Oklahoma's Next Generation of Leaders and Achievers

Fifteen winners in each of fifteen categories of the professions, trades, business, public service, and non-profits. NextGen Under 30 recognizes individuals who demonstrate talent, drive, and service to their communities.

A few words about the NextGen Under 30 program

Now in its sixth year and expanding its scope and state-wide reach, NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in 15 categories of endeavor. In addition, award winners are selected based upon their participation in and contribution to their communities. A panel of respected business and civic leaders serve as judges. They will select 15 winners in each of 15 categories. Winners of Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be honored at an awards dinner and banquet on November 18th at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, and they will be profiled in ionOklahoma Magazine.

Candidates may complete their applications here.

NextGen Under 30 Retreat

Limited registrations available!
Download brochure here.

Visionary keynote speaker:
Mike Knopp, Executive Director, Executive Director, Oklahoma City Boathouse

NextGen Under 30 One-Day Seminars

Tulsa, Edmond, Ada, Lawton, Enid
Download brochure here

Nomination Categories

The Arts

Performing, visual, literary, as artists, agents, managers, facilitators Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine.

Education

Teaching, training, administration, mentor, operations. Sponsored by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration

Energy

Any role in any energy exploration, generation, analysis, processing, or delivery organization. Sponsored by the ionOklahoma Magazine

Finance

Jobs with firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Healthcare

Providing medical and healthcare goods or services. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Hospitality

Restaurants/Foodservice, bars, and hotels. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association

 

Law

Attorneys, paralegals, judges, assistants, managers. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Manufacturing, Industry, and Agriculture

Individuals engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Individuals involved with private or commercial agriculture or agriculture-related enterprises. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Media

Communications companies of all types, whether print, internet, cable, radio, or video broadcast. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Non-Profit Organizations

Secular or religious organizations formed for the purpose of serving a public or mutual benefit rather than the pursuit or accumulation of owner or investor profit. Sponsored by Oklahoma Center for Non Profit Organizations

Policy and Public Service

Services of all types, from fire fighters to librarians, provided by a government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services. Sponsored by Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce 

Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising

Companies associated with buying and selling a product or service, including advertising, selling, and delivering products to people. Sponsored by ionOklahoma Magazine

Retail and E-Commerce

Jobs involving selling merchandise or services to others. Sponsored by Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association

Science, Technology, and Engineering

From the laboratory to the field and all STEM activities in between. Sponsored by Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology

Sports and Fitness

Coaches, players, physical therapists, facility managers and workers. Sponsored by Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Tribal Government Gaming

All positions held in tribal casinos, other than those that fit in the Hospitality category. Sponsored by Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association.

Encourage and honor a talented young Oklahoman today!

Nomination Form

Nomination Category Sponsors

 


NextGen Under 30

 

2016 Schedule

  • Nominations Begin Tuesday, February 9th
  • Alumni and Guest Reception, Gaillardia Country Club Thursday, May 5th
  • NextGen Leadership Retreat, Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center, Sulphur Friday and Saturday, July 29th-30th
  • Deadline for Nominations Friday, August 26th
  • Deadline for Applications Monday, August 29th
  • 2016 Winners Announced Monday, September 12th
  • NextGen – A Day at the Capitol Monday, October 3rd
  • Annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City Friday, November 18th


Contact Us

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6465 Avondale Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
(405) 607-0930 ionOklahoma Offices
(405) 816-3338 Don Swift, Publisher