Who: You and everyone you can bring!
What: Visit with Legislators
When: Tuesday, March 13
Time: Noon to 4:00 pm
Where: state Capitol, 2300 North Lincoln, Oklahoma City
How: Make appointments. Wear green. Visit with Legislators and exhibitors. Attend the awards program.
Exhibitor Registration is important
Please help us plan ahead by registering as an exhibitor online and registering those who will be assisting you at the table. If you include your home address on the registration, we will have your personal Senator and Representative and their room numbers looked up prior to the event and at the table when you arrive. We want to encourage everyone, even the exhibitors, to talk to Legislators or their staff about the issues that concern the disability community. No one makes a bigger impact on a Legislator than a constituent.
When you arrive at the event, go straight to your table you do not have to go through registration. There you will find programs in the format requested, check in sheet and Legislator information for all the registered table workers.
Being an exhibitor at People with Disabilities Awareness gives disability-related organizations the opportunity to meet a large number of people with disabilities, their family members or those who advocate for them. You can also be able to reach Senators or Representatives or their staff about the valuable work your organization does.
If you are an exhibitor and registered yourself and your table workers, you will be notified a week before as to your table location. When you arrive proceed to your table and a volunteer will come by to check you in. Exhibitors do not have to go through the registration line. If you cannot find your table, ask any volunteer. They will be able to assist you.
Please set up between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID and allow time to pass through the security screening when entering.
When you arrive, there will be a sign with your organization's name on the exhibit table assigned to you. There will be hosts available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.
DRS will provide table covers for all exhibit tables and do our best to honor requests for electricity. Please bring power strips, extension cords and offer to share with your neighbors.
Follow this link to the Legislature Look Up webpage and find out who your Legislators are. On awareness day be sure to visit them and let them know how important they are to you and the Oklahomans with disabilities you serve.
Each year, we exhibit in the 2nd and 4th floor rotundas. The table floor plans are below.
Due to limited space, exhibit tables are assigned by invitation. If you have not received an invitation but want to exhibit, feel free to register as an exhibitor and you will be added to the waiting list. The waiting list is filled on a first come, first served basis.
2nd Floor Rotunda
2nd Floor Rotunda
Be seen, wear green!
When Capitol workers see a lot of people all wearing disability-awareness green, our efforts have an even greater impact. The color of green does not matter. It is the volume of green shirts that makes the difference.
Check out the event flyer and help us spread the word by sending it to all your friends. Tell them how important it is to inform our state Legislators about the issues that affect the disability community and for all of us to stand united.
4th Floor Rotunda
4th Floor Rotunda
Where to unload?
We will have outstanding volunteers starting at 11 a.m. to help you unload and get through security. The west entrance is where they want your exhibit material to go through, our volunteers will help you unload and take your supplies through security while you park. When you enter the building, go directly to your table and your supplies will be there.