About NextGen Under 30
In just nine years, the NextGen Under 30 program has expanded throughout Oklahoma, with 1,238 award winners selected from 7,000 nominees, from over 400 different companies and organizations located in cities and towns across the entire State of Oklahoma.
By the year of 2020, Millennials will make up nearly half of our workforce in Oklahoma.
Do you know any young adult OVER-ACHIEVER Oklahomans doing amazing things in Oklahoma and who are 30 years old in 2019 or younger?
The NextGen under 30 LEADERSHIP and AWARD RECOGNITION Program was founded in 2010 has received over 7,000 nominations as there are many young talented young Oklahomans living in Oklahoma.
The NextGen under 30 mission has been to identify and honor these very talented young Oklahomans as a way of encouraging them to follow their lifetime career goals in Oklahoma.
I want to encourage you to nominate innovative, creative-thinking and inspiring young individuals who push the push the boundaries beyond their years and someone you know who are worthy of winning this award.
The NextGen under 30 award program will again be OPEN starting in February 2020.
Donald B. Swift
NextGen Under 30 – Interview in The Oklahoman
Garland McWatters, May 18, 2017 click to play
NextGen under 30 Event Calendar 2019
NextGen Alumni Reception May-19 Gaillardia Country Club OKC OK
Nomination Deadline 18-Aug-19
Application Deadline 24-Aug-19
Ambassador Meeting 17-Sept-19 Oklahoma History Ct OKC OK
NextGen Winners Announce 4-Sep-19 nextgenuder 30 website
Day at the State Capitol 23-Sep-19 10:30 – 12:00 at Oklahoma State Capitol OKC OK
Networking Luncheon 23-Sep-19 State OU MBA Graduate College of Business OKC campus 1:00 – 3:00
NextGen TALKS Oklahoma City October 4, 2019 Oklahoma City Community College 1:30 – 5:30
NextGen Award Ceremony 15-Nov-19
5:00 – 6:00 Rehearsal, 6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Award Ceremony 7:00 – 9:00
Embassy Suites Hotel Norman OK
with friends, family, and business associates
A few words about the NextGen Under 30 program
Now in its ninth year and having expanded the program’s 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 various 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.
2019 Nomination Categories
Individuals engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Skilled workers, artisans, specialized training. Individuals involved with private or commercial agriculture or agriculture-related enterprises.
Communications companies of all types, whether print, internet, cable, radio, or video broadcast. Companies associated with buying and selling a product or service, including advertising, selling, and delivering products to people.
Under 30 Foundation
A production of OKnStyle Publishing, LLC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 USA
Don Swift, Publisher