For Speakers


Here you can find some useful information about opportunities to learn more about Tulsa, a vibrant green and hilly city of a half-million people in one of America’s youngest states. We will do all we can to make your visit as rewarding as your schedule will allow.


Hotel and Meeting Venue

TCFR speakers are usually housed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, which is located in the Brady Arts District, only a few blocks from our usual meeting venue, The Summit.


Media Coverage

The meetings of TCFR are held on an off-the-record, non-attribution basis, and working press are not present. If schedules allow, speakers are invited to tape a half-hour interview with Rich Fisher, General Manager of Tulsa’s NPR-affiliate station, KWGS, on his award-winning program, Studio Tulsa. By request and if schedules allow, meetings can be arranged with a reporter or with the editorial board of the Tulsa World.


Book Sales

Speakers who wish to promote (and autograph copies of) recently published books should inform the committee in advance. We are happy to make this opportunity available to our members.


University of Tulsa

If schedules allow, speakers are occasionally scheduled for an additional appearance, either formal or informal, before an audience at the University of Tulsa, which is a generous sponsor of TCFR.


Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest collection of art of the American West. The museum is named for Thomas Gilcrease, an oil man and avid art collector. Gilcrease is located northwest of downtown Tulsa.


Woody Guthrie Center

The Woody Guthrie Center is an interactive museum and archive that showcases Woody Guthrie’s musical instruments, original artwork, notebooks, lyrics and photographs. The WGC is located 2 blocks from the Fairfield Inn.


Philbrook Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art is the former home of Oklahoma oil pioneer Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve. The 1920s villa’s holdings include Italian art from the 14th-18th Century as well as 19th century Academic and Barbizon School paintings. Philbrook is located in historic midtown Tulsa.


Philbrook Downtown

Philbrook Downtown is a satellite of Philbrook Museum. The museum exhibits modern and contemporary art as well as a pre imminent collection of 20th century Native American Art. The museum is located 2 blocks from the Fairfield Inn.


Airport Transportation

TCFR speakers are personally met at the Tulsa International Airport by Director Robert Donaldson or by another TCFR member. Departure transportation may be arranged either by a TCFR member or via the complimentary shuttle from the hotel.