Incredible Conferences to Attend in Tulsa in 2018

Tulsa is more than the home of the Woody Guthrie Center, the Philbrook Museum of Art and a whole lot of hearty meals. It also attracts business travelers from myriad of industries to discuss current trends and potential challenges. Conferences in Tulsa cover topics from conservation to small businesses operations -- and everything in between.

Your business trip to Oklahoma will be fruitful and enlightening thanks to these opportunities to learn and network. No matter what industry you work in, you can make the most of these opportunities for personal and professional development in Tulsa. Here are six conferences worth incorporating into your business travel to Tulsa in 2018.

WE Local Tulsa

When: January 26-28, 2018

Where: Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

We Local Tulsa is the world's largest gathering of women engineers, put on by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). At WE Local Tulsa, women in the industry enjoy the same opportunities for networking and education in a smaller setting. The jam-packed three-day event gives you the chance to participate in breakout sessions and listen to keynote speakers; past conference topics have included sustainable building design and academic opportunities for women engineers. Your registration for the conference includes breakout sessions and networking opportunities.

Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference

When: February 21-23, 2018

Where: Tulsa Hyatt Regency

The OKNRC is hosted by a variety of organizations with a stake in statewide wildlife interests. These include the Oklahoma Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Whether your business has interests in natural resources or you hold a personal interest in wildlife, the conference offers education and networking in your wheelhouse. Registration to the event includes your access to research-based panels and networking.

Southwest Regional Food Bank Conference

When: February 22-23, 2018

Where: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

The Southwest Regional Food Bank Conference is a gathering of many Feeding America member organizations from the southwest region of the United States. The event is being hosted by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma over two days, where you can share information and best practices with fellow organizations. Topics discussed at the conference's breakout sessions include marketing, volunteering and public policy within the food back field. Registration for the annual conference is free.


When: March 29-30, 2018

Where: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa

SMTULSA brings together small business professionals who want to be at the top of their game. You'll gather with professionals ranging from small business owners and non-profit employees to social media managers at small companies. Planned panel topics for the 2018 conference include "Creative and Crazy Ideas for Visual Storytelling" and "Rules of Social Media Engagement." The event is also a great place for you to engage in networking in Tulsa -- and lunch sessions are a good place to mingle. Registration for the conference is open.

Pipeline + Energy Expo

When: April 3-5, 2018

Where: Cox Business Center

The Pipeline + Energy Expo is a professional conference in Tulsa that brings together more than 1,000 industry experts from across the country. You can expect a robust schedule of events during the conference, including multiple panels throughout the day with coffee break/networking in between each one. Topics of discussion will include engineering, construction, inspection and safety in the pipeline industry. When you're not learning at one of the sessions, you're invited to tour the exhibit floor and take a look at the newest industry products and technology. Equipment demonstrations also take place. Registration for the conference is open.

NALS Adventure Tulsa 2018

When: April 6-7, 2018

Where: Tulsa Hyatt Regency

The National Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) hosts an annual, unconventional meeting where you can earn CLE credits while you network with others in the field of law. In 2018, your adventure will bring you to Tulsa. In between tours of the city and other outdoor activities, you'll regroup for sessions on topics like "The Love/Hate Relationship Between Technology and the Law" and "Cell Phone Forensics." Registration for the event is available for NALS members and non-members.

Which Tulsa conferences are you signing up to attend in 2018? Share with fellow business travelers in the comments below.