Sunday, October 21, 2018

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Early Registration

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Pre-conference tour of central Oklahoma animal exhibits. Tour attendees will visit Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, Oklahoma History Center, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the Oklahoma City Zoo. (Participation is limited and attendees must register for the tour.)

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Elephant Sanctuary Opening Reception (Oklahoma City Zoo)
Invitations to Follow

Monday, October 22, 2018

07:30 am - 03:30 pm

Registration (All-Day)

07:30 am - 08:45 am

Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)
Oklahoma Gubernatorial Forum, Moderated by Kelly Burley, KOSU Director

09:00 am - 09:15 am

Welcome and Introductions (Grand Ballroom)
Christian Keesee, Chairman, Kirkpatrick Foundation
Louisa McCune, Executive Director, Kirkpatrick Foundation

09:15 am - 10:00 am

Morning Keynote
Bob Meadow, Partner, Lake Research
A Pollster's View: Oklahomans' Attitudes and Values Around Animal Treatment

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Mid-Morning Keynote
Paul Schmitz, CEO, Leading Inside Out
Collective Impact: What the Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Animal Protection

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Lunch (12 p.m.; lunch remarks begin at 12:20 p.m.)
Raj Patel
Edible Education 101
Dr. Patel is a research professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

01:00 pm - 01:15 pm

Short Plenary

01:20 pm - 02:15 pm

Three Breakout Sessions
Plus: Save Lives. Unite Oklahoma. Planning Session led by Dr. Matt Biggar

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

Three Breakout Sessions
Plus: Save Lives. Unite Oklahoma. Planning Session led by Dr. Matt Biggar

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Short Plenary & Final Monday Plenary

04:45 pm - 06:00 pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

07:30 am - 03:00 pm

Registration (All-Day)

07:30 am - 08:45 am

Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)
Oklahoma Mid-term Congressional Candidates, Moderated by Kelly Burley, KOSU Director

09:00 am - 09:10 am

Morning Welcome & Housekeeping Notes (Grand Ballroom)
Louisa McCune, Executive Director, Kirkpatrick Foundation

09:10 am - 09:50 am

Morning Keynote
Tim Flach, Photographer
The Animal Extraordinary: What I've Learned From My Up-close Encounters

09:50 am - 11:00 am

Second Morning Keynote
Elephants in Peril: What the World Needs to Know and How We Can Help

11:10 am - 12:00 am

Three Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Lunch Panel
Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder & Executive Director, the Good Food Institute
Oklahoma-raised Friedrich has become a leader in the plant-based food movement.

01:00 pm - 01:15 pm

Short Plenary
Becky and Barry Switzer
Ground Zero Emergency Training Center

01:15 pm - 02:15 pm

Three Breakout Sessions

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

Three Breakout Sessions

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Final Plenary
Steven Charleston
Elder of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and retired Episcopal Bishop of Alaska

04:30 pm - 04:35 pm

Closing Remarks
Adjourn