, visit http://www.greenleafgala.org/.

Kicklahoma Tulsa Takeover / Oct. 8th Kicklahoma brings the hottest in footwear and offers a glimpse into vintage and current fashion. This year’s event will feature a sneaker raffle, and is expected to bring even more vendors and attendees to buy, sell, and trade sneakers, clothing, and more to Conference Halls A and B. For more information, please visit http://kicklahoma.bigcartel.com/product/kicklahoma-tulsa-takeover-10-8-17.

SeneGence Leadership Conference / Oct. 12th – 15thSeneGence started as a privately owned, network marketing company committed to developing and selling personal care products, and quickly made a name for itself with a long-lasting lip color (LipSense). The company has since expanded internationally and purchased land to move headquarters to the Tulsa area. Distributors will receive advanced management training at this Cox Center Tulsa four-day conference. For more information, visit https://seneweb.senegence.com/.

XPO Game Festival / Oct. 13th – 15thXPO brings together gaming developers and industry leaders with thousands of Tulsa gamers for a first look at new gaming technology, panels with the hottest gamers and companies speaking, live music, and a packed expo floor. Attendees will play games with Oculus Rift VR headsets and HTC Vive before the items are available to the public. The festival will also include a retro gaming lounge, concerts, after-parties, tournaments, cosplay contests, and a tabletop gaming library. This three-day event happens in the Ballroom and West Meeting Rooms. For more information, please visit http://xpotulsa.com/.

Saint Francis’ Painted Pony Ball / Oct. 21stThe premier fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, the Painted Pony Ball will raise funds to support pediatric care, programming, and facilities for sick children regardless of their ability to pay. The 10th annual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then host a dinner, live auction, and a live music performance. For more information, visit https://www.saintfrancis.com/childrensfoundation/pages/ways-to-help/painted-pony-ball.aspx.

Spotlight on San Miguel: Dancing with the Tulsa Stars / Oct. 21stAn evening of competitive dancing, cocktails, dining, and entertainment awaits guests of Spotlight on San Miguel. After voting on their favorite Tulsa competitive dancer, attendees will take to the dance floor themselves in this event contributing to San Miguel School. The event helps children from challenging environments achieve academic and personal success through non-tuition driven, Lasallian education. For more information, visit http://spotlightonsanmiguel.org/.

Kingdom Believers Empowerment Summit ’17 “Regaining Influence” /   Oct. 26th – 28th – Marcus Howard, PhD, Pastor Marcus Howard of MyChurch Walk of Faith and Trinity Broadcast Network Host, leads the Kingdom Believers Empowerment Summit. The three-day event includes a business expo, night of worship, and workshops. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kingdom-believers-empowerment-summit17-tickets-32192681176.

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards / Oct. 26thThe Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma host the Excellence in Construction Awards at 5:00 p.m. in the Cox Center Tulsa Ballroom. Comprised of the nation’s leading commercial construction trade association, ABC will recognize outstanding recent projects built by Oklahoma members at the event. For more information, visit http://www.abcokla.org/pages/index.

Tulsa Run Expo / Oct. 27th – 28thThe Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run kicks off its 40th year with a pre-race Expo at Cox Center Tulsa. The Expo will help register runners, introduce sponsors, and celebrate the most historic race in Oklahoma. This year’s race in downtown Tulsa will welcome athletes of all levels with 2K, 5K, and 15K races. For more information, visit http://tulsasports.org/tulsarun/.

Alien Games / Oct. 28thFamily friendly gaming returns to Cox Center Tulsa with a regional Yu-Gi-Oh! qualifier hosted by Alien Games on Saturday, October 28th. Competitors will duel to earn invitations to the World Championship Qualifiers along with exclusive prizes. For more information, visit http://myaliengames.com/.