OKC INNOVATION DISTRICT EVENTS

Cocktails & Collaboration Innovation District Happy Hour

March 9, 2021

The March Cocktails & Collaboration Happy Hour is virtual on March. 9. Join us from 5-6p on Zoom to connect with other professionals from our district and hear from this month’s event partner, OK Women in Tech, on unconventional paths into the tech industry. Networking will be encouraged!

5 – 6 pm 

Zoom

Walk Over Wednesday

March 17, 2021

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and stop by Stiles Park to grab a ‘lucky’ donut from the Donut Man from 9 – 11a. This will be the Innovation District’s first installment of its Walk Over Wednesday series for 2021, with the event recurring on the third Wednesday of each month, March-October.

9 – 11 am 

Stiles Park

OKC Innovation District Annual Symposium

March 25, 2021

Join us for an in-depth symposium about Autonomous Systems, a cross-industry subject that impacting many of Oklahoma City’s key Industries. The Symposium will consist of numerous presentations, panels and discussions from more than a dozen industry experts, and over the course of the day, attendees will learn how autonomous technology is shaping and redefining the global economy, and how Oklahoma is at the forefront.

A cross-section of academic and industry experts is involved with the Symposium, including aerospace & defense, bioscience, energy, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and weather.

Special thanks to our Keynote Sponsor, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology and to our Exhibitor Sponsor, the Oklahoma State University Unmanned Systems Research Institute.

9:00am – 5:00 pm 

Virtual

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Cocktails & Collaboration Innovation District Happy Hour

February 9, 2021

The February Cocktails & Collaboration Happy Hour is headed virtual on Feb. 9. Join us from 5-6p on Zoom to connect with other professionals from our district. This month’s event will focus highlight the Innovation District’s new Cognitive City, and there will be real-time connections and collaborations facilitated by Dave King and his team from Exaptive – Conversation will shift from talking about our cocktails to talking about our work.

A special thank you to Exaptive for partnering with us on this month’s happy hour!

5:00pm – 6:00 pm 

Zoom

Register to attend the Oklahoma City Innovation District Student Showcase on Unmanned Systems. This series will highlight student research projects on unmanned, autonomous system technologies and allow for meaningful interaction with the students to gain a better understanding of their research. For the month of December, we are holding one virtual session in partnership with Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute. The session will include two presentations, along with time for Q&A. Details about each session, along with registration links, are included below. Registration is free!

Thursday, December 17th, 2-3:30pm

Autonomous Surveying of Water at the Surface
Presented by Muwanika Jdiobe

Muwanika Jdiobe is from Uganda, and he has a double major in mechanicals and aerospace engineering from Oklahoma State University. He recently completed his masters and will be starting his PhD in the Spring of 2021.

Autonomous Aerial Surveying of a Large Body of Water
Presented by Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole is from Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University in the Spring of 2020 with a double major in mechanicals and aerospace engineering. He is currently pursuing a masters and has been with the Unmanned Systems Research Institute as a student worker for the past two and a half years.

Moderated by Victoria Natalie, MS.
Research Engineer, Unmanned Systems Research Institute
Oklahoma State University

Mark your calendars for movies, s’mores and more on Nov. 19, 2020! We’re partnering with our neighbors at the Embassy Suites Downtown to turn their parking lot into the Innovation District’s own car cinema. The Junction Coffee food truck will be serving up some tasty treats and hot cocoa for us, and we’ll be giving out free s’more coupons to anyone who drops off a STEM-themed board game donation for our district’s elementary and middle schools. Attendance is free, masks are required and more details are coming soon!

Thursday, June 25th, 1-2pm

Evaluation of Arctic Stable Boundary Layer Dynamics During the 2018 ISOBAR Campaign
Presented by Brian Greene

Brian is a Meteorology Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His primary project focuses on characterizing turbulence based on measurements of temperature, humidity, and wind speed from remotely piloted aircraft systems. In his talk he will present preliminary results using data from the 2018 ISOBAR field campaign that took place above the sea ice off the Finnish island of Hailuoto that indicate that clouds in the wintertime Arctic boundary layer have strong implications on low-level turbulence when compared with cloud-free conditions, which could have significant outcomes for improving how numerical weather prediction models represent stable boundary layers.

Low-Cost Sensor Integration for Autonomous Exploratory Studies of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Presented by Gustavo Britto Hupsel de Azevedo

Gustavo is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Gustavo’s main research focus is on integrating sensors and designing sampling systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He will present on a low-cost, open-source autonomous sampling system for atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

Moderated by Phil Chilson, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Meteorology & Atmospheric Radar Research Center
Director, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS)
The University of Oklahoma

Register to attend the Oklahoma City Innovation District Student Showcase on Autonomous Systems. This series will highlight student research projects on autonomous system technologies and allow for meaningful interaction with the students to gain a better understanding of their research. For the month of June, we are holding two virtual sessions in partnership with The University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS). Each session will include two presentations along with time for Q&A. Details about each session, along with registration links, are included below. Registration is free, but is limited for each session, so don’t wait to sign up!

Thursday, June 11th, 1-2pm

Improving Wind Speed Estimates from Weather Sensing, Rotary-Wing UAS 
Presented by Tyler Bell

Tyler is a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and a Meteorology Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His work focuses on algorithm development to improve weather observations from UAS and ground-based remote sensors. This talk will focus on work that is being done to improve wind speed measurements from profiling UAS.

The CopterSonde: An innovative UAS for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observations
Presented by Antonio Segales

Tony is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His research focuses on the design and development of the CopterSonde, which is a unmanned aircraft system designed with the purpose of sampling thermodynamic and kinematic parameters of the lower Earth’s atmosphere, with a focus on vertical profiles in the planetary boundary layer. In his talk, Tony will discuss how incorporating innovative adaptive sampling techniques and optimizing sensor placement into the design of the CopterSonde resulted in a system comparable to radiosondes but with improved spatiotemporal resolution.

Moderated by Elizabeth Pillar-Little, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, School of Meteorology & Atmospheric Radar Research Center
Assistant Director, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS)
The University of Oklahoma

SPARK Innovation District Happy Hour

February 18, 2020

The February Spark Innovation District Happy Hour is headed to Parlor OKC on Feb. 18. Join us from 4-6 p.m. to enjoy some drinks and meet other innovative people from our community.

A special thank you to the sponsor of this happy hour, INSURICA!

4:00pm – 6:00 pm 

Parlor OKC

11 NE 6th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

SPARK Innovation District Happy Hour

January 21, 2020

It is a new year and time to spark some new connections. Join us at Embassy Suites from 5-7 p.m. for drinks and networking. The first 50 guests get a free drink, and rumor has it there will also be free Hideaway Pizza. See you there!

 

5:00pm – 7:00 pm 

Embassy Suites

714 N Phillips Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

A Very Happy Hour

November 19, 2019

Happy Hour at Vanessa House Beer Company. Join us from 5-7 p.m. for drinks and networking. The first 50 guests get a free drink, and rumor has it there will also be free Hideaway Pizza… Trivia starts at 7 p.m. See you there!

 

5:00pm – 7:00 pm 

Vanessa House Beer Company

118 NW 8th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Walk Over Wednesday

November 13, 2019

Save the date for our next Walk Over Wednesday event on November 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for a chance to network and enjoy local treats from Whole Latte Pie!

2:00pm – 4:00 pm 

Stiles Circle Park

Stiles Cir

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Innovation District Annual Breakfast

September 24, 2019

We invite you and members of your organization to the Oklahoma City Innovation District Annual Breakfast.

Come meet our staff, fellow professionals, community members who live in the district, and others who support our mission. Speakers will include Katy Boren, the President & CEO of the Innovation District as well as special guest speaker Dave King, Founder and CEO of Exaptive. During this breakfast will share ideas and inspiration for all of us to move the district, its businesses, and residents forward.

Registration will begin at 7:30am followed by breakfast and programming from 8am-9am.

7:30am – 9:00 am 

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oklahoma City Take Steps Walk
September 21, 2019

Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.

By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.

For more event info contact Jackie Peterson at jpeterson@CrohnsColitisFoundation.org or call (646) 430-4841

10:00am Check-in & Festival Start

11:00am Walk Start

North Lincoln Blvd & NE 8th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

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