2023 OCB Convention – Soaring Higher with OCB; United Together in ’23

The 2023 OCB Conference and Convention will be in Oklahoma City this year on September 15-17 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel at 2101 S. Meridian. Room rates are $89 per night plus applicable taxes. Hotel reservations must be made by September 1 to guarantee this special rate. Call the hotel to reserve your room at (405) 685-4000. Remember to indicate you are with the Oklahoma Council of the Blind. Now put on your cloth or metal wings and plan to soar with us!

What’s this “soaring” business, you ask. Our theme is “Soaring Higher with OCB; United Together in ‘23”. The Convention Committee meets monthly to plan an array of exciting weekend activities, which will begin with a professional/consumer seminar on Friday. Pam Holloway and her committee, in consultation with Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) Director Tracy Brigham are well on the way to filling the day with compelling programming.

Convention registration is $120 if you are attending both the seminar and the Convention, $100 if you are attending just the convention, and $65 if you attend just the seminar on Friday. Registration for the seminar only will include lunch on Friday. If you are attending the seminar and the convention, six meals are included. If you are attending just the convention beginning on Friday night, five meals are included.

Weekend activities include dinner provided by Heartland Council of the Blind on Friday night followed by a welcome to the convention and a fun-filled evening.

Saturday activities will feature an anticipated 20 vendors, silent and oral auctions, plenty of agency updates, a variety of speakers, our banquet with special awards, and more entertainment. We are in the beginning stages of planning a sky-is-the-limit convention.

One of our important goals is to invite our younger population, our future leaders, to become invested and involved in our organization. You are the next generation of OCB, and we need you.

Please come soar with us as you are educated, entertained, and connect with new and old friends.

For more information, contact Convention Chair Frances Poindexter, (405) 642-1068 or email her at You may also contact Co-Chair Vicky Golightly at (405) 740-6227 or email her at

Royal Blue tshirt with left chest imprint featuring convention slogan and hot air balloon below the text.                                                       

OCB Convention T-Shirts  Order by August 15th

Start thinking about a special person deserving of one of the following awards.  Submit your nomination on the application under the convention .

Gordan P. Stephens Award
LeRoy F. Saunders Award

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