2023 Business Honors & Leadership Conference October 15-17 Norman, Oklahoma

About the Conference

The JCPenney Leadership Program in the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma is excited to invite you to attend the 2023 Business Honors & Leadership Conference!

Connect and share best practices with other business honors and leadership programs from around the nation. We are also pleased to welcome one student leader from your program to attend in addition to your faculty and/or staff, although student participation is not required.

Registration Fees

The deadline to register is October 1.

  • Registration fees for faculty and staff are: $100 per person
  • Registration fees for student: $50 per person

Hotel Accommodations

Conference attendees will fly into Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Noun Hotel, located near the campus. When making reservations, please call the Noun Hotel directly at 405-701-5858 and identify yourselves as members of the JCPenney Leadership Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The room rate is $199 per night, and to secure this rate, attendees must make their reservations by October 1st.

We look forward to seeing you in Norman! If you have any questions regarding this conference, do not hesitate to reach out at breea@ou.edu.

About Norman, OK

Located 20 miles from Oklahoma City, Norman is a college town that is home to more than 125,000 people. Norman is best known as the location of the University of Oklahoma and the National Weather Center, making it a center of culture, technology and scientific research. The National Weather Center is located on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus, which was named the 2013 Outstanding Research Park by the Association of University Research Parks. The University of Oklahoma is also home to two world-class museums: the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, one of the largest of its kind, and the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art. Norman’s Main Street is home to the Walker Arts District where you can find several art galleries as well as local restaurants, shops, and breweries. Seventeen landmarks are listed in Norman on the National Register of Historic Places, which includes the Cleveland County Courthouse, the Oscar Jacobson House, the Santa Fe Depot and the Moore-Lindsay House. The University of Oklahoma's Bizzell Library is a National Historic Landmark, one of twenty in the state! We encourage you to make the most of your visit and explore this charming town!

Directions from Will Rogers World Airport to Noun Hotel

  1. Get on I-44/OK-3 E from Terminal Dr and SW 54th St
  2. Follow OK-3 E and I-35 S to US-77 S/N Flood Ave in Norman. Take exit 113 from I-35 S/US-77 S
  3. Continue on N Flood Ave to your destination
  4. Arrive at NOUN Hotel - 542 S University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069

Nearby Attractions

Oklahoma City

The largest city in the state, Oklahoma City is located at the crossroads of I-35, I-40 and I-44 in the heart of Oklahoma. The city offers residents and visitors alike a wide array of entertainment including vibrant nightlife in Bricktown, relaxation along the beautiful Oklahoma River in the Boathouse District and top-notch art exhibitions in the Paseo District. The popular National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Stockyards District pay tribute to America’s western roots while The Myriad Botanical Gardens offers visitors rare and breathtaking botany. Home to the Thunder NBA basketball, Oklahoma City Dodgers Triple-A baseball and the OKC Energy FC soccer teams, Oklahoma City keeps sports fans entertained year round. The reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

In addition Oklahoma City recently became home to First Americans Museum. The museum showcases the rich and diverse heritage of the First Americans, celebrating their history, culture, and contributions to the nation. With its engaging exhibits and educational programs, the First Americans Museum has become a significant cultural destination for both locals and tourists, further enriching the city's vibrant offerings