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CNU 30.OKC will be held from March 23 to 26, 2022 with pre-Congress workshops and tours on March 21-22.
Long before Oklahoma City, the region was a traditional homeland of several tribal nations. In the 1800s, the United States government forcibly removed dozens of tribes from across the country to lands that would later be formed into the State of Oklahoma. Today 39 diverse, sovereign tribal nations* are in Oklahoma.
Since the city was founded in a single day on April 22, 1889, Oklahoma City has been an experimental grounds for the latest waves of urbanism and development. On that day, thousands of new residents lined up at the borders of the so-called “Unassigned Lands,” raced into the territory at the sound of cannon fire, and began platting the lots and blocks of the city. Since then, OKC has boomed during the streetcar era, followed the nationwide trends of the urban renewal period with incomparable zeal, and survived through economic busts and the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.
Emerging from this background into the new century, OKC’s public and private sectors, non-profit community, and residents have collaborated to reshape the city’s urban environment. In Oklahoma City you will learn from a legacy of public investment, innovation in public-private development structures, excellence in preservation and adaptive reuse, and successful cultural and commercial districts.
More information is available at VisitOKC.com.
* First American Nations of Oklahoma
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, Caddo Nation, Cherokee Nation, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Comanche Nation, Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe of Indians, Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians, Fort Sill Apache Tribe, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kialegee Tribal Town, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Kiowa Tribe, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Modoc Tribe, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Osage Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Ottawa Tribe, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Sac & Fox Nation, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Shawnee Tribe, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Tonkawa Tribe, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Wyandotte Nation.
For more on the cultural richness of the 39 tribal nations of Oklahoma, refer to the new First Americans Museum (FAM).
CNU has secured a room block at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown with a room rate of $199 per night. Reservations can be made online by clicking here.
1 N Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Travel to OKC
Will Rogers World Airport offers nonstop air service to 28 U.S. destinations, including West and East coast cities. Eight commercial carriers serve Will Rogers, with an average of 72 total daily departures. Visit FlyOKC.com to learn more.
Visitors to OKC have a convenient new way to move around downtown. The Oklahoma City Streetcar, with beautiful green, blue and pink cars, connect visitors to hotels, dining and attractions throughout Downtown, Bricktown, Automobile Alley and Midtown. Seven cars run on two loops, with varying schedules six days a week. With 22 platforms on the 4.7-mile loop, passengers only need to walk a couple blocks to find a platform.
Taxis are available at downtown hotels and the Transportation Plaza at Will Rogers World Airport. The plaza can be accessed from baggage claim on the lower level of the terminal. Average fare from Will Rogers World Airport to downtown Oklahoma City is $25.
Travel by Transit
EMBARK buses serve much of the Oklahoma City metro area. Each route’s hours of operation vary, but many popular routes run about every 30 minutes during the weekday and every 60 minutes on Saturday. The Downtown Discovery is a free transit service with stops located throughout downtown and Bricktown. To learn more, visit embarkok.com or call (405) 235-7433.
Travel by Bike
Experience downtown Oklahoma City with bike tours and rentals with Ride OKC—offering insight into the unique history, art, architecture, craft beer and local food. To learn more, visit rideokc.com or call (405) 309-9696.
Spokies is Oklahoma City’s only bike share program, and the best way to cruise around downtown and through many of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. With bikes available at eight stations and several pricing packages, it’s easy to start your ride immediately. Visit SpokiesOKC.com for more information.
Travel by Scooter
Lime Scooters are lightweight, electric scooters that are easy to maneuver and ideal for quick commutes. Lime is raising the bar on shared electric transportation in Oklahoma City. To learn more, visit li.me/electric-scooter or download the Lime app here.
Oklahoma City is serviced by both Uber and Lyft.
Getting your travel documents well in advance of your travel dates is important. If you require a visa, the application process could be lengthy. In some countries, it can take many months. We strongly suggest you begin as soon as possible.
Do I need a visa?
All travelers entering the United States must present either a machine-readable passport or a visa. If you do NOT have a machine-readable passport, or you are from a country that does NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you must apply for a visa. Check for updates on machine-readable passports and waiver-eligible countries on the United States government's visa website to see what requirements apply to your visit: the US Visa website.
What is involved in applying for a visa?
The visa application most often includes an interview. At your visa interview, you should demonstrate you are traveling to the United States on business for a limited time, not as an immigrant. Your interview may require the following documentation:
We can send you an Official Letter of Invitation after you register, which you should include in your application and bring to your visa interview. To request your letter of invitation (AFTER you register), contact CNU here.
How do I apply for a visa?
Visa-free passage into the United States requires that you travel on an approved carrier, and have a return trip ticket to any foreign destination other than the United States.
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