Saturday, May 25, 2024

OBA Convention lands in Norman

The 2023 OBA Convention and Trade Show will make its appearance in early May when it will be held on May 8-10 at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City.

This year’s theme is centered around the Oklahoma Bankers Association and Oklahoma banking family. The OBA and its member banks constitute a family … and the family is made up of many members. Nearly 200 banks and 20,000 bank employees across the state constitute the OBA’s family tree, and we’d like to a see a large representative portion of those in Norman.

Attendees can expect a fun atmosphere, highlighted by our “WE ARE FAMILY FUNTIME” reception from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the exhibit hall. Expect prize drawings and a special Oklahoma banking version of the venerable Family Feud game show!

The convention events actually kick off Monday, however, with an 18-hole scramble at Belmar Golf Club in Norman. Later that day, there will be an OBA Emerging Leader reception at the hotel and the Past Presidents’ Dinner at the Ranch restaurant in Norman.

The next day, the convention will move into the rooms at the host hotel, Embassy Suites, and, as usual, a jam-packed convention offering plenty of take-home value for attendees.
The keynote speaker on Tueday morning will be none other than the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs mascot, the KC Wolf. The Wolf – Dan Meers – will give an upbeat presentation on telling your own life story.

Introductions of the OBA Board of Directors, as well as recognizing the graduates of the 2022-23 OBA Emerging Leaders Academy, will also take place on Tuesday morning, followed by breakout sessions and the annual business luncheon.

Wednesday will feature a conversation with the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael Hsu. Our “PULSE Sesssions” will follow, featuring short presentations from a trio of our prominent bankers. The annual awards lunch will then get started at 11 a.m.

If you haven’t registered already, visit the front page of to download a registration form. If you have any questions, contact the OBA’s education department.