Speaker in the City


Speaker in the City is the Junior League of Oklahoma City’s newest fundraiser.  This speaking engagement will be held every spring, addressing relevant issues relating to our focus area of Health.  The event is open to the general public and all proceeds from the event support JLOC’s Mission and Community Projects.

February 2017 Update:

Due to Carrie Fisher’s unexpected passing, we’re disappointed to announce we will be canceling our annual Speaker in the City event this year. After much counsel and deliberation, the league had to ensure any decision was in the best financial interests of the organization, particularly in regards to the continued health of its community projects and training programs. The Junior League appreciates the support from all its sponsors and stakeholders. Any ticket holders to the event can be reimbursed through the Civic Center Box Office and are encouraged to call them for a refund at 297-2264. All sponsors will be notified by the League to discuss arrangements of their donations. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support of Speaker in the City during this challenging time. Looking ahead, the Junior League of Oklahoma City has already started planning our 2018 Speaker in the City event – announcement to be made this summer, so stay tuned. We look forward to our 2018 event and hope you will again choose to support the Junior League of Oklahoma City.

January 2017 Update:

Owing to the passing of Ms. Carrie Fisher, the Junior League of Oklahoma City is making every effort to reschedule Speaker in the City for spring 2017. Please stand by for more information, as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. 

If you purchased a ticket for Speaker in the City, featuring Carrie Fisher, through the Civic Center Box Office, you may call them for a refund. Thank you. 

December 27, 2016 Update:

We are deeply saddened to learn of Carrie Fisher’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers continue for her family and friends.

We looked forward to her being in OKC to help end the stigmas of mental illness and substance abuse. JLOC has closed ticket sales for the Jan 18 event and all who purchased tickets from the Civic Center Box Office can call for a full refund. At this time, we do not expect to make any additional announcements about a revised Speaker in the City date or speaker before mid-January. Thank you for your understanding.

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