We invite you to attend the 2018 Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) Conference. The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Jim Thorpe Event Space, a.k.a. the Jeaneen and Bob Naifeh Family and Bud Wilkinson Event Center, located at 4040 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. (Please note this conference event space is a separate location from the Jim Thorpe museum downtown). During the conference, we will examine the current state of Native asset building; have opportunities for peer learning; share information about Native asset building models, funding sources, partnership opportunities, research, training and technical assistance; and learn about ONAC next steps and ways to be involved in the Coalition. Dr. Michael Sherraden, the founding director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School at Washington University, and a leader in asset building and community development research, will be our keynote speaker. We invite you to participate in this interactive conference.
Who should attend the conference?
Those interested and engaged in Native asset building. We invite Tribal leaders, Tribal program directors, Native nonprofits, Native asset building practitioners and researchers, state representatives, students, cultural advisors, policy organizations, funders, financial institutions and financial institution regulatory bodies, national asset building organizations, inter-tribal organizations, representatives from the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, IRS, and Administration for Children and Families, and others interested in tribal asset building in Oklahoma to attend.
Conference Schedule, Tuesday, June 5, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. Registration (Doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Conference
2018 ONAC Conference Agenda
The 2018 ONAC Conference Fee is $30.00. You may register and pay for the registration fee online.
To Pay by Credit Card:
Register using our online form and choose pay online to be directed to our secure Pay Pal site.
To Pay by Check:
Register using our online form and print the registration invoice. Please mail a copy of the invoice with payment by June 1st. Attendees who are not able to mail their check by June 1st should bring a check with them to the conference.
Registration Fee Waiver:
If you need an ONAC Conference Fee Waiver, please contact Christy Finsel at email@example.com.
Hotel Room Block:
Embassy Suites Hotel located at 741 North Phillips Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. To make a reservation under the ONAC room block, call: (405) 239-3900 and ask for the room block for the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition or use this online link to make a reservation.
To make a reservation under the ONAC room block, call: (405) 239-3900 and ask for the room block for the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition or use this online link to make a reservation
The room block is available for June 4th at a group rate of $159.00 a night, plus tax, for a standard 2 room suite. The room block is available until May 14, 2018 only. If you call and find that the room block is full, please call Christy Finsel at 405-401-7873 so that we may try to increase the number of rooms in the block. For those also needing a room on June 5th (after the conference), please call to make your reservation early and ask if they will honor the $159.00 rate for you on June 5th.
There is a $12.00 a day parking charge at the hotel. The hotel provides a made-to-order breakfast as part of the room change. The hotel provides shuttle service to the Jim Thorpe Event Space, a.k.a. the Jeaneen and Bob Naifeh Family and Bud Wilkinson Event Center.
What is ONAC?
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) is a nonprofit Native asset building coalition that works with tribes and partners interested in establishing asset-building initiatives and programs in Native communities, for the purpose of creating greater opportunities for economic security of tribal citizens.
What is ONAC’s role with Native asset building?
ONAC is working with constituents and partners to increase the number of Native asset building opportunities such as:
- financial education programs
- credit builder programs
- Individual Development Account programs (matched savings)
- homeownership and foreclosure prevention programs
- children's savings programs
- entrepreneurial programs
- free tax preparation at Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, etc.
If you have any questions about ONAC or the 2018 ONAC Conference, please contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or at (405) 401-7873