Hello from Oklahoma City! I flew in from Virginia this morning and am loving the vibe here so far. I came to check out the event location and surrounding area for the Domains17 conference in June. We felt it was important to get a sense ahead of time of what it was like to stay in the hotel, tour the venue, experience the transportation & walking around, the potential nightlife scenes, etc. to make sure it will fit the vision we’re going for. I believe the sign of a successful event is one where the itinerary is seamless and flows naturally; so much so that it disappears into the background & the attendees feel like they’re the ones making the call. So that’s the goal of this trip- to make sure that the itinerary is feasible, seamless, and f*cking awesome.
We’ll be adding more details to the Domains website once plans are a little more solidified, but you can catch a sneak peek of some of the scenes to look forward to below:
^stepping out of the elevator at the 21c Museum Hotel.
^walking to your hotel room.
^a rooftop bar for a jam session or two.
^need I say more?
I was easily able to grab a 15-minute taxi ride from the airport to 21c Museum Hotel- the venue AND hotel for Domains. 21c is on the outskirts of downtown OKC. I was a little hesitant upon arrival that there wasn’t much to do around the hotel, but man was I wrong. Adam was kind enough to show me around for a couple of hours- we spent the afternoon scoping out potential hotspots including but not limited to: Flashback Retro Pub (thanks for the idea, @DrGarcia!), Cultivar (hidden gem in the back: Ms. Pac-Man) & PLENTY Mercantile (a shop by day, rooftop bar by night!)
I also tried out a meal in Mary Eddy’s– the restaurant & bar located within 21c. It has a smaller menu, but the food is delicious. I can definitely see that becoming a hang out or meetup spot.
Excited to share more about the actual venue tomorrow- stay tuned!